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    Lot 535
    Estimate: $200

    1914 (Jun) A.B. 'Wizard' Stone postcard produced for the scheduled flight from Melbourne to Sydney. Addressed and franked with uncancelled 1d Kangaroo, very fine. AAMC No. 2a


    Lot 536
    Estimate: $100

    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 537
    Estimate: $150

    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 538
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    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 539
    Estimate: $75

    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 540
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $950

    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 541
    Estimate: $180

    1935 (10 Dec) attractive combination use of 5/- Kangaroo C of A Wmk, 1/- Large Lyrebird and No Wmk 1/6d Hermes on quintuple airmail rate cover from Melbourne to London, roughly opened although intact


    Lot 542
    Estimate: $150

    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 543
    Estimate: $75

    1936 (3 Feb) all-over tourism advertising cover (reverse - crease at centre) for Evans Head (NSW) ("Pearl of the Pacific") bearing No Wmk 1/6d Hermes used from Lismore to London


    Lot 544
    Estimate: $800

    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 545
    Estimate: $100

    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 546
    Estimate: $100

    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 547
    Estimate: $100

    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 548
    Estimate: $200

    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 549
    Estimate: $80

    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 550
    Estimate: $250

    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 551
    Estimate: $140

    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 552
    Estimate: $150

    1940-41 attractive franking combinations for 5/10d Australia-N.Z.-U.K. via U.S.A. airmail service, including 6d A.I.F. (elusive on cover), 5/- Robes, KGVI 1/4d Magenta, and 2/- Kangaroo pair, censored Brisbane and Townsville (2)


    Lot 553
    Estimate: $80

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


    Lot 554
    Estimate: $80

    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 555
    Estimate: $2,500

    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 556
    Estimate: $100

    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 557
    Estimate: $100

    1947 (9 Sep) cover from Hobart to the extraordinary destination of French India, franked 1/6d for half oz. airmail rate, reverse with framed 'BUY NATIONAL/SAVINGS CERTIFICATES' of Pondicherry


    Lot 558
    Estimate: $100

    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 36/0d, representing the quadruple 9d per half ounce rate (overpaid d), Jesselton arrival backstamp


    Lot 559
    Estimate: $100

    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 560
    Estimate: $80

    1955 (25 Mar) cover from Sydney to Noumea franked 1/6d for 'Other Articles' per 2oz. rate, endorsed 'Second Class', backstamped Ba (Fiji), a very scarce non-standard rate externally


    Lot 561
    Estimate: $100

    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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