Airmail Collector Reference Database - Australia

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(Australia) Early internal airmail FRONT, flown on Perth-Derby route, Derby to Freemantle, franked 4 1/2d canc Derby cds, violet boxed "Forwarded By Air Mail" cachet. Example of rubber stamps introduced for airmail correspondence.

Australia, 1926, Aug 7
Early internal airmail FRONT, flown on Perth-Derby route, Derby to Freemantle, franked 4 1/2d canc Derby cds, violet boxed "Forwarded By Air Mail" cachet. Example of rubber stamps introduced for airmail correspondence.

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(Australia) Early internal airmail FRONT, flown on Perth-Derby route, Derby to Freemantle, franked 4 1/2d canc Derby cds, violet boxed "Forwarded By Air Mail" cachet. Example of rubber stamps introduced for airmail correspondence.

Australia, 1926, Aug 7
Early internal airmail FRONT, flown on Perth-Derby route, Derby to Freemantle, franked 4 1/2d canc Derby cds, violet boxed "Forwarded By Air Mail" cachet. Example of rubber stamps introduced for airmail correspondence.

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(Australia) Early internal airmail flown on Perth-Derby route, Carnarvon to Perth, no arrival ds, printed commercial cover franked 4 1/2d canc Carnarvon April 26 (the exact day of postage is illegible), violet straight line "Forwarded By Air Mail" rubber stamp cachet, ms 'Per Aerial Mail'. The earliest use of this stamp at Carnarvon was 27/4/26, so the cachet on this particular cover could well be a 'first day of use'. See Australian AMC #92.Scarce. Some faint toning but hardly detracts - see scan.

Australia, 1926, Aug 7
Early internal airmail flown on Perth-Derby route, Carnarvon to Perth, no arrival ds, printed commercial cover franked 4 1/2d canc Carnarvon April 26 (the exact day of postage is illegible), violet straight line "Forwarded By Air Mail" rubber stamp cachet, ms 'Per Aerial Mail'. The earliest use of this stamp at Carnarvon was 27/4/26, so the cachet on this particular cover could well be a 'first day of use'. See Australian AMC #92.Scarce. Some faint toning but hardly detracts - see scan.

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(Australia) Early Western Australia airmail cover, Broome to Tasmania, bs Launceston, via Perth 26/10, carried on the Broome to Perth leg, bs 12/10,  of the Perth - Daly Waters service,  immaculate hand painted cover franked 10d, black PMG rectangular cachet with Broome 21 Oct 26 cds in centre..

Australia, 1926, Oct 21
Early Western Australia airmail cover, Broome to Tasmania, bs Launceston, via Perth 26/10, carried on the Broome to Perth leg, bs 12/10, of the Perth - Daly Waters service, immaculate hand painted cover franked 10d, black PMG rectangular cachet with Broome 21 Oct 26 cds in centre..

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(Australia) Internal airmail, Melbourne to Hay, no arrival ds, commercial cover franked 4 1/2d, black boxed "Forwarded By Air Mail" cachet, Ships mail Room/Melbourne/2 JE 27 cds, blue/white 'Angel' vignette.

Australia, 1927, Jun 2
Internal airmail, Melbourne to Hay, no arrival ds, commercial cover franked 4 1/2d, black boxed "Forwarded By Air Mail" cachet, Ships mail Room/Melbourne/2 JE 27 cds, blue/white 'Angel' vignette.

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(Australia) Internal airmail, Normanton to Sydney, 20/7 arrival ds on front, 1d PSC with additional KGV block of 6 orange 1/2d, canc Normanton single ring cds's, first day of use of Qantas  black/red "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" etiquette rated $100AD on cover by Frommer. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Australia, 1927, Jul 15
Internal airmail, Normanton to Sydney, 20/7 arrival ds on front, 1d PSC with additional KGV block of 6 orange 1/2d, canc Normanton single ring cds's, first day of use of Qantas black/red "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" etiquette rated $100AD on cover by Frommer. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(Australia) PMG cachet, in violet, on registered (label) air cover to England, bs 20.8, via Perth 19/7, franked 4 1/2d, canc Derby cds, ms 'Aerial'.

Australia, 1928, Jul 10
PMG cachet, in violet, on registered (label) air cover to England, bs 20.8, via Perth 19/7, franked 4 1/2d, canc Derby cds, ms 'Aerial'.

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(Australia) One of  only 12 covers carried on Kingsford Smith's unsuccessful attempt to fly from Australia to England on 30 March, 1929. The plane crashed in a remote area of Western Australia, sparking what became known as the 'Coffee Royal' episode. The crew were rescued and the 12 covers added to the later successful flight to England in June 1929. An Atlantic Union Oil Co Ltd corner cover with company logo on flap and ms "Via Aeroplane 'Southern Cross' " franked 1 1/2d Australia and 1 1/d GB stamps The latter was affixed to enable a GB 'arrival' pmk to be applied viz " a London SW1/Jul 12/3,45pm/1929 machine cds and a framed 'Exhibition/Newcastle On Tyne/May to October 29' advt which ties both stamps and the 'Richmond/30 MR 29' cds. Not all of the original 12 covers were backstamped, so the clear date of arrival on this particular cover adds to its authenticity. Verso there is a coded valuation in the hand of Francis G Field. A magnified scan of the cancellation will be found on the web site.

Australia, 1929, Mar 30
One of only 12 covers carried on Kingsford Smith's unsuccessful attempt to fly from Australia to England on 30 March, 1929. The plane crashed in a remote area of Western Australia, sparking what became known as the 'Coffee Royal' episode. The crew were rescued and the 12 covers added to the later successful flight to England in June 1929. An Atlantic Union Oil Co Ltd corner cover with company logo on flap and ms "Via Aeroplane 'Southern Cross' " franked 1 1/2d Australia and 1 1/d GB stamps The latter was affixed to enable a GB 'arrival' pmk to be applied viz " a London SW1/Jul 12/3,45pm/1929 machine cds and a framed 'Exhibition/Newcastle On Tyne/May to October 29' advt which ties both stamps and the 'Richmond/30 MR 29' cds. Not all of the original 12 covers were backstamped, so the clear date of arrival on this particular cover adds to its authenticity. Verso there is a coded valuation in the hand of Francis G Field. A magnified scan of the cancellation will be found on the web site.

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(Australia) F/F Brisbane to Charleville, b/s 17/4, underpaid plain cover franked 4d, black'T' 1d in hexagon hs, ms 'Via Air Mail/Brisbane-Charleville', Qantas. Scarce 'non Davis Bros' cover, cat $200, Australian AMC.

Australia, 1929, Apr 17
F/F Brisbane to Charleville, b/s 17/4, underpaid plain cover franked 4d, black'T' 1d in hexagon hs, ms 'Via Air Mail/Brisbane-Charleville', Qantas. Scarce 'non Davis Bros' cover, cat $200, Australian AMC.

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Australia, 1929, Apr 21
F/F Charleville to Brisbane, bs 22/4, violet PMG rectangular cachet with Charleville cds applied to centre, red/black flight vignette with "Inaugural" on front, and one without verso, also black/red "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" etiquette (all three etiquettes rated a great rarity by Mair), Qantas. Facsimile signature of pilot, Capt. PH Moody, on front.

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Australia, 1929, Apr 21
F/F Charleville to Brisbane, violet PMG rectangular cachet with Charleville cds applied to centre, b/s 22/4, airmail cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Charleville cds.

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Australia, 1929, Apr 21
QANTAS, F/F Brisbane to Charleville, b/s 17/4, franked 4 1/2d, canc Brisbane cds, three red/black flght vignettes on the front "Inaugural Flight/Brisbane-Charleville/Air Mail Service", "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" and "By Air Mail/Brisbane-Charleville/Air Mail Service" (all three etiquettes on the same cover are rated a great rarity by Mair). Souvenir cover with facsimile signature of pilot, Capt. PH Moody, on front. Only 50 flown

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(Australia) Inaugural Qantas Brisbane-Charleville service, F/F Toowoomba to Brisbane bs 22/4 plain cover franked 4 1/2d, ms 'By Air Mail Only/Toowoomba -Brisbane'. Scarce 'non Davis Bros' cover, cat $200 + $20 vignette, Australian AMC.

Australia, 1929, Apr 22
Inaugural Qantas Brisbane-Charleville service, F/F Toowoomba to Brisbane bs 22/4 plain cover franked 4 1/2d, ms 'By Air Mail Only/Toowoomba -Brisbane'. Scarce 'non Davis Bros' cover, cat $200 + $20 vignette, Australian AMC.

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(Australia) F/F Malta to Australia. Forbes Bentley corner cover, franked Malta 6d air mail opt + 1d 1/2d  Postage and Revenue opt, postmarked Valetta, bs Brisbane 10/6, pale blue/white etiquette. Carried by sea from Malta-Suda Bay (Crete), Imperial Airways service IW7 to Karachi, sea to Perth to connect with the Australian airmail service from Perth to Adelaide. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service.  Ironed vertical crease

Australia, 1929, May 9
F/F Malta to Australia. Forbes Bentley corner cover, franked Malta 6d air mail opt + 1d 1/2d Postage and Revenue opt, postmarked Valetta, bs Brisbane 10/6, pale blue/white etiquette. Carried by sea from Malta-Suda Bay (Crete), Imperial Airways service IW7 to Karachi, sea to Perth to connect with the Australian airmail service from Perth to Adelaide. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service. Ironed vertical crease

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(Australia) First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth  (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail opt + 1 1/2d  Postage and Revenue opts, postmarked Valleta, The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide airmail service.

Australia, 1929, May 9
First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail opt + 1 1/2d Postage and Revenue opts, postmarked Valleta, The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide airmail service.

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(Australia) First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth  (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), registered airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail fee, 1/2d Empire Letter Rate & 3d registration fee, canc Reg.Malta oval ds, bs Perth 4 Jun 29, Brisbane 10 Jun 20 & Woolloongabba 10 Jun 29. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service.  .

Australia, 1929, May 9
First dispatch from Malta to connect with the Australian airmail service between Perth (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia), registered airmail etiquette cover, franked Malta 6d air mail fee, 1/2d Empire Letter Rate & 3d registration fee, canc Reg.Malta oval ds, bs Perth 4 Jun 29, Brisbane 10 Jun 20 & Woolloongabba 10 Jun 29. The Malta Government Notice of 26 April 1929 notified that, as of May 9, 1929, mails for Australia would be accepted for carriage by the Perth-Adelaide service. .

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(Australia) Mornington to England, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage on the F/F Adelaide to Perth leg of Australian internal air mail service, ms "By Air Mail", plain cover franked 4 1/2d, Western Australian Airways. t Perth transferred to P&O steamer for carriage by sea to England via Colombo, Bombay, Aden, Suez C anal and Gibraltar.

Australia, 1929, Jun 1
Mornington to England, first acceptance of UK mail for carriage on the F/F Adelaide to Perth leg of Australian internal air mail service, ms "By Air Mail", plain cover franked 4 1/2d, Western Australian Airways. t Perth transferred to P&O steamer for carriage by sea to England via Colombo, Bombay, Aden, Suez C anal and Gibraltar.

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(Australia) F/F Adelaide to Perth, no arrival ds, 1 1/2d letter card with additional 3d air,  ms "First Flight/Adelaide-Perth/Air Mail",Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

Australia, 1929, Jun 02
F/F Adelaide to Perth, no arrival ds, 1 1/2d letter card with additional 3d air, ms "First Flight/Adelaide-Perth/Air Mail",Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

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(Australia) Unley to North Perth for carriage on F/F Adelaide to Perth, bs 1/6, reg (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, ms "Air Mail",Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

Australia, 1929, Jun 2
Unley to North Perth for carriage on F/F Adelaide to Perth, bs 1/6, reg (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, ms "Air Mail",Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

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(Australia) F/F Adelaide to Perth, no arrival ds, red/cream 'By Air Mail Only/Perth-Adelaide/First Flight' souvenir cover franked 4 1/2d,  Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

Australia, 1929, Jun 02
F/F Adelaide to Perth, no arrival ds, red/cream 'By Air Mail Only/Perth-Adelaide/First Flight' souvenir cover franked 4 1/2d, Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

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Australia, 1929, Jun 2
Adelaide to Palembang, NEI, bs 20/6, carried on Western Australian AW F/F Adelaide to Perth, bs 6/6, scarcer registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, typed "par le Premier avion Adelaide-Perth", and framed 'Posted under cover to the postmaster at Adelaide' hs.

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Australia, 1929, Jun 2
Western Australian AW, F/F (interrupted) Adelaide to Perth, no arrival ds, red/white/blue 'By Air Mail Only' cover franked 4 1/2d, typed 'By First Flight'. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

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(Australia) F/F Ceduna to Adelaide, bs 6/6, franked 4 1/2d, typed 'Posted under cover to PM Ceduna', Western Australia AW.

Australia, 1929, Jun 2
F/F Ceduna to Adelaide, bs 6/6, franked 4 1/2d, typed 'Posted under cover to PM Ceduna', Western Australia AW.

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(Australia) Western Australian AW F/F Perth to Adelaide, leg of Australian internal air mail service, Davis Bros blue/pale grey souvenir cover, franked 4d, blue/white 'Winged Messenger' vignette on front and  red/white/blue etiquette 'Earliest Delivery' vignette verso. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers at Adelaide, see Eus 136.

Australia, 1929, Jun 4
Western Australian AW F/F Perth to Adelaide, leg of Australian internal air mail service, Davis Bros blue/pale grey souvenir cover, franked 4d, blue/white 'Winged Messenger' vignette on front and red/white/blue etiquette 'Earliest Delivery' vignette verso. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers at Adelaide, see Eus 136.

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Australia, 1929, Jun 4
Western Australian AW F/F Perth to Adelaide, leg of Australian internal air mail service, Davis Bros blue/pale grey souvenir cover, franked 4d, blue/white 'Winged Messenger' vignette on front and red/white/blue etiquette 'Earliest Delivery' vignette verso. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers at Adelaide, see Eus 136.

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(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

Australia, 1929, Jun 4
W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

Perceived Value

(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, 7 Jun 1929 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, ms "First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide/June 4th 1929". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

Australia, 1929, Jun 4
W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, 7 Jun 1929 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, ms "First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide/June 4th 1929". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

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(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, second complete/direct flight Adelaide to Perth, bs 18/6, reg (label) cover, 22x11cm, franked 10 1/2d, ms "By East West Air Mail" and "Plane naming competition".

Australia, 1929, Jun 15
W.A.Airways Ltd, second complete/direct flight Adelaide to Perth, bs 18/6, reg (label) cover, 22x11cm, franked 10 1/2d, ms "By East West Air Mail" and "Plane naming competition".

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(Australia) First acceptance from Australia for Great Britain for carriage by air from Karachi on Imperial AW Karachi-London service, sent by sea to Colombo, then train to Karachi, registered  (label) cover from Melbourne to London, no arrival ds, franked 1/1 1/2d, canc 'Registered/Melbourne/14 Dec 29Ships Room/Western Australia/16 dec 29', cds, ms' First Flight/Australia & Karachi-London Airmail".

Australia, 1929, Dec 14
First acceptance from Australia for Great Britain for carriage by air from Karachi on Imperial AW Karachi-London service, sent by sea to Colombo, then train to Karachi, registered (label) cover from Melbourne to London, no arrival ds, franked 1/1 1/2d, canc 'Registered/Melbourne/14 Dec 29Ships Room/Western Australia/16 dec 29', cds, ms' First Flight/Australia & Karachi-London Airmail".

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(Australia) First acceptance from Australia for Great Britain for carriage by air from Karachi on Imperial AW Karachi-London service, sent by sea to Colombo, then train to Karachi, registered  (label) cover from Melbourne to London, no arrival ds, franked 1/1 1/2d, canc Melbourne cds, ms' First Flight/Australia & Karachi-London Airmail".

Australia, 1929, Dec 14
First acceptance from Australia for Great Britain for carriage by air from Karachi on Imperial AW Karachi-London service, sent by sea to Colombo, then train to Karachi, registered (label) cover from Melbourne to London, no arrival ds, franked 1/1 1/2d, canc Melbourne cds, ms' First Flight/Australia & Karachi-London Airmail".

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(Australia) Australian National Airways, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d canc Sydney cds, typed 'First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane', red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail etiquette.

Australia, 1930, Jan 1
Australian National Airways, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d canc Sydney cds, typed 'First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane', red/white/blue 'arrow' airmail etiquette.

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(Australia) Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.

Australia, 1930, Jan 1
Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.

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Australia, 1930, Jan 1
Australian National Airways, F/F Brisbane to Sydney, plain cover franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed 'y Air Mail/First Flight/Brisbane-Sydney, red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette specially produced for this flight. This is also a crash cover. He plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney.

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(Australia) Queensland Air Navigation Co, F/F Townsville to Brisbane, and on to Sydney, 2/4 transit cds by Australian National Airways, plain cover franked 4 1/2d canc Townsville cds tied by violet framed 'By Air Mail' hs, fine strike violet three line "Per First Aerial Mail/Townsville/Brisbane * Sidney", red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette produced for the ANA Brisbane to Sydney service. Some light toning, see scan.

Australia, 1930, Mar 31
Queensland Air Navigation Co, F/F Townsville to Brisbane, and on to Sydney, 2/4 transit cds by Australian National Airways, plain cover franked 4 1/2d canc Townsville cds tied by violet framed 'By Air Mail' hs, fine strike violet three line "Per First Aerial Mail/Townsville/Brisbane * Sidney", red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette produced for the ANA Brisbane to Sydney service. Some light toning, see scan.

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(Australia) Queensland Air Navigation Co, F/F Brisbane toTownsville, 31/3 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 4 1/2d canc Townsville cds, red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette produced for the ANA Brisbane to Sydney service with 'Sydney' crossed out..

Australia, 1930, Mar 31
Queensland Air Navigation Co, F/F Brisbane toTownsville, 31/3 arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 4 1/2d canc Townsville cds, red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette produced for the ANA Brisbane to Sydney service with 'Sydney' crossed out..

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(Australia) Queensland Air Navigation Co, F/F Townsville to Brisbane, 1/4 arrival ds, registered (label) 1 1/2d PSE with additional 6d plain cover canc Townsville cds, ms '1st flight/Townsville-Brisbane' .

Australia, 1930, Mar 31
Queensland Air Navigation Co, F/F Townsville to Brisbane, 1/4 arrival ds, registered (label) 1 1/2d PSE with additional 6d plain cover canc Townsville cds, ms '1st flight/Townsville-Brisbane' .

Perceived Value

(Australia) First through flight Brisbane-Perth, flown fom Brisbane to Sydney, bs 1/6, by the previously existing ANA service, thence to Melbourne by the ANA F/F between these points. This forged the missing link - from Melbourne-Adelaide by Australian Aerial Services Ltd, and Adelaide to Perth by WAA Ltd, and hence to England by sea. Plain cover addressed to Francis Field, UK, franked 4 1/2d, red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette produced for the ANA Brisbane to Sydney service, and black/red 'See Western Queensland'
etiquette, details of complex routing typed neatly on front - see scan. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Nice item.

Australia, 1930, May 30
First through flight Brisbane-Perth, flown fom Brisbane to Sydney, bs 1/6, by the previously existing ANA service, thence to Melbourne by the ANA F/F between these points. This forged the missing link - from Melbourne-Adelaide by Australian Aerial Services Ltd, and Adelaide to Perth by WAA Ltd, and hence to England by sea. Plain cover addressed to Francis Field, UK, franked 4 1/2d, red/white/blue 'arrow' vignette produced for the ANA Brisbane to Sydney service, and black/red 'See Western Queensland' etiquette, details of complex routing typed neatly on front - see scan. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Nice item.

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(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, black straight  line'First Flight'.

Australia, 1930, May 31
F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, black straight line'First Flight'.

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(Australia) F/F Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, cover, franked 7 1/2d, registration label tying red/white/blue airmail etiquette, violet boxed 'Air Mail' hs,  Australian National AW.

Australia, 1930, May 31
F/F Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, cover, franked 7 1/2d, registration label tying red/white/blue airmail etiquette, violet boxed 'Air Mail' hs, Australian National AW.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d,  Australian National Airways, typed 'Per ir Mail/First Flight/Melbourne-Sydney'.

Australia, 1930, Jun 1
F/F Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, Australian National Airways, typed 'Per ir Mail/First Flight/Melbourne-Sydney'.

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(Australia) F/F Sydney to Melbourne, bs, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d, Australian national Airways.

Australia, 1930, Jun 1
F/F Sydney to Melbourne, bs, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d, Australian national Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.

Australia, 1930, Jun 1
F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.

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(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Sydney to Melbourne, b/s Rochester 2/6, airmail cover franked 4 1/2d.

Australia, 1930, Jun 1
F/F ANA Sunday service, Sydney to Melbourne, b/s Rochester 2/6, airmail cover franked 4 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 2/6, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.

Australia, 1930, Jun 1
F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 2/6, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to Wyndham, carried on F/F WAA Derby-Wyndham extension, airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. A letter inside reports flown on Adelaide-Perth service, then Perth-Derby service, and finally on the Derby-Wyndham extension. A Wyndham 22/7 cds on front is the likely date of return to sender, as per the ms instruction in lower left hand corner - see scan.

Australia, 1930, Jul 5
Melbourne to Wyndham, carried on F/F WAA Derby-Wyndham extension, airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. A letter inside reports flown on Adelaide-Perth service, then Perth-Derby service, and finally on the Derby-Wyndham extension. A Wyndham 22/7 cds on front is the likely date of return to sender, as per the ms instruction in lower left hand corner - see scan.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Attempted acceptance of mail from Adelaide for carriage on F/F Kalgoorie to Wiluna,  registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Adelaide 26 Jul 30, bs Kalgoorie 28 Jul 30, typed "By Air Mail from/Adelaide to Kalgoorie/thence/By First Air Mail only/Kalgoorie to Wiluna", ms 'No service to Date', so returned from Kalgoorie 15 Oct 30 to Adelaide, fine strike Adelaide Dead Letter Office Oct 21 30. Great routing shows difficulties establishing postal service in remote area.

Australia, 1930, Jul 6
Attempted acceptance of mail from Adelaide for carriage on F/F Kalgoorie to Wiluna, registered (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, canc Adelaide 26 Jul 30, bs Kalgoorie 28 Jul 30, typed "By Air Mail from/Adelaide to Kalgoorie/thence/By First Air Mail only/Kalgoorie to Wiluna", ms 'No service to Date', so returned from Kalgoorie 15 Oct 30 to Adelaide, fine strike Adelaide Dead Letter Office Oct 21 30. Great routing shows difficulties establishing postal service in remote area.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Perth to Wydnham, bs cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Perth-Wyndham Service/First Official Flight/Derby-Wyndham Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Australia, 1930, Jul 13
Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Perth to Wydnham, bs cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Perth-Wyndham Service/First Official Flight/Derby-Wyndham Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Derby to Wyndham to Perth, bs 15/7, franked 4 1/2d, plain cover, typed 'By West Australian Airways Ltd/Perth-Wyndham Service/First Official Flight/Derby-Wyndham Service. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Australia, 1930, Jul 14
F/F Derby to Wyndham to Perth, bs 15/7, franked 4 1/2d, plain cover, typed 'By West Australian Airways Ltd/Perth-Wyndham Service/First Official Flight/Derby-Wyndham Service. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Perth to Wyndham via Derby, bs Wyndham 14/7, reg (label) airmail etiquette cover franked  8 1/2d, ms "Per First Aerial Mail/Perth to Wyndham via Derby", Western Australian AW Ltd..

Australia, 1930, Jul 14
F/F Perth to Wyndham via Derby, bs Wyndham 14/7, reg (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2d, ms "Per First Aerial Mail/Perth to Wyndham via Derby", Western Australian AW Ltd..

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Wyndham to Perth via Derby, bs Perth 21/7, then on th Adelaide bs 23/7, reg (label) cover franked  7 1/2d, ms "Per First Aerial Mail/yndham to Derby and Perth, thence per/Aerial Mail Perth to Adelaide", Western Australian AW Ltd..

Australia, 1930, Jul 14
F/F Wyndham to Perth via Derby, bs Perth 21/7, then on th Adelaide bs 23/7, reg (label) cover franked 7 1/2d, ms "Per First Aerial Mail/yndham to Derby and Perth, thence per/Aerial Mail Perth to Adelaide", Western Australian AW Ltd..

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Perth to Wyndham via Derby, bs Wyndham 14/7, reg (label) airmail etiquette cover franked  8 1/2d, ms "Per First Aerial Mail/Perth to Wyndham via Derby", Western Australian AW Ltd..

Australia, 1930, Jul 14
F/F Perth to Wyndham via Derby, bs Wyndham 14/7, reg (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 8 1/2d, ms "Per First Aerial Mail/Perth to Wyndham via Derby", Western Australian AW Ltd..

Perceived Value

(Australia) Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Hall's Creek to Derby, and on to Melbourne, bs 25/7, etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Australia, 1930, Jul 15
Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Hall's Creek to Derby, and on to Melbourne, bs 25/7, etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Wydnham to Perth,21/7 arrival ds on front, cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Wyndham-Perth Service/First Official Flight/Wyndham-Derby Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Australia, 1930, Jul 15
Western Australian AW Ltd, F/F Wydnham to Perth,21/7 arrival ds on front, cover addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, franked 48 1/2d,typed "By Western Australian AW Ltd/Wyndham-Perth Service/First Official Flight/Wyndham-Derby Section". Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d &6d on registered (label)  airmail etiquette cover flown Melbourne to Canterbury 21/3, via Sydney 20/3/s, Australian National Airways..

Australia, 1931, Mar 19
FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d &6d on registered (label) airmail etiquette cover flown Melbourne to Canterbury 21/3, via Sydney 20/3/s, Australian National Airways..

Perceived Value

(Australia) Kingsford Smith 1931 set of 3 with an additional 1929 3d air on blue/cream souvenir FDC with inset head and shoulders of Kingsford Smith, a list of his flight records 1927-30, and a picture of 'Southern Cross', bs Melbourne 18/4 and Sydney 19/3, Francis Field authentiction hs verso. Not often seen.

Australia, 1931, Mar 19
Kingsford Smith 1931 set of 3 with an additional 1929 3d air on blue/cream souvenir FDC with inset head and shoulders of Kingsford Smith, a list of his flight records 1927-30, and a picture of 'Southern Cross', bs Melbourne 18/4 and Sydney 19/3, Francis Field authentiction hs verso. Not often seen.

Perceived Value

(Australia) FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d on plain cover flown Melbourne-Sydney, bs 19/3, typed "Melbourne to Sydney/First day of issue of/Kingsford Smith stamps/carried by Kingsford Smith", Australian National AW.

Australia, 1931, Mar 19
FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d on plain cover flown Melbourne-Sydney, bs 19/3, typed "Melbourne to Sydney/First day of issue of/Kingsford Smith stamps/carried by Kingsford Smith", Australian National AW.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Apr 13
Perth to Newquay, Cornwall, registered (label) cover, 21x10cm, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, franked 2/2d inc SG 106, 115,118,121,122 and 123x2, bs 15/5, violet souvenir cachet verso, Qantas/Imperial Airways. 1cm non invasive closed tears top and bottom edges, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Perth to Windhoek, b/s R.L.S. Windhoek (converted German type cancellator) date unclear, for carriage on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight Melbourne to London, then onward transmission to South Africa, registered (label) cover (22x9cm) franked  2/6d inc 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d x2 and 3d x2, and 6d x2 and 1928 3d air, fine strike large violet official flight cachet verso, Qantas/Imperial Airways. A scarce acceptance.

Australia, 1931, Apr 13
First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Perth to Windhoek, b/s R.L.S. Windhoek (converted German type cancellator) date unclear, for carriage on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight Melbourne to London, then onward transmission to South Africa, registered (label) cover (22x9cm) franked 2/6d inc 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d x2 and 3d x2, and 6d x2 and 1928 3d air, fine strike large violet official flight cachet verso, Qantas/Imperial Airways. A scarce acceptance.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for India, Unley, South Australia to Bombay, b/s, via Adelaide 21/4, carried on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, registered (label) cover (22x10cm) franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d and 6d x2 and 1928 3d air, violet official flight cachet, Qantas/Imperial Airways. An uncommon acceptance.

Australia, 1931, Apr 21
First acceptance of mail for India, Unley, South Australia to Bombay, b/s, via Adelaide 21/4, carried on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, registered (label) cover (22x10cm) franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d and 6d x2 and 1928 3d air, violet official flight cachet, Qantas/Imperial Airways. An uncommon acceptance.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Unley, S. Australia to London, no arrival ds, via Adelaide 21/4, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, registered (label) cover franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 3d block of 4, 6d x2 and 1929 3d air x2, violet souvenir cachet on front, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 21
Unley, S. Australia to London, no arrival ds, via Adelaide 21/4, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, registered (label) cover franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 3d block of 4, 6d x2 and 1929 3d air x2, violet souvenir cachet on front, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne London, no arrival ds, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 1/11d inc SG 123 4, official violet F/F cachet verso, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 21
Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne London, no arrival ds, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 1/11d inc SG 123 4, official violet F/F cachet verso, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Apr 21
Australia to France carried on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Geelong to Nice, bs 15/5, via Paris 14/5, plain cover franked gistered (label) souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked Kingsford Smith 6d x2 and 3d, and 1929 3d airs, uncommon black official flight cachet verso, Qantas/Imperial Airways. An uncommon acceptance.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Parliament House, Canberra to the House of Commons, London, bs 'House of Commons SW1/15 MY 31", flown on return of first Qantas/Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, cover with blue 'House of Representatives/Australia' and coat of arms  logo on flap, franked 1d,6d, 1/4d perf 'OS' official stamps, violet souvenir flight cachet on front,  Contains an original note of greetings from P.E.Coleman, MHR (Member of House of Representatives) on official blue/cream notepaper headed 'The Parliament of the Commonwealth/House of Representatives/Canberra' and with an elaborate coat of arms. A most uncommon and interesting item.

Parliament of the Commonwealth, Canberra

Australia, 1931, Apr 22
Parliament House, Canberra to the House of Commons, London, bs 'House of Commons SW1/15 MY 31", flown on return of first Qantas/Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, cover with blue 'House of Representatives/Australia' and coat of arms logo on flap, franked 1d,6d, 1/4d perf 'OS' official stamps, violet souvenir flight cachet on front, Contains an original note of greetings from P.E.Coleman, MHR (Member of House of Representatives) on official blue/cream notepaper headed 'The Parliament of the Commonwealth/House of Representatives/Canberra' and with an elaborate coat of arms. A most uncommon and interesting item. Parliament of the Commonwealth, Canberra

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide to London, no arrival ds, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, plain cover franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d, 6d x2, + 1929 3d air and Sturt Centenary 3d (cat SG £42 used), violet souvenir cachet verso, Qantas/Imperial Airways

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Adelaide to London, no arrival ds, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, plain cover franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d, 6d x2, + 1929 3d air and Sturt Centenary 3d (cat SG £42 used), violet souvenir cachet verso, Qantas/Imperial Airways

Perceived Value

(Australia) Sydney to London, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, franked 1/11d , no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, see Eus 188), violet souvenir cachet verso, printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Sydney to London, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, franked 1/11d , no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, see Eus 188), violet souvenir cachet verso, printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Grafton/Sydney to London, bs Norwood 15/5, reg (label) souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 2/2d inc SG 121,122,123 and 118 block of 4, official violet F/F cachet verso, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways. Good franking and in fine condition.

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Grafton/Sydney to London, bs Norwood 15/5, reg (label) souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 2/2d inc SG 121,122,123 and 118 block of 4, official violet F/F cachet verso, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways. Good franking and in fine condition.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, bs Skelmanthorp 15/5 souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 1913 4 1/2d,1/-, 1931 KS 3d, 1929 air, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways, uncommon destination. Arrival ds uncommon, usually only applied to registered mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 1913 1/-, 1931 KS set of 3, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, franked 1913 1/-, 1931 KS set of 3, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return 1st Experimental England-Australia flight, Darwin to London, bs 15/5 (bs applied to registered mail only, blue/cream souvenir cover, 22x10cm, franked 1/11d, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Return 1st Experimental England-Australia flight, Darwin to London, bs 15/5 (bs applied to registered mail only, blue/cream souvenir cover, 22x10cm, franked 1/11d, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Sydney to London, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, franked 1/11d, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, see Eus 188), violet souvenir cachet, printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 23
Sydney to London, flown on return of first experimental flight England-Australia, franked 1/11d, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, see Eus 188), violet souvenir cachet, printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail from Australia to Greece for carriage on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to Athens, 10/5 Athens arrival ds's (Goddard P5) on front and verso, plain cover franked 1913  2/-, 60% strike violet souvenir "Australia-England/First Official Air mail Flight" cachet, red Greek 'biplane' flight cachet, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, Apr 26
First acceptance of mail from Australia to Greece for carriage on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to Athens, 10/5 Athens arrival ds's (Goddard P5) on front and verso, plain cover franked 1913 2/-, 60% strike violet souvenir "Australia-England/First Official Air mail Flight" cachet, red Greek 'biplane' flight cachet, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1931, Apr 26
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Melbourne to Hobart, bs 2/5, violet circular cachet, b/s, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, ANA

Australia, 1931, May 1
F/F Melbourne to Hobart, bs 2/5, violet circular cachet, b/s, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, ANA

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways, F/F Perth to Launceston, b/s , airmail etiquette cover franked 5d,  large circular violet flight cachet. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Australia, 1931, May 1
Australian National Airways, F/F Perth to Launceston, b/s , airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, large circular violet flight cachet. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways, F/F Hobart to Melbourne, bs 1/5, registered (label) cover franked 3d,3d,2d airs, large circujlar violet flight cachet

Australia, 1931, May 1
Australian National Airways, F/F Hobart to Melbourne, bs 1/5, registered (label) cover franked 3d,3d,2d airs, large circujlar violet flight cachet

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways, F/F Perth to Launceston, bs 2/5, plain cover franked 3d,2d Kingsford Smith airs, large circujlar violet flight cachet

Australia, 1931, May 1
Australian National Airways, F/F Perth to Launceston, bs 2/5, plain cover franked 3d,2d Kingsford Smith airs, large circujlar violet flight cachet

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to London, nice strike Moorgate/5 Jun 312 arrival cds on front,  franked 1/11d inc SG 122 and 123 x3 (Cat £44 used) on plain PC, typed "By Australian-England/Experimental Air Mail",  ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, May 6
Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to London, nice strike Moorgate/5 Jun 312 arrival cds on front, franked 1/11d inc SG 122 and 123 x3 (Cat £44 used) on plain PC, typed "By Australian-England/Experimental Air Mail", ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Bacchus Marsh to London, bs 5 Jun 31,  franked 1/11d inc SG 120, 122, 123 on printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo,  ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, May 14
Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Bacchus Marsh to London, bs 5 Jun 31, franked 1/11d inc SG 120, 122, 123 on printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo, ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, May 14
Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, arrival ds on front, franked 1/10 1/2d inc SG 123 on printed "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo, ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways. A little grubby verso and a few nibbles along top edge.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, bs Huddersfield 5/6, plain cover addressed to HMS Excellent, franked 1/11d, canc Leyburn cds, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, May 15
Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, bs Huddersfield 5/6, plain cover addressed to HMS Excellent, franked 1/11d, canc Leyburn cds, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, bs Huddersfield 5/6, plain cover franked 1/11d, canc Cremorne 13/5, ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, May 16
Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Melbourne to London, bs Huddersfield 5/6, plain cover franked 1/11d, canc Cremorne 13/5, ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to Norwich, no arrival ds, franked 1/11d inc SG 123, plain cover, ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Australia, 1931, May 16
Return of second experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to Norwich, no arrival ds, franked 1/11d inc SG 123, plain cover, ANA, Qantas, Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KLM, first acceptance of mail for South Africa, Unley to Johannesburg, via Sydney 21/5, for carriage on the KLM Special Melbourne to Batavia Air Mail Flight, then onward transmission to South Africa, Robertson registered (label) cover (19x12cm), high 3/10d franking Kingsford Smith 2d x2, 3d x2 and 6d x6 (stamps cat £90 used), special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet,  A scarce acceptance.

Australia, 1931, May 19
KLM, first acceptance of mail for South Africa, Unley to Johannesburg, via Sydney 21/5, for carriage on the KLM Special Melbourne to Batavia Air Mail Flight, then onward transmission to South Africa, Robertson registered (label) cover (19x12cm), high 3/10d franking Kingsford Smith 2d x2, 3d x2 and 6d x6 (stamps cat £90 used), special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet, A scarce acceptance.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Batavia bs 27/5, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) printed Bank of Australasia, Bendigo, corner cover franked block of four 1931 Kingsford Smith 1931 6d and 3d x2 airs (total cat SG £57).

Australia, 1931, May 21
KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Batavia bs 27/5, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) printed Bank of Australasia, Bendigo, corner cover franked block of four 1931 Kingsford Smith 1931 6d and 3d x2 airs (total cat SG £57).

Perceived Value

(Australia) KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Cheribon, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 22/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum 27/5 cachet) verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) cover franked , high 2/2d franking.

Australia, 1931, May 22
KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Cheribon, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 22/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum 27/5 cachet) verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) cover franked , high 2/2d franking.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KLM return flight Melbourne(22/5) to Soerbaja, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 23/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum cachet) 27/5 verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet, plain reg (label) cover, franked 2/3d.

Australia, 1931, May 22
KLM return flight Melbourne(22/5) to Soerbaja, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 23/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum cachet) 27/5 verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet, plain reg (label) cover, franked 2/3d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KLM return flight Sydney to London, via Holland, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet, high 3/6d franking inc 1913 9d,1/-&2/-, canc Melbourne cds, red/white/blue printed souvenir cover with crossed flags and Fokker.

Australia, 1931, May 22
KLM return flight Sydney to London, via Holland, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet, high 3/6d franking inc 1913 9d,1/-&2/-, canc Melbourne cds, red/white/blue printed souvenir cover with crossed flags and Fokker.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Francis C. Chichester, one of  only 145 covers carried on his First Long Distance Seaplane Solo and First Solo Flight from Australia to Japan, bs Japan 6/9/5, via Manila 24/7, franked 3d canc Thursday Island cds 27/7, six line authentication cachet verso, and signed "Francis C. Chichester" confirms the crash in Japan. The cover is in superb condition.

Australia, 1931, Jul 2
Francis C. Chichester, one of only 145 covers carried on his First Long Distance Seaplane Solo and First Solo Flight from Australia to Japan, bs Japan 6/9/5, via Manila 24/7, franked 3d canc Thursday Island cds 27/7, six line authentication cachet verso, and signed "Francis C. Chichester" confirms the crash in Japan. The cover is in superb condition.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Nov 17
Quambatook, Victoria to England, bs 16/12, carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, registered (label) red/blue/cream 'Southern Cross' souvenir cover franked 1931 Kingsford Smith set of 3 (SG 121-123), 3d air (SG 139), 1 1/2d x2, special framed violet "winged" flight cachet. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London. Attractive item in fine condition, and unusual origin.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Nov 18
Sydney to England, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 1/3d , inc SG 123 and SG 139, special violet winged" cachet, souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London. Signed by the pilot G.U.Allan.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Fremantle, West Australia to Rome, bs 18/12, via Milan Ferra Raccom 17/12/31, carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, souvenir "Christmas Greetings from Australia" cover, 19x12cm, franked entirely with Western Australian State 'Colonial' stamps, including 1/2d and 1d from the 1885 set, and thus proving their acceptability for overseas airmail use some 30 years after issue. The plane crashed at Alor Star, and was then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Australia, 1931, Nov 18
F/F Fremantle, West Australia to Rome, bs 18/12, via Milan Ferra Raccom 17/12/31, carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, souvenir "Christmas Greetings from Australia" cover, 19x12cm, franked entirely with Western Australian State 'Colonial' stamps, including 1/2d and 1d from the 1885 set, and thus proving their acceptability for overseas airmail use some 30 years after issue. The plane crashed at Alor Star, and was then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to England, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 1/5d inc SG 121, 122 and 139, special violet winged" cachet, reg (label) souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Australia, 1931, Nov 19
Melbourne to England, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 1/5d inc SG 121, 122 and 139, special violet winged" cachet, reg (label) souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Sydney to Scotland, no arrival ds, (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 1/4 1/2d, special violet winged" cachet, reg (label) souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Australia, 1931, Nov 19
Sydney to Scotland, no arrival ds, (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 1/4 1/2d, special violet winged" cachet, reg (label) souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to England, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm, franked 2/2d inc SG 139 x4 (SG 139 Cat £12 each used), special violet winged" cachet,  Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Australia, 1931, Nov 19
Melbourne to England, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm, franked 2/2d inc SG 139 x4 (SG 139 Cat £12 each used), special violet winged" cachet, Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Nov 19
Melbourne to London, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 1/5d inc SG 123 x2, canc Benalla Money Order 15, also Registered Melbourne 19/11, special violet winged" cachet, red/blue/cream souvenir greetings cover. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London. Uncommon origin.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Parliament House, Canberra to England, official registered (Parliament Hse FCT label) cover with red 'Senate' coat of arms embossed on the flap and franked  with 1d, 2d x2, 3d ordinary, 3d air and 6d Kangaroo  'OS' perfins, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, special violet winged" cachet, plain cover. OS perfins were issued ‘free’ of charge to the relevant government departments, specifically for departmental use. OS stamps were never available, nor sold to, the general public. The plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Australia, 1931, Nov 19
Parliament House, Canberra to England, official registered (Parliament Hse FCT label) cover with red 'Senate' coat of arms embossed on the flap and franked with 1d, 2d x2, 3d ordinary, 3d air and 6d Kangaroo 'OS' perfins, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, special violet winged" cachet, plain cover. OS perfins were issued ‘free’ of charge to the relevant government departments, specifically for departmental use. OS stamps were never available, nor sold to, the general public. The plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"

Australia, 1931, Nov 24
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Nov 24
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"

Perceived Value

Australia, 1931, Nov 24
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Sydney, bs 25/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Brisbane-Sydney"

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(Australia) F/F Launceston to Flinders Island, bs Whitemark 7/6, plain cover franked 5d canc Hobart 4/6 cds, verso Launceston 7/6 and Whitemark 7/6 postmarks, red straight line flight cachet. Flown by L.Johnson in a Desutter - Miss Flinders.

Australia, 1932, Jun 7
F/F Launceston to Flinders Island, bs Whitemark 7/6, plain cover franked 5d canc Hobart 4/6 cds, verso Launceston 7/6 and Whitemark 7/6 postmarks, red straight line flight cachet. Flown by L.Johnson in a Desutter - Miss Flinders.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways, first Sunday service, Brisbane to Sydney, 1/9 arrival ds on front, colour PPC Hart's Stairs, Sydney, under franked 4d, 1d postage due canc arrival address cds (Newton, NSW), black '1d' in oval tax paid hs, typed "First Daily Air Service/Brisbane...Sydney".  Signed by both pilots EJ Stephens and TR Young. Scarce.

Australia, 1932, Sep 1
New England Airways, first Sunday service, Brisbane to Sydney, 1/9 arrival ds on front, colour PPC Hart's Stairs, Sydney, under franked 4d, 1d postage due canc arrival address cds (Newton, NSW), black '1d' in oval tax paid hs, typed "First Daily Air Service/Brisbane...Sydney". Signed by both pilots EJ Stephens and TR Young. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways  Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.

Australia, 1933, Feb 4
First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Cunnamulla to London, underpaid cover embossed "Commonwealth of Australia/Attorney General" on flap with Kangaroo, Emu and Shield, franked Australia 3d air x2, black (ms 160) over 'CTMS/T in circle hs, ms 'London via Karachi'.

Australia, 1933, Aug 2
Cunnamulla to London, underpaid cover embossed "Commonwealth of Australia/Attorney General" on flap with Kangaroo, Emu and Shield, franked Australia 3d air x2, black (ms 160) over 'CTMS/T in circle hs, ms 'London via Karachi'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Mathews Aviation Co, F/F Melbourne to Launceston, b/s 25/8, registered (red 'Public Offices/Victoria' label) cover franked 1931 6d air (SG 139) + 2d, canc PUBLIC OFFICES/Victoria cds, ms "Melbourne-King Island-Launceston/via King Island". An unusual and interesting item - govt offices origin, small mail, and flown by amphibian 'Windhover' piloted by M.Chapman.

Australia, 1933, Aug 24
Mathews Aviation Co, F/F Melbourne to Launceston, b/s 25/8, registered (red 'Public Offices/Victoria' label) cover franked 1931 6d air (SG 139) + 2d, canc PUBLIC OFFICES/Victoria cds, ms "Melbourne-King Island-Launceston/via King Island". An unusual and interesting item - govt offices origin, small mail, and flown by amphibian 'Windhover' piloted by M.Chapman.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerial Derby, blue souvenir card canc Mascot cds and signed by the winning pilot GM Reid, and the Society Secretary Ernest Crome.

Australia, 1933, Sep 30
Aero Club of New South Wales, Mascot Aerial Derby, blue souvenir card canc Mascot cds and signed by the winning pilot GM Reid, and the Society Secretary Ernest Crome.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Faith in Australia air mail flight, Australia to New Zealand, souvenir postcard printed in blue, did not go through the post but impressed with dated cachet confirming time and date of arrival and departure, and signed by CTP Ulm, GU Allen and RN Boulton. Depart cachet faint but legible.

Australia, 1933, Dec 3
Faith in Australia air mail flight, Australia to New Zealand, souvenir postcard printed in blue, did not go through the post but impressed with dated cachet confirming time and date of arrival and departure, and signed by CTP Ulm, GU Allen and RN Boulton. Depart cachet faint but legible.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

Australia, 1934, Feb 3
Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

Perceived Value

(Australia) MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co, first official flight from Adelaide to Whyalla, bs 23/2, registered (label) cover franked South  Australia 8d, canc Registered/Adeliade cds, 1929 red/white/blue WAA label.

Australia, 1934, Feb 22
MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co, first official flight from Adelaide to Whyalla, bs 23/2, registered (label) cover franked South Australia 8d, canc Registered/Adeliade cds, 1929 red/white/blue WAA label.

Perceived Value

(Australia) MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co, first official flight from Kimba to Cowell, bs 23/2, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked South  Australia 8d, canc Kimba cds.

Australia, 1934, Feb 23
MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co, first official flight from Kimba to Cowell, bs 23/2, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked South Australia 8d, canc Kimba cds.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 'Faith in Australia' F/F Australia to New Zealnd, bs Auckland 12/4, plain cover franked 7d inc 1d 'OS' opts x4 and 1d 'OS' perfin, fine strike "First Official Air Mail/Australia-New Zealand" flight cachet verso.

Australia, 1934, Apr 5
'Faith in Australia' F/F Australia to New Zealnd, bs Auckland 12/4, plain cover franked 7d inc 1d 'OS' opts x4 and 1d 'OS' perfin, fine strike "First Official Air Mail/Australia-New Zealand" flight cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4, official black/cream 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked 6 1/2d, fine strike violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.

Australia, 1934, Apr 5
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4, official black/cream 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked 6 1/2d, fine strike violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Christchurch, 12/4, registered (label) official black/grey 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked 11d, canc Alberton cds and Melbourne cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" and "Trans Tasman/New Zealand-Austalia" cachets.

Australia, 1934, Apr 6
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Christchurch, 12/4, registered (label) official black/grey 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked 11d, canc Alberton cds and Melbourne cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" and "Trans Tasman/New Zealand-Austalia" cachets.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, and return, bs Auckland 12/4, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7d, canc Melbourne cds, then New Zealand 7d stamp applied and cancelled Kaitaia 14/4, returned to Sydney 14/4, fine strikes violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-NZ, and circular NZ-Australia cachets.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, and return, bs Auckland 12/4, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7d, canc Melbourne cds, then New Zealand 7d stamp applied and cancelled Kaitaia 14/4, returned to Sydney 14/4, fine strikes violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-NZ, and circular NZ-Australia cachets.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia-New Zealand-Australia, special Ulm card carried in Faith in Australia' by Ulm, Allan and Boulton, dual franked Australia 3d air and 4d ordinary, canc Sydney cds, and Auckland 12/4 arrival cds, and New Zealand 7d, canc Kaitaia 14/4 and Sydney 14/4 arrival cds, violet rectangular and violet circular cachet flight cachet for outward and return journeys respectively. Signed by Miss Rogers (Ulm's secretary). AAMC #371a, cat $500.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
Australia-New Zealand-Australia, special Ulm card carried in Faith in Australia' by Ulm, Allan and Boulton, dual franked Australia 3d air and 4d ordinary, canc Sydney cds, and Auckland 12/4 arrival cds, and New Zealand 7d, canc Kaitaia 14/4 and Sydney 14/4 arrival cds, violet rectangular and violet circular cachet flight cachet for outward and return journeys respectively. Signed by Miss Rogers (Ulm's secretary). AAMC #371a, cat $500.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Kaitaia 9/4 and return, official black/cream 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked 9d, franked Australia 7d canc Sydney machine cancel, and Auckland 12/4 cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" and "Trans Tasman/New Zealand-Austalia" cachets.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Kaitaia 9/4 and return, official black/cream 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked 9d, franked Australia 7d canc Sydney machine cancel, and Auckland 12/4 cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" and "Trans Tasman/New Zealand-Austalia" cachets.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, Melbourne to Christchurch, bs 12/4, plain airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7d, inc  1931 6d 'OS' opt (SG 139a cat £55 used), uncommon BLACK winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-New Zealand flight cachet.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, Melbourne to Christchurch, bs 12/4, plain airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 7d, inc 1931 6d 'OS' opt (SG 139a cat £55 used), uncommon BLACK winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-New Zealand flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, Kaihu 18/4 arrival ds's front and verso, special blue/white 'Air Mail Society of N.S.W' souvenir cover correctly rated 7d, canc Sydney cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-New Zealand flight cachet.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, Kaihu 18/4 arrival ds's front and verso, special blue/white 'Air Mail Society of N.S.W' souvenir cover correctly rated 7d, canc Sydney cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-New Zealand flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Christchurch 12/4, special black/grey Kookaburra cover correctly rated 7d, canc Leeton, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-New Zealand flight cachet.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Christchurch 12/4, special black/grey Kookaburra cover correctly rated 7d, canc Leeton, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-New Zealand flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4,  plain cover franked 9d, canc Sydney machine cancel, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.

Australia, 1934, Apr 10
"Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4, plain cover franked 9d, canc Sydney machine cancel, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official airmail between Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane to Auckland, bs 12/4, registered (label) cover franked 1/1d inc SG 139 and 139a (cat £67 used), canc Brisbane 27/3, via Sydney 28/3, fine strike violet framed special flight cachet verso, typed "First official  Australia-New Zealand Air Mail/per aeroplane Faith in Australia/pilot Flight Lieutenant Ulm".

Australia, 1934, Apr 11
First official airmail between Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane to Auckland, bs 12/4, registered (label) cover franked 1/1d inc SG 139 and 139a (cat £67 used), canc Brisbane 27/3, via Sydney 28/3, fine strike violet framed special flight cachet verso, typed "First official Australia-New Zealand Air Mail/per aeroplane Faith in Australia/pilot Flight Lieutenant Ulm".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Darwin - Sydney cover, flown by B. Rubin and K.F. Waller in a DH85 Leopard Moth at the end of their survey flight from England and prior to the MacRobertson Air Race later that year (AAMC.365a). Only 12 flown.  Signed by Owen Cathcart- Jones who, with co-pilot K.F.Waller,  came fourth in the MacRobertson air race in a DH88 comet owned by B. Rubin. A nice item in fine condition.

Australia, 1934, Apr 19
Darwin - Sydney cover, flown by B. Rubin and K.F. Waller in a DH85 Leopard Moth at the end of their survey flight from England and prior to the MacRobertson Air Race later that year (AAMC.365a). Only 12 flown. Signed by Owen Cathcart- Jones who, with co-pilot K.F.Waller, came fourth in the MacRobertson air race in a DH88 comet owned by B. Rubin. A nice item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Mundubbera to Brisbane, bs 3/6, plain cover franked 5d inc 2d 'OS' perfin, white/pale blue 'Noth Queensland' air mail label (scarce on cover), Aircrafts Pty. Ltd

Australia, 1934, Jun 2
F/F Mundubbera to Brisbane, bs 3/6, plain cover franked 5d inc 2d 'OS' perfin, white/pale blue 'Noth Queensland' air mail label (scarce on cover), Aircrafts Pty. Ltd

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official airmail,Australia-Papua & Papua-Australia, Toowoomba to Port Moresby, bs 26/7, then Papua 8d stamps applied and returned to Brisbane 31/7,  circular Australia-Papua and New GuineaNZ-Australia (June 1934), violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front,  and purple hexagonal "papua/Australia" cachet verso. Note June rather than July depart postmark.

Australia, 1934, Jun 9
First official airmail,Australia-Papua & Papua-Australia, Toowoomba to Port Moresby, bs 26/7, then Papua 8d stamps applied and returned to Brisbane 31/7, circular Australia-Papua and New GuineaNZ-Australia (June 1934), violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front, and purple hexagonal "papua/Australia" cachet verso. Note June rather than July depart postmark.

Perceived Value

(Australia) (Pinnaroo)Melbourne to Lae, b/s 27/7, and return, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", plain cover franked 1/3d, typed "Australia New Guinea Experimental Air Mail', "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" flight cachet.on front and "New Guinea/Australia" flight cachet verso.

Australia, 1934, Jul 11
(Pinnaroo)Melbourne to Lae, b/s 27/7, and return, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", plain cover franked 1/3d, typed "Australia New Guinea Experimental Air Mail', "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" flight cachet.on front and "New Guinea/Australia" flight cachet verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) (Pinnaroo)Melbourne to Salamau 31/7, via Lae, b/s 27/7, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", airmail etiquette cover franked 1/2d, ms "Australia New Guinea Experimental Air Mail'.

Australia, 1934, Jul 11
(Pinnaroo)Melbourne to Salamau 31/7, via Lae, b/s 27/7, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", airmail etiquette cover franked 1/2d, ms "Australia New Guinea Experimental Air Mail'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Brisbane to Rockhampton, bs 25/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Australia 'Faith in Australia' flight, official cover franked 8d canc Brisbane cds, printed 'First Official Air Mail/Australia to Papua and New Guinea', violet 'Australia/Papua and New Guinea' flight cachet' and typed "First Official Air Mail Papua & New Guinea to Australia/per Faith in Australia- CTP Ulm Commander". Ironed vertical crease.

Australia, 1934, Jul 20
Brisbane to Rockhampton, bs 25/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Australia 'Faith in Australia' flight, official cover franked 8d canc Brisbane cds, printed 'First Official Air Mail/Australia to Papua and New Guinea', violet 'Australia/Papua and New Guinea' flight cachet' and typed "First Official Air Mail Papua & New Guinea to Australia/per Faith in Australia- CTP Ulm Commander". Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Australia) (Pinnaroo)Melbourne to Port Moresby, 26/7 arrival ds on front tying Papua 3d for return flight, flown  Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", plain cover franked Australia 1/- Centenary, 3d and 2x 1 1/2d, also Papua 3d, ms 'Australia-New Guinea Experimental Air 
Mail',  Australia/Paua and New Guinea flight cachet..

Australia, 1934, Jul 20
(Pinnaroo)Melbourne to Port Moresby, 26/7 arrival ds on front tying Papua 3d for return flight, flown Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", plain cover franked Australia 1/- Centenary, 3d and 2x 1 1/2d, also Papua 3d, ms 'Australia-New Guinea Experimental Air Mail', Australia/Paua and New Guinea flight cachet..

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official airmail, Australia-Papua New Guinea, Melbourne to Lae, bs 26/7, and first return,  souvenir "Boomerang", "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 11 1/2 inc 6 air (SG 123) and New Guinea 1d,4d and 6d 'Air Mail' opt (SG 126,129,130b cat £75 used) for return to Melbourne, 2/8, violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" and purple hexagonal "Papua/Australia" cachets verso.

Australia, 1934, Jul 20
First official airmail, Australia-Papua New Guinea, Melbourne to Lae, bs 26/7, and first return, souvenir "Boomerang", "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 11 1/2 inc 6 air (SG 123) and New Guinea 1d,4d and 6d 'Air Mail' opt (SG 126,129,130b cat £75 used) for return to Melbourne, 2/8, violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" and purple hexagonal "Papua/Australia" cachets verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown  Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", registered (label) souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 1/- (SG 149 cat £20 used)) and  NG 2d,3d and 6d air Mail opts (SG 166, 167 and 170 cat £36 used), latter canc Lae 30/7 for return, Melbourne 2/8 1/8 arrival ds,  Australia and New Guinea cachets.

Australia, 1934, Jul 20
Melbourne to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", registered (label) souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 1/- (SG 149 cat £20 used)) and NG 2d,3d and 6d air Mail opts (SG 166, 167 and 170 cat £36 used), latter canc Lae 30/7 for return, Melbourne 2/8 1/8 arrival ds, Australia and New Guinea cachets.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1934, Jul 20
Melbourne to Salamau, bs 27/7, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", red/blue/pale blue illustrated cover with photo insert of Commander CPT Ulm, franked 8d Australia stamps (inc SG 139), also 3d NG stamps canc for return, Australia cachet, par avion etiquette.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Sydney to Port Moresby, bs 26/7, and return, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and Papua cachets, official "boomerang" cover, franked Australia 8d and Papua 8d, latter canc 26/7 for return, and Sydney 1/8 arrival ds.

Australia, 1934, Jul 20
Sydney to Port Moresby, bs 26/7, and return, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and Papua cachets, official "boomerang" cover, franked Australia 8d and Papua 8d, latter canc 26/7 for return, and Sydney 1/8 arrival ds.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to Lae, b/s 27/7, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia cachet, franked 8d Australia stamps (inc SG 139), also 3d NG stamps canc 27/7, and Salamau 31/7, par avion etiquette, illustrated souvenir cover with photo with technical details verso and corner insert of Commander CPT Ulm.

Australia, 1934, Jul 23
Melbourne to Lae, b/s 27/7, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia cachet, franked 8d Australia stamps (inc SG 139), also 3d NG stamps canc 27/7, and Salamau 31/7, par avion etiquette, illustrated souvenir cover with photo with technical details verso and corner insert of Commander CPT Ulm.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official airmail, Australia-Papua & New Guinea, Sydney to Lae, bs 26/7, and first return, uncommon red/cream souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 8d  inc 6d air (SG 139) and New Guinea8d inc 6d 'Air Mail' opt for return to Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front and purple hexagonal "Papua/Australia", signed by CPT Ulm.

Australia, 1934, Jul 23
First official airmail, Australia-Papua & New Guinea, Sydney to Lae, bs 26/7, and first return, uncommon red/cream souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 8d inc 6d air (SG 139) and New Guinea8d inc 6d 'Air Mail' opt for return to Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front and purple hexagonal "Papua/Australia", signed by CPT Ulm.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official airmail, Australia-Papua & New Guinea, Sydney to Lae, bs 26/7, and first return, uncommon red/cream souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 8d  inc 6d air (SG 139) and New Guinea8d inc 6d 'Air Mail' opt for return to Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front and purple hexagonal "Papua/Australia", signed by CPT Ulm.

Australia, 1934, Jul 23
First official airmail, Australia-Papua & New Guinea, Sydney to Lae, bs 26/7, and first return, uncommon red/cream souvenir "Per VH-UXX Faith In Australia"cover franked Australia 8d inc 6d air (SG 139) and New Guinea8d inc 6d 'Air Mail' opt for return to Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front and purple hexagonal "Papua/Australia", signed by CPT Ulm.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, and onward to San Francisco bs 24/8, flown  Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia 7d, and  NG 6d air +3d, latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, special cream/magenta PC "for use within the Commonwealth and places to British Empire". Nice item.

Australia, 1934, Jul 23
F/F Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, and onward to San Francisco bs 24/8, flown Australia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia 7d, and NG 6d air +3d, latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, special cream/magenta PC "for use within the Commonwealth and places to British Empire". Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Brisbane to Melbourne leg, b/s 26/7, of return Australia to Papua/New Guinea flight by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d.

Australia, 1934, Jul 23
Brisbane to Melbourne leg, b/s 26/7, of return Australia to Papua/New Guinea flight by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Brisbane to Cairns, bs 26/7, stage of the Ausralia to Papua/New Guinea flight by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", souvenir cover franked 5d..

Australia, 1934, Jul 24
F/F Brisbane to Cairns, bs 26/7, stage of the Ausralia to Papua/New Guinea flight by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", souvenir cover franked 5d..

Perceived Value

(Australia) Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown  Austalia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia SG 5d 'OS' x2 and 1/2 'OS' x2, and  NG 6d air Mail opts and 5 (SG 169, 170 cat £37 used), latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, registered (label) cover.

Australia, 1934, Jul 24
Sydney to Lae, bs 27/7, and return, flown Austalia to New Guinea by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and New Guinea cachets, franked Australia SG 5d 'OS' x2 and 1/2 'OS' x2, and NG 6d air Mail opts and 5 (SG 169, 170 cat £37 used), latter canc 30/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, registered (label) cover.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official airmail between Australia and PNG, Melbourne to Port Moresby, b/s 26/7, and return, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and Papua cachets, franked Australia 8d (inc SG 139) and Papua 8d, latter canc 26/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, official "boomerang" cover, circular violet Australia-PNG cachet on front, and hexagonal PNG-Australia cachet verso, multicoloured Victoria Centenary Air Race vignette verso (scarce on cover). Small non invasive closed tear top edge, does not detract, see scan.

Australia, 1934, Jul 24
First official airmail between Australia and PNG, Melbourne to Port Moresby, b/s 26/7, and return, flown by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", Australia and Papua cachets, franked Australia 8d (inc SG 139) and Papua 8d, latter canc 26/7 for return, Sydney 1/8 arrival ds, official "boomerang" cover, circular violet Australia-PNG cachet on front, and hexagonal PNG-Australia cachet verso, multicoloured Victoria Centenary Air Race vignette verso (scarce on cover). Small non invasive closed tear top edge, does not detract, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Melbourne to Lae, bs 27/7, red/buff souvenir cover franked Australia 8d canc Melbourne Ship Mail Room cds, and New Guinea 1932 "Bird of Paradise" stamp franked Lae Jul 30 cds, purple circular "Papua and New Guinea 1934 Official Air Mail" cachet, par avion etiquette.

Australia, 1934, Jul 26
F/F Melbourne to Lae, bs 27/7, red/buff souvenir cover franked Australia 8d canc Melbourne Ship Mail Room cds, and New Guinea 1932 "Bird of Paradise" stamp franked Lae Jul 30 cds, purple circular "Papua and New Guinea 1934 Official Air Mail" cachet, par avion etiquette.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1934, Jul 31
Townsvile to Rockhampton, bs 31/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Austraia 'Faith in Australia' return flight, plain cover franked 4 1/2d canc Townsville cds, typed "ByFirst Air Mail Flight/Townsvile to Rockhampton/by 'Faith in Australia".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Rockhampton to Brisbane, bs 31/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Australia 'Faith in Australia' return flight, registered (label) cover franked 8 1/2d canc Rockhampton cds, typed "First Official Air Mail Papua& New Guinea to Australia/per Faith in Australia, CTP Ulm, Commander"

Australia, 1934, Jul 31
Rockhampton to Brisbane, bs 31/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Australia 'Faith in Australia' return flight, registered (label) cover franked 8 1/2d canc Rockhampton cds, typed "First Official Air Mail Papua& New Guinea to Australia/per Faith in Australia, CTP Ulm, Commander"

Perceived Value

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, F/F Daly Waters-Perth, bs 12/10, airmal etiquette cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1934, Oct 8
MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, F/F Daly Waters-Perth, bs 12/10, airmal etiquette cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1934, Nov 16
Centenary Victoria Exhibition Autogiro Flight, green/cream souvenir PPC, franked 1 1/2d, canc Portald Vic cds, special blue double ring flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) VICVI pigeon gram and souvenir envelope, Eu PP6, AMSA guarantee cachet.

Australia, 1934, Nov 16
VICVI pigeon gram and souvenir envelope, Eu PP6, AMSA guarantee cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Centenary Victoria Exhibition Autogiro Flight, green/cream souvenir PPC, franked 1 1/2d, canc Portland Vic cds, special blue double ring flight cachet.

Australia, 1934, Nov 16
Centenary Victoria Exhibition Autogiro Flight, green/cream souvenir PPC, franked 1 1/2d, canc Portland Vic cds, special blue double ring flight cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Australian rocket, SS 'Canonbar' to Brisbane, blue/light grey souvenir cover franked 2d, Queensland AMS guarantee hs on front, also verso tying maroon/white Rocket Fight vignette.

Australia, 1934, Dec 4
First Australian rocket, SS 'Canonbar' to Brisbane, blue/light grey souvenir cover franked 2d, Queensland AMS guarantee hs on front, also verso tying maroon/white Rocket Fight vignette.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Imperial Airways/Qantas, Brisbane-London, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, registered (label) official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d, canc Brisbane/Air mail cds.

Australia, 1934, Dec 6
Imperial Airways/Qantas, Brisbane-London, no arrival ds, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, registered (label) official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d, canc Brisbane/Air mail cds.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1934, Dec 6
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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1934, Dec 6
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d.  Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
Rare first acceptance of mail for Cairo, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Cairo, 22/12, also Thomas Cook Cairo 22/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Rare first acceptance  of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
Rare first acceptance of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Aswan, Egypt  from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Alexandria bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Luxor 23/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d, flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
Rare first acceptance of mail for Aswan, Egypt from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Alexandria bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Luxor 23/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d, flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Iraq for carriage on the first westbound service from Australia of the route from Singapore, Brisbane to Basra 20/12, via Calcutta 17/12, souvenir 'Kangaroo' cover franked 2d and 1/6d, ms 'Australia-Iraq''. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are scarce - this item is likely to be one such.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Iraq for carriage on the first westbound service from Australia of the route from Singapore, Brisbane to Basra 20/12, via Calcutta 17/12, souvenir 'Kangaroo' cover franked 2d and 1/6d, ms 'Australia-Iraq''. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are scarce - this item is likely to be one such.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Moshi, Tanganyika, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Moshi on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Moshi, Tanganyika, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Moshi on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Mbeya,Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Mbeya,Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Salisbury on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Salisbury on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Kew to Tananarive, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Broken Hill 26/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Tananarive, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/4d and 1/6d x2, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Great routing.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Kew to Tananarive, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Broken Hill 26/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Tananarive, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/4d and 1/6d x2, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Great routing.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Kew to Wadi Halfa, bs 23/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked  1d, 3d Kookaburra and 1/6d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Kosti on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Kew to Wadi Halfa, bs 23/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1d, 3d Kookaburra and 1/6d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Kosti on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Northern Rhodesia, Kew to Broken Hill, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air 'OS' opt, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Northern Rhodesia, Kew to Broken Hill, bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air 'OS' opt, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Kew to Kosti, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked  1d, 3d blue and 1/6d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Kosti on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Australia, 1934, Dec 7
First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Kew to Kosti, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1d, 3d blue and 1/6d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Kosti on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(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'.

Australia, 1934, Dec 08
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'.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1934, Dec 8
First acceptance of mail from Australia to Italy for carriage on the return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to Imperia, bs24/12, via Milan 23/12, registered (label) official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1931 Kingsford Smith 6d opt 'OS' (cat SG £55 used, and SG 153b, canc Registered/Sydney cds, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney-London, fine strike most uncommon IAW violet circular 'Airport of London/Carried on the first regular Australia to England service' arrival cachet, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1934 1/6d, canc Sydney/Air mail cds. Nice item.

Australia, 1934, Dec 9
Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney-London, fine strike most uncommon IAW violet circular 'Airport of London/Carried on the first regular Australia to England service' arrival cachet, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1934 1/6d, canc Sydney/Air mail cds. Nice item.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Imperial Airways/Qantas., first regular Australia-England service, Mondee Ponds to London, no arrival ds,  registered (label) official blue/pale grey souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/9d, ms 'Via Singapore to England Air Mail'.

Australia, 1934, Dec 10
Imperial Airways/Qantas., first regular Australia-England service, Mondee Ponds to London, no arrival ds, registered (label) official blue/pale grey souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/9d, ms 'Via Singapore to England Air Mail'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for the Sudan, Longreach to Khartoum, bs 23/12, via Darwin 12/12 and Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, registered (label) souvenir blue/grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/10d, canc Longreach 10/12 cds.

Australia, 1934, Dec 10
First acceptance of mail for the Sudan, Longreach to Khartoum, bs 23/12, via Darwin 12/12 and Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, registered (label) souvenir blue/grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/10d, canc Longreach 10/12 cds.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Brisbane to Cape Town, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d & 1d, canc Brisbane/Airmail cds 7/12, The cover was incorrectly given the 'Par Avon Jusqu'a Cairo' as the airmail service to Cape Town was available.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Brisbane to Cape Town, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d & 1d, canc Brisbane/Airmail cds 7/12, The cover was incorrectly given the 'Par Avon Jusqu'a Cairo' as the airmail service to Cape Town was available.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Batavia (Jakarta), 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.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Batavia (Jakarta), 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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Koepang (Timor), bs 13/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Koepang (Timor), bs 13/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Rambang (Lombok Island), bs 13/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Rambang (Lombok Island), bs 13/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official red/white/blue souvenir "Kangaroo" cover franked 3d and 6d air, Imperial Airways/Qantas.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Palembang (Sumatra), bs 15/12, via Batavia 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.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Palembang (Sumatra), bs 15/12, via Batavia 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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Semarang (Java), bs 14/12. via Soerbaja 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.

Australia, 1934, Dec 11
Australia to Netherlands East Indies, Winton to Semarang (Java), bs 14/12. via Soerbaja 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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Nairobi, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Nairobi on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Kew to Nairobi, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Nairobi on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Kisumu, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney Air Mail 12 Dec 34' cds. Carried from Cairo to Kisumu on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Kisumu, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney Air Mail 12 Dec 34' cds. Carried from Cairo to Kisumu on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mbeya, Tanganyika, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mbeya, Tanganyika, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked  1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Sudan, Sydney to Juba, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1d, 3d blue Ram and 1/6d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mbeya on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, bs 27/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Bulawayo on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, bs 27/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Bulawayo on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Cape Town, bs 29/12, via Cairo, bs 23/12, flown on the Australia-England service to Cairo, then transferred to flight AS 199 on the first Imperial Airways England-Africa service to carry mail from Cairo to Cape Town. A dual franked cover bearing 1/7d Australia stamps and Egypt 6m stamps, all canc 'Air Mail/Sydney/6 DE 34'. cds, ms "Per Aerial Mail/ Sydney to Cairo/Cairo to Cape Town". See Wingent 'Moement of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Rote 1931-1939 p165. A great item in fine condition.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
F/F Sydney to Cape Town, bs 29/12, via Cairo, bs 23/12, flown on the Australia-England service to Cairo, then transferred to flight AS 199 on the first Imperial Airways England-Africa service to carry mail from Cairo to Cape Town. A dual franked cover bearing 1/7d Australia stamps and Egypt 6m stamps, all canc 'Air Mail/Sydney/6 DE 34'. cds, ms "Per Aerial Mail/ Sydney to Cairo/Cairo to Cape Town". See Wingent 'Moement of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Rote 1931-1939 p165. A great item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Kew to Durban, South Africa, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Kew to Durban, South Africa, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Kew to Pietersburg, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Pietersburg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Kew to Pietersburg, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Pietersburg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa,Sydney to Cape Town, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Air Mail/12 Aug 34/Sydney cds, Carried from Cairo to Cape Town on  IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for South Africa,Sydney to Cape Town, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Air Mail/12 Aug 34/Sydney cds, Carried from Cairo to Cape Town on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 3d, 1/- and 1/6d canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds, ms 'up to Jbrg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 6d brown,  1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used) canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 6d brown, 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used) canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Scarce.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Entebbe, Uganda, bs 24/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Entebbe on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Australia, 1934, Dec 12
First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Darwin to Cloncurry leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 20/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 18
Darwin to Cloncurry leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 20/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Darwin to Longreach leg of the first regular England-Australia  service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 18
Darwin to Longreach leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Darwin to Charleville leg of the first regular England-Australia  service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 18
Darwin to Charleville leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Camooweal to Brisbane leg of the first regular England-Australia  service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 18
Camooweal to Brisbane leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Darwin to Brisbane, 21/12, leg of the first regular Australia-Englanda  service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 18
Darwin to Brisbane, 21/12, leg of the first regular Australia-Englanda service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Newcastle Waters to Anthony's Lagoon, bs 19/12 leg of the first regular England-Australia  service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 19
Newcastle Waters to Anthony's Lagoon, bs 19/12 leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Roma to Brisbane, bs 21/12. leg of the first regular England-Australia  service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Australia, 1934, Dec 21
Roma to Brisbane, bs 21/12. leg of the first regular England-Australia service, bs 21/12, special envelope franked 5d, Qantas Airways.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP F/F Narromine to Sydney, POA 25 Mar 1935, plain cover franked Anzac 2d adhesive tied by Sydney machine slogan cancel, lovely Sydney Harbour Bridge perforated etiquette at upper left on face. Clearly signed by the pilot H Purvis at bottom left.

Australia, 1935, Mar 25
WASP F/F Narromine to Sydney, POA 25 Mar 1935, plain cover franked Anzac 2d adhesive tied by Sydney machine slogan cancel, lovely Sydney Harbour Bridge perforated etiquette at upper left on face. Clearly signed by the pilot H Purvis at bottom left.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/6d and 1d to include LATE FEE, canc 'Air Mail/Sydney cds, ms 'Late Fee', typed 'Air Mail 2/4/35.

Australia, 1935, Apr 2
Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/6d and 1d to include LATE FEE, canc 'Air Mail/Sydney cds, ms 'Late Fee', typed 'Air Mail 2/4/35.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Interrupted Kingsford Smith and Taylor Southern Cross Jubilee Air Mail flight from Sydney-New Zealand, Brisbane to Wellington bs 23/5 within a single line circle, dark blue/buff souvenir cover franked 2/2d inc SG 139 x2 and SG 157 x3, canc Brisbane cds. Turned back half way across Tasman due to engine trouble and 97% of original cargo was jettisoned over the sea. Plane returned to Mascot Aerodrome and surviving covers carried by ship to Wellington. The Wellington bs 23/5 within a single line circle is the only true authentication of genuinely flown covers on this flight.

Australia, 1935, May 15
Interrupted Kingsford Smith and Taylor Southern Cross Jubilee Air Mail flight from Sydney-New Zealand, Brisbane to Wellington bs 23/5 within a single line circle, dark blue/buff souvenir cover franked 2/2d inc SG 139 x2 and SG 157 x3, canc Brisbane cds. Turned back half way across Tasman due to engine trouble and 97% of original cargo was jettisoned over the sea. Plane returned to Mascot Aerodrome and surviving covers carried by ship to Wellington. The Wellington bs 23/5 within a single line circle is the only true authentication of genuinely flown covers on this flight.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1935, May 15
Interrupted Kingsford Smith and Taylor Southern Cross Jubilee Air Mail flight from Sydney-New Zealand, Melbourne to Wellington bs 23/5 within a single line circle, dark blue/grey souvenir cover franked QV Queensland 1d yellow block of 4 and SG 148, canc Brisbane cds. Turned back half way across Tasman due to engine trouble and 97% of original cargo was jettisoned over the sea. Plane returned to Mascot Aerodrome and surviving covers carried by ship to Wellington. The Wellington bs 23/5 within a single line circle is the only true authentication of genuinely flown covers on this flight.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Commercial Aviation Co, F/F Adelaide to Whyalla, bs 5/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1935, Jul 5
Commercial Aviation Co, F/F Adelaide to Whyalla, bs 5/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 9/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Wyndham-Ivanhoe/Cattle Station/No post office".   The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Australia, 1935, Jul 9
MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 9/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Wyndham-Ivanhoe/Cattle Station/No post office". The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Perceived Value

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Ord River-Wyndham/No post office at Ord River".   The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Australia, 1935, Jul 11
MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Ord River-Wyndham/No post office at Ord River". The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Perceived Value

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Services/Ivanhoe-Wyndham. No Post Office at Ivanhoe".   The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Australia, 1935, Jul 11
MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Services/Ivanhoe-Wyndham. No Post Office at Ivanhoe". The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide-Darwin, bs 20/, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Adelaide 17/8 cds, typed "By Aust.Transcontinental Airways Ltd/First Adelaide-Darwin Service",  signed by pilot..

Australia, 1935, Aug 17
Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide-Darwin, bs 20/, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Adelaide 17/8 cds, typed "By Aust.Transcontinental Airways Ltd/First Adelaide-Darwin Service", signed by pilot..

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide to Newcastle Waters, bs 20/8, franked Australia 5d, typed "First Adelaide-Newcastle Waters".

Australia, 1935, Aug 19
Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide to Newcastle Waters, bs 20/8, franked Australia 5d, typed "First Adelaide-Newcastle Waters".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide to Darwin, bs 20/8, franked Australia 3d & 2d, canc Adelaide 19 Aug 1935 cds, typed "First Flight/Adelaide-Darwin".

Australia, 1935, Aug 19
Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide to Darwin, bs 20/8, franked Australia 3d & 2d, canc Adelaide 19 Aug 1935 cds, typed "First Flight/Adelaide-Darwin".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Farina to Tennant Creek, bs 20/8, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Farina 19 Aug 1935 cds, typed "First Flight/Farina to Tennant Creek".

Australia, 1935, Aug 19
Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Farina to Tennant Creek, bs 20/8, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Farina 19 Aug 1935 cds, typed "First Flight/Farina to Tennant Creek".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Darwin-Adelaide, bs Melbourne 27/8, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Darwin 21 Aug 1935 cds, typed "First Darwin-Adelaide Air Mail",  signed by pilot, J Chapman..

Australia, 1935, Aug 21
Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Darwin-Adelaide, bs Melbourne 27/8, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Darwin 21 Aug 1935 cds, typed "First Darwin-Adelaide Air Mail", signed by pilot, J Chapman..

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Pine Creek to Adelaide, bs 26/8, franked Australia 3d  & 2d, canc Pine Creek 22 Aug 1935 cds, typed "Pine Creek to Adelaide".

Australia, 1935, Aug 22
Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Pine Creek to Adelaide, bs 26/8, franked Australia 3d & 2d, canc Pine Creek 22 Aug 1935 cds, typed "Pine Creek to Adelaide".

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Brisbane-Townsville, bs 16/9, registered (label) Eustis corner cover franked 6d Air Mail Service (SG 139) + 2d,/s, typed "Brisbane-Townsville/First Flight".

Australia, 1935, Sep 15
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Brisbane-Townsville, bs 16/9, registered (label) Eustis corner cover franked 6d Air Mail Service (SG 139) + 2d,/s, typed "Brisbane-Townsville/First Flight".

Perceived Value

Australia, 1935, Sep 15
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Rockhampton, b/s 15/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, attractive and unusual airmail cover franked SG 156, 157, ms 'First Air Mail Flight/Rockhampton to Townsville/by New England Airways'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Rockhampton to Mackay, b/s 15/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, Eustis cover franked 5d, typed 'First  Flight/Rockhampton-Mackay'.

Australia, 1935, Sep 15
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Rockhampton to Mackay, b/s 15/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, Eustis cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Rockhampton-Mackay'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd,  first flight return cover, Townsville to Brisbane carried on the "City of Grafton" official company cover franked 5d rate, canc single ring cds. virtually complete 17/9 Brisbane machine slogan receiver on reverse.

Australia, 1935, Sep 17
New England Airways Ltd, first flight return cover, Townsville to Brisbane carried on the "City of Grafton" official company cover franked 5d rate, canc single ring cds. virtually complete 17/9 Brisbane machine slogan receiver on reverse.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Townsville to Rockhampton, b/s 17/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, plain cover franked 5d, typed 'First Official Flight/per City of Grafton'.

Australia, 1935, Sep 17
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Townsville to Rockhampton, b/s 17/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, plain cover franked 5d, typed 'First Official Flight/per City of Grafton'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Rockhampton, b/s 5/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, imprint blue/grey winged "Yes" By Air Mail Crome cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Sydney Rockampton', attractive blue/red/black New England Airways vignette verso.

Australia, 1935, Sep 17
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Rockhampton, b/s 5/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, imprint blue/grey winged "Yes" By Air Mail Crome cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Sydney Rockampton', attractive blue/red/black New England Airways vignette verso.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Townsville to Rockhampton, bs 17/9, and on to Maryborough 18/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, red/cream 'First Official Airmail' souvenir cover franked 3d air and 2d.

Australia, 1935, Sep 17
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Townsville to Rockhampton, bs 17/9, and on to Maryborough 18/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, red/cream 'First Official Airmail' souvenir cover franked 3d air and 2d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Townsville to Sydney, bs 18/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, red/cream 'First Official Airmail' souvenir cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1935, Sep 17
New England Airways Ltd, F/F Townsville to Sydney, bs 18/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, red/cream 'First Official Airmail' souvenir cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Townsville, bs 10/10, via Brisbane 8/10, attractive blue/grey imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to EA Crome, franked  2dx2 and NSW 1d, typed "Canberra-Townsville/per Holymans Airways Ltd/and/New England Airways Ltd", signed by pilots Taylor and Scott.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Townsville, bs 10/10, via Brisbane 8/10, attractive blue/grey imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to EA Crome, franked 2dx2 and NSW 1d, typed "Canberra-Townsville/per Holymans Airways Ltd/and/New England Airways Ltd", signed by pilots Taylor and Scott.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Canberra to Townsville, bs 7/10, plain cover franked  3d air + 2d, typed "First Flight/ Sydney to Canberra".

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Canberra to Townsville, bs 7/10, plain cover franked 3d air + 2d, typed "First Flight/ Sydney to Canberra".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Townsville, bs 10/10, via Sydney 7/10 and Brisbane 8/10, attractive blue/grey imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to EA Crome, franked  5d, typed "First Flight/Melbourne-Townsville/per Holymans Airways Ltd/and/New England Airways Ltd", signed by pilots Taylor and Scott.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Townsville, bs 10/10, via Sydney 7/10 and Brisbane 8/10, attractive blue/grey imprint airmail etiquette cover addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Melbourne-Townsville/per Holymans Airways Ltd/and/New England Airways Ltd", signed by pilots Taylor and Scott.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, attractive and uncommon blue/cream souvenir cover franked  3d air +2d, red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, attractive and uncommon blue/cream souvenir cover franked 3d air +2d, red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Melbourne, b/s, attractive and uncommon blue/black souvenir cover franked  3d air +9d Roo, red ms"Canberra to Melbourne" ms, and red "Sydney/Holyman's Airways Ltd" hs.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Melbourne, b/s, attractive and uncommon blue/black souvenir cover franked 3d air +9d Roo, red ms"Canberra to Melbourne" ms, and red "Sydney/Holyman's Airways Ltd" hs.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Katoomba to Launceston, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart, registered (label) cover franked 10d, canc Katoomba/2 Oct 35 cds, also TPO 7 West NSW 2nd and 3rd Oct 35 cds's . Signed by both pilots CH Scott and PL Taylor.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Katoomba to Launceston, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart, registered (label) cover franked 10d, canc Katoomba/2 Oct 35 cds, also TPO 7 West NSW 2nd and 3rd Oct 35 cds's . Signed by both pilots CH Scott and PL Taylor.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Brisbane to Hobart, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart service, airmail cover franked 5d, canc Brisbane/5 Oct 35 cds, typed 'By First Air Mail Flight/Brisbane to Hobart via/Sydney-Canberra and -Melbourne.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Brisbane to Hobart, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart service, airmail cover franked 5d, canc Brisbane/5 Oct 35 cds, typed 'By First Air Mail Flight/Brisbane to Hobart via/Sydney-Canberra and -Melbourne.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to Cootamundra, 9/10 arrival ds on front, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart service, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Melbourne/5 Oct 35 cds, typed 'First Air Mail Service/Melbourne-Canberra/Hollymans Airways".Contains an original note inside confirming carrier and date of arrival.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Melbourne to Cootamundra, 9/10 arrival ds on front, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart service, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Melbourne/5 Oct 35 cds, typed 'First Air Mail Service/Melbourne-Canberra/Hollymans Airways".Contains an original note inside confirming carrier and date of arrival.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways, F/F Melbourne to Canberra, bs 7/10 airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways, F/F Melbourne to Canberra, bs 7/10 airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked  3d air +2d, typed 'First Flight/Canberra-Sydney'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, typed 'First Flight/Canberra-Sydney'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Canberra, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked  5d, typed 'First Flight/Melbourne-Canberra'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Canberra, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Melbourne-Canberra'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Canberra to Launceston, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart, imprint etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Air Mail Flight/Canberra to Lauceston'.

Australia, 1935, Oct 7
Canberra to Launceston, bs 8/10, via Sydney 3/10, carried on Holyman's Airways F/F Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne-Launceston-Hobart, imprint etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Air Mail Flight/Canberra to Lauceston'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, Darwin to Adelaide, bs 11/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d ordinary, not postmarked but the stamps bear ms "Posted in/Darwin to Adelaide/Air Mail/Wallet Bag". The envelope has a closed corner tear which has damage the bottom LH corner of the 2d stamp. . We believe this cover was given to one of the two pilots in Darwin prior to the final flight (this is reinforced by the fold in the middle of the cover with putting it into the pilots flying jacket pocket). A short lived air service - only eight return flights were carried out - so scarce for this reason. However the true rarity is the ms cancellation. One for the exhibit.

Australia, 1935, Oct 11
Australian Transcontinental Airways, Darwin to Adelaide, bs 11/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d ordinary, not postmarked but the stamps bear ms "Posted in/Darwin to Adelaide/Air Mail/Wallet Bag". The envelope has a closed corner tear which has damage the bottom LH corner of the 2d stamp. . We believe this cover was given to one of the two pilots in Darwin prior to the final flight (this is reinforced by the fold in the middle of the cover with putting it into the pilots flying jacket pocket). A short lived air service - only eight return flights were carried out - so scarce for this reason. However the true rarity is the ms cancellation. One for the exhibit.

Perceived Value

(Australia) McDonald Air Services Ltd, F/F Cooktown to Townsville, bs 29/10, souvenir blue/cream cover  with large print details of flight, franked 3d air & 2d,  Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Oct 28
McDonald Air Services Ltd, F/F Cooktown to Townsville, bs 29/10, souvenir blue/cream cover with large print details of flight, franked 3d air & 2d, Small mail.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1935, Oct 28
McDonald Air Services Ltd, F/F Cooktown to Townsville, bs 29/10, souvenir blue/cream cover with printed map of route with large print details of flight, franked 3d air&2d, signed by the pilot T McDonald. Two perfs lost top right hand edge of 3d stamp, other wise fine (see scan). Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Silver Jubilee Rocket, Riverview to Mogill, POA 28 OC 35 cds, blue/white souvenir cover, red 'Guaranteed by the Australian Rocket Society' cachet.

Australia, 1935, Oct 28
Silver Jubilee Rocket, Riverview to Mogill, POA 28 OC 35 cds, blue/white souvenir cover, red 'Guaranteed by the Australian Rocket Society' cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide AW Ltd F/F Melbourne to Adelaide, posted on arrival, plain cover addressed to N Eustis, franked 2d canc Adeliade 30 Oct 1936 cds, typed "Flown as freight from/Melbourne to Adelaide/by first flight of the/Adelaide Airways Ltd", guaranteed by Airmail Society of Australia hs verso.  50 flown. Note the incorrect year (1936 instead of 1935) is a curiosity of this cover. The GPO 'Delivery Window' cachet confirms 30 Oct 1935.

Australia, 1935, Oct 29
Adelaide AW Ltd F/F Melbourne to Adelaide, posted on arrival, plain cover addressed to N Eustis, franked 2d canc Adeliade 30 Oct 1936 cds, typed "Flown as freight from/Melbourne to Adelaide/by first flight of the/Adelaide Airways Ltd", guaranteed by Airmail Society of Australia hs verso. 50 flown. Note the incorrect year (1936 instead of 1935) is a curiosity of this cover. The GPO 'Delivery Window' cachet confirms 30 Oct 1935.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Adelaide to Broken Hill, bs 26/11, plain cover franked 5d, canc Ships Mailroom/Melbourne/25 Nov, typed 'First Flight/Adelaide-Broken Hill'.

Australia, 1935, Nov 25
F/F Adelaide to Broken Hill, bs 26/11, plain cover franked 5d, canc Ships Mailroom/Melbourne/25 Nov, typed 'First Flight/Adelaide-Broken Hill'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne - Mount Gambier - Adelaide, bs 27/11, Vacuum Oil Company cover printed "First Air Mail by Adelaide Airways/Melbourne-Mt. Gambier-Adelaide Service", franked 5d.

Australia, 1935, Nov 25
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne - Mount Gambier - Adelaide, bs 27/11, Vacuum Oil Company cover printed "First Air Mail by Adelaide Airways/Melbourne-Mt. Gambier-Adelaide Service", franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Australia, 1935, Nov 25
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mebourne to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mebourne to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mount Gambier, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mount Gambier, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Melbourne, bs, attractive blue/white Vacuum Oil Company suvenir cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Melbourne, bs, attractive blue/white Vacuum Oil Company suvenir cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mount Gambier, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/1d inc  6d Air 'Air mail Service' opt. Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mount Gambier, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1/1d inc 6d Air 'Air mail Service' opt. Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Broken Hill, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 3d, typed "First Flight/Adelaide to Broken Hill/Adelaide Airways Ltd". Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Broken Hill, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 3d, typed "First Flight/Adelaide to Broken Hill/Adelaide Airways Ltd". Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne".

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs 26/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, typed "First Air Mail Mount Gambier to Melbourne". Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs 26/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, typed "First Air Mail Mount Gambier to Melbourne". Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Broken Hill to Adelaide, bs 26/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Broken Hill to Adelaide".  Small mail. Faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Broken Hill to Adelaide, bs 26/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Broken Hill to Adelaide". Small mail. Faint ironed vertical crease, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Broken Hill to Adelaide, bs 26/11, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "By First Air Mail Flight/Broken Hill to Adelaide".  Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Broken Hill to Adelaide, bs 26/11, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "By First Air Mail Flight/Broken Hill to Adelaide". Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mount Gambier, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Adelaide to Mount Gambier". Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mount Gambier, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Adelaide to Mount Gambier". Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs 28/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne". Small mail.

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, bs 28/11, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne". Small mail.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1935, Nov 26
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Broken Hill, bs 26/11, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 3d, typed "First Flight/Adelaide to Broken Hill/Adelaide Airways Ltd", signed by the pilot C.Kleinig. Small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, attractive blue/white Vacuum Oil Company suvenir cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Australia, 1935, Nov 27
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, attractive blue/white Vacuum Oil Company suvenir cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1935, Dec 9
Airlines (WA) Ltd, 'Miss Wiluna' F/F Perth to Mount Magnet, POA Mount Magnet 10/12 cds, en route to Wiluna, large company 'clock departure vignette' dated 9 Dec 1935 9.40am, "Airlines (WA) Ltd/Per First Aereal Trip from Perth", signed by the pilot, Captain C.W.Snook. Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Wiluna Goldfields to Perth, b/s, cachets, Airlines (WA) Ltd, 'First Flight 'and 'Wiluna Goldfields to Perth' cachets..

Australia, 1936, Feb 18
F/F Wiluna Goldfields to Perth, b/s, cachets, Airlines (WA) Ltd, 'First Flight 'and 'Wiluna Goldfields to Perth' cachets..

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Perth to Wiluna Goldfields, b/s, cachets, Airlines (WA) Ltd, 'First Flight 'and 'Perth to Wiluna Goldfields ' cachets..

Australia, 1936, Feb 18
F/F Perth to Wiluna Goldfields, b/s, cachets, Airlines (WA) Ltd, 'First Flight 'and 'Perth to Wiluna Goldfields ' cachets..

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Mar 26
WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Coonamble to Dubbo, bs 28/5 to Wilcannia, bs 29/5, inaugural introduction Coonamble into the Sydney-Broken Hill service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1935 'Submarine Telephone' set of two, canc'Telegraphs-Coonamble' cds, black/green WASP Naromine-Sydney vignette (cat Frommer $75 on cover), signed by the pilot P. Graham. Scarce.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Mar 27
WASP Airlines, F/F Sydney Hill to Wilcannia, bs 27/3, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Air Mail/Sydney Hill to Wilcannia'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines, F/F Sydney Hill to Broken Hill, bs 27/3, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Sydney Hill to Broken Hill', signed by the pilot P. Graham.

Australia, 1936, Mar 27
WASP Airlines, F/F Sydney Hill to Broken Hill, bs 27/3, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Sydney Hill to Broken Hill', signed by the pilot P. Graham.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Mar 27
WASP Airlines, Sydney (Strathfield) to Adelade, bs 27/3, carried on WASP F/F Sydney to Broken Hill, then OAT by Adelade Airways to Adelaide, plain registered (label) cover franked 1929 3d air x2 & 2d.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Mar 27
WASP Airlines, F/F Broken Hill to Sydney, bs 28/3, plain registered (label) cover franked 1929 3d air & 1931 6d air.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Mar 27
WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Sydney to Coonamble, bs 'Telegraphs-Coonamble' 28/3, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Sydney- Broken Hill service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1935 /Submarine Telephone' set of two, typed "First Flight/ Sydney to Coonamble". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Mar 28
WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Coonamble to Sydney, bs Achfield 1/6, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 1935 /Submarine Telephone' set of two, typed "First Flight/ Coonamble to Sydney" . Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines, F/F Broken Hill to Mount Coolon, bs 4/4, via Sydney 28/3, imprint red/blue airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, ms 'By First Air Mail Flight/Broken Hill to Mt. Coolon via Sydney".

Australia, 1936, Mar 28
WASP Airlines, F/F Broken Hill to Mount Coolon, bs 4/4, via Sydney 28/3, imprint red/blue airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, ms 'By First Air Mail Flight/Broken Hill to Mt. Coolon via Sydney".

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines, F/F Dubbo to Sydney, bs 28/3, imprint red/blue airmail etiquette cover franked 3d +2d, ms 'By First Air Mail Flight/Dubbo to Sydney".

Australia, 1936, Mar 28
WASP Airlines, F/F Dubbo to Sydney, bs 28/3, imprint red/blue airmail etiquette cover franked 3d +2d, ms 'By First Air Mail Flight/Dubbo to Sydney".

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP F/F Broken Hill to Sydney, bs 28/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, two fine purple returned to sender hand stamps on front & Sydney unclaimed 3/4 cds of the same date.

Australia, 1936, Mar 28
WASP F/F Broken Hill to Sydney, bs 28/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, two fine purple returned to sender hand stamps on front & Sydney unclaimed 3/4 cds of the same date.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines, F/F Dubbo to Sydney, bs 28/3, imprint red/blue airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, typed 'Dubbo-Sydney/1st Flight'. Ironed vertical crease.

Australia, 1936, Mar 28
WASP Airlines, F/F Dubbo to Sydney, bs 28/3, imprint red/blue airmail etiquette cover franked 4d, typed 'Dubbo-Sydney/1st Flight'. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Australian dispatch over New Zealand airlines for the F/F Palmerston North to Christchurch, bs 14/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

Australia, 1936, Apr 7
First Australian dispatch over New Zealand airlines for the F/F Palmerston North to Christchurch, bs 14/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 4d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First duplicated service, Brisbane to Darwin, bs 17/5, carried on the first duplicated service from Brisbane to Singapore, Qantas company cover with logo on flap, addressed to Hudson Fysh, franked 5d, canc Brisbane 16/5, typed "First Duplicated Service from Brisbane to Singapore", signed by the pilot Lester Brain.

Australia, 1936, May 16
First duplicated service, Brisbane to Darwin, bs 17/5, carried on the first duplicated service from Brisbane to Singapore, Qantas company cover with logo on flap, addressed to Hudson Fysh, franked 5d, canc Brisbane 16/5, typed "First Duplicated Service from Brisbane to Singapore", signed by the pilot Lester Brain.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Ansett Airways Ltd F/F Fokker 'Universal' Melbourne to Hamilton, bs 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d, canc Sydney 24/25 May, typed "FirstFlight/Melbourne-Hamilton/Ansett Airways Ltd", signed by the pilot V.V.Cerche. This is a flight of significance because it launched the huge Ansett ANA network. Verso there is a large purple hs commemorating the 50th anniversary Ansett Airways and signed by E.A.Crome 1986.

Australia, 1936, May 25
Ansett Airways Ltd F/F Fokker 'Universal' Melbourne to Hamilton, bs 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air + 2d, canc Sydney 24/25 May, typed "FirstFlight/Melbourne-Hamilton/Ansett Airways Ltd", signed by the pilot V.V.Cerche. This is a flight of significance because it launched the huge Ansett ANA network. Verso there is a large purple hs commemorating the 50th anniversary Ansett Airways and signed by E.A.Crome 1986.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Ansett Airways Ltd F/F Fokker 'Universal' Hamilton to Melbourne, bs 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d + 2d, canc Hamilton 25/5, typed "FirstFlight/Hamilton-Melbourne/Universal Fokker VH-UTO/Ansett Airways Ltd", signed by the pilot V.V.Cerche. This is a flight of significance because it launched the huge Ansett ANA network. Verso there is a large purple cachet contains the text "Chief Pilot Staywood Airlines/Capt. Charles Frecheville" and bearing his facsimile signature. Above is the original signature of E.A.Crome 1986 - written on the 50th anniversary of Ansett Airlines.

Australia, 1936, May 25
Ansett Airways Ltd F/F Fokker 'Universal' Hamilton to Melbourne, bs 25/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d + 2d, canc Hamilton 25/5, typed "FirstFlight/Hamilton-Melbourne/Universal Fokker VH-UTO/Ansett Airways Ltd", signed by the pilot V.V.Cerche. This is a flight of significance because it launched the huge Ansett ANA network. Verso there is a large purple cachet contains the text "Chief Pilot Staywood Airlines/Capt. Charles Frecheville" and bearing his facsimile signature. Above is the original signature of E.A.Crome 1986 - written on the 50th anniversary of Ansett Airlines.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, May 25
Ansett Airways Ltd F/F official airmail service Melbourne to Hamilton (150 miles), bs 25/5, plain cover franked 1935 'Submarine Telephone' set of two, canc Brisbane/Air Mail/ 22 MAY 36 cds, ms "First Official Air mail/ Melbourne to Hamilton", 142 flown, cat $200 Eustis #603. This flight is highly valued because it marked the very beginning of the huge network known as Ansett ANA which, in June 1969, became Ansett Airlines of Australia.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP F/F Brisbane to Coonamble, bs 28/5, printed Queensland Air Mail Society cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1936, May 27
WASP F/F Brisbane to Coonamble, bs 28/5, printed Queensland Air Mail Society cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Sydney to Coonamble, bs 28/5, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "By First Air Mail Flight/ Sydney to Coonamble". Not easy to find.

Australia, 1936, May 28
WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Sydney to Coonamble, bs 28/5, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "By First Air Mail Flight/ Sydney to Coonamble". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Sydney to Coonamble, bs 28/5, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First Air Mail / Sydney to Coonamble/per WASP Airlines". Not easy to find.

Australia, 1936, May 28
WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Sydney to Coonamble, bs 28/5, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First Air Mail / Sydney to Coonamble/per WASP Airlines". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Narromine to Coonamble, bs 28/5, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "WASP Airlines/First Narromine-Coonamble". Not easy to find.

Australia, 1936, May 28
WASP Airlines Ltd, F/F Narromine to Coonamble, bs 28/5, inaugural introduction of Coonamble into the Broken Hill-Sydney service, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "WASP Airlines/First Narromine-Coonamble". Not easy to find.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Jun 9
Emergency airmail flown because the steamer to the island had broken down, Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (100 miles), bs Antechamber bay 10/6, window envelope (no addressee) franked 1d, canc Adelaide 9/6, ms "Emergency Air Mail".

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Jul 23
Special airmail flight Perth-(Melbourne-Sydney)-Brisbane, bs 27/7, plain cover franked 1929 3d air, large red three line cachet "By Special Air Mail/West-East/Perth-Brisbane". Perth-Melbourne and Perth-Sydney are listed in Eustis, but not Brisbane, so likely scarce.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Sep 14
Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Denilquin to Melbourne, bs 14/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "By first official mail/14th Sept 1936', signed by the pilot Frank L. Roberts.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Hay to Melbourne, bs 14/9, and on to Adelaide 15/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Denilquin-Melbourne'.

Australia, 1936, Sep 14
Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Hay to Melbourne, bs 14/9, and on to Adelaide 15/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Denilquin-Melbourne'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Hay to Denilquin, bs 14/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Melbourne-Hay'.

Australia, 1936, Sep 14
Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Hay to Denilquin, bs 14/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Melbourne-Hay'.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Sep 14
Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Melbourne to Hay, bs 14/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Melbourne-Hay'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Denilquin to Melbourne, bs 14/9, and on to Adelaide 15/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Denilquin-Melbourne'.

Australia, 1936, Sep 14
Victorian and Interstate Airways F/F Denilquin to Melbourne, bs 14/9, and on to Adelaide 15/9, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed 'By First Flight/Denilquin-Melbourne'.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Airlines (WA) Ltd, F/F Cue to Perth, signed 7/10 confirmation of arrival ds verso, airmail cover franked 5d. Ironed vertical crease.

Australia, 1936, Oct 5
Airlines (WA) Ltd, F/F Cue to Perth, signed 7/10 confirmation of arrival ds verso, airmail cover franked 5d. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Direct airmail to England, from Melbourne to London, no arrival ds, franked 2dPSE with additional 1/- & 4d to cover carriage by air 'all the way', typed endorsement "Direct Mail", arrived Croydon 17/11. Internal Melbourne-Brisbane, then IAW IW494 to London. Faint ironed vertical crease.

Australia, 1936, Nov 02
Direct airmail to England, from Melbourne to London, no arrival ds, franked 2dPSE with additional 1/- & 4d to cover carriage by air 'all the way', typed endorsement "Direct Mail", arrived Croydon 17/11. Internal Melbourne-Brisbane, then IAW IW494 to London. Faint ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1936, Nov 8
Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Mildura, bs 9/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "Adelaide to Mildura/Adelaide Airways Ltd/First Sunday Flight". Signed by pilot H. Gayton Kirknan.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Wagga Wagga, bs 14/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d. Only 30 flown.

Australia, 1936, Dec 14
Australian National Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Wagga Wagga, bs 14/12, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d. Only 30 flown.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways Ltd, first official airmail between Adelaide and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, bs  1/1, and also the first Australian airmail flown without air fee surcharge of 3d, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d. Very small mail.

Australia, 1937, Jan 1
Australian National Airways Ltd, first official airmail between Adelaide and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, bs 1/1, and also the first Australian airmail flown without air fee surcharge of 3d, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d. Very small mail.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Jan 1
Australian National Airways Ltd, first official airmail between American River and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, bs 1/1, and also the first Australian airmail flown without air fee surcharge of 3d, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d. Very small mail.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Jan 1
First official airmail between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, bs Kingscote 1/1, and also the first Australian airmail flown without air fee surcharge of 3d, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, Australian National Airways Ltd. Very small mail.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KNILM, Sydney to Batavia, return of Dutch East Indies-Australia charter flight, plain cover addressed to E.A. Crome, posted on return, franked  DEI 71/2c & 10c canc 'Batavia/Centrum/19.1.37', verso Australia 1d, canc 'Enmore 15 JA 37' Sydney cds (the return flight left Sydney on 16 January to confirm departure. Also Sydney 4/2/ cds on front confirming return of cover to Australia (by surface). Signed by the entire crew of four. One of only 12 flown.

Australia, 1937, Jan 9
KNILM, Sydney to Batavia, return of Dutch East Indies-Australia charter flight, plain cover addressed to E.A. Crome, posted on return, franked DEI 71/2c & 10c canc 'Batavia/Centrum/19.1.37', verso Australia 1d, canc 'Enmore 15 JA 37' Sydney cds (the return flight left Sydney on 16 January to confirm departure. Also Sydney 4/2/ cds on front confirming return of cover to Australia (by surface). Signed by the entire crew of four. One of only 12 flown.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KNILM, Sydney to Batavia, return of Dutch East Indies-Australia charter flight, plain cover addressed to E.A. Crome, posted on return, franked  DEI 21c canc 'Batavia/Centrum/19.1.37', verso Australia 1d, canc 'Enmore 15 JA 37' Sydney cds (the return flight left Sydney on 16 January to confirm departure. Signed by the entire crew of four. A few tone spots. One of only 12 flown.

Australia, 1937, Jan 9
KNILM, Sydney to Batavia, return of Dutch East Indies-Australia charter flight, plain cover addressed to E.A. Crome, posted on return, franked DEI 21c canc 'Batavia/Centrum/19.1.37', verso Australia 1d, canc 'Enmore 15 JA 37' Sydney cds (the return flight left Sydney on 16 January to confirm departure. Signed by the entire crew of four. A few tone spots. One of only 12 flown.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways, Adelaide to Darwin experimental survey flights, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Charleville '9am 25 FE 37', bs Cootamundra '4.15pm 25 Feb 1937', and Melbourne '26 FE 37', typed "Carried by special Guinea Airways Air Liner (ms) 'Lockheed Electra' Adelaide to Darwin", signed by the pilot E.C.Chater. Is this only the second cover to have been reported as having been carried on one of the Guinea Airways experimental Adelaide-Darwin survey flights?.   For a description of the other cover, see the  Australian Airmail Catalogue, 2008, #704.

Australia, 1937, Feb 22
Guinea Airways, Adelaide to Darwin experimental survey flights, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Charleville '9am 25 FE 37', bs Cootamundra '4.15pm 25 Feb 1937', and Melbourne '26 FE 37', typed "Carried by special Guinea Airways Air Liner (ms) 'Lockheed Electra' Adelaide to Darwin", signed by the pilot E.C.Chater. Is this only the second cover to have been reported as having been carried on one of the Guinea Airways experimental Adelaide-Darwin survey flights?. For a description of the other cover, see the Australian Airmail Catalogue, 2008, #704.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways, F/F Adelaide to Katherine, bs 11/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d canc Adelaide 9 Apr 1937.

Australia, 1937, Apr 11
Guinea Airways, F/F Adelaide to Katherine, bs 11/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d canc Adelaide 9 Apr 1937.

Perceived Value

(Australia) North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F Cairns to Croydon, bs 13/4, airmail etiquette cover  franked 5d, canc Brisbane 12/4/37.

Australia, 1937, Apr 13
North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F Cairns to Croydon, bs 13/4, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Brisbane 12/4/37.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Apr 13
North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F Cairns to Normanton, bs 13/4, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 1/1d, signed by the pilot C.Jones.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Apr 14
North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F Normanton to Croydon, bs 14/4, airmail cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Intercity Airways F/F Sydney to Cobar, bs 14/, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms 'First light/Sydney-Cobar/Intercity Airways Ltd', signed by the pilot Charles Gatenby. Only 20 flown. Also small pictures (not a photos) of Gatenby and his Gannet aeroplane.

Australia, 1937, Apr 14
Intercity Airways F/F Sydney to Cobar, bs 14/, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms 'First light/Sydney-Cobar/Intercity Airways Ltd', signed by the pilot Charles Gatenby. Only 20 flown. Also small pictures (not a photos) of Gatenby and his Gannet aeroplane.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail from Australia to USA, carried by Qantas to Singapore, then by Imperial  Airways to Hong Kong, 27/4 transit cds, and finally, by the INAUGURAL  Pan Am FAM14 service from Hong Kong to San Francisco, 4/5 arrival ds. Western Electric corner cover correctly franked 4/8d, canc Sydney 19 Apr 37 cds, official blue 'Hong Kong to San Francisco/FAM 14' first flight cachet, typed "Via First Flight Frisco-/Hong Kong Clipper mail in/conjunction with Australia-/Singapore and Penang-Hong Kong/service". Small mail,  Very nice item.

Australia, 1937, Apr 19
First acceptance of mail from Australia to USA, carried by Qantas to Singapore, then by Imperial Airways to Hong Kong, 27/4 transit cds, and finally, by the INAUGURAL Pan Am FAM14 service from Hong Kong to San Francisco, 4/5 arrival ds. Western Electric corner cover correctly franked 4/8d, canc Sydney 19 Apr 37 cds, official blue 'Hong Kong to San Francisco/FAM 14' first flight cachet, typed "Via First Flight Frisco-/Hong Kong Clipper mail in/conjunction with Australia-/Singapore and Penang-Hong Kong/service". Small mail, Very nice item.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Apr 19
First acceptance of mail from Australia to Hawaii for carriage via Pan Am F/F FAM 14 Hong Kong, 27/4 transit cds, to Honolulu bs 2/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 3/4d, canc Port Adelaide 19 Apr 37 cds, official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu/Received-First Flight-FAM 14" flight cachet. Small mail, carried from Australia to Singapore by Qantas, Singapore to Hong Kong by Imperial Airways, then Hong Kong to San Francisco by Pan Am. Scarce Trans Pacific acceptance in fine condition.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, May 10
Coronation Rocket firing, Govt official cover, franked 1d and 2d, violet three line flight cachet. Eus R11.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Coronation Rocket firing, government official cover, franked 1d and 2d, violet three line flight cachet. Eus R11.

Australia, 1937, May 10
Coronation Rocket firing, government official cover, franked 1d and 2d, violet three line flight cachet. Eus R11.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Australian Sailplane flight, Empire Day, printed cream/red souvenir cover, franked 1d, canc Sydney cds, signed by the pilot M.Warner.

Australia, 1937, May 29
First Australian Sailplane flight, Empire Day, printed cream/red souvenir cover, franked 1d, canc Sydney cds, signed by the pilot M.Warner.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Inter City Airways, first Sunday flight, Cobar to Broken Hill, bs 6/6, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Cobar cds, signed by the pilot H.Boston.

Australia, 1937, Jun 6
Inter City Airways, first Sunday flight, Cobar to Broken Hill, bs 6/6, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, canc Cobar cds, signed by the pilot H.Boston.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Australasian Airpost Exhibition Brisbane cds, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 1d on first day, canc Brisbane/7 Je 37, red framed exhibition cachet.

Australia, 1937, Jun 7
First Australasian Airpost Exhibition Brisbane cds, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 1d on first day, canc Brisbane/7 Je 37, red framed exhibition cachet.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd/Mc Donald Air Service, F/F Normanton to Burketown, bs 16/6, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, Posted in Sydney on 13/6, reaching Normanton and Burketown on 22/6, via Cloncurry 16/6.

Australia, 1937, Jun 15
New England Airways Ltd/Mc Donald Air Service, F/F Normanton to Burketown, bs 16/6, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, Posted in Sydney on 13/6, reaching Normanton and Burketown on 22/6, via Cloncurry 16/6.

Perceived Value

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd/Mc Donald Air Service, F/F Burketown to Normanton, bs 16/6, 2d PSE with additional 3d air, attractive red/white/blue "Tomorrow's Mail Today" airmail etiquette.

Australia, 1937, Jun 15
New England Airways Ltd/Mc Donald Air Service, F/F Burketown to Normanton, bs 16/6, 2d PSE with additional 3d air, attractive red/white/blue "Tomorrow's Mail Today" airmail etiquette.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Jun 15
North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F Normanton to Burketown, bs 15/6, airmail cover franked 5d, addressed to Hudson Fysh.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Melbourne to Cambridge, no arrival ds, 1 1/2d PSC with additional 7 1/2d for airmail to England, airmail etiquette. Interesting contents re Coronation.

Australia, 1937, Jun 24
Melbourne to Cambridge, no arrival ds, 1 1/2d PSC with additional 7 1/2d for airmail to England, airmail etiquette. Interesting contents re Coronation.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Airlines of Australia, inaugural DC 2 flights, Melbourne 31/7 to Sydney 31/7 by 'Pengana, and Sydney to Brisbane 1/8 by 'Kyeema', signed by pilots H Purvis & PL Taylor in 'Pengana' and pilots KA Virtue & AS Cameron in 'Kyeema', and by the air hostess in each aircraft.

Australia, 1937, Jul 31
Airlines of Australia, inaugural DC 2 flights, Melbourne 31/7 to Sydney 31/7 by 'Pengana, and Sydney to Brisbane 1/8 by 'Kyeema', signed by pilots H Purvis & PL Taylor in 'Pengana' and pilots KA Virtue & AS Cameron in 'Kyeema', and by the air hostess in each aircraft.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Geelong-Melbourne glider flight, registered (label) printed souvenir cover, 15x23cm, franked 8d, signed by pilot P.J.Pratt. Eus 753.

Australia, 1937, Aug 04
Geelong-Melbourne glider flight, registered (label) printed souvenir cover, 15x23cm, franked 8d, signed by pilot P.J.Pratt. Eus 753.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to Costa Rica, Nelson to San Jose, no arrival bs, via Newcastle 4/8 and Sydney 4/8, registered (label) cover, franked 1/10d, airmail etiquette cancelled by violet double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York confirming carriage by air all the way as far as the US, typed 'Per Air Mail via England'.

Australia, 1937, Aug 4
Australia to Costa Rica, Nelson to San Jose, no arrival bs, via Newcastle 4/8 and Sydney 4/8, registered (label) cover, franked 1/10d, airmail etiquette cancelled by violet double bar Jusqu'a applied in New York confirming carriage by air all the way as far as the US, typed 'Per Air Mail via England'.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Aug 4
Aircrafts PTY Ltd, F/F Brisbane to St George, no arrival ds, very attractive red/blue/cream printed souvenir cover franked 5d. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Fourth MacKay Aerial Mineral and Geological Survey of Central/NWAustralia. Signed flight cover, blue four line cachet "Mackay Aerial/Reconnaisance Expedition/Norhtern Territory and/Western Australia/1937", addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, canc Oodnadata 23 Aug 37, and bs Roy Hill 31/7 and Wave Hill 12/8, signed by pilots Frank Neale and Jim Pollock, and navigator Harry T Bennett. A detailed 12 page article by Graham on the covers of the Mackay Aerial Expeditions, including information on numbers flown, is included in this lot

Australia, 1937, Aug 12
Fourth MacKay Aerial Mineral and Geological Survey of Central/NWAustralia. Signed flight cover, blue four line cachet "Mackay Aerial/Reconnaisance Expedition/Norhtern Territory and/Western Australia/1937", addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, canc Oodnadata 23 Aug 37, and bs Roy Hill 31/7 and Wave Hill 12/8, signed by pilots Frank Neale and Jim Pollock, and navigator Harry T Bennett. A detailed 12 page article by Graham on the covers of the Mackay Aerial Expeditions, including information on numbers flown, is included in this lot

Perceived Value

(Australia) Fourth MacKay Aerial Mineral and Geological Survey of Central/NWAustralia. Signed flight cover, blue four line cachet "Mackay Aerial/Reconnaisance Expedition/Norhtern Territory and/Western Australia/1937", addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, canc Wiluna cds and backstamped Roy Hill 31/7, signed by pilots Frank Neale and Jim Pollock, and navigator Harry T Bennett. Only nine covers were posted at Wiluna. A detailed 12 page article by Graham on the covers of the Mackay Aerial Expeditions, including information on numbers flown, is included in this lot

Australia, 1937, Aug 12
Fourth MacKay Aerial Mineral and Geological Survey of Central/NWAustralia. Signed flight cover, blue four line cachet "Mackay Aerial/Reconnaisance Expedition/Norhtern Territory and/Western Australia/1937", addressed to EA Crome, franked 5d, canc Wiluna cds and backstamped Roy Hill 31/7, signed by pilots Frank Neale and Jim Pollock, and navigator Harry T Bennett. Only nine covers were posted at Wiluna. A detailed 12 page article by Graham on the covers of the Mackay Aerial Expeditions, including information on numbers flown, is included in this lot

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Leeton to Adelaide, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1937, Aug 16
Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Leeton to Adelaide, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Cootamundra to Leeton, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d. Scarce leg.

Australia, 1937, Aug 16
Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Cootamundra to Leeton, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d. Scarce leg.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Aug 16
Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Sydney-Adelaide, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis 3d air letter with additional 2d, canc Sydney cds.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Cootamundra to Adelaide, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1937, Aug 17
Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Cootamundra to Adelaide, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Cootamundra to Hay, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d. Scarce leg.

Australia, 1937, Aug 17
Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra first airmail flight Cootamundra to Hay, bs 17/8, attractive Eustis airmail cover franked 5d. Scarce leg.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways/Airlines of Australia Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Adelaide, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1937, Aug 30
Australian National Airways/Airlines of Australia Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Adelaide, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways/Airlines of Australia Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Brisbane, bs 31/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Australia, 1937, Aug 30
Australian National Airways/Airlines of Australia Ltd, F/F Adelaide to Brisbane, bs 31/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways F/F Melbourne to Naracoorte, bs 30/8, Melbourne Airmail Exhibition Oct 5-7 souvenir cover addressed to Eustis cover franked 5d, typed " Adelaide..Naracoorte/First Flight". Only 21 flown.

Australia, 1937, Aug 30
Australian National Airways F/F Melbourne to Naracoorte, bs 30/8, Melbourne Airmail Exhibition Oct 5-7 souvenir cover addressed to Eustis cover franked 5d, typed " Adelaide..Naracoorte/First Flight". Only 21 flown.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Sep 27
Ansett Airways, F/F Broken Hill to Melbourne, bs 27/9, black/white Ansett Airways company cover with logo, franked 5d, signed by the pilot A.M.Bayne.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Airmail Exhibition Melbourne, registered souvenir cover addressed to England, no arrival ds, franked 4d canc special exh. pictorial cancellation, blue/white Air Mail Exhibition Melbourne vignette.

Australia, 1937, Oct 05
Airmail Exhibition Melbourne, registered souvenir cover addressed to England, no arrival ds, franked 4d canc special exh. pictorial cancellation, blue/white Air Mail Exhibition Melbourne vignette.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Airmail Exhibition Melbourne, souvenir cover with Air Mail Exhibition Melbourne registration label flown Melbourne to Huddersfield, England,  'Recd. Oct 21, 1937 ' verso signed by recipient, franked 1/9d canc special exhibition pictorial cancellation,

Australia, 1937, Oct 05
Airmail Exhibition Melbourne, souvenir cover with Air Mail Exhibition Melbourne registration label flown Melbourne to Huddersfield, England, 'Recd. Oct 21, 1937 ' verso signed by recipient, franked 1/9d canc special exhibition pictorial cancellation,

Perceived Value

Australia, 1937, Oct 19
Australian National Airways Ltd, F/F Hobart to Melbourne, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2d, ms "By First Airmail Flight/Hobart to Melbourne, without air mail charge".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Clouston and Ricketts, return leg of record DH88 Comet New Zealand-Australia-England, plain cover franked 1d New Zealand stamps canc Blenheim 20 Mar 38 cds and 1d Australia stamp canc Darwin 23 Mar 38 cds, London 26 mar 38  arrival ds on front. Only 12 flown.

Australia, 1938, Mar 21
Clouston and Ricketts, return leg of record DH88 Comet New Zealand-Australia-England, plain cover franked 1d New Zealand stamps canc Blenheim 20 Mar 38 cds and 1d Australia stamp canc Darwin 23 Mar 38 cds, London 26 mar 38 arrival ds on front. Only 12 flown.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Return leg of record DH88 Comet Australia-New Zealand-Australia-England flight by Clouston and Ricketts in a DH88 Comet, envelope franked 2d tied by Sydney slogan cancellation, Great Britain 1½d applied on arrival and tied by London cds of March 27, signed by both pilots, fine and scarce as only twelve signed (Aust.AMC 800). Also unused B&W PPC of Clouston and Ricketts in the cockpit of DH.88 Comet,  with facsimile signatures of both pilots

Australia, 1938, Mar 21
Return leg of record DH88 Comet Australia-New Zealand-Australia-England flight by Clouston and Ricketts in a DH88 Comet, envelope franked 2d tied by Sydney slogan cancellation, Great Britain 1½d applied on arrival and tied by London cds of March 27, signed by both pilots, fine and scarce as only twelve signed (Aust.AMC 800). Also unused B&W PPC of Clouston and Ricketts in the cockpit of DH.88 Comet, with facsimile signatures of both pilots

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Adelaide to Narrandera, and return, 28/4, Eustis corner cover, franked 5d, prepared by Eustis to commemorate the F/F on 28 Mar 1928.

Australia, 1938, Mar 28
F/F Adelaide to Narrandera, and return, 28/4, Eustis corner cover, franked 5d, prepared by Eustis to commemorate the F/F on 28 Mar 1928.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Adelaide to Cleve, bs 18/4, plain cover franked 7d, canc Adelaide cds, signed pilot WP Heath.

Australia, 1938, Apr 18
F/F Adelaide to Cleve, bs 18/4, plain cover franked 7d, canc Adelaide cds, signed pilot WP Heath.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines survey and mail carrying flight Sydney-Rabaul Route, Sydney to Brisbane, plain cover franked 2d posted at Mascott Aerodrome 18 Apr 1938, and delivered to Brisbane port of call on 24 Apr 1938, typed "First Survey and Passenger Flight/Australia-New Guinea-Australia/WR Carpenter & Co/RMA 'Caronia'/Sydney.Rabal.Brisbane/RO Mant Chief Pilot", signed by R.O.Mant.

Australia, 1938, Apr 24
WR Carpenter Airlines survey and mail carrying flight Sydney-Rabaul Route, Sydney to Brisbane, plain cover franked 2d posted at Mascott Aerodrome 18 Apr 1938, and delivered to Brisbane port of call on 24 Apr 1938, typed "First Survey and Passenger Flight/Australia-New Guinea-Australia/WR Carpenter & Co/RMA 'Caronia'/Sydney.Rabal.Brisbane/RO Mant Chief Pilot", signed by R.O.Mant.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Sydney to Rabaul, bs 1/6, and return, bs Sydney 5/6, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 6d KS and 3d stamps, and 9d Papua stamps canc Rabaul 3/6 cds

Australia, 1938, May 27
WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Sydney to Rabaul, bs 1/6, and return, bs Sydney 5/6, registered (label) airmail etiquette cover franked 6d KS and 3d stamps, and 9d Papua stamps canc Rabaul 3/6 cds

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Brisbane to Rabaul, bs 1/6, and return, bs Brisbane 5/6 cds, attractive red/cream Queensland Air Mail Society logo souvenir cover franked 4 1/2d Australia stamps, canc Brisbane 30/5 cds, and 5d New Guinea stamp canc Rabaul cds

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Brisbane to Rabaul, bs 1/6, and return, bs Brisbane 5/6 cds, attractive red/cream Queensland Air Mail Society logo souvenir cover franked 4 1/2d Australia stamps, canc Brisbane 30/5 cds, and 5d New Guinea stamp canc Rabaul cds

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-Papua-Australia, Brisbane to Port Moresby 31/5, and return, bs Brisbane 5/6, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d Australia stamps, canc Brisbane 30/5 cds, and 5d Papua stamps canc Port Moresby 4/6 cds

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-Papua-Australia, Brisbane to Port Moresby 31/5, and return, bs Brisbane 5/6, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d Australia stamps, canc Brisbane 30/5 cds, and 5d Papua stamps canc Port Moresby 4/6 cds

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines first official flight frm Sydney to Raboul, bs 1/6, and return 3/6 to Sydney, bs 5/6, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d Australia and 5d x2 New Guinea stamps.

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlines first official flight frm Sydney to Raboul, bs 1/6, and return 3/6 to Sydney, bs 5/6, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d Australia and 5d x2 New Guinea stamps.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines, F/F Australia to Port Moresby 31/5, uncommon brown/cream 'Koala Bear' Air Mail Service/Australia/Papua New Guinea souvenir cover franked 4d tied Melbourne machine cancel, also Sydney 30/5 cds.

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlines, F/F Australia to Port Moresby 31/5, uncommon brown/cream 'Koala Bear' Air Mail Service/Australia/Papua New Guinea souvenir cover franked 4d tied Melbourne machine cancel, also Sydney 30/5 cds.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Brisbane to Rabaul, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 5d, canc ydney 30/5.

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Australia-New Guinea-Australia, Brisbane to Rabaul, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 5d, canc ydney 30/5.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlnes, first official airmail service Australia to Papua bs 31/5 and return, plain cover franked Australia 5d canc Sydney 30/7 and Papua 5d canc Port Moresby 4/6, and verso Sydney return cds 5/6.

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlnes, first official airmail service Australia to Papua bs 31/5 and return, plain cover franked Australia 5d canc Sydney 30/7 and Papua 5d canc Port Moresby 4/6, and verso Sydney return cds 5/6.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

Australia, 1938, May 30
WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WR Carpenter Airlnes, first official airmail service Australia to Papua, Sydney to Rabaul, airmail etiquette cover franked Australia 5d canc Sydney 30/5, signed by the pilot R.O.Mant.

Australia, 1938, May 30
WR Carpenter Airlnes, first official airmail service Australia to Papua, Sydney to Rabaul, airmail etiquette cover franked Australia 5d canc Sydney 30/5, signed by the pilot R.O.Mant.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Sydney to Port Moresby, bs 31/5, and return, airmail etiquette cover franked Australia 3d x2 stamps canc Sydney/Air Mail cds, also Papua 10d canc Port Moresby 4/6 cds for the return arriving Sydney Airmail 5/6, signed by the pilot R.O.Mant. Small barely visible non invasive top edge closed tear, see scan.

Australia, 1938, May 30
Carpenter Airlines, first official flight Sydney to Port Moresby, bs 31/5, and return, airmail etiquette cover franked Australia 3d x2 stamps canc Sydney/Air Mail cds, also Papua 10d canc Port Moresby 4/6 cds for the return arriving Sydney Airmail 5/6, signed by the pilot R.O.Mant. Small barely visible non invasive top edge closed tear, see scan.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1938, Jun 28
KLM, F/F Gravenhage, Holland to Sydney, Australia, bs 5/7, and return 14/7, KLM blue/orange/cream souvenir cover franked Netherlands 33c + 30c Luchtpostzeigel triangular air stamps and verso 2/1d Australia stamps canc Sydney Air Mail Section 14 Jly 1938, elaborate violet 'Amsterdam-Batavia-Sydney' flight cachet. Eustis #815a.

Perceived Value

(Australia) KNIKM F/F Java to Australia, Batavia to Sydney, bs 5/7, red/blue/grey souvenir cover franked special air flights triangular 30c, canc Batavia cds, fine strike violet triangular flight cachet. Ironed vertical crease.

Australia, 1938, Jul 3
KNIKM F/F Java to Australia, Batavia to Sydney, bs 5/7, red/blue/grey souvenir cover franked special air flights triangular 30c, canc Batavia cds, fine strike violet triangular flight cachet. Ironed vertical crease.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First 'all the way airmail' Australia to England, Sydney to Java leg, bs Batavia 8/8 cds, carried by Qantas flying boat 'Cooee', plain cover franked 3d air + Kingsford Smith 6d, canc Sydney cds, typed 'First Trial Flight/Sydney to Singapore/by Flying Boat Service/Qantas Empire Airways/F.B. "Cooee" V.H. -A.B.F./Captn. Lynch-Bloss/5th July 1938'. Scarce item in superb condition.

Australia, 1938, Jul 4
First 'all the way airmail' Australia to England, Sydney to Java leg, bs Batavia 8/8 cds, carried by Qantas flying boat 'Cooee', plain cover franked 3d air + Kingsford Smith 6d, canc Sydney cds, typed 'First Trial Flight/Sydney to Singapore/by Flying Boat Service/Qantas Empire Airways/F.B. "Cooee" V.H. -A.B.F./Captn. Lynch-Bloss/5th July 1938'. Scarce item in superb condition.

Perceived Value

(Australia) North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F to Queensland cattle stations, Normanton to Dunbar, no arrival stamp as there were no post offices at these stations, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 2d, canc Normanton cds, signed by the pilot Alan W. Tagart, and the postmaster at Normanton, A.L.Lloyd.

Australia, 1938, Jul 8
North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F to Queensland cattle stations, Normanton to Dunbar, no arrival stamp as there were no post offices at these stations, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 2d, canc Normanton cds, signed by the pilot Alan W. Tagart, and the postmaster at Normanton, A.L.Lloyd.

Perceived Value

(Australia) North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F to Queensland cattle stations, Normanton to Koolatah, no arrival stamp as there were no post offices at these stations, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, canc Normanton cds, signed by the pilot Alan W. Tagart, and the postmaster at Normanton, A.L.Lloyd.

Australia, 1938, Jul 8
North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, F/F to Queensland cattle stations, Normanton to Koolatah, no arrival stamp as there were no post offices at these stations, airmail etiquette cover franked 2d, canc Normanton cds, signed by the pilot Alan W. Tagart, and the postmaster at Normanton, A.L.Lloyd.

Perceived Value

(Australia) NZ acceptance for inauguration EAMS Australia-England, no arrival ds, illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Wellington cds, Imperial AW, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Orme Denny.

Australia, 1938, Jul 26
NZ acceptance for inauguration EAMS Australia-England, no arrival ds, illustrated black/red "Kiwi/All Up"souvenir cover, franked 1 1/2d canc Wellington cds, Imperial AW, flown in "Carpentaria" by Capt. Orme Denny.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First "All Up" Australia to England, flown Adelaide to London, no arrival ds, attractive violet/cream souvenir cover with  outline of Australia and rising sun franked 3d, typed "Flying Bat Service, August 1938/ustralia to England". Service suspended 3 weeks later.

Australia, 1938, Aug 1
First "All Up" Australia to England, flown Adelaide to London, no arrival ds, attractive violet/cream souvenir cover with outline of Australia and rising sun franked 3d, typed "Flying Bat Service, August 1938/ustralia to England". Service suspended 3 weeks later.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First "All Up" Flying Boat Service, flown Sydney to England, no arrival ds, franked 5d, fine strike red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet. Service suspended 3 weeks later.

Australia, 1938, Aug 2
First "All Up" Flying Boat Service, flown Sydney to England, no arrival ds, franked 5d, fine strike red framed 'Empire Air Mail Scheme' cachet. Service suspended 3 weeks later.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First "All Up" Flying Boat Service, flown Sydney to England, no arrival ds, non philatelic cover franked 5d, flap neatly removed. Service suspended 3 weeks later.

Australia, 1938, Aug 2
First "All Up" Flying Boat Service, flown Sydney to England, no arrival ds, non philatelic cover franked 5d, flap neatly removed. Service suspended 3 weeks later.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1938, Aug 6
Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Charleville, bs 6/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First Air Mail/Sydney-Cessnock-Charleville".

Perceived Value

Australia, 1938, Aug 6
Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Bourke, bs 6/8, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "By First Air Mail Flight/Sydney to Bourke".

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, IAW Airways Terminus Victoria 19 August arrival ds, 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"

Australia, 1938, Aug 8
First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, IAW Airways Terminus Victoria 19 August arrival ds, 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"

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, 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".

Australia, 1938, Aug 8
First Thrice Weekly Flying Boat Air mail Service Australia/England, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, 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".

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1938, Aug 8
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.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1939, Apr 3
Airlines of Australia, F/F Brisbane to Innisfail, bs 3/4, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, violet 'By First Air Mail Flight' cachet, signed by the pilot H.W.Moore. Only 20 flown.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from
Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.

Australia, 1939, May 11
First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.

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(Australia) Australian National Airways, scarce first one-day service Perth to Melbourne, 4/7 manuscript receiver verso, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First one-day service/ Perth to Melbourne". Unlisted.

Australia, 1939, Jul 3
Australian National Airways, scarce first one-day service Perth to Melbourne, 4/7 manuscript receiver verso, imprint airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, typed "First one-day service/ Perth to Melbourne". Unlisted.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail from Australia to Netherlands, Rose Bay to Rotterdam, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural  Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent  from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara'  on 29 August 1939 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. Airmail etiquette cover franked 3/9d Australia stamps, canc 'Rose Bay 29 Jul 39' cds and 'Auckland 19 Jl 40' cds, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, typed "New Zealand/to/ USA ". Small mail,  Scarce item in fine condition.

Australia, 1939, Aug 29
First acceptance of mail from Australia to Netherlands, Rose Bay to Rotterdam, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara' on 29 August 1939 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. Airmail etiquette cover franked 3/9d Australia stamps, canc 'Rose Bay 29 Jul 39' cds and 'Auckland 19 Jl 40' cds, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, typed "New Zealand/to/ USA ". Small mail, Scarce item in fine condition.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First acceptance of mail from Australia to USA, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural  Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent  from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara'  on 31 August 1940 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. A registered (label) cover franked 3/9d, canc Sydney 30 Au 39, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, ms "By Air/New Zealand/to USA by/Clipper". Small mail,  A very nice item.

Australia, 1939, Aug 30
First acceptance of mail from Australia to USA, for carriage from New Zealand on the inaugural Pan Am FAM19 service from Auckland 20 Jul 40 to San Francisco 24 Jul 1940 arrival ds. NOTE, this mail was sent from Sydney to New Zealand on RMS 'Niagara' on 31 August 1940 and delayed in NZ due to the outbreak of WWII. A registered (label) cover franked 3/9d, canc Sydney 30 Au 39, official violet framed "New Zealand-USA" fight cachet, ms "By Air/New Zealand/to USA by/Clipper". Small mail, A very nice item.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1939, Oct 12
Airlines Pty Ltd, extension of Brisbane-Cracow service, F/F Brisbane to Theadore, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, red 'Aircrafts Proprietary' hs, signed by the pilot Capt. Bill Munro.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Wellington 3/5, carried in flying boat "Aotearoa", blue/grey TEAL souvenir company cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 5d for air to NZ. When Italy entered the war in June 1949 this service became the first leg of the 'all air' Pacific Clipper Service to GB via Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and Lisbon. A nice historical item.

Australia, 1940, Apr 30
Wartime airmail, first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Wellington 3/5, carried in flying boat "Aotearoa", blue/grey TEAL souvenir company cover, 22x10cm, correctly rated 5d for air to NZ. When Italy entered the war in June 1949 this service became the first leg of the 'all air' Pacific Clipper Service to GB via Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and Lisbon. A nice historical item.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1940, Apr 30
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5,  blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Australia, 1940, May 1
First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1940, May 2
First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Wellington 3/5, uncommon red/cream "First Official Flight/Australia-New Zealand/Last Link of Empire Air Service" souvenir cover franked 5d, also nice strike purple framed "Air Mail/per First Flight/ms Ateroa/Route ms Sydney to Auckland". TEAL.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1940, May 2
First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Christchurch 3/5, blue/cream 'Firs Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealnd' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5,  blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Australia, 1940, May 2
First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Inaugural Tans-Tasman Flying Boat Service, Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'Firs Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealnd' printed souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Australia, 1940, May 2
Inaugural Tans-Tasman Flying Boat Service, Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'Firs Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealnd' printed souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways, one of only 12 carried from England to Darwin, on the record breaking flight from England to Australia, posted on arrival in Darwin 21June 1940, cancelling Australia 2d, typed "Guinea Airways Flight/England-Australia/Departure England 29/5/40/Stage England - Darwin",  Signed by pilots D.G. Cameron and N.S.D.Buckley.  An important wartime flight which beat flight beat Scott & Black's record by 1 1/4 hours although the route was 2000 miles longer due to war conditions.

Australia, 1940, May 29
Guinea Airways, one of only 12 carried from England to Darwin, on the record breaking flight from England to Australia, posted on arrival in Darwin 21June 1940, cancelling Australia 2d, typed "Guinea Airways Flight/England-Australia/Departure England 29/5/40/Stage England - Darwin", Signed by pilots D.G. Cameron and N.S.D.Buckley. An important wartime flight which beat flight beat Scott & Black's record by 1 1/4 hours although the route was 2000 miles longer due to war conditions.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Guinea Airways, one of only three unofficial covers (AAMC #903a) carried on the England to France leg of the record breaking flight from England to Australia, posted on arrival, France 25c x2 canc Bouches-du-Rhפne (Marseilles) pmk, ms "Guinea Airways Flight/England-Australia/Departure England 29/540/Stage  England-Marseiles", small violet 'A/3' ? censor mark, sealed B&W 'Opened By Censor'. Only 3 flown and signed 'D.G. Cameron, Pilot ' across censor tape. An important wartime flight which beat flight beat Scott & Black's record by 1 1/4 hours although the route was 2000 miles longer due to war conditions.

Australia, 1940, May 29
Guinea Airways, one of only three unofficial covers (AAMC #903a) carried on the England to France leg of the record breaking flight from England to Australia, posted on arrival, France 25c x2 canc Bouches-du-Rhפne (Marseilles) pmk, ms "Guinea Airways Flight/England-Australia/Departure England 29/540/Stage England-Marseiles", small violet 'A/3' ? censor mark, sealed B&W 'Opened By Censor'. Only 3 flown and signed 'D.G. Cameron, Pilot ' across censor tape. An important wartime flight which beat flight beat Scott & Black's record by 1 1/4 hours although the route was 2000 miles longer due to war conditions.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, first acceptance of mails by the new air route from Australia to England via Hong Kong and the Pacific route, Brisbane to England, bs Sutton Coldfield 5/8, imprint etiquette registered (label) cover franked 5/- robe canc Bundaberg 24/6 cds, ms "Via Hong Kong and Pacific route to USA", white/dark blue airmail etiquette, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, blue boxed 'Passed By/Censor/5' hs. Correctly rated 4/7d/1/2oz + 5d registration for all air the two ocean clipper service to New York (TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco and US internal air service to New York, then New York to UK by sea (see Boyle p859). This service opened after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important WWII item. Francis Field authentication hs.

Australia, 1940, Jun 26
Wartime airmail, first acceptance of mails by the new air route from Australia to England via Hong Kong and the Pacific route, Brisbane to England, bs Sutton Coldfield 5/8, imprint etiquette registered (label) cover franked 5/- robe canc Bundaberg 24/6 cds, ms "Via Hong Kong and Pacific route to USA", white/dark blue airmail etiquette, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, blue boxed 'Passed By/Censor/5' hs. Correctly rated 4/7d/1/2oz + 5d registration for all air the two ocean clipper service to New York (TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco and US internal air service to New York, then New York to UK by sea (see Boyle p859). This service opened after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important WWII item. Francis Field authentication hs.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Australia to England via New Zealand and by Pan Am Pacific and Atlantic services, Australia to England, Crome imprint etiquette cover franked Australia 2d, canc Enmore 15 Jly 40 cds, and GB 2 1/2d canc 3/8, typed "First Flight Australia-USA-England/by Tasman Empire Airways to New Zealand/and by Pan American Airways Pacific and Atlantic Services". The rate for this new service was 5/10d. This cover was posted on the first day of the new service, and the transit time could only have been achieved by air. So it seems the sender thought the Commonwealth 'Al Up' rate applied.

Australia, 1940, Jul 15
F/F Australia to England via New Zealand and by Pan Am Pacific and Atlantic services, Australia to England, Crome imprint etiquette cover franked Australia 2d, canc Enmore 15 Jly 40 cds, and GB 2 1/2d canc 3/8, typed "First Flight Australia-USA-England/by Tasman Empire Airways to New Zealand/and by Pan American Airways Pacific and Atlantic Services". The rate for this new service was 5/10d. This cover was posted on the first day of the new service, and the transit time could only have been achieved by air. So it seems the sender thought the Commonwealth 'Al Up' rate applied.

Perceived Value

(Australia) WWII censored 'all the way by air' cover flown by an expensive, short lived and little used service from Australia to England, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 6/5d, canc Wentworth Falls cds, ms 'By Air Australia-Hong Kong-Canada-England', sealed red/cream Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line PBC S.82 censor mark. This all air service, which only lasted from 26 June 1940 to September 1940, flew Qantas from Australia to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US internal airline to New York/ Canada, Pan Am to Lisbon, and BOAC/KLM to England.Ironed vertical crease, scarce.

Australia, 1940, Aug 5
WWII censored 'all the way by air' cover flown by an expensive, short lived and little used service from Australia to England, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 6/5d, canc Wentworth Falls cds, ms 'By Air Australia-Hong Kong-Canada-England', sealed red/cream Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line PBC S.82 censor mark. This all air service, which only lasted from 26 June 1940 to September 1940, flew Qantas from Australia to Bangkok, BOAC to Hong Kong, Pan Am to San Francisco, US internal airline to New York/ Canada, Pan Am to Lisbon, and BOAC/KLM to England.Ironed vertical crease, scarce.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Scarce F/F Alberton to Goombungee, no arrival ds, red/white/blue 'Pioneer Australia' airmail cover franked 2d, red framed Cliff Howe/Agent/Alberton' hs verso. Possibly an Airlines Pty Ltd Kingaroy-Cracow intermediate.

Australia, 1940, Sep 4
Scarce F/F Alberton to Goombungee, no arrival ds, red/white/blue 'Pioneer Australia' airmail cover franked 2d, red framed Cliff Howe/Agent/Alberton' hs verso. Possibly an Airlines Pty Ltd Kingaroy-Cracow intermediate.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Australia to England, Sydney to London,' censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 3/11d (1/-x3,9d and 2d), ms 'Via Canada', violet Australia S.109 censor mark, Correctly rated 3/11d for the air/sea service to England, TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air services to New York, then by sea to London. Image.

Australia, 1940, Oct 21
Wartime airmail, Australia to England, Sydney to London,' censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 3/11d (1/-x3,9d and 2d), ms 'Via Canada', violet Australia S.109 censor mark, Correctly rated 3/11d for the air/sea service to England, TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US internal air services to New York, then by sea to London. Image.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Australia, 1940, Oct 23
Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Butler Air Transport, F/F Bega to Sydney, bs,, following suspension of service by Adastra Airways.  plain cover franked 5d ,Butler Air Transport hs, typed 'First Flight Sydney - Bega -Butler Air Transport/per Gannet Monoplane/VH UVU',

Australia, 1940, Nov 1
Butler Air Transport, F/F Bega to Sydney, bs,, following suspension of service by Adastra Airways. plain cover franked 5d ,Butler Air Transport hs, typed 'First Flight Sydney - Bega -Butler Air Transport/per Gannet Monoplane/VH UVU',

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(Australia) Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Bega, bs 1/11, following suspension of service by Adastra Airways.  plain cover franked 5d ,Butler Air Transport hs, typed 'First Flight Sydney - Bega -Butler Air Transport/per Gannet Monoplane/VH UVU', Signed by the pilot A.Jacobson

Australia, 1940, Nov 11
Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Bega, bs 1/11, following suspension of service by Adastra Airways. plain cover franked 5d ,Butler Air Transport hs, typed 'First Flight Sydney - Bega -Butler Air Transport/per Gannet Monoplane/VH UVU', Signed by the pilot A.Jacobson

Perceived Value

(Australia) WWII airmail cover, Sydney to Johannesburg, carried over the horseshoe route (air to Durban) following the entry of Italy into the war, in June 1940, thus closing the Mediterranean Sea to BOAC aircraft flying the Empire Route. Imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sydney 5 Dec 1940, red/white Australian censor tape tied by violet 'Passed By Censor/S.750' censor mark.

Australia, 1940, Dec 5
WWII airmail cover, Sydney to Johannesburg, carried over the horseshoe route (air to Durban) following the entry of Italy into the war, in June 1940, thus closing the Mediterranean Sea to BOAC aircraft flying the Empire Route. Imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sydney 5 Dec 1940, red/white Australian censor tape tied by violet 'Passed By Censor/S.750' censor mark.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.

Australia, 1941, Feb 13
Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 5d x2, canc Sydney 13/2/1941 cds, typed 'Via New Zealand', violet 'California/Clipper' hand stamp, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond 'Passed By/Censor/S 296' hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and the closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails. Image.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1941, Feb 18
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Royal Australian Air Force cover with crown over wings logo on flap from RAAF, Evans Bay  to Ascot Vale, Melbourne, then on to RAF Silloth, Cumberland UK, via RAF Records Office, Middlesex, England. All for the concessionary rate of 1d, fine strikes violet framed "Department of Air/Concession Postage Rate" hs's front and verso.

Australia, 1941, Jun 19
Royal Australian Air Force cover with crown over wings logo on flap from RAAF, Evans Bay to Ascot Vale, Melbourne, then on to RAF Silloth, Cumberland UK, via RAF Records Office, Middlesex, England. All for the concessionary rate of 1d, fine strikes violet framed "Department of Air/Concession Postage Rate" hs's front and verso.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1941, Jul 19
Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds,imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5/- robes, 3d x2, 4d, canc Sydney 19/7/41 cds, ms "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet diamond '2/Passed By/Censor/1178' hs. Correctly rated 5/10dn for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1941, Sep 11
Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Perth to London, no arrival ds, via Sydney 15/9, imprint etiquette corner cover franked 5/- robes and 1/2d, addressed to The Norwich Union Fire Insurance Company, red two line "Australia - New Zealand-United KIngdom/Clipper Service" hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, tied by violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.187 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. This is the last dispatch

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Melbourne to London, faint 'Smith's Clock' private aarrival hs on front (date illegible), imprint etiquette corner cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2d,  addressed to Messrs Smith's English Clocks Ltd, red typed "Australia - New Zealand-USA-England", sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 70 (Melbourne) censor mark. Correctly rated for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Australia, 1941, Sep 11
Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Melbourne to London, faint 'Smith's Clock' private aarrival hs on front (date illegible), imprint etiquette corner cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2d, addressed to Messrs Smith's English Clocks Ltd, red typed "Australia - New Zealand-USA-England", sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 70 (Melbourne) censor mark. Correctly rated for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn,  underpaid plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Australia, 1941, Sep 11
Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn, underpaid plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1941, Dec 4
Last dispatch, wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, no arrival ds, imprint etiquette corner cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, canc GPO Sydney/Air 4 Dec 41, addressed to The Lord Hirst (founder of the General Electric Company Ltd), ms 'Aust-NZ-UK Airmail', black two line "Clipper Service" hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/1307 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 5/10dn for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harb

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(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

Australia, 1941, Dec 6
The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 hs. Correctly rated 5/10d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon, then BOAC/KLM to London. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th, 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways, first wartime service, Sydney to Adelaide, 29 Jun 1942 company receiver verso, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5 1/2d, flown by DC2 'Loongana'.

Australia, 1942, Jun 29
Australian National Airways, first wartime service, Sydney to Adelaide, 29 Jun 1942 company receiver verso, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 5 1/2d, flown by DC2 'Loongana'.

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(Australia) Pan Am.US Naval Air Transport Service trans- Pacific Survey Flight per Martin Flying Boat, Australia (stamp postmark Enmore/NSW) to New Zealand, Auckland 7 Sep 42 arrival ds on front.  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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pan Am/US Naval Air transport Service trans-Pacfic survey flight

Australia, 1942, Sep 2
Pan Am.US Naval Air Transport Service trans- Pacific Survey Flight per Martin Flying Boat, Australia (stamp postmark Enmore/NSW) to New Zealand, Auckland 7 Sep 42 arrival ds on front. Image. Pan Am/US Naval Air transport Service trans-Pacfic survey flight

Perceived Value

Australia, 1942, Dec 24
Wartime airmail, Pacific mails after Pearl Harbour - sea across the Pacific to US, then air to UK, Tasmania to UK. An uncensored plain etiquette cover addressed to RAAF HQ, London, bs RAAF Base PO No 4, franked 2/1d, canc Hobart 24/12/42 cds, ms "USA -UK/Air Mail". Correctly rated 2/1d for sea to Panama/Miami, then Pan Am FAM18 to Lisbon via Bolama. After the Pacific Clipper service ceased following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41 this was the only airmail service available between Australia-England until the Empire route was restored in September 1944.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Parachute mail, Sydney to Mornington Island, signed as received by R Braunholz, the missionary in charge, 27/12, large red "parachute" vignette, carried by Qantas flying boat "Coriolanus", and also signed by the pilot, Commander, WH Crowther, Qantas cover with company vignette on flap.

Australia, 1942, Dec 26
Parachute mail, Sydney to Mornington Island, signed as received by R Braunholz, the missionary in charge, 27/12, large red "parachute" vignette, carried by Qantas flying boat "Coriolanus", and also signed by the pilot, Commander, WH Crowther, Qantas cover with company vignette on flap.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Royal Australian Air Forces airmail, Goodenough air base (AFPO 233) to Papua, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover franked KGVI 3dx2, violet oval RAAF Censor 230.

Australia, 1943, Oct 8
Royal Australian Air Forces airmail, Goodenough air base (AFPO 233) to Papua, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover franked KGVI 3dx2, violet oval RAAF Censor 230.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney 4.15am 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Supt, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

Australia, 1943, Dec 24
Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney 4.15am 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Supt, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1943, Dec 24
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) US Army AirTransport Command & A.T.C., wartime letter from Australian Military Forces, Field Post Office 068, Madang, New Guinea to Victoria, cover franked 3d Australia stamp with a picture, hand drawn by the sender, framed "Australian Military Forces/Passed by Censor/1455" hs.

Australia, 1944, Oct 4
US Army AirTransport Command & A.T.C., wartime letter from Australian Military Forces, Field Post Office 068, Madang, New Guinea to Victoria, cover franked 3d Australia stamp with a picture, hand drawn by the sender, framed "Australian Military Forces/Passed by Censor/1455" hs.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1945, Feb 4
Australian National Airways, F/F, Adelaide - Melbourne via Mount Gambier, bs 5/2, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Royal Australian Air Forces airmail, Aird Hill, Papua New Guinea (AFPO 233) to Sydney, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 6d, sealed red/white Australia OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond '2/Passed/By/Censor/1650' censor mark.

Australia, 1945, Mar 14
Royal Australian Air Forces airmail, Aird Hill, Papua New Guinea (AFPO 233) to Sydney, registered imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 6d, sealed red/white Australia OBC censor tape tied by violet diamond '2/Passed/By/Censor/1650' censor mark.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air  letter posted and censored on the ship, then red tomb stone censor mark applied, franked 'British Fleet/12/28 JU/45' (Sydney)  instead of postage stamp, addressed to South Africa. Image.

Australia, 1945, Jun 28
Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air letter posted and censored on the ship, then red tomb stone censor mark applied, franked 'British Fleet/12/28 JU/45' (Sydney) instead of postage stamp, addressed to South Africa. Image.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Forces airmail to Newcastle, NSW, franked 4d canc Aust Unit Postal Stn/354 (Darwin) cds, violet boxed "Department of the Army/Concession Postal Rate", etiquette cover. Some rough opening verso, otherwise fine.

Australia, 1945, Aug 31
Forces airmail to Newcastle, NSW, franked 4d canc Aust Unit Postal Stn/354 (Darwin) cds, violet boxed "Department of the Army/Concession Postal Rate", etiquette cover. Some rough opening verso, otherwise fine.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1945, Oct 4
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.

Australia, 1945, Nov 17
Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.

Australia, 1945, Nov 17
Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1945, Nov 17
Qantas 'Coriolanus' inaugural flying boat service, Australia to Fiji via Noumea, bs Suva 5pm 18.11.45, signed by pilot Capt. O Denny.

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(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.

Australia, 1945, Nov 30
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Sydney to Colombo, 1/12 arrival ds on front, Qantas company cover with company logo on flap, franked 1/6d, canc Sydney Air 29 No 45, typed "First Sydney-Colombo service/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilots Captains J.A.Furze and H.T.Howse.

Australia, 1945, Nov 30
Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service, F/F Sydney to Colombo, 1/12 arrival ds on front, Qantas company cover with company logo on flap, franked 1/6d, canc Sydney Air 29 No 45, typed "First Sydney-Colombo service/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilots Captains J.A.Furze and H.T.Howse.

Perceived Value

(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 Sydney Air 29 No 45, typed "First Sydney-Colombo service/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilot Captain H.T.Howse.

Australia, 1945, Nov 30
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 Sydney Air 29 No 45, typed "First Sydney-Colombo service/Qantas 'Liberator' Kangaroo Service", signed by pilot Captain H.T.Howse.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.

Australia, 1945, Dec 10
Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1946, Apr 7
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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1946, Apr 7
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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1946, Apr 7
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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1946, Apr 7
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Coffs Harbour, bs 27/8, registered (label) cover franked 9d, typed "Per First Flight/Sydney-Coff's Harbur/26-8-46".

Australia, 1946, Aug 26
Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Coffs Harbour, bs 27/8, registered (label) cover franked 9d, typed "Per First Flight/Sydney-Coff's Harbur/26-8-46".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Trans Australia Airlines, first DC3 service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 9/9, attractive black/cream souvenir corner cover with company logo, franked 5 1/2d.

Australia, 1946, Sep 9
Trans Australia Airlines, first DC3 service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 9/9, attractive black/cream souvenir corner cover with company logo, franked 5 1/2d.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1946, Sep 9
Butler Air Transport, F/F Sydney to Parkes, bs 9/9, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed "First Floight/Sydney-Parkes".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australian National Airways, F/F Perth to USA, carried on first official airmail flight from Australia to Canada, purple cachet, airmail etiquette, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2/6d.

Australia, 1946, Sep 13
Australian National Airways, F/F Perth to USA, carried on first official airmail flight from Australia to Canada, purple cachet, airmail etiquette, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2/6d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) ANA charter to British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Trans-Pacific Air Service Australia-Canada, bs Vancouver 'SP 18 46', KG VI 7d air letter with scarce blue souvenir overprint, violet outward flight cachet. Qantas overprinted only a small number of air letters.

Australia, 1946, Sep 15
ANA charter to British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Trans-Pacific Air Service Australia-Canada, bs Vancouver 'SP 18 46', KG VI 7d air letter with scarce blue souvenir overprint, violet outward flight cachet. Qantas overprinted only a small number of air letters.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Australia National Airlines/British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Sydney to London, ms 'Received in London 6.40pm 20/9/46' in hand of Sir Keith Smith', 7d air letter overprinted in blue, addressed to Sir Keith Smith, RAF Club, Piccadilly, London. Sir Keith Smith was a director of BCPA. Only 100 airletters were overprinted blue. Small rub in centre of stamp, otherwise fine, see scan

Australia, 1946, Sep 15
Australia National Airlines/British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Sydney to London, ms 'Received in London 6.40pm 20/9/46' in hand of Sir Keith Smith', 7d air letter overprinted in blue, addressed to Sir Keith Smith, RAF Club, Piccadilly, London. Sir Keith Smith was a director of BCPA. Only 100 airletters were overprinted blue. Small rub in centre of stamp, otherwise fine, see scan

Perceived Value

(Australia) Duke of Gloucester's return flight to England, plain cover franked 6d, canc 'RAAF PO Darwin/19 Jan 1947', typed "H.R.H. The Governor General's flight/per Avro York Endeavour MW140/Australia-England Flight", black framed "RAAF/Concessionary Postal Rates" hs, signed by seven members of the crew.

Australia, 1947, Jan 21
Duke of Gloucester's return flight to England, plain cover franked 6d, canc 'RAAF PO Darwin/19 Jan 1947', typed "H.R.H. The Governor General's flight/per Avro York Endeavour MW140/Australia-England Flight", black framed "RAAF/Concessionary Postal Rates" hs, signed by seven members of the crew.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas Lancastrian F/F Australia to Norfolk Island, bs 14/10, brown/lime green vignette, signed by pilot Capt L R Ambrose.

Australia, 1947, Oct 14
Qantas Lancastrian F/F Australia to Norfolk Island, bs 14/10, brown/lime green vignette, signed by pilot Capt L R Ambrose.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1947, Nov 8
F/F FAM 19, Sydney to San Francisco, purple cachet, b/s 8/11, airmail cover, Pan Am

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F FAM 19, Sydney to Noumea, New Caledonia blue cachet, b/s 11/11, airmail cover franked 1/6d, Pan Am

Australia, 1947, Nov 8
F/F FAM 19, Sydney to Noumea, New Caledonia blue cachet, b/s 11/11, airmail cover franked 1/6d, Pan Am

Perceived Value

Australia, 1947, Nov 8
F/F FAM 19, Sydney to Honolulu, b/s 7/11, airmail cover franked 2/6d, Pan Am

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F FAM 19, Sydney to Honolulu, violet cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

Australia, 1947, Nov 9
F/F FAM 19, Sydney to Honolulu, violet cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

Perceived Value

(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 K.G. Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt D.F. McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

Australia, 1947, Dec 1
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 K.G. Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt D.F. McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1947, Dec 1
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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1947, Dec 1
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.

Perceived Value

(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.

Australia, 1947, Dec 1
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.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas resumed operation of Sydney-Japan service, printed company cover with winged logo verso franked 1/6d, canc Sydney 16 Dec 47 cds, bs 'AFPO 28/18 De47/RAAF Japan' cds, grey/red Australia to Japan vignette, signed by the pilot Capt. J.G.Morton.

Australia, 1947, Dec 16
Qantas resumed operation of Sydney-Japan service, printed company cover with winged logo verso franked 1/6d, canc Sydney 16 Dec 47 cds, bs 'AFPO 28/18 De47/RAAF Japan' cds, grey/red Australia to Japan vignette, signed by the pilot Capt. J.G.Morton.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas resumed operation of Japan-Sydney service, printed company cover with winged logo verso franked Australia 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.

Australia, 1947, Dec 18
Qantas resumed operation of Japan-Sydney service, printed company cover with winged logo verso franked Australia 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.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1948, Mar 27
Qantas, F/F Charleville to Quilpie with b/s

Perceived Value

Australia, 1948, Apr 12
F/F Dalby to Brisbane via Chelmer Queensland, 13/4, plain cover franked 5d, 'By First Air Mail Flight' hs.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1948, Aug 4
RAAF Catalina emergency flight to Macquerie Island, 'A.N.A.R.E. Macquerie Is/4 Au 48/Australia' arrival cds's on front and verso, buff cover franked 2 1/2d, canc Hobart cds, purple two line "Australian national Antarctic/Research Expedition 1947" cachet, and very neat hand drawn map cachet.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1948, Nov 14
Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 12/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

Australia, 1948, Nov 14
Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, blue/cream Australia-South Africa vignette cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14/11/48, also Johannesburg 20/11/48 cds over South Africa 1 1/2d stamp confirming date of arrival. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, and return, plain cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14 No 45, and South Africa 1 1/2d canc Johannesburg 20 XI 48 cds, blue/cream Australia-South Africa Qantas souvenir vignette. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

Australia, 1948, Nov 14
Qantas Avro Lancastrian 1st survey flight, Australia to South Africa, and return, plain cover with winged 'EA' logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc Sydney 14 No 45, and South Africa 1 1/2d canc Johannesburg 20 XI 48 cds, blue/cream Australia-South Africa Qantas souvenir vignette. Signed by the pilot Capt. L.R.Ambrose.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1949, Mar 15
Qantas Skymaster survey flight, Sydney to Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2c canc Hong Kong 17/3 arrival cds on front, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, franked Australia 2 1/2d canc GPO Sydney/15 MR 49 cds, large red/white Qantas vignette,signed by the pilot, Capt. EC Sims.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas Skymaster F/F regular service, Sydney to Hong Kong, Hong Kong 10c canc Hong Kong/28 JU 49 arrival cds on front, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, franked Australia 1/- canc GPO Sydney/26 JE 49 cds, large pale blue/grey/black/white,signed by the pilot, Capt. JM Hampshire.

Australia, 1949, Jun 26
Qantas Skymaster F/F regular service, Sydney to Hong Kong, Hong Kong 10c canc Hong Kong/28 JU 49 arrival cds on front, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, franked Australia 1/- canc GPO Sydney/26 JE 49 cds, large pale blue/grey/black/white,signed by the pilot, Capt. JM Hampshire.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas Skymaster F/F regular service, Sydney to Hong Kong, and return, plain cover franked Australia 1/- canc Sydney 26 Jun 49 cds, and Hong Kong 10c canc Hong Kong 28 Jun 49 cds for the return, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, franked Australia 1/- canc GPO Sydney/26 JE 49 cds, scarce large pale blue/grey/black/white vignette produced to inaugurate this flight. Signed by the pilot, Capt. JM Hampshire.

Australia, 1949, Jun 26
Qantas Skymaster F/F regular service, Sydney to Hong Kong, and return, plain cover franked Australia 1/- canc Sydney 26 Jun 49 cds, and Hong Kong 10c canc Hong Kong 28 Jun 49 cds for the return, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, franked Australia 1/- canc GPO Sydney/26 JE 49 cds, scarce large pale blue/grey/black/white vignette produced to inaugurate this flight. Signed by the pilot, Capt. JM Hampshire.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Ansett F/F Warrnambool to Melbourne, bs 17/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed "First Flight/Warrnambool to Melbourne".

Australia, 1950, Jul 17
Ansett F/F Warrnambool to Melbourne, bs 17/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed "First Flight/Warrnambool to Melbourne".

Perceived Value

(Australia) Ansett F/F Melbourne to Warrnambool, bs 17/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed "First Flight/Melbourne to Warrnambool".

Australia, 1950, Jul 17
Ansett F/F Melbourne to Warrnambool, bs 17/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed "First Flight/Melbourne to Warrnambool".

Perceived Value

Australia, 1950, Dec 20
TEA first direct flight Sydney-Christchurch, cachet, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Survey flight Catalina Flying Boat, Sydney to Valparaiso 26/3,  uncommon official OHMS envelope franked 5/-, superb strike  14 line violet "Australia-Chile First Experimental Air mail" cachet, verso hs listing route flown and crew members, airmail cover, RAAF

Australia, 1951, Mar 12
Survey flight Catalina Flying Boat, Sydney to Valparaiso 26/3, uncommon official OHMS envelope franked 5/-, superb strike 14 line violet "Australia-Chile First Experimental Air mail" cachet, verso hs listing route flown and crew members, airmail cover, RAAF

Perceived Value

(Australia) Round trip survey flight Catalina Flying Boat, Sydney to Valparaiso 26/3, and Sydney return 21/4, violet "Australia-Chile First Experimental Air mail" cachet, RAAF.

Australia, 1951, Mar 14
Round trip survey flight Catalina Flying Boat, Sydney to Valparaiso 26/3, and Sydney return 21/4, violet "Australia-Chile First Experimental Air mail" cachet, RAAF.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1951, Jun 28
TEAL F/F direct Melbourne-Christchurch, NZ, cachet, b/s.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First official direct airmail Australia-New Zealand, Melbourne to Christchurch, bs 29/6, official cachet, printed black/white souvenir cover franked 6d, TEAL.

Australia, 1951, Jun 29
First official direct airmail Australia-New Zealand, Melbourne to Christchurch, bs 29/6, official cachet, printed black/white souvenir cover franked 6d, TEAL.

Perceived Value

(Australia) First direct airmail, Melbourne-Christchurch, No service, bs 29/6, official cachet, cream/brown souvenir cover, franked 6d, TEAL.

Australia, 1951, Jun 29
First direct airmail, Melbourne-Christchurch, No service, bs 29/6, official cachet, cream/brown souvenir cover, franked 6d, TEAL.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1951, Dec 7
Canberra to Canberra, b/s, round Australia trip with six intermediate transit ds's, violet cachet

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Amsterdam, violet cachet, bs 16/12, plain cover, KLM

Australia, 1951, Dec 12
F/F Sydney to Amsterdam, violet cachet, bs 16/12, plain cover, KLM

Perceived Value

(Australia) Cover flown Sydney to Jo'burg 4/9 on first direct service Australia-South Africa, violet rectangular flight cachet, official red/black souvenir cover, Qantas.

Australia, 1952, Sep 1
Cover flown Sydney to Jo'burg 4/9 on first direct service Australia-South Africa, violet rectangular flight cachet, official red/black souvenir cover, Qantas.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Johannesburg ,violet cachet, b/s, illus official cover, Qantas, mounted on album page with text and map of route

Australia, 1952, Sep 1
F/F Sydney to Johannesburg ,violet cachet, b/s, illus official cover, Qantas, mounted on album page with text and map of route

Perceived Value

Australia, 1952, Sep 1
Cover flown Sydney to Mauritius, bs 3/9, on first direct service Australia-South Africa, violet rectangular flight cachet, official red/black souvenir cover, Qantas

Perceived Value

(Australia) Quantas F/F Australia to Bangkok, bs 16/11, official Quantas souvenir cover franked 1/3d, canc Sydney cds, blue/pale blue/white Qantas vignette commemorating 30 year as Royal Mail carriers. Signed by Capt. J. Pollock and co-pilot A Myers.

Australia, 1953, Nov 14
Quantas F/F Australia to Bangkok, bs 16/11, official Quantas souvenir cover franked 1/3d, canc Sydney cds, blue/pale blue/white Qantas vignette commemorating 30 year as Royal Mail carriers. Signed by Capt. J. Pollock and co-pilot A Myers.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas F/F  Sydney to San Francisco, b/s, souvenir cover franked 2S, signed by pilots KG Jackson and JP Shields.official cover.

Australia, 1954, May 15
Qantas F/F Sydney to San Francisco, b/s, souvenir cover franked 2S, signed by pilots KG Jackson and JP Shields.official cover.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1955, May 23
Inauguration Domestic Postal Service, Cocos-Perth, plain cover franked Australia 2/6d canc Cocos Is cds, flight cachet.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1955, Jun 8
Canadian Pacific Airways, F/F Sydney-Amsterdam via the polar route, souvenir cover, b/s.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas F/F Cocos Islands-Australia, no arrival ds, official souvenir cover franked 6 1/2d.

Australia, 1955, Nov 23
Qantas F/F Cocos Islands-Australia, no arrival ds, official souvenir cover franked 6 1/2d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Souvenir cover flown to Brisbane on FDI 7d Flying Doctor Service. Eus. 1377.

Australia, 1957, Aug 21
Souvenir cover flown to Brisbane on FDI 7d Flying Doctor Service. Eus. 1377.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1957, Aug 21
Souvenir cover flown to Brisbane on FDI 7d Flying Doctor Service. Eus. 1377.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 40th anniversary F/F Adelaide to Gawler, Illustrated souvenir cover franked 7d, violet cachet, b/s.

Australia, 1957, Nov 23
40th anniversary F/F Adelaide to Gawler, Illustrated souvenir cover franked 7d, violet cachet, b/s.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1958, Sep 10
30th Anniv First Tasman Crossing, Sydney to Christchurch (NZ) 11/9, cachet, illus souvenir cover, TEAL

Perceived Value

(Australia) Ballarat Festival, souvenir cover carried by helicopter, Ansett/ANA.

Australia, 1959, Feb 28
Ballarat Festival, souvenir cover carried by helicopter, Ansett/ANA.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F  Sydney to San Francisco, cachet ds, b/s, official cover, Qantas

Australia, 1959, Jul 29
F/F Sydney to San Francisco, cachet ds, b/s, official cover, Qantas

Perceived Value

Australia, 1959, Jul 29
F/F Sydney to San Francisco, cachet ds, b/s, official cover, Qantas

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas, F/F Boeing 707, Sydney to London,  b/s 29/10, souvenir cover franked 2/3d.

Australia, 1959, Oct 27
Qantas, F/F Boeing 707, Sydney to London, b/s 29/10, souvenir cover franked 2/3d.

Perceived Value

(Australia) TEAL F/F Sydney-Auckland, b/s, souvenir cover.

Australia, 1959, Dec 1
TEAL F/F Sydney-Auckland, b/s, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1960, Nov 16
Qantas 40th anniversary flight Round the World, cachet, b/s, illus souvenir cover

Perceived Value

Australia, 1962, Feb 1
Qantas, F/F Perth to London, b/s 5/2, souvenir cover franked 2/3d.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1962, Feb 6
Qantas inaugural V-jet service, Perth-London, b/s, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas B707 F/F Brisbane to Singapore 7/4, airmail cover franked 6d x2. Uncommon.

Australia, 1962, Apr 6
Qantas B707 F/F Brisbane to Singapore 7/4, airmail cover franked 6d x2. Uncommon.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary Gillaux F/F Melbourne-Sydney, b/s, cachet, souvenir cover franked 5d Bleriot stamp.

Australia, 1964, Jul 16
50th anniversary Gillaux F/F Melbourne-Sydney, b/s, cachet, souvenir cover franked 5d Bleriot stamp.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary Gillaux F/F Melbourne-Sydney, b/s, cachet, souvenir cover franked 5d& 2/3d Bleriot stamps.

Australia, 1964, Jul 16
50th anniversary Gillaux F/F Melbourne-Sydney, b/s, cachet, souvenir cover franked 5d& 2/3d Bleriot stamps.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 55th anniversary F/F in South Australia, souvenir cover, cachet, singed by Bill Witter, mechanic.

Australia, 1965, Mar 17
55th anniversary F/F in South Australia, souvenir cover, cachet, singed by Bill Witter, mechanic.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1965, Mar 31
Qantas F/F Brisbane to Hong Kong, b/s, souvenir company cover.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1965, Mar 31
Qantas F/F Brisbane to Manila, b/s, souvenir company cover.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1965, Nov 24
Air New Zealand F/F DC8 Sydney to Auckland, b/s, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas F/F Sydney-Auckland, bs 24/11, souvenir cover franked 8d.

Australia, 1965, Nov 24
Qantas F/F Sydney-Auckland, bs 24/11, souvenir cover franked 8d.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1966, Mar 3
Air New Zealand, F/F DC8 Sydney-Hong Kong, bs 3/3, souvenir cover franked 15c.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, Feb 27th, 1917, official souvenir cover, b/s, cachet tying Australian Antarctic 2c.

Australia, 1967, Feb 27
50th anniversary F/F Mount Gambier to Melbourne, Feb 27th, 1917, official souvenir cover, b/s, cachet tying Australian Antarctic 2c.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1967, Mar 30
Qantas F/F Sydney-London via Amsterdam, 31/3, and return Sydney 8/4, souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Qantas F/F Sydney-Amsterdam, bs 31/3, souvenir cover franked 25c.

Australia, 1967, Mar 30
Qantas F/F Sydney-Amsterdam, bs 31/3, souvenir cover franked 25c.

Perceived Value

(Australia) F/F, Sydney to Fiji, official cover, b/s, BOAC

Australia, 1967, Apr 2
F/F, Sydney to Fiji, official cover, b/s, BOAC

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary 1917 Adelaide-Gawler, b/s, triangular vignette, special cancellation, souvenir cover signed by pilot, passenger and N Eustis.

Australia, 1967, Nov 23
50th anniversary 1917 Adelaide-Gawler, b/s, triangular vignette, special cancellation, souvenir cover signed by pilot, passenger and N Eustis.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary 1917 Adelaide-Gawler air mail, replica card with picture of Carey in Bleriot 60 verso, signed by pilot N.S.D.Buckleyand Nelson Eustis. AAMC 1619.

Australia, 1967, Nov 23
50th anniversary 1917 Adelaide-Gawler air mail, replica card with picture of Carey in Bleriot 60 verso, signed by pilot N.S.D.Buckleyand Nelson Eustis. AAMC 1619.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50 anniversary 1919 Adelaide-Minalton flight, souvenir card flown Adelaide-Minalton, signed by pilot and N. Eustis.

Australia, 1969, Aug 10
50 anniversary 1919 Adelaide-Minalton flight, souvenir card flown Adelaide-Minalton, signed by pilot and N. Eustis.

Perceived Value

(Australia) RAF competitor in 50th anniversary F/F GB-Australia, official RAF souvenir cover flown via Cyprus 12/11, Bahrain 13/11, Calcutta 13/11 and Darwin 16/11.

Australia, 1969, Nov 12
RAF competitor in 50th anniversary F/F GB-Australia, official RAF souvenir cover flown via Cyprus 12/11, Bahrain 13/11, Calcutta 13/11 and Darwin 16/11.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1969, Dec 12
Darwin-Melbourne, b/s, 50th anniversary souvenir cover issued by a country flown en route to Australia during 1919 Ross Smith flight, signed by pilot.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1969, Dec 12
Cloncurry-Melbourne, b/s, 50th Anniv souvenir cover issued by a country flown en route to Australia during 1919 Ross Smith flight, signed by hostess and pilot.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 60th anniversary first powered aero plane flight in Australia, souvenir cover of parachute drop at Bolivar.

Australia, 1970, Mar 17
60th anniversary first powered aero plane flight in Australia, souvenir cover of parachute drop at Bolivar.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Hovercraft mail from Adelaide, 10th anniversary World's First Hover Mail, fully cacheted souvenir cover.

Australia, 1972, Aug 23
Hovercraft mail from Adelaide, 10th anniversary World's First Hover Mail, fully cacheted souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

Australia, 1973, Nov 5
Thai Airways International, Royal Orchid Service, F/F Sydney-Frankfurt, no arrival ds, official dated souvenir cover.

Perceived Value

(Australia) Adelaide Stamp Week, souvenir pigeon post flimsy and pictorial envelope, Eu PP12

Australia, 1976, Sep 26
Adelaide Stamp Week, souvenir pigeon post flimsy and pictorial envelope, Eu PP12

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary Melbourne-Pacific Islands, souvenir cover, guaranteed flown from Papua New Guinea by AAMC, flight vignette, cachets, facsimile signature of both pilots.

Australia, 1976, Sep 27
50th anniversary Melbourne-Pacific Islands, souvenir cover, guaranteed flown from Papua New Guinea by AAMC, flight vignette, cachets, facsimile signature of both pilots.

Perceived Value

(Australia) 50th anniversary Melbourne-Pacific Islands, souvenir cover, guaranteed flown by AAMC, flown from Norfolk Island, flight vignette, cachets, facsimile signature of both pilots.

Australia, 1976, Sep 27
50th anniversary Melbourne-Pacific Islands, souvenir cover, guaranteed flown by AAMC, flown from Norfolk Island, flight vignette, cachets, facsimile signature of both pilots.

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Australia, 1978, Jun 9
50th Anniv 1928 Transpacific flight, souvenir cover flown from Oakland, USA to Brisbane, cancelled on arrival, Eus 1846b.

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Australia, 1979, Dec 2
Southern Cross Air Race, Brankstown-Parkes-Ballarat, canc Eureka, carried by Beechcraft, signed by pilot, D Sanderson.

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(Australia) Southern Cross Air Race, Brankstown-Parkes-Ballarat, canc Eureka, carried by Piper, signed by pilot.

Australia, 1979, Dec 2
Southern Cross Air Race, Brankstown-Parkes-Ballarat, canc Eureka, carried by Piper, signed by pilot.

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(Australia) 50th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester'e flight across the Tasman, souvenir cover signed by the pilot Capt RE Ockenden.

Australia, 1981, Apr 1
50th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester'e flight across the Tasman, souvenir cover signed by the pilot Capt RE Ockenden.

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Australia, 1981, Apr 23
50th Anniv. first Australia-London, 24/4 arrival cachet, souvenir cover franked 1/-, Qantas.

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