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Argyll Etkin Ltd Sale: 49

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Australia & New Zealand
Sale No: 49
Lot No: 251
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image Alan Cobham. 1926 (Aug 19) Menu for a dinner held by the Australian Aero Club for Alan Cobham and Sgt. A.H Ward, apparently Cobham's personal menu signed on the reverse by Cobham, Ward, and 21 others including the pioneer aviators E.A Mustard, E. Jones, R.W Williams, T.W White and F.W Follett. Also six business cards apparently given to Cobham or Ward after the flight (one from T.W White), and a card wishing the pair good luck on their return flight. Cobham arrived in Darwin on August 5th after a 36 day flight from London, Ward having joined him as mechanic at Basra after his original mechanic, A.B Elliott, was shot dead. They flew from Darwin on Sept 4th, arriving back in London on October 1st. A unique signed menu. Photo on Page 48. (Image1)

Opening GBP 300.00
Sold...GBP 270.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 270

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 252
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1929-40 Covers including 1929 first G.B acceptance for Perth to Adelaide air mail, 1931 experimental flights (3), 1934 England to Australia route first flight covers comprising London, Tete, Cape Town or Broken Hill to Australia, Ireland to Papua or Brisbane to Cape Town, etc. Also a 1939 cover from Papua to G.B. (20).

Opening GBP 130.00
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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 253
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image 1933 "Astraea" Survey Flight for a proposed Imperial Airways route to Australia, cover inscribed "England to Australia, Imperial Airways Astraea, Darwin - Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne", posted upon arrival at Melbourne (June 30) franked 2d, signed by two of the crew, C.F Giffiths and John Williams. The plane flew from Croydon to Darwin in 21 days, a small number of covers then carried to Sydney or Melbourne. E310a, from $600. Photo on Page 48. (Image1)

Opening GBP 120.00
Sold...GBP 170.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 254
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image 1933 "Astraea" Survey Flight, cover inscribed on reverse "Carried on Imperial Airways Ltd Survey Plane "Astraea" to Sydney by courtesy Major H.G Brackley", signed on the front by the pilot H.G Brackley, also handstamped red boxed "AIR SERVICE / NOT AVAILABLE", posted upon arrival at Sydney (June 29) franked 5d. Scarce. E310a, from $600. Photo on Page 48. (Image1)

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Sold...GBP 110.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 255
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image 1934 (Dec 8) First Regular UK - Australia flight, printed flight envelope to E.V Dolby in Brisbane with 3d + 1/- tied by the special small 23mm "CROYDON AERODROME / CROYDON SY" c.d.s struck from a handstamp made of silver with an ivory handle, signed by Capt. L.A Walters, Commander of "Hengist" from London to Karachi, with an enclosed letter from E.V Dolby at the Air Mail Section, T.M.O London, to Capt. Walters, confirming just twelve covers received this c.d.s and were flown from London in a special silk bag (all other mails joining the flight at Paris). Also a photograph of the handstamp (which was flown in the silk bag to Australia, but later returned and is in the Post Office archives) and a similar flight envelope with the normal 26mm Croydon Aerodrome c.d.s also signed by Capt. Walters. (2 + letter). Photo on Page 48. (Image1)

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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 256
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image 1934 (Dec 8) First Regular UK - Australia flight, similar printed envelope to E.V Dolby with 3d + 1/- tied by the special 23mm "CROYDON AERODROME / CROYDON SY" c.d.s, signed by all five pilots who flew mail over the route from Croydon, in "Hengist", "Scipio", "Horsa", "Athena" and "Diana". Also a flown postcard with the usual 26mm Croydon Aerodrome c.d.s. Just twelve covers received this special datestamp, this cover almost certainly unique with all five pilots signatures, light creasing, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 48. (Image1)

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Sold...GBP 380.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 257
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Orkney Islands. 1934 (Dec 6) Printed "Orkney - Inverness Air Mail" envelope posted at Kirkwall franked 5d + 10d, flown by Highland Airways, then carried on the first flight to Australia, redirected back to Scotland and carried on the third return flight franked 1/6. An unusual cover, sent to Sydney and back in 33 days, with an explanatory note from the sender and a news cutting.

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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 258
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Isle of Wight. 1934 (Dec 7) Printed agreement for the Imperial Airways England - Australia air service addressed to Christchurch, New Zealand, and a printed first flight envelope to New South Wales, both flown by the Island Air Express from Ryde to Portsmouth with a blue or black air stamp applied, posted at Portsmouth franked 1/3 and carried on the first flight to Sydney, the cover unclaimed and returned to England. Very scarce. (2).

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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 260
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1934 Covers from Africa all carried on the first UK - Australia service, comprising printed first flight covers from Algeria to Brisbane, Elizabethville to Brisbane, Zanzibar to Rambang, Maseru to Adelaide with signatures of three pilots (slightly reduced at top but very scarce), Cape Town to Brisbane signed by Capt. Sheppard, and a plain cover with flight cachet from Khartoum to Camooweal. Also cover carried on the first return flight from Australia to Entebbe, Broken Hill or Cape Town (2, one signed by Capt. Elliot-Wilson). (10).

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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 261
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1934 First Australia - UK regular flight, covers (30) from Papua to Switzerland via London, Rambang to Athens (2), from Australia to Batavia, Singapore, Bahrain (2), Baghdad, Gaza, Cairo, Alexandria, Athens, Milan (2) or London (6), or flown within Australia (10, various legs). Also 1934 Air Mail schedule, news cuttings, etc. (30+).

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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 262
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image 1934 (Dec 6) Printed first flight cover from Brisbane to L.A Wyndham in Cape Town franked 2/9, carried on the first flight to Cairo and then sent via the East Africa route to Cape Town, signed by all seven pilots en route, with a covering letter from Imperial Airways. An exceptional signed cover. Photo on Page 48. (Image1)

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Sold...GBP 240.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 263
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1934 Australia - UK first flight, scarce small size printed flight covers from Sydney to London, Tallinn, Cairo, Blantyre, Windhoek, Johannesburg or Cape Town (with 2d postage due), or from Brisbane to London, all fine. (8).

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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 264
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1935-38 Covers including covers carried on first passenger flight on the Australia route (5, also a press Photo of first passengers embarking at Croydon for Australia), 1936 first bi-weekly London to Australia flight, 1935 New Zealand covers with first Australia service to Singapore, Kingsford-Smith Silver Jubilee Trans-Tasman flight (3), 1938 first "all-up" 1½d rate from London to New Zealand, also a programme for the Inauguration of the Empire Air Mail Scheme to Australia and New Zealand. (23).

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Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
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Sale No: 49
Lot No: 265
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New Zealand. 1934 Covers from New Zealand, flown on the first Australia - UK service, comprising covers to Alor Star, Cairo, Nicosia, Athens, Cape Town or London, most with air stamps, the Cyprus destination very scarce with as few as two covers believed flown. Also 1934 "Faith in Australia" flight cover to India. (7).

Opening GBP 150.00
Sold...GBP 200.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 200


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