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G.B. & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 43)
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Date: 1st March 2019 Time: 11:00AM
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  1925 Alan Cobham Anglo-Indian Survey Flight. Cover to England carried on the return flight to London, bearing an uncancelled India 2a stamp and green "BY ANGLO-INDIA AIR SURVEY D.H.50, CALCUTTA TO LONDON" label, triangular Calcutta to London flight cachet, posted upon arrival with a 3d postage due mark and postage due stamp applied. Backstamped "WADDON AERODROME / CROYDON" c.d.s (Mar 17) and signed "A.B Elliot, Engineer". Fine, 121 items carried. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1926 Alan Cobham England - Australia Flight. Stampless "De Havilland Aircraft Co., Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware" envelope to Western Australian Airways Ltd in Perth with typed inscription "Carried by special aeroplane from London to Melbourne piloted by Mr A.J Cobham, July/August 1926" and signed by Alan Cobham, fine and very rare, only about ten covers carried from England to Melbourne. E95, $4,250. Photo on Page 56. £1,200-1,400
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Click to view full image... 1926 Alan Cobham England - Australia Flight. Printed Calcutta to Rangoon cover with a black border and explanation that Arthur Elliott, the flight engineer, had been killed by a bullet fired from the ground between Baghdad and Basra. Franked by India 1a cancelled at Calcutta (July 23) and signed by Sgt. A.H Ward who replaced Elliott on the flight, the reverse bearing a photographic England - Australia flight vignette and a Rangoon c.d.s (July 26). 45 Covers flown from Calcutta to Rangoon, just seven signed by Ward. E99b, $650. Photo on Page 58. £200-250
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Click to view full image... 1926 Alan Cobham England - Australia Flight. Cover to Sydney endorsed "per favour of Captn Cobham, air flight from London to Melbourne arrived Darwin 5 Aug 26 at 2.45pm", franked 1½d tied by Darwin c.d.s (Aug 7), flown from Darwin to Sydney. Very fine and rare, just ten covers carried. E97, $1,750. Photo on Page 58. £400-500
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Click to view full image... 1926 Alan Cobham Australia - England Return Flight. Cover addressed to Cobham in London with typed inscription "Demonstration Air Mail England to Australia, carried by Alan J. Cobham on De Havilland 50 Seaplane. Departed Sept 4th 1926, Arrived Oct. 1st 1925", signed by Alan Cobham and numbered "5". Handstamped with a Darwin c.d.s (Sep. 3), posted upon arrival on October 1st with G.B ½d and 1d cancelled by a Hampstead machine. Also an accompanying typed certificate signed by Alan Cobham stating the cover is genuine, and is one of only nine carried. Two insignificant edge nicks, otherwise fine and a rare cover from this historic flight, the first from Australia to England. E100, $3,500. Photo on Page 58. £1,000-1,200
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  1926 Alan Cobham Australia - England Flight. Cover flown from Baghdad to England with five Iraq stamps each tied by Bagdad H.O c.d.s (Sept 27) and three strikes of boxed "BY AIR / Iraq to Great Britain / with Alan Cobham". A fine cover, 110 flown. E101c, $750. £120-150
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  1926 Alan Cobham Flight. 28 Page booklet with illustrated covers produced for a luncheon given by Sir Charles Cheers Wakefield to Alan Cobham upon his return after his flight from England to Australia and back, held at the Connaught Rooms, London W.C, 4th October 1926. A fine and rare booklet containing an account of the flight with a list of stops and a route map, menu and toasts, list of guests, and photos of Cobham, his aircraft and arrival at Melbourne and London. Also a large photo of his arrival in London. (2). £150-180
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  Alan Cobham. 1926 Covers from his subsequent 1926 trip to the USA, comprising 1926 (Nov 25) S.S "Homeric" to Battery Point, New York City, demonstration flight cover bearing USA 2c cancelled in New York and G.B 1½d cancelled "HOMERIC" and the date, initialled "AC" by Cobham, numbered "116"; and Dec. 3/4 covers carried on demonstration flights from Philadelphia to Bolling Field Washington D.C, or around Washington D.C both initialled or signed in full by Cobham, flight cachets, posted at Philadelphia or Washington D.C. Also an original press photo of Cobham with his wife and Sir Henry Chilton of the British Embassy visiting the White House. (4). £140-160
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Click to view full image... 1927 Dennis Rooke Solo Flight. Printed "By Baby Moth Aeroplane / Pilot:- Mr Dennis Rook" cover to Rawlapindi, flown from Croydon to Karachi and posted upon arrival with India 1a tied by Drigh Road c.d.s (June 22). Rooke's England to Australia solo flight was abandoned when he crashed near Gaya, Bihar State, on August 4th. Fine and extremely scarce. E104, $1,000. Photo on Page 58. £400-500
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Click to view full image... 1927-28 Capt. Bill Lancaster and Mrs Chubbie Miller "Red Rose" England - Australia Flight. Cover flown from Calcutta to Rangoon bearing white "By Air from Calcutta" vignette and endorsed "By Capt. Lancaster and Mrs K. Miller Calcutta-Rangoon", with two India ½a stamps cancelled at Park Street, Calcutta (Dec 18), backstamped at Cotataung and Rangoon G.P.O (Dec 31). Mrs Miller became the first woman to fly from England to Australia when they landed at Darwin on 19th March 1928 after a flight of five months. Also a 1929 cover flown by Miller from Santa Monica to Cleveland during the Women Flyers Derby, posted at Columbus, Ohio, signed on the reverse by Miller and Lancaster. 52 Covers flown from Calcutta to Rangoon. E113b, $450+. (2). Photo on Page 58. £220-260
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Click to view full image... 1927-28 Capt. Bill Lancaster and Mrs Chubbie Miller "Red Rose" England - Australia Flight. Cover flown from Calcutta to Darwin bearing white "By Air from Calcutta" vignette, two India 1a stamps cancelled at Park Street, Calcutta (Dec 20) and Australian 1d cancelled at Darwin (Mar 21), signed by Miller and Lancaster, numbered "11". Fine and scarce, the journey including a crash at Muntok, Sumatra, on January 10th. The Australian Air Mail catalogue states 37 covers were flown to Darwin; however both Newall and Stephen Smith state that 34 of these were lost and only three covers were actually delivered. E111. Photo on Page 58. £300-400
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  1927-28 R.A.F Empire Cruise Flight from Felixstowe to Broome, Western Australia, led by Gp. Capt H.M Cave-Brown-Cave. Cover bearing British Flight vignette, flown from Calcutta to Rangoon with India 3p pair and 1a cancelled at Park Street, Calcutta (Feb 3 1928), backstamped at Rangoon (Feb 8), numbered "66". This R.A.F flight provided long range training and experience in operating flying boats away from bases and support vessels. 92 Covers flown from Calcutta to Rangoon. E115b, $350. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1928 Bert Hinkler First Solo Flight from England to Australia. Printed Aero Club of India "From Calcutta by Bert Hinkler" postcard flown from Calcutta to Rangoon with India ½a tied by Park Street, Calcutta c.d.s (Feb 17), Rangoon arrival c.d.s (Feb 18), the reverse signed by Stephen Smith. Hinkler achieved his record breaking flight in 16 days, for which he was awarded £2,000 by the Australian Government and £500 by the Queensland Government. Also a real photo postcard of Hinkler speaking on Melbourne radio, signed by Hinkler. 50 Cards were flown from Calcutta to Rangoon. E118, $800. (2). Photo on Page 58. £280-320
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Click to view full image... 1928 Bert Hinkler Flight. Picture postcard to Stephen Smith in Calcutta franked India ½a, typed inscription "Bert Hinkler's flight Karachi-Bundaberg" and bearing a yellow Air Mail label, Park Street Calcutta c.d.s (July 4). One of just six cards flown from Calcutta to Bundaberg in Queensland, posted back to Calcutta without an Australian stamp on July 4th, therefore handstamped "20 / CTMS / T", with a Bundaberg c.d.s. Minor creasing, otherwise fine and a rare card from this record breaking flight. E117, $4,250. Photo on Page 58. £1,300-1,500
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Click to view full image... 1929 S.J Moir and H.C Owen Flight. Registered cover to Concord West, Sydney, flown from Darwin to Sydney in the DH50 "Atalanta" piloted by Cpt. Lester Brain, which carried Moir and Owen after they had crashed at Cape Don at the end of their two month flight from England. Endorsed "Per "Atalanta" Darwin to Sydney" and signed by Owen and Moir, posted upon arrival at Sydney (June 20) bearing a 1½d stamp, a further stamp missing, endorsed "Stamp missing when received at Central Concord P.O". Moir and Owen did not carry any mail on their flight from England to Australia, but 20 signed covers were carried by them on the "Atalanta" from Darwin to Brisbane and Sydney. E130, £700. Photo on Page 62. £250-300
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Click to view full image... 1929 Charles Kingsford Smith and C.T Ulm "Southern Cross" Flight from Richmond, N.S.W to England. "Atlantic Oil Co" cover to the Chairman of Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd in London, endorsed "via aeroplane Southern Cross" with Australia 1½d and G.B 1½d both cancelled by a Richmond N.S.W c.d.s (Mar 30) and a London machine (July 12). Kingsford Smith and his crew lost their way and made a forced landing in remote north-west Australia, surviving largely on coffee and brandy (therefore known as the Coffee Royal affair) until found on April 12th; the flight was resumed from Derby on June 25th arriving on July 10th. Just twelve covers carried on these two journeys of the Southern Cross. Small opening tear at upper edge, otherwise fine and rare. Also an original real photo of Kingsford Smith and his crew. E131/142, $2,750. (2). Photo on Page 62. £1,000-1,200
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Click to view full image... 1929 Kingsford Smith "Southern Cross" Flights. Stampless cover to England with Richmond, N.S.W c.d.s (Mar 30) and London arrival datestamps (July 12), a 3d charge mark and 3d postage due stamp applied, signed "O.K C.T.P Ulm" by the co-pilot and navigator, with the original letter enclosed, written on March 16th from Bronte, which includes "a few lines to greet you all per favour of Capt. Kingsford Smith who is conveying this to England in the aeroplane "Southern Cross" on the flight to England & back to Australia. I trust this flight will be as successful as their wonderful adventure across the Pacific". A rare cover and letter, one of just twelve items carried on the initial ill fated "Coffee Royal Affair" flight and subsequent record breaking flight to England, minor edge faults. E131/142, $2,750. Photo on Page 62. £1,100-1,300
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Click to view full image... 1930 H.L Piper and C.C Kay First England - Australia Monoplane Flight. Postcard to Victoria, flown from Karachi to Sydney and posted upon arrival, endorsed "England - Australia 1930 Flight, Karachi 19 Feb 1930" and signed by both pilots, with Australia 1d cancelled at Sydney (Apr 10). Flying Officers Piper and Kay were New Zealanders in the R.A.F, both given a leave of absence to attempt to break Bert Hinkler's 15 day record flight from England to Australia, but failed by a wide margin after mechanical breakdowns and bad weather. No mail was carried from England and just nine cards from Karachi. Fine and rare. E150a, $900. Photo on Page 62. £300-350
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Click to view full image... 1930 Amy Johnson First Female Solo Flight from England to Australia in the DH60 Moth "Jason". Stampless cover to Hudson Fysh, Managing Director of Quantas at Long Reach, Queensland, with typed heading "Introducing Miss Amy Johnson", signed and endorsed upon receipt "Flown from England to Australia by Miss Amy Johnson, Hudson Fysh", with enclosed letter from the Managing Editor of Australia Newspapers Cable Service in London, "Dear Hudson, This will introduce to you Miss Amy Johnson, if she ever happens to fly up against you, who is making a lone-hand return flight to Australia. Miss Johnson is a good sport. She has taken on a very difficult job in the face of many discouragements. Everybody has pointed out to her what an awful time she will have and advised her to take up knitting of something of the kind. I am sure you will do anything that you can for Miss Johnson; she deserves to succeed". Amy Johnson left Croydon on May 5th and arrived in Darwin on May 24th, a flight time of just 20 days, then flew to Brisbane where she crashed upon landing on May 29th. Her future husband J. Mollison then flew her onto Sydney in "Southern Star". Also two cards of Johnson. A rare cover from this famous record breaking flight, one of just five covers carried from England, a few minor faults. E158, $4,500. Photo on Page 62. £3,000-3,500
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Click to view full image... 1930 Kingsford Smith England - Australia Solo Flight. Cover to the Aero Club of Sydney posted at Rome Littorio Airport (Oct 10) bearing four Italian stamps and a Par Avion label, inscribed "Rome to Australia via Southern Cross" and signed by Kingsford Smith. Just 15 covers carried from Rome to Sydney on this record breaking flight. Very scarce. E171a, $3,000. Photo on Page 62. £900-1,100
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Click to view full image... 1930 Kingsford Smith England - Australia Record Breaking Solo Flight in "Southern Cross Junior". Cover franked 1½d (light c.d.s.) and bearing a blue "By Air Mail" label, addressed to Kingsford Smith in Sydney, endorsed "Per Aeroplane "Southern Cross Junior" from England. London Oct. 9th 1930, Darwin Oct. 19th 1930" and signed by Kingsford Smith. One of the few covers carried from England on this record breaking flight of just 9 days 23 hours, beating the previous record set by Bert Hinkler in 1928 by five days. Fine and rare, illustrated in the Australian Air Mail Catalogue. Also contemporary news cuttings about the flight and a printed card signed by Kingsford Smith sent in response to the many messages of congratulation he received. E170, $3,500. Photo on Page 62. £1,000-1,200
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Click to view full image... 1930 Oscar Garden Solo Flight. Cover flown from Calcutta to Rangoon with India ½a block of four tied by Park Street, Calcutta c.d.s (Oct 30) and an "Air Mail Calcutta to Rangoon" vignette tied by boxed violet "ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA FLIGHT / WITH MR OSCAR GARDEN, ACROSS THE BAY OF BENGAL", signed by Oscar Garden. The reverse with a 1a stamp cancelled at Rangoon (Oct 31), signed by Stephen Smith. Light staining but very scarce, just eleven covers flown from Calcutta to Rangoon, the flight from Croydon to Wyndham completed in 20 days. E173a, $1,200. Photo on Page 62. £300-350
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  1931 Francis Chichester solo Australia to England flight attempt via Philippines and Japan. Cover flown from Manila to Katsuura where Chichester crashed and his flight was abandoned, franked 2c, 6c and 8c air mail stamps cancelled at Manila (July 22), with arrival backstamp and flight cachet, signed by Chichester, numbered 143. Also 1967 Gypsy Moth F.D.C with Greenwich special cancel signed by Chichester. E212, $325. (2). £70-100
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  1931 G.P Fairbairn and K. Shenstone Flight. Cover addressed to Calcutta, flown from Calcutta to Darwin from where it was posted, bearing India New Delhi 1a stamps cancelled at Park Street, Calcutta (3 Apr. and 25 May 1931) and Australia Kingsford Smith 2d tied by Darwin c.d.s (Apr 24), handstamped "BRITISH FLIGHT / ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA / PILOTS:- G.P FAIRBAIRN & K. SHENSTONE / PLANE:- "SPARTAN ARROW", G-ABHD" and "DETAINED TILL 5th APRIL / ENGINE OVERHAULED". Fairbairn and Shenstone flew from Hanworth to Darwin in 59 days after being delayed by an accident when taking off from Basra, and taking nearly three weeks to cross India. 43 Covers carried from Calcutta to Darwin. E177, $550. £130-150
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Click to view full image... 1931 Charles Scott Record Breaking Solo England - Australia - England Flight. Cover carried on the return flight from Wyndham to Lympne, posted in Wyndham (May 25) franked Australia Kingsford Smith 3d, reposted as a registered letter upon arrival at Hythe (June 6) franked 1½d + 3d, backstamped at Hythe and West Kensington. Scott was the first person to fly solo from England to Australia and back to England, the outward journey completed in a record time of 9 days 4 hours and 11 minutes (breaking Kingsford Smith's record by over 17 hours) and the return in 10 days 23 hours (again breaking Kingsford Smith's record). One of just three recorded covers carried on this historic record breaking flight, with enclosed letter from C.C Wakefield & Co Ltd (sponsors of the flight) reading "This letter is being carried by Mr C.W.A Scott on his attempt to establish a new light Aeroplane Record from Australia to England". Fine and very rare. E209, $2,750. Photo on Page 64. £1,200-1,400
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Click to view full image... 1931 Charles Scott Record Breaking Solo Return Flight. Mourning cover to London endorsed on the reverse from "Harry Corones, Hotel Corones, Charleville, Queensland", addressed to London franked Australia 2d and G.B 1½d, carried by Charles Scott who signed the cover and endorsed it "26.5.31-5.6.31, VH-UQA, By Air", posted at Hythe on June 7th, two days after Scott's arrival. Also four contemporary newspaper cuttings about the flight. The cover has been trimmed at the upper edge upon opening, otherwise fine and very rare, one of just three recorded covers carried by Scott from Australia to England. E209, $2,750. Photo on Page 64. £1,000-1,200
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Click to view full image... 1931 James Mollison Record Breaking Australia - England Solo Flight. Cover posted in Wyndham (July 28), carried by Mollison on his record breaking 8 day 19½ hour flight to Pevensey and Croydon (breaking the record set by C. Scott two months earlier by 1½ days), posted upon arrival in London as a registered letter franked 1½d + 3d, addressed to the Managing Director of his sponsors, C.C Wakefield & Co Ltd. A rare cover from this historic flight, one of just three recorded covers (the other covers both also carried on his previous flight attempt in June which crashed at Darwin upon take off, this second successful flight flown from Wyndham). E214, $4,000. Photo on Page 64. £1,500-1,800
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Click to view full image... 1931 Kingsford Smith Australia - England Flight in "Southern Cross Minor". Cover posted in Wyndham (Sep 24) franked Australia Kingsford Smith 3d, flown to England and posted upon arrival, to the Vacuum Oil Co Aviation Dept. in London with G.B ½d + 1d stamps tied by a London machine (Oct 8). Signed by Kingsford Smith, the reverse with a typed inscription "Carried by Squadron-Leader Kingsford Smith in Southern Cross "Minor" from Australia to England. Departed Wyndham 2a.m, 24th September 1931, arrived England 7th October 1931". Private cachets of the Vacuum Oil Co dated Dec. 14 or Dec. 16 subsequently applied to both sides. Possibly unique, the Australian Air Mail Catalogue stating Australia to England flown covers "may exist". E215, unpriced. Photo on Page 64. £1,400-1,600
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Click to view full image... 1931 Kingsford Smith "Southern Cross Minor" Flight. Cover to Croydon posted at Rome Littorio Airport (Oct 7) bearing Italy 1.25L, a G.B 1½d cancelled in London that same evening. Signed by Kingsford Smith with printed signature of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and boxed cachet "AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND / RECORD FLIGHT / WING COMMANDER C.H KINGSFORD SMITH / ROME-LONDON / OCT 7, 1931". The cachet was actually inaccurate as Kingsford Smith failed to break the Australia - England time record held by James Mollison. Fine and scarce, just ten covers flown from Rome. E215b, $2,750. Photo on Page 64. £900-1,100
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Click to view full image... 1931 C. Arthur Butler England - Australia Solo Record Breaking Flight. Stampless cover to "Capt. Haig, Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd, Melbourne", with typed inscription "Carried by Mr C.A Butler when establishing England - Australia Record in Comper "Swift". Departed Lympne October 31st, 1931, arrived Darwin November 9th 1931. Time, 9 days 1 hour 42 minutes" and "By Courtesy of Mr Butler", signed by C.A Butler. Butler established a new time record for a solo flight to Australia, beating Scott's record by 2 hours 29 minutes, flying the smallest aircraft ever to have flown the England to Australia route. A rare cover, very few carried. E217, $850. Photo on Page 64. £300-350
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Click to view full image... 1932 Flt Lt. L. Hamilton and F/O R.F Coupland Flight. Cover posted at Rome Littorio Airport (Feb 19) franked 1L pair + 5L with datestamp of Ruvo di Pugla, Bari (Feb 25). Signed by the two pilots with printed signature of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, both sides with six line cachet stating this was one of eight covers intended to be flown from Rome on the England to Australia flight, which was abandoned when the aircraft crashed near Bari. Fine and scarce. E251, $3,000. Photo on Page 64. £900-1,100
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Click to view full image... 1932 R.T Richards and Lady Chaytor Flight. Cover to Ernest Crome, Newtown, N.S.W, with blue Air Mail label and typed inscription "England - Australia Flight from Darwin by Courtesy, Lady Chaytor", signed by both pilots, posted upon arrival at Sydney (May 12) franked 2d. Richards and Lady Chaytor flew from Lympne to India, where Lady Chaytor became ill and continued to Australia by sea. Richards continued the flight to Sydney, a few covers carried on the final stage from Darwin to Sydney. E252a, $450. Photo on Page 64. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1932 Charles Scott Record Breaking England - Australia Solo Flight. Cover to Sydney handstamped oval "DUTY OFFICE / 19 APR 1932 / LYMPNE AIR PORT" and bearing an uncancelled G.B 1½d stamp, flown to Darwin and posted upon arrival as a registered letter franked Sydney Harbour Bridge 2d + 3d (faults) and Air Mail 3d all tied by Darwin c.d.s (Apr 28). The reverse signed by Charles Scott and inscribed "Posted by me at Lympne England 19th April and again at Darwin 28th April 1932", backstamped at Darwin, Brisbane and Sydney. Scott set a new London-Darwin flight record of just 8 days, 20 hours and 47 minutes. Vertical fold at left, otherwise fine and very scarce. E258, $1,400. Photo on Page 66. £350-450
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Click to view full image... 1932 Hans Bertram and A. Klausmann Junkers Goodwill Flight from Cologne to Australia. Cover to Calcutta flown from Ichapur to Rangoon franked India 3p + 1a cancelled upon arrival, also bearing flight vignette tied by circular "ATLANTIS / ICHAPUR / 14 APRIL / 1932 / JUNKERS, D-1925" and handstamped "BERTRAM ATLANTIS / EXPEDITION". Also a postcard of Bertram bearing the expedition cachet and signed by Bertram, the reverse inscribed "Hans Bertram Rekordflug Australien - England". Bertram and Klausmann flew from Soerabaya to Darwin on May 14th but were blown off course and landed in remote northwest Western Australia, and were not found until June 23rd when they were close to death. 75 Covers flown. E244a, $650. (2). Photo on Page 66. £300-350
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Click to view full image... 1932 J.M Weir Australia - England Solo Flight Attempt. Cover to France with typed inscription "From Darwin 6/6/32" and signed "J.M Weir, UHVGX", posted in London (Aug 3) franked G.B 1½d, backstamped in Paris. Weir flew from Darwin on June 6th bound for England but abandoned the flight at Karachi on August 4th; he then sailed to England with his dismantled aircraft. Very rare, just two covers flown from Darwin to Karachi. E265, $1,500. Photo on Page 66. £450-550
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Click to view full image... 1932 Richard Allen England - Australia Solo Flight. Cover to Ernest Crome at Newtown, N.S.W, inscribed "England Australia Flight by courtesy of Mr R. Allen" and signed by the pilot, flown from Heston to Wyndham and posted upon arrival with Australia Sydney Harbour Bridge 2d + 3d cancelled at Wyndham (Sep 20), backstamped at Sydney and Newtown, a blue Air Mail label applied. Allen completed the journey in 46 days after being taken ill for ten days at Baghdad. E272, $375. Photo on Page 66. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1932 Jacques Hebert Solo Round the World Flight Attempt. Cover to Ashfield, N.S.W inscribed "Carried by courtesy Mr Jacques Hebert England - Australia Flight" and signed by the pilot, flown from Heston to Darwin in 55 days and to Cloncurry where Hebert crashed and therefore had to abandon his round the world attempt. One of just three covers flown from England, then carried on commercial flights from Darwin to Brisbane and Sydney where the cover was posted (Dec 13) franked ½d (2) + 1d, Ashfield arrival datestamps (Dec 14). A rare cover. E283, $1,500. Photo on Page 66. £350-450
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  1932 Jacques Hebert Solo Flight. Cover to Calcutta flown from Calcutta to Akyab and posted upon arrival (Nov 17) franked 1a3p, bearing flight vignette tied by violet "Across the Bay to Akyab / ASMANI CHARI" and signed by Hebert, reverse with Calcutta c.d.s and Stephen Smith signature. 57 Covers flown. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1933 Carl Nauer Zurich-Australia Solo Flight. Cover to Nauer in Switzerland with three Swiss stamps cancelled at Wangen (Mar 9), flown to Brisbane and posted upon arrival (May 23) as a registered letter franked 6d, backstamped at Brisbane, Sydney and Zurich Airport, numbered "41". 100 Covers flown from Zurich to Australia, some to Brisbane and others to Sydney. Nauer shipped his plane to Cape Town from where he intended making the return flight to Switzerland, but he disappeared near the mouth of the Congo in early August. E306, $850. Photo on Page 66. £280-320
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Click to view full image... 1933 "Astraea" Survey Flight for a Proposed Imperial Airways Route to Australia. Cover to Ernest Crome at Stanmore, N.S.W, inscribed "England Australia Flight by the Air Liner Astraea, Major C.H Brackley in Command" and "Melbourne Sydney Return Flight, Australia - England", posted at Sydney (July 3) franked ½d + 1½d, signed by Brackley, backstamped at Enmore. The plane flew from Croydon to Darwin in 21 days, piloted by J.V Prendergast with C.H Brackley in charge of the survey; a small number of covers were flown from Darwin to Sydney via Melbourne. E310a, from $600. Photo on Page 66. £200-250
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  1933 Australia - England - Australia "Faith in Australia" Round Flight by C. Ulm, A. Allan and P. Taylor. Printed "Faith in Australia" cover addressed to England, carried on the outward flight and posted upon arrival in London (July 11) franked 1½d, also bearing an uncancelled Australia 2d stamp, with datestamp of Derby, Western Australia (June 22), cachets of Rangoon Custom House, Dum Dum Aerodrome at Calcutta (June 27), Karachi Air Port Customs House (June 28) and red "492" arrival handstamp of Maidenhead. This was intended to be a round the world flight but this was abandoned after an accident at Portmarnock Beach in Ireland, and the aviators then flew back to Australia. Light vertical fold at left and a small stain at right edge, scarce, about twenty covers carried. E313, $550. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1933 Australia - England - Australia "Faith in Australia" Round Flight. Similar printed "Faith in Australia" cover to Sydney with an uncancelled Australia 2d, the Derby c.d.s and cachets of Rangoon, Dum Dum Aerodrome and Karachi Air Port, also bearing Persia 12ch tied by cachet of Imperial and International Communications Ltd Jask Branch (July 1), signed by C.T.P Ulm and inscribed by him as having been carried on both the Australia to England and return England to Australia flights. Very scarce, twenty covers carried on both flights. E337a, $1,500. Photo on Page 68. £300-400
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Click to view full image... 1933 James Woods Australia - England Solo Flight in "The Spirit of Western Australia". Cover to Calcutta, flown from Calcutta to Lucknow and posted upon arrival with India 1a3p tied by Lucknow c.d.s (July 21), "DUM DUM AIR PORT" label tied by flight cachet. Fine and scarce, just 16 covers carried on this leg of the flight. E317, $400. Photo on Page 68. £130-160
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Click to view full image... 1933 Charles Kingsford Smith Record Breaking England - Australia Solo Flight in "Miss Southern Cross". Cover to Jack Kingsford Smith at Mascot Aerodrome, inscribed "England Australia record attempt. Sir Charles Kingsford Smith in the Percival Gull Monoplane", posted upon arrival at Sydney with Kingsford Smith 2d tied by Mascot c.d.s (Oct 14). Kingsford Smith completed the Lympne to Wyndham flight in a record time of just 7 days 4 hours 44 minutes, and then continued to Sydney and Melbourne. A scarce cover from this historic flight, just 20 covers flown from England. E332, $1,750. Photo on Page 68. £350-450
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Click to view full image... 1933 Kingsford Smith England - Australia Solo Flight. Cover to Ernest Crome at Stanmore, N.S.W, inscribed "England Australia Flight in the Percival Gull Monoplane Miss Southern Cross, Wyndham-Melbourne. Sir Charles Kingsford Smith", posted upon arrival at Melbourne (Oct 20) franked ½d + 1½d, signed by Kingsford Smith. Scarce, few covers carried from Wyndham. Also two contemporary news cuttings about the flight. E333, $800. Photo on Page 68. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1933 "Faith in Australia" England - Australia Return Flight by C. Ulm, G. Allan and P. Taylor. Cover to Brighton Beach, Victoria endorsed "Per Faith in Australia London-Sydney" and signed by C. Ulm, posted upon arrival at Sydney (Nov 6) franked 2d. Opening tear at upper edge, otherwise fine and scarce, very few covers carried. Also the enclosed letter, "Charles Ulm invited me to travel with him by air, but I prefer the boat, so he would deliver the first time he was in Melbourne. He expected to be in Sydney in 8 days from the time he leaves here, so this letter should get to you before I arrive", signed by J.A. Boyd, Chairman of the Union Investment Co. Ltd. This return flight was achieved in a record time of 6 days 17 hours. E337, $950. Photo on Page 68. £300-400
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  1933 "Faithful City" England - Australia - England Flight by P.W Lynch-Blosse, Lord Apsley, C. Greene and E. Bishop. Cover to Ernest Crome at Stanmore, N.S.W, carried from Sydney to Melbourne and back to Sydney where it was posted (Nov 19) franked 3d, signed on the reverse by Lynch-Blosse. Small tear at right edge, otherwise fine and scarce, very few carried. E335, $375. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1933 "Faithful City" Return Flight. Air Mail Society of N.S.W cover to England inscribed "England Australia Flight per the aeroplane Faithful City, Mr Lynch Blosse, Pilot" bearing Australia 2d tied by Mascot N.S.W c.d.s (Nov 18), posted upon arrival with G.B ½d + 1d cancelled at Clacton on Sea (Dec 17). The reverse bears the impressed seal and signed cachet of the Aero Club of N.S.W and is endorsed "This letter was carried Australia - England per aeroplane "Faithful City", one of twelve". Fine and very scarce, 12 flown. E343, $400. Photo on Page 68. £180-220
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  1934 Derek Rawnsley Australia - England Solo Flight. Air Mail Society of N.S.W cover to Ernest Crome at Stanmore, N.S.W, inscribed "Australia England Flight carried by courtesy of Derek Rawnsley, Pilot", initialled "DLR", with Australia 2d cancelled at Longreach (Feb 5). Twenty covers carried from Sydney to Longreach and posted upon arrival, backstamped at Enmore (Feb 3). Rawnsley flew to Darwin and onto England, reaching Lympne 73 days later. E355a, $350. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1934 England - Australia - England Survey Flight for the MacRobertson Air Race, by B. Rubin and K. Waller. Air Mail Society of N.S.W cover to Ernest Crome in Stanmore, N.S.W, inscribed "England Australia Flight carried by courtesy of Messrs B. Rubin & K. Waller, Leopard Moth Plane, Darwin-Brisbane-Sydney", posted upon arrival (Apr 19) franked Kingsford Smith 2d, also bearing an uncancelled Victoria Centenary 2d stamp, signed by Owen Cathcart Jones who replaced Rubin in the actual MacRobertson air race. Twelve covers flown on the Darwin to Sydney leg of this survey flight. E365a, $400. Photo on Page 68. £150-180
Auction Details
G.B. & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 43)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 1st March 2019 Time: 11:00AM
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