Lot Number: 74

(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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00 £157.25
Category: Australia

Description: 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.

Lot Number: 75

(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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00 £72.25
Category: Australia

Description: 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.

Lot Number: 76

(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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £85.00 £72.25
Category: Australia

Description: 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.

Lot Number: 90

(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.

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Date: 1953, Nov 14
Est. price: £75.00 £63.75
Category: Australia

Description: 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.