Lot Number: 595

(South Africa) Imperial Airways/Qantas F/F Durban to Sydney, bs 21/12, red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/8d. At that time this was the longest route in the world at close on 16000 miles, via Singapore, Dutch East Indies and Darwin,

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Date: 1934, Dec 4
Est. price: £20.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas F/F Durban to Sydney, bs 21/12, red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover, correctly rated 1/8d. At that time this was the longest route in the world at close on 16000 miles, via Singapore, Dutch East Indies and Darwin,
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Lot Number: 547

(Papua and New Guinea) F/F Qantas Catalina flying boat service, Deboyne Lagoon (Milne Bay) to Bwagaoia (Misima Island), airmail etiquette cover (22x10cm) franked 4x3d POA with fine strikes Bwagaoia 2 JE 49 cds, typed "First Catalina Air Mail Service/from Deboyne Lagoon, South/Eastern Division Papua", violet 'Bwagaoia-Misima' hs.

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Date: 1949, Jun 2
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: F/F Qantas Catalina flying boat service, Deboyne Lagoon (Milne Bay) to Bwagaoia (Misima Island), airmail etiquette cover (22x10cm) franked 4x3d POA with fine strikes Bwagaoia 2 JE 49 cds, typed "First Catalina Air Mail Service/from Deboyne Lagoon, South/Eastern Division Papua", violet 'Bwagaoia-Misima' hs.
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Lot Number: 521

(New Zealand) Auckland-London, carried on the inauguration of the regular trans-Tasman air service, by flying boat "Aotearoa" from Wellington to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, fine strike violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, souvenir 'Empire Air Service' with map of route and Union Jack plain cover franked 1/6d. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war. Mounted on album leaf with detailed explanatory text, see scan.

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Date: 1940, Apr 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-London, carried on the inauguration of the regular trans-Tasman air service, by flying boat "Aotearoa" from Wellington to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, fine strike violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, souvenir 'Empire Air Service' with map of route and Union Jack plain cover franked 1/6d. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war. Mounted on album leaf with detailed explanatory text, see scan.
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Lot Number: 522

(New Zealand) Auckland-London, carried on the inaugural flight flying boat "Aotearoa" from Auckland to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, plain cover franked 1/7 1/2d, sealed NZ censor tape, tied by NZ censor mark. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Auckland-London, carried on the inaugural flight flying boat "Aotearoa" from Auckland to Sydney, then Qantas/BOAC to London, no arrival ds, violet framed official month omitted flight cachet, plain cover franked 1/7 1/2d, sealed NZ censor tape, tied by NZ censor mark. Service suspended in June 1940 when Italy joined the war.
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Lot Number: 518

(New Zealand) New Zealand to Bermuda, first NZ acceptance for inaugural EAMS Australia-England and OAT to Bermuda via London, no arrival ds, registered (label) illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked FDI 1 1/2d x3 plus 1935 3d and 6d airs, canc Granity cds, Imperial AW/Qantas, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Denny Orme.

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Date: 1938, Jul 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: New Zealand to Bermuda, first NZ acceptance for inaugural EAMS Australia-England and OAT to Bermuda via London, no arrival ds, registered (label) illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked FDI 1 1/2d x3 plus 1935 3d and 6d airs, canc Granity cds, Imperial AW/Qantas, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Denny Orme.
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Lot Number: 469

(Malaya Straits Settlements) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to New Zealand, no arrival ds, via Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the first regular weekly service UK-Australia, franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Ipoh 12 DE 1934 cds, plain cover, typed 'First Official Air Mail/Singapore to Australia.

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Malaya Straits Settlements

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to New Zealand, no arrival ds, via Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the first regular weekly service UK-Australia, franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Ipoh 12 DE 1934 cds, plain cover, typed 'First Official Air Mail/Singapore to Australia.
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Lot Number: 381

(Hong Kong) Qantas Skymaster first regular flight, Hong Kong to Sydney, plain cover franked 20c canc Hong Kong cds, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, large blue/grey/white Qantas Hong Kong-Sydney vignette. Signed by the pilot, Capt. J.M.Hampshire.

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Date: 1949, Jun 28
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: Qantas Skymaster first regular flight, Hong Kong to Sydney, plain cover franked 20c canc Hong Kong cds, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, large blue/grey/white Qantas Hong Kong-Sydney vignette. Signed by the pilot, Capt. J.M.Hampshire.
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Lot Number: 201

(GB External) Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, London to New Zealand, 28/12, via Darwin 19/12 and Sydney 21/12, registered (label) red/white/blue 'kangaroo' souvenir cover flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, franked 1/6d, canc Wilton Road cds.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas, London to New Zealand, 28/12, via Darwin 19/12 and Sydney 21/12, registered (label) red/white/blue 'kangaroo' souvenir cover flown on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, franked 1/6d, canc Wilton Road cds.
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Lot Number: 202

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.

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Date: 1934, Dec 08
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, London to Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on F/F extension of London-Singapore service to Australia, correctly rated 1/3d, canc London Air mail cds, red/white/blue official Imperial Airways/Qantas 'Kangaroo' cover.
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Lot Number: 203

(GB External) London to Rambang, Lombok Islands, NEI, bs 18/12, carried on the F/F London-Singapore extension to Australia, official souvenir cover, franked 1/- KGV, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

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Date: 1934, Dec 8
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Rambang, Lombok Islands, NEI, bs 18/12, carried on the F/F London-Singapore extension to Australia, official souvenir cover, franked 1/- KGV, Imperial Airways/Qantas.
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Lot Number: 81

(Belgium) Rare first acceptance of mail from Belgium for Sumatra for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas regular service from London to Australia, Antwerp to Rambang, bs Laboeanhadji 21/12, official red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover franked 3F 85c. Addressed to
Rambang, but carried over to Darwin (19/12 ) where ‘Missent to’ and Darwin 20/12 pmk applied prior to return to Sumatra. Uncommon item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail from Belgium for Sumatra for carriage on the inaugural Imperial Airways/ITCA/Qantas regular service from London to Australia, Antwerp to Rambang, bs Laboeanhadji 21/12, official red/white/blue Kangaroo souvenir cover franked 3F 85c. Addressed to Rambang, but carried over to Darwin (19/12 ) where ‘Missent to’ and Darwin 20/12 pmk applied prior to return to Sumatra. Uncommon item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 31

(Australia) Return 1st Experimental England-Australia flight, Darwin to London, no arrival ds (bs applied only to registered mail), official blue/cream unfolded souvenir cover, 22x10cm,  franked 2d pair, 3d, 1/-, 4d, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Apr 26
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return 1st Experimental England-Australia flight, Darwin to London, no arrival ds (bs applied only to registered mail), official blue/cream unfolded souvenir cover, 22x10cm, franked 2d pair, 3d, 1/-, 4d, Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 59

(Australia) Highly franked wartime censored airmail  'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper Australia to England service, Townsville to London, rated for carriage via Bangkok and Hong Kong, imprint etiquette airmail cover, 22x10cm, franked 2/- x6 and 5d x2 (12/10d), typed 'Air All The Way' and ms 'Aus-NZ-UK', sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor' hs. Correctly franked 12/10d for a double rate two ocean clipper service to the UK,  by Qantas to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM  to England. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An uncommon item.

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Date: 1941, Feb 18
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Highly franked wartime censored airmail 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper Australia to England service, Townsville to London, rated for carriage via Bangkok and Hong Kong, imprint etiquette airmail cover, 22x10cm, franked 2/- x6 and 5d x2 (12/10d), typed 'Air All The Way' and ms 'Aus-NZ-UK', sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor' hs. Correctly franked 12/10d for a double rate two ocean clipper service to the UK, by Qantas to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US domestic airline to New York, Pan Am to Lisbon, BOAC/KLM to England. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An uncommon item.
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Lot Number: 40

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Surabaya (Java), bs 14/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

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Date: 1934, Dec 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Surabaya (Java), bs 14/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, Imperial Airways/Qantas.
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Lot Number: 39

(Australia) First regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 Macarthur 9d x2 (SG cat £45 each used), canc Sydney cds, ms '1st Direct air mail/from Australia to/England'.

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Date: 1934, Dec 08
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: First regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1934 Macarthur 9d x2 (SG cat £45 each used), canc Sydney cds, ms '1st Direct air mail/from Australia to/England'.
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Lot Number: 66

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 64

(Australia) First Qantas post war civilian service, Sydney to Singapore, bs 8/4, 7d air letter overprinted purple, signd by Captains A Furze and J Moxham. Eustis 1036a.

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Date: 1946, Apr 7
Est. price: £165.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Qantas post war civilian service, Sydney to Singapore, bs 8/4, 7d air letter overprinted purple, signd by Captains A Furze and J Moxham. Eustis 1036a.
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Lot Number: 62

(Australia) Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Sydney to Colombo, 1/12 arrival ds on front, Qantas company cover with logo on flap, franked 1/6d, canc GPO/NSW Australia cds, typed "Sydney-Colombo service/by/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilot Captain H.T.Howse.

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Date: 1945, Nov 30
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Sydney to Colombo, 1/12 arrival ds on front, Qantas company cover with logo on flap, franked 1/6d, canc GPO/NSW Australia cds, typed "Sydney-Colombo service/by/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilot Captain H.T.Howse.
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Lot Number: 36

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Normanton to Batavia (Jakarta), bs 14/12, via Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, violet framed "Forwarded By Air Mail Normanton", Imperial Airways/Qantas.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Normanton to Batavia (Jakarta), bs 14/12, via Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, violet framed "Forwarded By Air Mail Normanton", Imperial Airways/Qantas.
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Lot Number: 61

(Australia) Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1943, Dec 24
Est. price: £80.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 37

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Normanton to Surabaya (Java), bs 14/12, via Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, violet framed "Forwarded By Air Mail Normanton", Imperial Airways/Qantas.

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Date: 1934, Dec 6
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Normanton to Surabaya (Java), bs 14/12, via Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, violet framed "Forwarded By Air Mail Normanton", Imperial Airways/Qantas.
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Lot Number: 449

(Japan) Qantas resumed operation of Japan-Sydney service, printed company cover with winged logo verso franked KGVI 3d opt. 'B.C.O.F./Japan/1946', canc 'AFPO 28/18 De47/RAAF Japan' cds, bs Sydney '21DE47' cds, grey/red Japan to Australia vignette, signed by the pilot Capt. E.A.Harding.

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Date: 1947, Dec 18
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Japan

Description: Qantas resumed operation of Japan-Sydney service, printed company cover with winged logo verso franked KGVI 3d opt. 'B.C.O.F./Japan/1946', canc 'AFPO 28/18 De47/RAAF Japan' cds, bs Sydney '21DE47' cds, grey/red Japan to Australia vignette, signed by the pilot Capt. E.A.Harding.
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