Lot Number: 4
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.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.
Lot Number: 17
Description: World War II, Operation Manna, a five page exhibit to commemorate the 40th anniversary (1/4/45) of a humanitarian food drop carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Holland, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe comprising three black and white photo cards showing Lancaster aircraft of bomber Command over Holland during the operation, and four commemorative picture postcards (two signed). Image.
Lot Number: 42
|Date: 1931, Mar 19|
Description: FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d & 6d set of 3 on special Melbourne-Sydney registered (label) souvenir cover, posted Melbourne 19/3, arrived Fortitude Valley 21/3 via Brisbane 20/3, signed by the pilot, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian National AW. Top corner nibbles and top edge wear, otherwise good. See Image.
Lot Number: 97
|Date: 1935, Oct 1|
Description: Count De Looz-Corswarem, Mahieu and D'Hoore official flight to the Congo via the shortest route over the Libyan desert via Tunis-Sebha-Fort Lamy, Brussels to Leopoldville 17/10, carried by air to Leopoldville, then returned by surface mail to Belgium, Van Reet pictorial card franked Belgium 1F and Belgium 1c to obtain ultimate arrival mark (1/12) and Congo 75c canc Lepoldville 17/10, black "Raid Mahieu" cachets front and verso, signed by Count De Looz-Corswarem under a handwritten comment on the deferred departure from Brussels. Rare, only ten such items were carried. Ex Clowes.
Lot Number: 136
|Date: 1926, Oct 20|
Description: Fairchild Air Transport Ltd, F/F Haileybury to Rouyen, bs 12/8, plain cover franked 2c, attractive blue/white company vignette tied by Haileybury 11/8 cds, signed by the pilot Gkyn Burge.
Lot Number: 150
|Date: 1928, Dec 31|
Description: Western Canada Airways Ltd, F/F Sioux Lookout to Pickle Lake, airmail cover franked 2c, canc Sioux Lookout and CL40 stamp canc special Sioux Look- Pickle Lake arrival cds, also violet flag Sioux Lookout to Pickle Lake F/F cachet.. Signed by the pilot A.H. Farrington.
Lot Number: 294
|Date: 1937, Nov 23|
Category: GB Internal
Description: Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, F/F Aberdeen to Lerwick, oval registered '23 No 37 ' receiver on front, 4 1/2d postal stationery registered, canc 'Registered Aberdeen 23 Nov 37 cds, signed by pilot, Capt. EG Starling above red two line 'Chief Pilot/Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd.
Lot Number: 430
|Date: 1929, May 15|
Description: Pan Am FAM 5, F/F Managua (Nicaragua) to Miami, no arrival b/s, printed W.J.Swinson airmail cover, franked 36c, large black special flight (Managua) cachet. Signed in ink by pilot C.D. Swinson. Muller #4, 2000 Ff.
Lot Number: 508
|Date: 1934, Mar 8|
Category: South Africa
Description: Stampless O.H.M.S. cover to L.A.Wyndham, House of Assembley, Cape Town with the Royhal Tour datestamp and violet oval 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE/OFFICIAL FREE/1934' bilingual cachet, backstamped at Cape Town (Mar 9), signed by tye POstmaster of the Royal Train and the S.A.A. pilot Pat Murdoch. Special instructions were issued stating that all official correspondence from the Royal Train was to go by air where possible. Very scarce and unusual.