Lot Number: 67

(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: £75.00 £63.75
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.

Lot Number: 69

(Australia) Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1945, Oct 4
Est. price: £120.00 £102.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

Lot Number: 74

(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: £75.00 £63.75
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.

Lot Number: 119

(Canada) F/F Estevan to Winipeg, b/s, printed souvenir cover advertising the region around Estevan, franked 3c tied three line double-oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot EA Alton. Attractive early item.

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Date: 1924, Oct 1
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Canada

Description: F/F Estevan to Winipeg, b/s, printed souvenir cover advertising the region around Estevan, franked 3c tied three line double-oval flight cachet. Signed by the pilot EA Alton. Attractive early item.

Lot Number: 205

(GB External) Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, franked gb 1 1/2d canc Mildenhall/18 Oct cds, confirmatory Melbourne arrival mark cds on front tying Australia GV 2d, violet eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by McGregor and Walker in Miles Hawk Major, ZK-ADJ, signed by both pilots.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £185.00 £157.25
Category: GB External

Description: Mac Robertson Race, London to Melbourne, franked gb 1 1/2d canc Mildenhall/18 Oct cds, confirmatory Melbourne arrival mark cds on front tying Australia GV 2d, violet eight line "England-Ausralia/Air Races......" flight cachet, carried by McGregor and Walker in Miles Hawk Major, ZK-ADJ, signed by both pilots.

Lot Number: 212

(GB External) British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, signed by the pilot Flt. Lt. W. F. Anderson. Ironed horizontal fold, does not detract, see scan.

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Date: 1936, Mar 17
Est. price: £15.00 £12.75
Category: GB External

Description: British Airways, New England -Scandinavia service, London to Malmo, b/s 17/3, blue/green/cream souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d canc London cds, signed by the pilot Flt. Lt. W. F. Anderson. Ironed horizontal fold, does not detract, see scan.

Lot Number: 314

(India) Imperial Airways, Calcutta to Cape Town, bs 2/2, first acceptance of mail from India to South Africa, for carriage on IAW westbound service from Karachi-Cairo (transit cds verso), then from Cairo on F/F Imperial Airways Regular Service from London to Cape Town.  Aerophilatelic Philatelic Club of Calcutta cover franked 13 1/2A, canc Intally, Calcutta cds. SIGNED BY PILOT R.F. CASPAREUTHUS, the pilot of the Johannesburg-Cape Town leg. Super item.

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Date: 1932, Jan 17
Est. price: £300.00 £255.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways, Calcutta to Cape Town, bs 2/2, first acceptance of mail from India to South Africa, for carriage on IAW westbound service from Karachi-Cairo (transit cds verso), then from Cairo on F/F Imperial Airways Regular Service from London to Cape Town. Aerophilatelic Philatelic Club of Calcutta cover franked 13 1/2A, canc Intally, Calcutta cds. SIGNED BY PILOT R.F. CASPAREUTHUS, the pilot of the Johannesburg-Cape Town leg. Super item.

Lot Number: 397

(New Zealand) Gisborne Air Transport Ltd, F/F Hastings to Gisborne service, special printed envelope franked 2d, posted on arrival and cancelled Hastings 10 MR 31 cds. signed by the pilot W.H.Lett.  NZAMS Expertisation cachet verso.

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Date: 1931, Mar 10
Est. price: £55.00 £46.75
Category: New Zealand

Description: Gisborne Air Transport Ltd, F/F Hastings to Gisborne service, special printed envelope franked 2d, posted on arrival and cancelled Hastings 10 MR 31 cds. signed by the pilot W.H.Lett. NZAMS Expertisation cachet verso.

Lot Number: 398

(New Zealand) Air Survey and Transport Co Ltd, Kaitaia Aero Club F/F Auckland to Kaitaia, POA, Kaitaia 24/3 arrival ds on front, printed souvenir cover, signed by pilot FD Mill,  Air Mail Society of NZ Expert Committee Authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1931, Apr 08
Est. price: £18.00 £15.30
Category: New Zealand

Description: Air Survey and Transport Co Ltd, Kaitaia Aero Club F/F Auckland to Kaitaia, POA, Kaitaia 24/3 arrival ds on front, printed souvenir cover, signed by pilot FD Mill, Air Mail Society of NZ Expert Committee Authentication hs verso.

Lot Number: 427

(Newfoundland) Transatlantic flight by 'Columbia'. Newfoundland to London, 1c PSC with additional 1c canc with fine strikes of 'Harbour Grace/Oct 9 /30/Newfd', verso stamped affidavit signed by the pilot Errol Boyd swearing before a Notary Public that this particular card had been carried by him on the flight from Harbour Grace to Croydon England. The card is also signed on the front by Harry P. Connor, the flight navigator. A rare item in superb condition, only 50 pieces posted at Harbour Grace with an ordinary stamp, AAMC NF 21c $1,000.00

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Date: 1930, Oct 9
Est. price: £600.00 £510.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Transatlantic flight by 'Columbia'. Newfoundland to London, 1c PSC with additional 1c canc with fine strikes of 'Harbour Grace/Oct 9 /30/Newfd', verso stamped affidavit signed by the pilot Errol Boyd swearing before a Notary Public that this particular card had been carried by him on the flight from Harbour Grace to Croydon England. The card is also signed on the front by Harry P. Connor, the flight navigator. A rare item in superb condition, only 50 pieces posted at Harbour Grace with an ordinary stamp, AAMC NF 21c $1,000.00

Lot Number: 459

(Nyasaland) First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay.  It was an 'All-Up'  flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.

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Date: 1938, May 22
Est. price: £325.00 £276.25
Category: Nyasaland

Description: First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay. It was an 'All-Up' flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.

Lot Number: 464

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra flight, Port Moresby to Melbourne bs 30/10, registered (label) cover franked 1916 1d, 2 1/2d x2 and 1930 3d air. Signed by the pilot Tommy O'Dea. Nice item.

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Date: 1936, Oct 27
Est. price: £50.00 £42.50
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra flight, Port Moresby to Melbourne bs 30/10, registered (label) cover franked 1916 1d, 2 1/2d x2 and 1930 3d air. Signed by the pilot Tommy O'Dea. Nice item.

Lot Number: 466

(Papua and New Guinea) Guinea Airways Junkers Seaplane VH-UNM, F/F Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby, plain cover franked 2d, canc Port Moresby cds, typed 'First Flight Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby via Kikori', delayed arrival at Port Moresby endorsed by Ivan Champion, Asst District Commissioner, signed by the pilot Aubrey Koch, only 17 covers  carried, AAMC P121 $600. A scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1937, Oct 31
Est. price: £175.00 £148.75
Category: Papua and New Guinea

Description: Guinea Airways Junkers Seaplane VH-UNM, F/F Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby, plain cover franked 2d, canc Port Moresby cds, typed 'First Flight Lake Kutubu to Port Moresby via Kikori', delayed arrival at Port Moresby endorsed by Ivan Champion, Asst District Commissioner, signed by the pilot Aubrey Koch, only 17 covers carried, AAMC P121 $600. A scarce item in fine condition.

Lot Number: 483

(Ship to Shore) German North Atlantic Catapult Flight, Bremen-England, no arrival ds, red framed flight cachet, plain cover franked Germany 25pf x3 (one has a corner fault). Signed by the captain  L. Ziegenbein.

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Date: 1929, Aug 02
Est. price: £45.00 £38.25
Category: Ship to Shore

Description: German North Atlantic Catapult Flight, Bremen-England, no arrival ds, red framed flight cachet, plain cover franked Germany 25pf x3 (one has a corner fault). Signed by the captain L. Ziegenbein.

Lot Number: 516

(South Africa) Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport  confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

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Date: 1937, Nov 16
Est. price: £185.00 £157.25
Category: South Africa

Description: Clouston & Kirby Green record flight Cape Town - London, cover franked South Africa 1d canc Cape Town 16 Nov 37 cds, also GB 1 1/2d's on front and verso canc London and Newport confirming return to GB, and a large rubber "Cape Town Municipal Air-Port/ Wingfield/ 16 Nov 1937" cds and blue/black "Cape Town - London Record Flight by F/O AE Clouston and Mrs Kirby Green November, 1937" labels on front and back. Signed A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby Green. Scarce, VF.

Lot Number: 581

(United States) Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).

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Date: 1935, Apr 16
Est. price: £90.00 £76.50
Category: United States

Description: Pacific Survey Flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and Return by Pan Am, long 6c postal stationery envelope with machine cancellation, on reverse arrival datestamp of April 17, 6c affixed and tied by Honolulu cancellation of April 22 and a further 6c added upon arrival and tied by San Francisco cancellation of April 23, both outward (red) and return (blue) cachets below and signed by the pilot 'Edwin Musick', fine and scarce as only a few carried on the round trip (AAMC 1230).