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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, AEROPHILATELY

    Lot 1084
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1935 (16 Aug) airmail cover from Adelaide addressed to Pilot Officer Burt c/o R.A.A.F. Flying Boat Daru off Thursday Island. In July 1935 an RAAF Southampton flying boat made several flights to survey the west coast of the York Peninsula for a possible Karumba-Cairns route. Sqd-Ldr Hermpill and P/O Burt were tasked to search for missing Captain Stuart Campbell (ex-RAAF) in a Short Scion aeroplane on the Fly River, Papua. Departed Karumba and flew to Thursday Is and then on to Daru Is, Papua. On 27 July Campbell was located at the Madiri Plantation on the Fly River. The Southampton landed to determine Campbell's status then returned to Daru. After landing at Daru it was discovered that the hull of the flying boat had been damaged by coral when landing and required repair and the port engine had a serious defect. A new engine was called for but it was not until five weeks later that the engine arrived at Daru and repairs effected. See subsequent flight AAMC 524

     

    Lot 1085
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    Estimate: $140 Realised Price : $105

    1938 (4 Aug) opening of Rose Bay Flying Boat base with 2d and 3d (fault) tied by Sydney cds, flown by 'Camilla' to Singapore and Imperial Airways onwards, showing very fine oval 'COMMEMORATING THE OFFICIAL OPENING/OF THE/EMPIRE AIR MAIL SERVICE/AUSTRALIA, 4th AUGUST, 1938' cachet in violet, states 'a small number of VIP covers were in the mail and impressed with a four line cachet . . . wrongly stating it commemorated the opening of the Empire Air Mail Service'. AAMC822b cat AU$275

     

    Lot 1086
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    Estimate: $60 Purchase Price : $54

    1940 (12 Nov) censored 1/7d rate airmail from Melbourne to Stockholm, Sweden, with London annulment bars in red. Includes lengthy handwritten letter in Swedish on Menzies Hotel letterhead

     

    Lot 1087
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1941 (24 Oct) POW airmail cover from Melbourne to Red Cross Switzerland, scarce 5/8d clipper rate via USA, franked Robes 5/- plus 4d Koala (2), fine

     

    Lot 1088
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    1944 (2? Jan) large A.R.C.S. Message Service airmail censored cover from Sydney franked 7/5d and addressed to the Red Cross, Geneva

     

    Lot 1089
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    Estimate: $70 Purchase Price : $65

    1958 (Mar) registered airmail cover from Brunswick to USA franked with 10/- Arms, 2/- Aboriginal Art, 1/- Lyrebird and 3d QEII paying 2½-3oz rate, corner fault

     

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