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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, AEROPHILATELY

    Lot 450
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1934 Victorian Centenary set on registered cover, an Italy-destined intermediate carried on the First Australia-England flight, Winton blue and black rat's tail registration label, backstampings including Darwin and Italy (two types)

     

    Lot 451
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1935 (10-15 Jan) covers from Sydney to G.B. and Sydney to Ireland franked 3/- double and 1/6d single airmail rates, carried by Imperial Airways/QANTAS service flights IW306, 'Athena' (later destroyed by fire in India) experiencing delayed take-off from Darwin Jan 17-19 owing to becoming bogged in sodden ground, first with 'received 28 Jan 35' lower right, last roughly opened (2)

     

    Lot 452
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1935 (17 Jan) cover (opening fault) from Port Douglas to G.B franked 1/6d Hermes for single airmail rate, carried on Imperial Airways/QANTAS service flight IW308, which experienced multiple incidents: (i) 'Astraea' was delayed due to engine trouble at Rangoon Jan 29, (ii) engine trouble again at Cawnpore (India) on Jan 30-31, and (iii) 'Helena' force-landed at Cairo Feb 3 due to weather, transferred to rail to Alexandria. Foster's Export Special Lager etiquette on reverse

     

    Lot 453
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1935 (22 Apr) cover to passenger aboard R.M.S. 'Chitral' at Aden, endorsed 'Air Mail/Late fee' and franked 1/8d (1/7d per half ounce airmail + 1d late fee), stamps tied by 'LATE FEE/ADELAIDE' cds, 'NOT "CHITRAL"/DATE' handstamp applied and returned, Fremantle transit on front, Aden and Egypt (2) backstampings

     

    Lot 454
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    Estimate: $1,000 Purchase Price : $874

    1935 (2 Sep) cover (opening faults) from Darwin to Nailsworth (SA), flown by 'Monospar VH-UTZ', which crashed 6 September at Aileron (138km north of Alice Springs). A relief plane piloted by H. Boston took delivery of the mails at Alice Springs, reaching Adelaide 11 September, signed 'H Boston/VH-U11/DH Moth'. Missing from most Australian aerophilately collections, considerably undervalued at AU$600 as AAMC #525, and an equally important item for The Northern Territory postal historian

     

    Lot 455
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1935 (20 Dec) use of G.B. registration envelope at Glasgow to Melbourne, carried aboard ill-fated 'City of Khartoum', which crashed at Alexandria 31 December, Post Office explanatory label affixed to front, backstamped Melbourne 17 Jan 1936, AAMC 575

     

    Lot 456
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    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,250

    1936 (24 Sep) postcard from G.B. to Sydney carried on ill-fated Imperial Airways 'Boadicea', which departed Croydon around noon on 25 September, and disappeared while crossing the English Channel. Three bags of mail were found at different times, this from the second bag located (10 Nov), confirmed by Northbridge (NSW) backstamp of 27 Nov on 'ambulance' cover which accompanies, together with the Returned Letter Section London explanatory memo (detached - foxed), AAMC 631. This is the only surviving postcard to Australia from this major incident. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 457
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    Estimate: $800 Purchase Price : $699

    1937 (17 May) cover from Townsville to Sydney endorsed 'First Flight/Townsville-Sydney/Junkers Diesel VH-UYA/Laurence Hargrave', crashed at Coffs Harbour, backstamped Sydney (18 May), unlisted AAMC, Nierinck #370518, Very rare

     

    Lot 458
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1937 (8 Dec) Lobascher's Electric Motors advertising cover from Melbourne to U.S.A. bearing KGV 5d and NSW Sesquicentenary 2d and 3d, aggregate 10d representing 3d foreign rate + 7d U.S. internal airmail. Attractive example of a scarce rate

     

    Lot 459
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1938 (Nov-Dec) inwards covers (2) from Latvia and Lithuania (surface) to Julius P. de Vilnits, world adventurer and journalist, during his Australian tour, airmail Latvia/Australia particularly scarce pre-war

     

    Lot 460
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1938 (25 Mar) airmail cover from the Danish Consulate in Sydney to Denmark franked at elusive 2/2d rate via Greece (transit lower right and backstamped)

     

    Lot 461
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1938 (Apr-Jun) pair of covers from Victoria to Germany at 1/9d airmail rate, carried by separate Imperial Airways/QANTAS service flights, which experienced interruptions, comprising (i) (8 Jan) IW643 service where 'Caledonia' force-landed at Raj Samand (India) 15 April, and (ii) (16 Jun) IW664 service during which 'Canopus' developed mechanical problems at Dubai 28 June, necessitating transfer of mail load to 'Camilla' (2 covers)

     

    Lot 462
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1939 (27 Apr) and (22 Jun) covers from Charing Cross (NSW) to Minneapolis, Minnesota franked 3d blue KGVI for surface rate, with pair of U.S. 3c commemoratives added for internal U.S. air mail, cancelled at San Pedro (Calif). Plus 1939 (30 Mar) cover from the same correspondence with 3d Blue and U.S. 3c definitive pair and 10c special delivery all cancelled at Charing Cross, with 'Special Delivery - Air Mail' handstamp and boxed 'NOT ELIGIBLE FOR.AERIAL MAIL FEE/DEFICIENT./SYDNEY NO. 2' both in violet. Few cover creases but an interesting trio (3 covers)

     

    Lot 463
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1939 (20 Dec) cover from Perth (Santa Claus slogan) to G.B. at 1/6d airmail rate, carried on Imperial Airways/QANTAS service flight SW200, where 'Corio' was involved in dual incidents in Netherland East Indies, involving forced landings near Batavia 26-27 December, and Tjitaroom River at Klabat Bay 27-28 December

     

    Lot 464
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    Estimate: $140 Purchase Price : $123

    1940 A.I.F. 6d and 1/- Lyrebird Perf 13 x 14 on airmail cover from Perth to London, scarce Perth censor tape tied by the handstamp, an attractive example of usage of this elusive on cover stamp

     

    Lot 465
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1941 use of 1d KGVI postal card (dated '26th Mar') from Sydney (where censored), uprated for elusive 9d airmail postcard rate to Palestine

     

    Lot 466
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1941 (9 Apr) registered airmail cover from Parramatta to China at scarce 1/- full airmail service rate to destination (plus 3d registration), censored at Sydney, with backstampings including Singapore and Shanghai

     

    Lot 467
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    Estimate: $2,500 Purchase Price : $2,214

    1942 (Dec) airmail cover recovered from RAAF Beaufort A-119 (7 Squadron), which ditched in the sea on 9 December, near Wednesday Island (off Thursday Island). 'DAMAGED MAIL/SALVAGED FROM SEA' label affixed, signed and tied by 'FIELD P.O./0101' cds of Thursday Island. One of the rarer crash covers of Australia, missing from Perry and most other major aerophilately collections. Unlisted by AAMC and Nierinck

      

    Lot 468
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1946 (21 Oct) cover from Hobart to the extraordinary destination of French India, for which the 1/6d per half ounce rate applied, rather than 1/- for British India, Pondicherry arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 469
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1947 (17 Nov) Victorian Government Tourist Bureau cover (creased clear of stamps) sent from Melbourne to unusual destination of British North Borneo, bearing 'VG' puncture range totalling 3/0d, representing the quadruple 9d per half ounce rate (overpaid d), Jesselton arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 470
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1951 (25 May) airmail cover from Glen Innes to the unusual destination of Venezuela, where backstamped, attractive composition for scarce 2/3d ounce rate to South America includes Federation 5d and 1/6d

     

    Lot 471
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1968 (6 Apr) use of G.B. 9d air letter to South Australia, carried on BOAC Boeing which crashed two days later at Heathrow, AAMC 1622a

     

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