Lot Number: 728

(Ephemera) Imperial Airways Publicity brochure, re 14 weekly flying boat services through Phaleron Airport, Athens,
inc tour details and route map of incoming and outging services, 4pp, 16x12cm,

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Date: Timetables, brochures
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Imperial Airways Publicity brochure, re 14 weekly flying boat services through Phaleron Airport, Athens, inc tour details and route map of incoming and outging services, 4pp, 16x12cm,
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Lot Number: 738

(Ephemera) Deutsche Lufthansa, oval blue/yellow/black luggage label showing Dornier DO_S flying boat.

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Date: Vignettes, etiquettes, labels
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Deutsche Lufthansa, oval blue/yellow/black luggage label showing Dornier DO_S flying boat.
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Lot Number: 701

(Ephemera) C Class flying boat 'Caledonia' flying over Rochester bridge, original Pamlin Print, unused.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: C Class flying boat 'Caledonia' flying over Rochester bridge, original Pamlin Print, unused.
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Lot Number: 720

(Ephemera) Short Singapore Flying Boat on the water, two engines, three fins, Valentine's B&W photocard unused.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Short Singapore Flying Boat on the water, two engines, three fins, Valentine's B&W photocard unused.
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Lot Number: 654

(Ephemera) "Imperial Airways Ltd/Empire Flying Boat/New Zealand Goodwill Flights/Per G-ADUT 'Cetaurus' Route, grey/blue imprint etiquette souvenir cover, mint unused, fine.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: "Imperial Airways Ltd/Empire Flying Boat/New Zealand Goodwill Flights/Per G-ADUT 'Cetaurus' Route, grey/blue imprint etiquette souvenir cover, mint unused, fine.
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Lot Number: 662

(Ephemera) Short Bros corner cover window envelope postmarked 29/11/38. Short Brothers is an aerospace company founded in 1908 in London, and was the first company in the world to make production aircraft. It was particularly notable for its flying boat designs manufactured into the 1950s.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Short Bros corner cover window envelope postmarked 29/11/38. Short Brothers is an aerospace company founded in 1908 in London, and was the first company in the world to make production aircraft. It was particularly notable for its flying boat designs manufactured into the 1950s.
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Lot Number: 693

(Ephemera) The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: The 'Cape Town Clipper' NC 18612 on the tarmac,photograph made from the original negative, 15x9cm, signed by Capt. W.M.Masland. The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.Three were sold to BOAC during the Battle of Britain (1940) and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's three Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF).
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Lot Number: 702

(Ephemera) Catalina Flying Boat, PBY-5A, with 210 RAF Squadron markings, at Portland Harbour,.Catalina Society PPC.

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Date: Picture postcards
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Catalina Flying Boat, PBY-5A, with 210 RAF Squadron markings, at Portland Harbour,.Catalina Society PPC.
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Lot Number: 666

(Ephemera) Uruguay, rare early airmail enveope, gerey/pale blue/blue, with "Republica O. del Uruguay - Correo Aereo" text and engraving of airship and flying boat, unused.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: Uruguay, rare early airmail enveope, gerey/pale blue/blue, with "Republica O. del Uruguay - Correo Aereo" text and engraving of airship and flying boat, unused.
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Lot Number: 522

(Philippines) RAF Flying Boat, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 16/2, cover franked 16c, fine strike black framed cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Image.

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Date: 1936, Feb 16
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Philippines

Description: RAF Flying Boat, Manila to Hong Kong, bs 16/2, cover franked 16c, fine strike black framed cachet, b/s, airmail cover. Image.
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Lot Number: 521

(Philippines) Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force survey flight, Manila to Sourabaya (Java), bs 15/3, Hong Kong Bank (embossed on flap) cover franked 16c, large purple boxed 'Air Mail' hs and fine strike violet framed  "Via Flying Boats/Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force" cache verso.

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Date: 1935, Mar 11
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Philippines

Description: Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force survey flight, Manila to Sourabaya (Java), bs 15/3, Hong Kong Bank (embossed on flap) cover franked 16c, large purple boxed 'Air Mail' hs and fine strike violet framed "Via Flying Boats/Netherlands/Royal Naval Air Force" cache verso.
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Lot Number: 486

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Egypt dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Port Said, bs 22/8, via Alexandria 21/8, black/red/cream 'Kiwi' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 26 Jul 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug the in flying boat Coriolanus to Alexandria. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 488

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Aug 2
Est. price: £45.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 489

(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

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Date: 1938, Aug 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to England dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Wanganui to England, no arrival ds, printed souvenir 'Empire Air Mail Service' corner cover franked 1 1/2d canc Wanganui /4 Aug/1938 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus to Southampton. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
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Lot Number: 471

(Mozambique) Beira to London, inauguration of the Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', Savoy Hotel, Beira cover,  franked 4E50 canc Beira cds, ms 'First Seaplane Mail/from Africa to England'. Small mail.

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Date: 1937, Jun 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Mozambique

Description: Beira to London, inauguration of the Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service, first acceptance of northbound mails, carried by Imperial Airways 'Challenger', Savoy Hotel, Beira cover, franked 4E50 canc Beira cds, ms 'First Seaplane Mail/from Africa to England'. Small mail.
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Lot Number: 464

(Malta) Valletta to Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA, bs 2/7, first acceptance mail for USA for carriage on the F/F Soceta Anonuma Navigazione Aerea (SANA) flying boat  from Malta to Genoa, airmail etiquette cover franked 3 1/2d canc violet circular cachet "Air Mail Malta/19 Jun1931" cds and Valetta cds, boxed violet Jusqu'a cachet " By Air To Genoa Only" and st line '1st Air Mail' hs. Verso uncommon black "Air-Sea Mail/Lloyd Saubado" hs. The Lloyd Sabaudo line was formed in 1906, and provided passenger and mail services linking Italy to ports in Asia as well as North and South America. In 1932 it merged with several other Italian shipping lines to form the Italian Line.

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Date: 1931, Aug 20
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Malta

Description: Valletta to Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA, bs 2/7, first acceptance mail for USA for carriage on the F/F Soceta Anonuma Navigazione Aerea (SANA) flying boat from Malta to Genoa, airmail etiquette cover franked 3 1/2d canc violet circular cachet "Air Mail Malta/19 Jun1931" cds and Valetta cds, boxed violet Jusqu'a cachet " By Air To Genoa Only" and st line '1st Air Mail' hs. Verso uncommon black "Air-Sea Mail/Lloyd Saubado" hs. The Lloyd Sabaudo line was formed in 1906, and provided passenger and mail services linking Italy to ports in Asia as well as North and South America. In 1932 it merged with several other Italian shipping lines to form the Italian Line.
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Lot Number: 462

(Malta) SANA flying boat, F/F Malta to Tripoli, bs 18/6, franked 2 1/2d canc violet 'Air Mail/Malta' cds, violet "1st Air Mail" cachet. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.

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Date: 1931, Jun 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Malta

Description: SANA flying boat, F/F Malta to Tripoli, bs 18/6, franked 2 1/2d canc violet 'Air Mail/Malta' cds, violet "1st Air Mail" cachet. Only short notice of this flight was given, so only small numbers were flown.
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Lot Number: 437

(Ireland) Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, cover with green three line cachet,  flown 27th September, 1928 Belfast to Liverpool, bs 27/9 . Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat.  Image.

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Date: 1927, Sep 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Liverpool-Belfast Air Mail Experiments, cover with green three line cachet, flown 27th September, 1928 Belfast to Liverpool, bs 27/9 . Mail carried in the 'Calcutta' flying boat. Image.
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Lot Number: 397

(Greece) Late use of 1926 Flying Boat stamps, Athens to Rhodes, bs 4/10, plain cover franked 20 dr Flying Boat set  + 1dr 80l surface postage. The last flight for which the Flying Boat stamps were valid left Athens on 19/11/33. Elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1933, Oct 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Greece

Description: Late use of 1926 Flying Boat stamps, Athens to Rhodes, bs 4/10, plain cover franked 20 dr Flying Boat set + 1dr 80l surface postage. The last flight for which the Flying Boat stamps were valid left Athens on 19/11/33. Elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.
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Lot Number: 385

(Gold Coast) Early World War II censored printed Air Mail/Par Avion double rate cover to South Africa, no arrival ds,  franked 2/6d (2x the new wartime airmail rate of 1/3d), franked Accra cds, red pentagonal boxed "Passed By Censor/Gold Coast/7" censor mark on front. Flown by BOAC over the land plane route from Lagos to Khartoum (which had been officially resumed in July 1940 following temporary closure when Italy entered the war in June 1940, see Boyle p706). At Khartoum it was transferred to the flying boat service to South Africa. Early WWII censored airmail ex Gold Coast is uncommon. Nice item.

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Date: 1940, Dec 5
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Early World War II censored printed Air Mail/Par Avion double rate cover to South Africa, no arrival ds, franked 2/6d (2x the new wartime airmail rate of 1/3d), franked Accra cds, red pentagonal boxed "Passed By Censor/Gold Coast/7" censor mark on front. Flown by BOAC over the land plane route from Lagos to Khartoum (which had been officially resumed in July 1940 following temporary closure when Italy entered the war in June 1940, see Boyle p706). At Khartoum it was transferred to the flying boat service to South Africa. Early WWII censored airmail ex Gold Coast is uncommon. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 246

(GB External) Imperial Airways experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by 'Calcutta' flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, "By Flying Boat". cachet. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.

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Date: 1928, Oct 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways experimental airmail, Liverpool to Belfast by 'Calcutta' flying boat, bs 5/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, "By Flying Boat". cachet. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 93

(Australia) Wartime airmail, first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Christcurch 3/5, carried "per flying boats "Aotearoa" and "Awarua", blue/grey TEAL souvenir cover,  correctly franked 5d for air to NZ, canc Adelaide cds. When Italy entered the war in June 1940 this service became the first leg of the 'all air' Pacific Clipper Service to GB via Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and Lisbon. Image.

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Date: 1940, Apr 30
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Christcurch 3/5, carried "per flying boats "Aotearoa" and "Awarua", blue/grey TEAL souvenir cover, correctly franked 5d for air to NZ, canc Adelaide cds. When Italy entered the war in June 1940 this service became the first leg of the 'all air' Pacific Clipper Service to GB via Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and Lisbon. Image.
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Lot Number: 92

(Australia) First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, franked 5d, attractive blue/red/grey "globe" souvenir cover with IAW logo verso, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Posted on the the day of the introduction, in Australia, of the third stage of the "All Up" scheme. But Australia adopted a reduced rate of 5d per 1/2oz, although the GB-Aust. rate was 1 1/2d. The flying boat was "Coriolanus". Image.

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Date: 1938, Aug 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, franked 5d, attractive blue/red/grey "globe" souvenir cover with IAW logo verso, Imperial Airways/Qantas. Posted on the the day of the introduction, in Australia, of the third stage of the "All Up" scheme. But Australia adopted a reduced rate of 5d per 1/2oz, although the GB-Aust. rate was 1 1/2d. The flying boat was "Coriolanus". Image.
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Lot Number: 21

(Collections) Europe (Western), twelve  first flight covers, 1921-48, comprising 1921 8/6 Poznan Fair special flight franked semi-official 25m and 100m perforated vignettes tied by a special cancellation; 1924 25/9 Budapest to Szeged franked 1924 air set;  1928 4/10 Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat; 1929 27/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet Field authentication hs; 1930 19/11 Paris International Expo special card addressed to Switzerland; 1930 11/6 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' hs ms Sevilla/Friedrichshafen' bs Paris 16/6; 1930 31/3 Oleag/CIDNA/Aeroput Vienna-Graz;1933 21/8 Ljubljana to Zagreb special cachets; 1932 18/6 Netherlands Graf Zeppelin flight Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen 19/6; 1935 23/2 Brussels to Leopoldville 28/2 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseille to New York 27/5; 1948 12/11 Barcelona to New York 15/11. A most interesting and varied lot, fine to very fine, see scans on web site.

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Est. price: £100.00
Category: Collections

Description: Europe (Western), twelve first flight covers, 1921-48, comprising 1921 8/6 Poznan Fair special flight franked semi-official 25m and 100m perforated vignettes tied by a special cancellation; 1924 25/9 Budapest to Szeged franked 1924 air set; 1928 4/10 Liverpool to Belfast by flying boat; 1929 27/8 Ireland Galway to London cachet Field authentication hs; 1930 19/11 Paris International Expo special card addressed to Switzerland; 1930 11/6 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' hs ms Sevilla/Friedrichshafen' bs Paris 16/6; 1930 31/3 Oleag/CIDNA/Aeroput Vienna-Graz;1933 21/8 Ljubljana to Zagreb special cachets; 1932 18/6 Netherlands Graf Zeppelin flight Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen 19/6; 1935 23/2 Brussels to Leopoldville 28/2 souvenir cover; 1939 24/5 Pan Am Marseille to New York 27/5; 1948 12/11 Barcelona to New York 15/11. A most interesting and varied lot, fine to very fine, see scans on web site.
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Lot Number: 51

(Selections) Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover. Unlike most internet auctions, on our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Selections

Description: Australia 1929-55, a fine selection of 16 first flights including 1946 first post war civilian service Sydney-Singapore 8/4 purple o/p 7d air letter signed Furze & Moxham; 1929 2/6 Adelaide-Perth; 1930 30/5 Melbourne-Sydney; 1934 Australia-PNG 26/7; 1934 registered dual frank Australia-PNG-Australia 2/8; 1934 6/12 Brisbane-London souvenir cover; 1937 30/8 ANA Brisbane-Adelaide; 1938 31/5 Youami-Perth 2/6 and return; 1940 1/5 Australia-NZ inaugural Flying Boat Service special cover. Unlike most internet auctions, on our web site you can inspect a front and back life size image of every cover in the collection. So view in the comfort of your own home and avoid the cost and hassle of a journey to the auction house and any risk of having to bid blind.
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