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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

Aerophilately & Flight Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
418 C imageNov.1948 (AAMC.1193b) Johannesburg - Sydney QANTAS first flight vignette, superb Unused. Cat.$100. (Image)

Estimate AU$60-80
Min. Bid. AU$50

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
419 C image15-19 March 1949 (AAMC.1205) Hong Kong - Sydney flown covers (2), carried by QANTAS Skymaster on a round-trip survey flight under the command of Captain E.C. Sims, who has signed both covers which also bear the attractive special vignettes used exclusively for these flights. Cat.$300. (Image)

Estimate AU$200-225
Min. Bid. AU$150

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
420 C image26-30 June 1949 (AAMC.1218-19) Sydney - Hong Kong and Hong Kong - Sydney flown covers carried by QANTAS Skymaster on their first regular service, under the command of Captain J.M. Hampshire, who has signed both covers which also bear the attractive special vignettes used exclusively for these flights. Cat.$200. (Image)

Estimate AU$150-175
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
421 C image19 December 1949 (AAMC.1234) Brisbane - Mornington Island Christmas mail, cover carried by TAA and signed by the pilot, R.K. Crabbe. The original enclosure, a letter from L.J. Brain of TAA, accompanies the cover, which is signed and dated, verso, by G.W. Taylor, the Missionary in Charge. (2 items). (Image)

Estimate AU$80-100
Min. Bid. AU$60

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
422 C image14 March 1951 (AAMC.1271b) Australia - Fiji flown cover, carried by Captain P.G. Taylor on his Special Survey Flight from Australia to Chile in his Catalina "Frigate Bird II"; backstamped SUVA. Cat.$250. (Image)

Estimate AU$120-150
Min. Bid. AU$90

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
423 C image14 March 1951 (AAMC.1271d) Australia - Cook Islands flown cover, carried by Captain P.G. Taylor on his Special Survey Flight from Australia to Chile in his Catalina "Frigate Bird II"; backstamped AITUTAKI. Cat.$200. (Image)

Estimate AU$120-150
Min. Bid. AU$90

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
424 C image14 March 1951 (AAMC.1271e) Australia - French Polynesia flown cover, carried by Captain P.G. Taylor on his Special Survey Flight from Australia to Chile in his Catalina "Frigate Bird II"; RIKITEA arrival cds on front. Cat.$250. (Image)

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
425 C image14 March 1951 (AAMC.1271f) Australia - Easter Island flown cover, carried by Captain P.G. Taylor on his Special Survey Flight from Australia to Chile in his Catalina "Frigate Bird II"; ISLE DE PASCUA * CHILE" arrival cachet on front. Cat.$250. (Image)

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
426 C imageTHE 1953 CORONATION DAY FLIGHTS: (AAMC.1317, 1318 & 1318a)
Special QANTAS flown covers flown Sydney - London, London - Sydney and similar pairs of covers flown to and from Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, British Solomon Islands, Pakistan, Ceylon, New Hebrides, Mauritius, Singapore & Cocos Island. (24 covers on annotated pages).  (Image)

Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$160

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
427 C imageTHE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST TRANS-PACIFIC FLIGHT: 9 June 1978 (AAMC.1846a) Special cover flown from Brisbane to Sydney and bearing the signatures of more than 30 aviators who played significant roles in the history of Australian aviation. Noted Lores Bonney, Skip Moody, Norman Brearley, Keith Virtue, Harold Litchfield, Jack Clancy, Frank Roberts & G. U. Allen. (One of only 50). (Image)

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
428 C image24 June 1936 (AAMC.R5a) Riverview - Moggill flown cover, carried on the delayed flight by "Orion", with vignette in red; cachet in violet and numbered #183. (Image)

Estimate AU$80-100
Min. Bid. AU$60

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
429 C imageEXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE: 1929-1960s collection on display pages or in cover protectors including 1929 First Flight cover Perth-Adelaide, thence surface to Melbourne endorsed "Express Delivery" corrected franked at 8½d including the 4d ED fee; 1938 Birchip to Melbourne with rare solo franking usage of 6d Large Kooka to pay 4d ED plus 2d letter rate; 1935 Unley-Perth airmail with 6d Large Kooka plus 6d Airmail endorsed "Express Delivery" & 'Special Delivery', 1941 with 6d Small Kooka solo with boxed 'EXPRESS/SERVICE' handstamp, marked 'IV' in mss, delivery timeclock handstamp on reverse, 1948 Neutral Bay to Hobart, the 9½d rate including 4d ED & ½d War Tax, 1955 Melbourne-Ballarat used of parcel tag at 2/7d rate including 9d ED Fee, etc; plenty more of interest with typed annotations on the display pages showing rates and other pertinent information. A very good lot. (40) (Image)

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Estimate AU$1,000-1,500
Min. Bid. AU$850

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
430 C imageLATE FEE COVERS: Selection of covers sent at a variety of rates with well struck 'LATE FEE' datestamps and/or handstamps including 1906 NSW to California sent at 2½d letter rate plus 2½d Late Fee with fine strike of 'LATE FEE PAID/G.P.O.' circular handstamp, 1936 'Strongback Plasters' 1/6d airmail rate to England with 1d added, 1938 1/9d airmail rate to Switzerland with 1d added, 1938 3/- double-rate to England with 1d QM added, etc, 1938 'Additional Air Transport' 2/1d rate to Germany via Greece with 1d added, plus six others; generally fine. (11) (Image)

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Estimate AU$240-300
Min. Bid. AU$180

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
431 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: 1923 label, adhered to parcel fragment, franked with Third Wmk 9d Die II & 1/- Die II Roos tied by well-struck GEELONG '19MY23' datestamps, scarce large-part 'Form P.P. 2/GEELONG/7052' counter label affixed. 1/9d paid the intra-state rate for a parcel weighing up to 6lbs (9d for first 2lbs, then 3d for each additional lb).   (Image)

Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$240

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
432 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: 1927 label, adhered to parcel fragment, franked with Third Wmk 1/- Die IIB (2) and KGV SMult P.14 3d Blue tied by weak strikes of 1927 BALLARAT datestamp. (Image)

Estimate AU$240-300
Min. Bid. AU$180

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
433 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: 1932 label, adhered to parcel fragment, franked with 1/- Large Lyrebird vertical pair and 6d CofA Roo (Cat.$750 on cover) tied by well struck CLUNES '24MR32' datestamps. 2/6d would have paid Scale 2 intra-state rate for a parcel travelling beyond 30 miles, weighing up to 8lbs. (Image)

Estimate AU$240-300
Min. Bid. AU$180

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
434 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: 1934 small tag franked on both sides to make up 7/- rate, with 1/- Large Lyrebird pairs (3) and Large Kooka 6d (2), tied by PERTH '13MR34' datestamps. Unusual. (Image)

Estimate AU$240-200
Min. Bid. AU$200

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
435 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: 1940s small tag franked on both sides to make up a £3/1/7½d rate, franked with £1 Robes Thick Paper (3) and KGVI 1/4d & 3½d on the other side, cancelled/tied by indistinct 194(?) datestamps. Rare survivor. (Image)

Estimate AU$900-1,200
Min. Bid. AU$700

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
436 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: 1940s label adhered to parcel fragment, 5/- Robes Thick Paper, 2/- Roo & KGVI 3d Brown, tied by weak strike of YEPPOON (Qld) parcels cancel, addressed to Lucy Secor (Melbourne fashion house).   7/3d rate paid the Scale 4 inter-state (non-adjoining) rate for a parcel weighing up to 11lbs. (Image)

Estimate AU$240-300
Min. Bid. AU$180

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM
437 C imagePARCEL TAGS/LABELS: c.1948-49 tag for Millars' Timber & Trading Co. with Robes 10/- Thick Paper & 5/- Thin Paper plus 2/- Crocodile, 1/- Lyrebird, 9d Platypus & KGVI 2½d tied by indistinct (likely REGISTERED PERTH) datestamps, addressed to Harvey (WA); Attractive multi-value franking. The parcel likely contained the company payroll, and would have been sent at letter rate as coins and bullion could not be sent at parcel rate. (Image)

Estimate AU$350-450
Min. Bid. AU$280

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-08, 05:00 PM

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