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    Australasia 2006

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    Lot 546
    Estimate: $1,750

    1925 (21 Apr) De Pinedo flight India to Australia with two-line cachet in red 'Italian Consul General's (Melbourne) letter of 12-11-25./Calcutta to Melbourne by Seaplane, 13/5/25.', right portion of cover with map cachet on reverse, AAMC 78. [One of 42 flown to Sydney]


    Lot 547
    Estimate: $300

    1929 QANTAS Black/Red vignette inscribed 'BY AIR MAIL/See Western Queensland', complete strip of eight with selvedge at top


    Lot 548
    Estimate: $2,750T Realised Price : $3,000

    1929 (20 Dec) privately carried cover with original 5-page letter, flown by Francis Chichester on the Darwin to Sydney stage of his unofficial flight from London, endorsed 'By air from/Darwin to/ Sydney/Francis.C.Chichester', cancelled at Sydney, 'FOUND OPEN' label affixed and then forwarded to the addressee in New Zealand where label is cancelled by Motueka cds, minor tone spots/blemishes. Believed to be unique


    Lot 549
    Estimate: $250T

    1930 (19 Feb) cover flown by Australian Aerial Services, Camooweal to Daly Waters, arrival backstamp, AAMC 151. [Only 50 flown]


    Lot 550
    Estimate: $400T

    1931 (7 Jul) cover flown on 'Gypsy Moth' Thursday Island to Japan, signed by pilot Francis Chichester on reverse with six-line cachet, this flight originating from Sydney on 3.7.1931, AAMC 210


    Lot 551
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $460

    1932 (13 Jun) cover flown Sydney - Bourke - Sydney (Quakers Hill) on an all Australian monoplane, adhesive signed by its designer, 'L.R. Jones', endorsed 'Carried by Courtesy/of/Pilot Ross Mitchell/Sydney. Bourke Return/Flight. First all Australian/ monoplane L.J. Jones. /Designer.', additionally endorsed 'Quakers; Hill/16.6.32./D.K. Mitchell' (wife of pilot), other endorsements on reverse. Also photo of plane with designer and pilot, AAMC 269a. [Only 10 carried]


    Lot 552
    Estimate: $200

    1933 Sydney Gala Day, selection of Pigeon Post vignettes comprising singles (2, one with inverted opt), block of four and sheet of ten, also printed message form signed by E.A. Crome


    Lot 553
    Estimate: $800

    1933 (26 Mar) illustrated advertising cover flown Waipapakauri - Sydney on the "Southern Cross" following repairs after the crash at New Plymouth, signed by pilot Kingsford Smith, minor soiling, AAMC 299


    Lot 554
    Estimate: $400T

    1935-36 selection of airmailed covers (5) from same correspondence Homebush/ Hurstville mostly to Major at Kirkee Arsenal India bearing varying frankings for 1/2d ½z airmail rate including 1/- ANZAC, 3d Cable and 1/- S.A. Centenary


    Lot 555
    Estimate: $300T

    1937 (4 May) airmail cover from Danish Consulate General at Sydney to Denmark, franking including 6d Kookaburra (7, including block of four) for a total of 4/3d for ½-1oz airmail rate via Greece, backstamped Athens, Copenhagen. Attractive example of a scarce rate


    Lot 556
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $460

    1941 (17 Jan) cover flown Sydney - Portuguese Timor by QANTAS, censor cachet at left, signed by pilot H.B. Hussey, arrival backstamp, AAMC 912. [Only 54 carried]. Popular flight


    Lot 557
    Estimate: $400T

    1945 (2 Apr) QANTAS souvenir covers with vignettes flown Sydney to Lae and return, signed by pilots Deignan and Morton, AAMC 1002-03 (2 covers). Ex Ray Kelly


    Lot 558
    Estimate: $250T

    1945 (2 Jun) use of KGVI 7d Air Letter Sydney to England, flown on first QANTAS Lancastrian service, printed cachet in red, AAMC 1007b


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