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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, AEROPHILATELY

    Lot 1115
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    Estimate: $120 Purchase Price : $105

    1951-63 small group of concession rate covers, with 3d airmail rate on 1951 Tattersalls cover from Japan, and 1960 and 1963 illustrated covers from Woomera to Adelaide and U.K. respectively; 1955 local Sydney cover with 1d QEII and 'NAVAL SERVICE' in blue; and 1956 cover from HMAS 'Anzac' with d and 4d cancelled 'PASSED FREE/SURFACE/POSTAGE machine and with 'H.M.A. SHIPS' in violet. Generally very fine and a useful group (5 covers)

      

    Lot 1116
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1925 (21 Jul) KGV 1d 'Star' embossed envelope uprated with 1d Red pair flown Broken Hill to Sydney, arrival datestamp. AAMC 88, cat AU$300

     

    Lot 1118
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1929 (9 May) cover from London to Consulate of Switzerland (Melbourne) endorsed alongside (and tying) Air Mail label 'Till Marseilles/and again in/Australia', franked 7d to include 3d airmail surcharges x 2 to France and within Australia, despatched in time and intended for first acceptance of Perth-Adelaide a trmail (AAMC 137) in which it was a rare entrant. Pencilled on reverse is 'First acceptance for flight Perth/Adelaide'

     

    Lot 1120
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1929 (15 Dec) First Joint Airmail to U.K. via internal (Adelaide-Perth) and Karachi-London services cover (little foxed), originating at Melbourne, correct 10d rate, AAMC 146

     

    Lot 1121
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    1930 (1 Jun) ANA service registered cover flown Sydney to Melbourne, scarce registered. AAMC162, cat AU$100

     

    Lot 1125
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1933 (13 Oct) Matthews Aviation Co. registered flight cover addressed to Brisbane, flown Currie to Melbourne, only 40 carried with very few registered. AAMC 341, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 1127
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    1934 (23 Feb) MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co. intermediate stage cover flown from Adelaide to Port Pirie. AAMC 363a, cat from AU$100

     

    Lot 1128
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1934 (23 Feb) MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co. intermediate stage registered cover flown Port Pirie to Adelaide, very scarce registered. AAMC 363a, cat from AU$100

     

    Lot 1129
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1934 (29 Mar) Kingsford Smith et al New Zealand - Australia flight souvenir cover addressed to John Gower in his own hand, Kangaroo C & E Club 'Kangaroo' Cinderella tied to reverse, alongside Gower's hexagonal handstamp

      

    Lot 1130
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    1934 (14 Apr) 'Faith in Australia' souvenir cover addressed to Greece, flown Sydney to Auckland, signed by pilot G.U. Allan, forwarded by sea to Athens, with Port Taufiq transit and Athens arrival backstamps, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 1131
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1934 (6 May) commercial airmail cover from Carnarvon to Perth franked 3d airmail x 6 + KGV 3d pair, aggregate 2/- representing 2d letter rate x 3 + 3d airmail surcharge x 6, attractive despite small blemishes

     

    Lot 1132
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1934 (16 Aug) advertising cover (blemishes) by internal airmail service to U.K. franked Large Kookaburra 6d x 2 + Victorian Centenary 2d, tied Air Mail Sydney cds, 'LATE FEE' typewritten (1-1oz: 4d letter + 3d airmail x 3 + 1d late fee = 1/2d). Attractive example of unusual rate

     

    Lot 1133
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    Estimate: $40 Purchase Price : $35

    1934 (1 Oct) Holyman Airways flight cover from Launceston to Melbourne. AAMC 423, cat AU$80

     

    Lot 1134
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1934 (3 Oct) Perth - Daly waters flight by MacRoberston-Miller Aviation Co. franked with KGV 5d on 4d, arrival backstamp. AAMC 428, cat AU$125

     

    Lot 1136
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    Estimate: $35 Purchase Price : $31

    1934 (16 Nov) Melbourne - Portland autogiro illustrated postcard. AAMC 461, cat AU$75

     

    Lot 1137
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1934 (16 Nov) autogiro flight postcard registered at Portland, stamps tied by 'M.O.O. PORTLAND/VIC' cds, AAMC 461b, very fine and scarce

     

    Lot 1139
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1934 (8 Dec) Imperial Airways/Qantas souvenir cover flown on intermediate stage from England to Netherlands East Indies, Batavia arrival backstamp. AAMC 469a, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 1141
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    Estimate: $60 Purchase Price : $54

    1934 (8 Dec) Imperial Airways/Qantas intermediate stage cover flown Brisbane to South West Africa, Cairo and Windhoek backstamps. AAMC 469f, cat from AU$125

     

    Lot 1142
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1934 (9-10 Dec) return Australia-England QANTAS/Imperial Airways flight Brisbane to Singapore intermediate cover bearing scarce solo franking of 9d Macarthur, very fine (unopened cover)

     

    Lot 1143
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    Estimate: $40 Purchase Price : $35

    1934 (10 Dec) Imperial/Qantas souvenir cover flown on intermediate stage Basra (Iraq) to Australia, Brisbane backstamp. AAMC 470o, cat from AU$75

     

    Lot 1145
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1935 (23 Jan) airmail cover from Skipton GB to Hotel Windsor Melbourne, where unclaimed, 'Not Known . . .' and rare 'RETURNED TO/CITY SECTION FROM' handstruck markings, Hotel label affixed and returned to sender. On the outbound journey this was carried by Flight IE309 in which 'Athena' force-landed at Surabaya NEI due to a broken exhaust (confirmed by Sydney arrival Feb 9). Very few examples of this little known near tragic 'Athena' incident, prior to the catastrophic event of Sep 30 1936, are recorded

     

    Lot 1147
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    Estimate: $35 Purchase Price : $31

    1935 (16 Jun) souvenir cover flown on 'City of Grafton' Brisbane to Townsville. AAMC 504, cat AU$75

     

    Lot 1148
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1935 (Jul and Sep) airmail covers from Sydney to Batavia with differing franking compositions for 9d half oz. rate to Netherlands East Indies, backstamped Batavia. Nice page for exhibit (2)

     

    Lot 1149
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    Estimate: $25 Purchase Price : $21

    1935 (5 Jul) Commercial Aviation Co. intermediate stage flight cover Port Pirie to Adelaide. AAMC 511a, cat from AU$50

     

    Lot 1160
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    Estimate: $60 Purchase Price : $54

    1935 (17 Dec) uprated use of 2d stationery envelope (roughly opened) with 3d airmail, 3d Victorian Centenary and 1/6d Hermes, aggregate 2/2d franking, endorsed 'AIR MAIL Australia to London Eng/And in Canada'

     

    Lot 1161
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1936 (28 Jan) commercial airmail cover (minor flap blemish) Sydney to Philippine Islands franked 10d for half oz., scarce rate and destination

     

    Lot 1163
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    Estimate: $30 Purchase Price : $26

    1936 (28 May) WASP Airlines intermediate stage cover flown Sydney to Coonamble. AAMC 606a, cat from AU$60

     

    Lot 1165
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1937-38 airmail covers (2) Melbourne to U.S.A. with varying franking compositions for 1/7d half oz. airmail rate via U.K. Attractive (2)

     

    Lot 1166
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1937 (14 Apr) Intercity Airways Sydney-Broken Hill service Cobar inclusion, scarce intermediate Narromine-Cobar cover, AAMC 724a

     

    Lot 1167
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1937 (16 Apr) C. Kraus cover by airmail Sydney to Vienna bearing No Watermark 1/6d Hermes + KGV 4d tied by Late Fee Sydney machine-applied cancel, backstampings of Athens and Vienna

     

    Lot 1168
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1937 (7 May) cover from Sydney to Munich bearing KGV 1d + Kangaroo 2/- paying 2/1d per half oz. full airmail service to Germany, stamps inadvertently cancelled by Late Fee/Sydney cds (unnecessary as timeclock indicates 2.30PM)

     

    Lot 1170
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1937 (Jul and Oct) airmail covers Sydney to U.S.A. with varying franking compositions for 1/7d half oz. airmail rate via U.K. + 1d late fee, two types of Sydney Late Fee cancels (cds and machine-applied), attractive duo for exhibit page (2)

     

    Lot 1171
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1937 (13 Jul) Gordon & Gotch cover (creases clear of stamps) Melbourne to U.S.A. via Hong Kong airmail service, franking of 2/- Kangaroo pair + 6d Airmail -KGV 2d for 4/8d half oz. rate, stamps tied by Ship Mail room/Melbourne and Wall St transit, backstamped Hong Kong

     

    Lot 1173
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    Estimate: $80 Purchase Price : $70

    1937 (8 Oct) airmail cover from Sydney to Denmark, aggregate 1/9d franking for half oz. airmail rate includes KGVI 3d Blue Die Ia (ink stripping)

     

    Lot 1175
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1938 (Apr and Aug) airmail covers from Danish Consulate Sydney to Foreign Ministry Copenhagen, franked 2/2d and 2/7d for full airmail service via Greece and airmail to U.K. only rates, respectively. Attractive duo for exhibit (2)

     

    Lot 1177
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1938 (27 Nov) 'Calpurnia' crash cover fragment, with Post Office accompanying memo. AAMC 834

     

    Lot 1179
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1940 (20 May) Columbia Pictures cover (blemishes) Sydney to New York by airmail bearing 1/6d Hermes pair + QE 1d tied by GPO Sydney cds, Sydney censor tape/handstamp (1.7d first half oz. + 1/6d additional half oz.)

     

    Lot 1181
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1941 (16 Jan) cover flown by Qantas Australia - Portuguese Timor, signed by Pilot H.B. Hussey, only 54 carried. AAMC 912, cat AU$400

     

    Lot 1182
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1941 (21 Jan) cover flown by Qantas Portuguese Timor - Australia with three-line cachet in violet, only 21 carried. AAMC 913, cat AU$500

     

    Lot 1185
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1942 (31 Aug) Swedish Chamber of Commerce Sydney cover (opened three sides) with typewritten 'London-Sweden' alongside airmail etiquette, franked 7d for that rate, London oval 'O.A.T.' and censor handstamps in red. A rare rate

     

    Lot 1187
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1942 (23 Dec) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas 'parachute' mail printed Qantas cover, black and red vignette affixed, cacheted and signed by pilot W.H. Crowther, endorsed on arrival on reverse. AAMC 950, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 1188
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1943 (23 Jun) registered 2/2d airmail cover Rialto to Switzerland via U.S.A. and Portugal, Melbourne and Germany censor tapes, backstamped Rialto, Lisbon, Basel, blemishes although exhibitable example of a scarce rate (1/11d half oz. airmail + 3d registration)

     

    Lot 1189
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1943 (24 Dec) Sydney - Mornington Island Christmas 'parachute' mail printed Qantas cover, black and green vignette affixed, cacheted and signed by pilot K.G. Caldwell, endorsed on reverse on arrival. AAMC 970, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 1193
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    Estimate: $30 Purchase Price : $26

    1945 (17 Nov) Qantas cover flown Fiji to Australia, signed by pilot Denny. AAMC 1014, cat AU$60

     

    Lot 1194
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    Estimate: $60 Purchase Price : $54

    1945 (17 Nov) Qantas covers flown Australia Fiji and return flight, signed by pilot Denny. AAMC 1014-15, cat AU$120 (2)

     

    Lot 1195
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    Estimate: $125 Purchase Price : $111

    1945 (30 Nov) Qantas covers flown Australia to Ceylon and return flight, signed by pilots Howse, Furze and Moxham, minor blemishes. AAMC 1016-17, cat AU$300 (2)

     

    Lot 1197
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1946 (9 Apr) G.B. Air Letter with typed overprint for England - Australia QANTAS 'Kangaroo' route return flight, AAMC 1039b

     

    Lot 1198
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1946 (24 Dec) Qantas cover Sydney Mornington Island 'parachute' mail, orange and brown vignette affixed, endorsed on reverse on arrival. AAMC 1089, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 1200
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    1947 (16 Jan) Qantas cover Rabaul to Sydney, black and blue vignette affixed, signed by pilot Bonnington. AAMC 1092, cat AU$100

     

    Lot 1205
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1948 (24 Dec) Qantas cover Sydney Mornington Island 'parachute' mail, black and blue vignette affixed, signed by pilot R.D. Meares, endorsed on reverse on arrival. AAMC 1199, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 1210
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1953 (14 Nov) Qantas covers flown Sydney Bangkok and return flight, both with blue and red vignettes affixed. signed by pilots Pollock or Haylock. AAMC 1331-32, cat AU$180 (2)

     

    Lot 1216
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    Estimate: $40 Purchase Price : $35

    1960 (18 Mar) souvenir cover to commemorate Houdini's first powered flight in Australia, flown at Diggers' Rest and numbered '11' of 50 prepared on reverse. AAMC 1431, cat AU$75

     

    Lot 1217
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1961 (28 Feb) Australia - London air record attempt which was abandoned in Greece, signed by racing car driver/pilot Ron Flockhart, G.B. adhesives affixed and cancelled on arrival, only 8 covers carried. AAMC 1444, unpriced

     

    Lot 1219
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    1973 (26 Nov) cover flown by RAAF second ferry of F-111C U.S.A. - Australia. AAMC 1766f, cat AU$100

     

    Lot 1220
    PPC ]
    Estimate: $120 Purchase Price : $105

    1983 (3 Dec) reflown postcard (AAMC 348) signed by Allan, Boulton and Ulm, then carried by Qantas for Australia - New Zealand flight commemorating 50th anniversary or original flight, signed by entire Qantas crew and resigned by Allan and Ulm. Only 20 carried, this endorsed '1', a modern rarity. AAMC 1970, Cat AU$225

     

    Lot 1221
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    2005 (18 Oct) airmail cover from GB to Victoria, signs of trauma en route, with GB 'Our Sincere Apologies' protective cover explaining 'damaged whilst in our care' (unspecified). Dated by Customs Declaration label on reverse. Ex Sinfield

      

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