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G.B. & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 43)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 1st March 2019 Time: 11:00AM
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401
  1938 (August) All-Up Air Mail Scheme. Covers carried on the first Australia - England flight on August 2nd (3, one to South Africa), on the first flight from the newly opened Rose Bay flying boat terminal on August 4th (2, one with scarce oval cachet used on a small number of V.I.P covers only) or on the first thrice weekly flight on August 9th to England (2), or internally on the stages from Brisbane to Karumba or Gladstone, Karumba to Brisbane or Gladstone to Karumba and Townsville. Also later commercial covers to G.B (4, one registered with boxed "IRREGULARLY / POSTED", another registered with first day cancel of the Post Office at Domain Road), or to India. E820, 822b, 826/a. (16). £180-220
402
  1938 (August) All-Up Air Mail Scheme. White papers produced by the Air Ministry and G.P.O in 1937-38 (6, all different), Empire Air Mail Scheme booklet and leaflet, and covers to Australia carried on the first flight on July 28th from G.B (11), Rangoon (2), Calcutta or Singapore. Destination for the G.B covers include Karumba, Groote Eylandt, Townsville, Adelaide and Perth. E819, 820a. (23). £140-160
403
  1939-40 Wartime Air Mails. Covers from Australia to England franked at 1/6 per ½oz (5) including September 5th first flight cover carried on the flying boat "Coogee" signed by the Captain E.C Sims (E879b), or from England to Australia franked 1/3 per ½ oz (4), one cover from Fremantle with a naval censor cachet. (9). £80-100
404
  1940 (May/June) Covers including cover from Sydney (May 27) carried on the last flight to England to take the route via Italy; cover from Australia to England carried on the 1st June flight from Sydney which terminated at Athens on June 10th due to the entry of Italy into the war (then flown to Alexandria and carried by sea around the Cape); and June 10th cover from England to Australia, probably flown to Lisbon, taken by sea to New York, flown to San Francisco then sent by sea. (3). £150-180
405
Click to view full image... 1940 (May 28) Cover from France to South Australia franked 50c, endorsed "Guinea Airways Flight, England - Australia, Departure England 29/5/40, Stage: England - Marseille" and signed by the pilot D.G Cameron. Two Lockheed Airliners flew from England to Australia via Marseille, Tunis, Malta, Alexandria, Basra, Sharjah, Karachi, Rangoon, Singapore, Batavia and Darwin in a record 63 hours flying time; 27 covers were carried, just three to Marseille. E903a, $500. Photo on Page 78. £100-120
406
  1940-42 Horseshoe Route. Covers flown to Cairo and down to Durban, including three first flight covers from Sydney to Durban or England to Sydney or New Zealand, other covers from Australia to England (8), G.B to Australia (2, one Express), Burma or Malaya (returned with "Air Mail fee 1s 1½d / refunded" and "IT IS REGRETTED THAT / THIS ITEM COULD NOT BE / DELIVERED AT THE / ADDRESS STATED"). E903b/c. (15). £150-180
407
  1937-41 Pan American Air Mails. Covers comprising 1937 (Apr 19) Australia to San Francisco first flight via Pan Am from Hong Kong; 1938 (Jan 2) second survey flight from Auckland to Hong Kong via Samoa and Hawaii (2); 1939 (Aug 28) cover from Hobart intended for the New Zealand - U.S survey flight and then to be carried around the world via G.B but never actually carried; also various covers from PAA Transatlantic flights (4), BOAC or Imperial Airways routes linking up with the PAA services, etc. E727, etc. (12). £100-120
408
  1940 (June 12) Cover franked 4/8 from Sydney to USA endorsed "via Hong Kong Airmail Clipper" with Hong Kong transit c.d.s (July 4) and blue triangular "PASSED / CENSOR / 9 / HONG KONG", carried by Imperial Airways from Sydney to Hong Kong via Bangkok and Hanoi and then by Pan Am from Hong Kong to San Francisco via Manila. This route was only available for Australian mail in June and July 1940 when it was superseded by PAA's Auckland to San Francisco route. £100-120
409
  1941 (Jan 16) Registered cover from Sydney to Dili franked 1/-, inscribed "First Flight by flying boat "Coriolanus" G-AETV, Sydney - Dili Portuguese Timor, by Qantas Empire Airways, Capt. H.B Hussey" and signed by Hussey. 54 Covers flown. E912, $400. £100-120
410
  1940-41 California Clipper covers sent by Pan Am from Auckland to San Francisco and New York to Lisbon, from Australia to G.B at 5/10 per ½oz for air the whole way (11) or 3/11 for air to the Atlantic seaboard, or 4/- to USA (4), and covers from G.B to Australia franked 4/6 (3), also July 1940 first flight cover from New Zealand to USA but only flown as far as Hawaii. (20). £250-300
411
  1941 (Apr 24) Cover to England sent by California Clipper via New Zealand and USA, franked at the 17/6 triple rate by 6d, 1/- pair, 5/- and 10/- definitives, an unusual high franking. £100-120
412
  1942 (Oct 20) Cover from Perth to Chunking and redirected to London franked 2/- (perfin "WA") + 2½d, flown from India to China "across the hump" by CNAC, with arrival c.d.s (Dec 1). A fine and unusual item to an Australian journalist, with an interesting letter enclosed. £80-100
413
  1942-45 Wartime air mails, mainly carried by air across the Atlantic via Lisbon and the U.S then by sea from California, comprising covers from Australia to G.B at 2/1 per ½oz (5) or G.B to Australia at 1/3 per ½oz (6); airgraphs (5, four with envelopes) including 1943 (July 5) first day service from Australia and two illustrated Christmas airgraphs; G.B 6d airletters (2, one sent on the first service on 24 August 1944 to Hudson Fysh in Sydney); and 1944 (Sept 15) Australia 7d airletter used on the first re-opened flight to England. E953b, 977, 978, etc. (19). £120-150
414
  1944 (Sep 11) 7d Airletters with "Re-opening Flight" vignette printed at the left, carried on the first flight from Sydney to England, one signed by Capt. L.R Ambrose who piloted the flight from Perth to Colombo. E978/a, $380. (2). £100-120
415
  1945 (June 1) 7d Airletters carried on the first Lancastrian service from Sydney to England, one with red flight vignette printed at left, the other signed by Captains O.F.Y Thomas (who flew to Ceylon) and K.G Jackson (who flew Ceylon to Karachi), inscribed on reverse as offloaded at Lydda. Also 1946 (Feb 8) test cover from London to Sydney with enclosed memorandum showing despatch and arrival dates. E1007a/b, $525+. (3). £120-150
416
  1945 (Nov 29) Covers flown from Sydney to Colombo on the first Qantas Liberator "Kangaroo" service franked 1/6, both signed by the pilots Capt. H.T Hause and J.A Furze (2); and a cover carried on the first return flight from Colombo on December 2nd franked 1r, signed by the pilots Capt. J.A Furze and J.A Moxham. E1016/7, $450. (3). £100-120
417
  1945-46 Qantas Flights to or via Singapore. Covers comprising 1945 (Oct 4) Sydney to Singapore development flight on VH-ABG "Coriolanus" signed by the two pilots; 1946 (April) reopened England - Australia route, G.B 6d airletter to Sydney signed by the three pilots, and Australia 7d airletters with purple flight vignette overprint flown to Singapore (2, both pilot signed) or with red flight vignette overprint flown to London (2, one pilot signed). E1009, 1036a, 1038a, 1039b, $1,200. (6). £240-300
418
  1947-70 Flight Covers including 1947 (Dec 1) Sydney to Canberra first regular through air mail service by Qantas and return flight, both signed by both pilots; 1948 (Nov/Dec) first Qantas survey flight to South Africa across the Indian Ocean, Sydney to Johannesburg and return flight both signed by the pilot L.A Ambrose; 1952 Australia to South Africa first regular airmail service covers flown on various legs (11), 1954 Singapore crash covers (2), etc. (31). £150-180
419
  1947-63 Covers intended for air mail but unpaid or underpaid with cachets explaining that they were diverted to surface mail, mostly from Australia to England but including 1947 cover franked 6d tied by "F.P.O 28 / R.A.A.F JAPAN" c.d.s and addressed to Southern Rhodesia, also a cover to New Zealand and two internal covers. (13). £70-100

Trans-Tasman Flights to New Zealand

420
Click to view full image... 1928 (Sep 10) First Australia to New Zealand flight in the "Southern Cross", cover to Christchurch endorsed "Carried by Southern Cross first flight NSW to NZ 10th Sept. 1928" and signed by the pilots Charles Kingsford Smith and C.T Ulm, posted upon arrival at Christchurch (Sep 11) franked 1d. Fine and rare, just 15 covers carried. E124, $5,500. Photo on Page 78. £1,400-1,600
421
Click to view full image... 1928 (Oct 13) "Southern Cross" New Zealand to Australia return flight, cover to Sydney inscribed "Per Aeroplane Southern Cross, C.E Kingsford-Smith & C.T.P Ulm, New Zealand to Australia" with New Zealand 1d cancelled at Blenheim (Oct 13), arrival c.d.s of Richmond N.S.W (Oct 14) alongside, signed by C. Kingsford Smith and C.T.P Ulm. Central horizontal fold, otherwise fine and rare, just 16 covers carried on this first flight from New Zealand to Australia. E126, $4,250. Photo on Page 78. £800-1,000
422
Click to view full image... 1931 (April 1) Francis Chichester New Zealand to Australia solo flight via Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, Australia 2d postal stationery envelope to Sydney, flown from Norfolk Island to Lord Howe Island with datestamps of Norfolk Island (Mar 30) and Lord Howe Island (April 1) and violet flight cachet, signed by Chichester and numbered "43". Chichester flew from New Zealand to Norfolk Island on March 28th and on to Lord Howe Island on April 1st; his plane overturned in a storm and the covers carried from New Zealand were lost, but covers posted at Norfolk Island were saved. Scarce, about 50 covers flown to Lord Howe Island of which 22 items were recorded in the Australia Air Mail catalogue. Also 1981 (June 10) commemorative flight cover. E183, $950. Photo on Page 78. £280-320
423
Click to view full image... 1931 (June 6) Francis Chichester New Zealand to Australia solo flight, cover to Neutral Bay bearing Australia 2d + 3d tied by Lord Howe Island c.d.s, flown from Lord Howe to Australia with violet flight cachet, signed by Chichester and numbered "23". Chichester's departure from Lord Howe Island was delayed for two months when his plane was overturned and damaged in a storm shortly after his arrival on the island. About 120 covers flown from Lord Howe Island of which 54 examples were recorded in the Australian Air Mail Catalogue. Also 1981 (March) commemorative flight cover. E184a, $650. Photo on Page 78. £150-180
424
Click to view full image... 1933 (Jan 11) Second Trans-Tasman flight, cover to Christchurch endorsed "Southern Cross flight 11.1.33 Sydney - New Plymouth" signed by a passenger S.E Nielson and the pilot C. Kingsford Smith, bearing an uncancelled Australia 2d stamp and New Zealand 1d cancelled upon arrival at New Plymouth (Jan 12), reverse with a further New Plymouth c.d.s and Air Mail Society of N.Z expert committee handstamp. A little very minor edge staining, otherwise fine and rare, just ten covers flown to New Plymouth (with a further ten covers carried on to Gisborne). E296, $1,750. Photo on Page 78. £300-350
425
Click to view full image... 1933 (Mar 26) Second New Zealand to Australia return flight, printed cover of the Waipapakauri Commercial Hotel addressed to Timaru, endorsed "Carried on Southern Cross New Zealand to Australia March 1933" with New Zealand 1d cancelled at Waipapakauri (Mar 25) and Australia 2d cancelled at Sydney (Mar 26), signed by C. Kingsford Smith. Fifty covers flown, thirty of which were hotel envelopes cancelled at Waipapakauri, where the air crew rested prior to the fight from nearby Ninety Mile Beach. E299, $1,100. Photo on Page 82. £240-280
426
Click to view full image... 1933-34 "Faith in Australia" flights by Ulm, Allan & Boulton. Covers comprising 1933 (Dec 3) first Australia to N.Z flight souvenir postcard with private cachets of Richmond and New Plymouth, signed by Ulm, and return flight from Auckland to Invercargill (2); 1934 (Feb 17) N.Z. to Australia first official air mail covers franked "Faith in Australia" 7d (3, one signed by Allan and Boulton another signed by Ulm); April 12th Australia - N.Z. first official air mail covers (6, one also carried on return flight) or return flight; May 11th Goodwill Flight cover flown from Sydney to Wellington franked 2d, posted back to Sydney with N.Z. 1d (signed by Ulm); and July 2nd Kaitaia to Sydney return flight covers (2, one posted back with Australia 1d pair). E348, 360, 369, 370, 371, 379, 389, $1,165. (16). Photo on Page 82. £220-260
427
Click to view full image... 1934 (Jan 13) Third "Southern Cross" Trans-Tasman flight, cover to Sydney with Australia 2d cancelled at Mascot, N.S.W (Jan 12) and New Zealand 1d cancelled upon arrival at New Plymouth (Jan 15), endorsed "Australia to New Zealand by monoplane Southern Cross Jan 1934" and signed by C. Kingsford Smith. Fine and rare, just twelve covers carried. E350, $650. Photo on Page 82. £200-250
428
  1934-35 "Southern Cross" flight covers, comprising 1934 (Mar 29) cover flown from New Zealand to Australia signed by C. Kingsford Smith and J.T. Pethybridge; and covers flown from Sydney on the 1935 (May 15) Silver Jubilee flight attempt to New Zealand (3, one signed by C. Kingsford Smith, P.G Taylor and J.D.W Stannage, with New Zealand Air stamps cancelled at Wellington on May 23), also a cover intended for the return flight, an unused envelope, and Wellington G.P.O official cover and enclosed letter originally forwarding a flown letter from the flight. This flight developed engine trouble half way across the Tasman Sea and had to return to Sydney after jettisoning all but 1,100 of the covers on board. E367a, 499, $625+. (7). £200-250
429
  1940 (April 30) First regular TEAL airmail service between Australia and New Zealand by flying boat "Aotearoa", covers or cards carried on the first flight from Auckland to Sydney (4) or on the return flight from Sydney to Auckland (4) including souvenir card previously carried on the 1933 (Dec 3) "Faith in Australia" flight signed by C.T.P Ulm and by Captain Burgess and the four crew of the "Aotearoa". Also 1950 (Oct 3) cover flown on first TEAL Wellington to Sydney service by Solent flying boat. E899, 900/a, 1255, $995. (9). £140-160

Flights to Papua New Guinea

430
Click to view full image... 1933-34 Covers comprising 1933 (Feb 3) Sydney to Salamaua cover carried by sea to Port Moresby and then flown by Guinea Airways, franked 7d, the first official Australian acceptance for mail flown over Papua New Guinea air services; and 1934 (July 24) first Australia to Papua New Guinea flight in "Faith in Australia" covers flown Sydney to Port Moresby, or from Sydney, Brisbane or Rockhampton to Port Moresby and back to Sydney via Lae (Rockhampton cover signed C.T.P Ulm), Melbourne, Townsville or Rockhampton to Lae via Port Moresby, Sydney to Lae via Port Moresby and back to Sydney, Melbourne to Cairns and back to Melbourne, Port Moresby to Sydney via Lae (unusually with flight cachets dated June and July), Cairns to Brisbane, also an unused flight envelope and a fine picture postcard of the "Faith in Australia" at Lae signed by C.T.P Ulm. E296b, 390/5d, $845++. (14). Photo on Page 82. £220-260
431
  1938-45 Covers with 1938 (May 30) first official flight from Sydney to Port Moresby, Salamaua and Rabaul comprising covers flown Cooktown or Sydney to Port Moresby, Sydney to Rabaul, Sydney to Port Moresby and back to Sydney, Sydney to Rabaul and back to Sydney, Rockhampton to Sydney; also 1942 (Feb.) cover from Brisbane to Wau redirected to Port Moresby then returned to sender with Field P.O 0139 backstamp (June 1) and violet "NOT TRANSMISSIBLE / SERVICE SUSPENDED"; and 1945 (Apr 2) Qantas re-opened Australia - New Guinea service first flight covers carried on the outward or return flights franked 5d, both with flight vignettes and pilot signed, cancelled at No 7 Aust. Base P.O (Lae) or No. 1 Aust. Base P.O (Sydney). E808/12, 1002/3, $770++. (9). £200-240

Internal Air Mails

Pioneer Flights

432
Click to view full image... 1914 (June) "Australia's First Aerial Mail, Melbourne to Sydney" special picture postcard depicting the aviator "Wizard" Stone and organiser P.V. Ryan, posted in Sydney (July 9) franked by a 1d Kangaroo. The flight was abandoned after the aircraft was damaged in transit and then crashed on June 1st; most cards were then carried to Sydney by rail and posted there on August 24th. An early use of this card, in fine condition. Ex John Sussex collection. E2, $800. Photo on Page 82. £250-300
433
Click to view full image... 1914 (July 16-18) Melbourne to Sydney "Official Souvenir Australia's Aerial Mail" special picture postcard depicting the aviator Maurice Guillaux, flown by Guillaux with 1d Kangaroo tied by special oval "AUSTRALIAN / AERIAL MAIL / MELBOURNE / 16 JUL 1914 / VIC" datestamp in violet and a Toorah c.d.s (July 14), a second Aerial Mail datestamp and Sydney arrival c.d.s (July 18) alongside, numbered "1035". Also 1964 commemorative flight covers (2). Approximately 1785 items carried on Australia's first official air mail. E3, $750. Photo on Page 82. £180-220
434
Click to view full image... 1917 (Feb 15-27) Mount Gambier to Melbourne flight by Basil Watson, special postcard depicting Watson, addressed to the Central Flying School at Laverton, Victoria, with the message "you will be surprised to receive an aerial p.c ... we are going to see a flight tomorrow, he loops the loop. I presume it is the same man that was at the school. I have not seen the machine yet but Jack said it is small compared to yours". Franked KGV 1d tied by special oval "AUSTRALIAN / AERIAL MAIL / MELBOURNE / 27 FEB 1917 / VIC" datestamp with a Mt. Gambier c.d.s (Feb 15) at the left. 371 Cards flown on the 12 day flight from Mt. Gambier to Melbourne, sold at 1/- each plus postage. Minor creasing, otherwise fine, an interesting message and address. E10, $600. Photo on Page 82. £180-220
435
  1917 (Feb 15-27) Mt. Gambier to Melbourne flight, similar postcard depicting Basil Watson with KGV 1d tied by the special oval Melbourne Aerial Mail datestamp, Mt. Gambier c.d.s at left, no message, light edge staining and minor creasing, small fault at left edge. Also 1967 commemorative flight card. E10, $600. £100-120
436
Click to view full image... 1917 (Oct 13) War Loan leaflet "Send your message to the Kaiser by aeroplane" with imprint of "H.J Green, Acting Govt. Print., Melb." dropped over Melbourne by the Australian Flying Corps. A pencil note on the reverse reads "These were dropped from the aeroplane that flew over the city last week. Notice Our Boys that is us. The plane is a De Havel type". Light horizontal fold, otherwise superb and very scarce, ex Eustis and John Sussex collections. E14d, $900. Photo on Page 86. £400-500
437
Click to view full image... 1917 (Oct 17) "Money is a Good Soldier" Liberty Loan leaflet with imprint of "Albert J. Mullett, Govt. Printer, Melb.", dropped over Melbourne by the Australian Flying Corps, light vertical crease, fine and scarce. E14e, $750. Photo on Page 86. £300-350
438
Click to view full image... 1917 (Nov 23) Adelaide to Gawler flight by R.G. Carey, souvenir picture postcard depicting Carey in his 60hp Bleriot with handstamped date "NOV 23 1917" at right, franked KGV 1d cancelled at Adelaide (Nov. 23, 11.15 AM). A little light creasing and 1cm tear at left, otherwise fine and very scarce. Just 100 cards flown few of which have survived. Ex Eustis and John Sussex collections, this very scarce card illustrated in the Australian Air Mail Catalogue. E16, $2,750. Photo on Inside Front Cover. £1,200-1,400
439
Click to view full image... 1919 (Aug 6) Adelaide to Minlaton flight by Harry Butler, special postcard depicting the plane in flight, the reverse with facsimile message and picture of Butler, addressed to Magill franked KGV 1½d cancelled upon arrival by Minlaton squared circle, numbered "509". Also a real photo postcard of Butler and his business partner H.A Kauper at Enfield Aerodrome, Adelaide, signed "H.J Butler, R.A.F (S.R), 12/5/20", and 1999 commemorative flight cards (2). E20, $550+. (4). Photo on Page 82. £240-280
440
Click to view full image... 1919 (Aug 12) Minlaton to Adelaide return flight by Harry Butler, special postcard depicting the plane in flight and Butler on the reverse, unnumbered, with handwritten message, "The greatest event Minlaton has ever seen", a KGV 1½d cancelled upon arrival at Adelaide, only about 200 cards carried on this return flight. E22a, $750. Photo on Page 86. £240-280
441
Click to view full image... 1919 (Aug 12) Minlaton to Adelaide return flight by Captain Harry Butler, pictorial postcard with a picture of Butler on the reverse, unusually signed by Butler below his picture, posted upon arrival with KGV 1½d cancelled at Adelaide. Just 200 cards carried on this return flight, very few of which were pilot signed, very minor creasing, otherwise fine. E22a, $750+. Photo on Page 86. £300-350
442
Click to view full image... 1919 (Sep 3) Hobart to Launceston flight by E.D Cummings in a War Loans plane, flown cover with printed "A Good Investment, The Peace Loan - Over 5 per cent Interest, To re-establish our soldiers and sailors in civil life", franked KGV 1½d cancelled at Hobart, backstamped at Launceston (Sep 5) with violet cachet "FIRST TAS. AERO MAIL / D.P.M.G" and handstamped signature. Light vertical fold, otherwise fine and rare. This was the first aerial mail in Tasmania; just six covers are believed to survive. E23, $4,000. Photo on Page 86. £1,600-1,800
443
Click to view full image... 1920 (July 30) Melbourne to Traralgon experimental air mail organised by the "Herald and Weekly Times" and flown by Capt. E.W Leggett of Aviation Ltd. Cover franked KGV ½d + 1d cancelled upon arrival at Traralgon and bearing yellow "By Herald Aerial Despatch" vignette on the front tied by violet "HERALD & WEEKLY TIMES / LTD / RECEIVED / 30 JUL 1920" cachet, light central vertical fold, otherwise superb and scarce, 266 covers flown. E47, $2,000. Photo on Page 86. £600-700
444
Click to view full image... 1920 (July 30) Melbourne to Traralgon air mail, cover franked KGV 1½d cancelled upon arrival at Traralgon, the yellow "By Herald Aerial Delivery" vignette on the reverse tied by the violet dated cachet, very fine and scarce. E47, $2,000. Photo on Page 86. £500-600
445
Click to view full image... 1920 (Aug 27) Serpentine to Melbourne aerial derby to advertise the Second Peace Loan, cover to Rochester endorsed "for Peace Loan Aerial Mail" bearing KGV 1½d cancelled upon arrival at Melbourne, handstamped violet boxed "CARRIED BY SECOND PEACE / LOAN AERIAL MAIL", fine and scarce. E50, $1,000. Photo on Page 86. £300-350
446
Click to view full image... 1920 (Aug 27) Serpentine to Melbourne aerial derby, cover to Melbourne endorsed "By aerial delivery Serpentine via Inglewood" with KGV 1½d cancelled at Melbourne and fine violet boxed "CARRIED BY SECOND PEACE / LOAN AERIAL MAIL", vertical fold, otherwise fine and scarce. E50, $1,000. Photo on Page 88. £200-250
447
Click to view full image... 1921 (May 4) Leaflet (23x31cm) advertising the "Palm Car", headed "A Question from the Skies, dropped by Graham Carey, special aerial representative of Palm Cars", with illustrations of an aeroplane and Palm car, dropped over Melbourne by R.G Carey from a Maurice Farman Shorthorn biplane, unusually fine and very scarce. E52a, $800. Photo on Page 90. £300-400
448
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1921 (Oct 20) Survey flight by Francis Birtles, Lieut. F.S. Briggs and G. Bailey from Alice Springs to Adelaide, cover endorsed "Per favour Lieut. Briggs by aeroplane, Alice Springs to Adelaide", bearing KGV 1d (2) cancelled upon arrival in Adelaide (Oct 24). Also a photographic postcard of the DH4 aircraft at Alice Springs with an admiring crowd of mainly aborigine children and the MacDonald Ranges in the background, the reverse inscribed and signed by Briggs - "Here you are Egg. First aeroplane to arrive in Alice Springs, Oct. 5th 1921, Lieut Briggs. Pilot". An exceptional cover and card, just three covers recorded from this flight, this cover and card illustrated in the Australian Air Mail Catalogue. Ex. Eustis and John Sussex collections. E55, $3,500. (2). Photo on Page 88. £2,000-2,400
449
Click to view full image... 1922 (Apr 17) "Herald and Weekly Times" Melbourne to Geelong experimental air mail flown by Roy King and A.W Vigers, cover addressed to Melbourne bearing KGV 1d purple pair and blue "Herald Air Mail" vignette, posted upon arrival, the stamps and vignette cancelled by a Geelong machine. Also a mint vignette. 1,500 Covers flown. E63, 64a, $1,700. (2). Photo on Page 88. £500-600

Commercial Internal Air Routes

Western Australia Routes, North of Perth

450
Click to view full image... 1921 (Dec 3) Cover from Perth to Geraldton inscribed "Per Aerial Mail" and franked 5d, carried on the first flight of the WAA air service from Perth (which was supposed to fly to Derby, but which only flew as far as Geraldton due to an accident to one aircraft shortly after leaving Geraldton), the cover handstamped with the special "PERTH DERBY / WA / AERIAL MAIL" skeleton c.d.s (Dec 4). Vertical and horizontal folds but scarce. E56, $850. Photo on Page 88. £160-200
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
Details: Please contact Argyll Etkin for full viewing details
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