Lot Number: 420

(Singapore) Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Brisbane, carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, red/white/blue kangaroo souvenir vignette and imperforate airmail etiquette, flown Athena to Darwin and Hippomenes to Brisbane.

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to Brisbane, carried on first regular weekly service UK-Australia, correctly franked Straits Settlements 25c, red/white/blue kangaroo souvenir vignette and imperforate airmail etiquette, flown Athena to Darwin and Hippomenes to Brisbane.
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Lot Number: 50

(Australia) Scarcer double rated airmail cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d (2x  1/2oz rate of 9d, see Wingent p130). Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.

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Date: 1934, Dec 3
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarcer double rated airmail cover, Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, franked 1/6d (2x 1/2oz rate of 9d, see Wingent p130). Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.
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Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Return FIRST experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to London, bs Kensington 14/5. plain cover, franked 2/-, Qantas/Imperial Airways

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Date: 1931, Apr 26
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return FIRST experimental flight England-Australia, Darwin to London, bs Kensington 14/5. plain cover, franked 2/-, Qantas/Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 46

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to London, correctly rated 1/11d, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1934, Apr 21
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Sydney to London, correctly rated 1/11d, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 38

(Australia) Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Queensland to London, correctly rated 1/11d,  SG 121, 122, 123 x3 (two verso) , no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, Apr 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return of the first Imperial Airways experimental flight England-Australia, Queensland to London, correctly rated 1/11d, SG 121, 122, 123 x3 (two verso) , no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 303

(Indonesia) Indonesia to Tasmania,  Laboean Hadji to Campbelltown, bs Launceston 20/4, via Melbourne transit cds, airmail etiquette cover franked 31 1/2c canc Laboean Hadji cds, ms 'By Qantas Air Mail' carried on Far East leg of England-Australia service. From scarce origin to uncommon destination.

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Date: 1935, Apr 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Indonesia

Description: Indonesia to Tasmania, Laboean Hadji to Campbelltown, bs Launceston 20/4, via Melbourne transit cds, airmail etiquette cover franked 31 1/2c canc Laboean Hadji cds, ms 'By Qantas Air Mail' carried on Far East leg of England-Australia service. From scarce origin to uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 70

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

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 411

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Solomon Islands; VANIKORO (SANTA CRUZ) TO SYDNEY (1825 miles), from (ms) 'FL Jones /Vanikoro/BSIP' on flap, plain cover ms on front in same hand 'By Qantas plane from Vanikoro', franked 1/4 1/2d, canc on arrival Paquebot/Sydney/9 Aug, bs Sydney 10 Aug. Correctly rated for reg airmail so likely picked up by seaplane at  Vanikoro en route to Sydney, dropped of at sea to Sydney Paquebot 9/8, arriving Sydney PO 10/8. Interesting item.

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Date: 1953, Aug 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Solomon Islands; VANIKORO (SANTA CRUZ) TO SYDNEY (1825 miles), from (ms) 'FL Jones /Vanikoro/BSIP' on flap, plain cover ms on front in same hand 'By Qantas plane from Vanikoro', franked 1/4 1/2d, canc on arrival Paquebot/Sydney/9 Aug, bs Sydney 10 Aug. Correctly rated for reg airmail so likely picked up by seaplane at Vanikoro en route to Sydney, dropped of at sea to Sydney Paquebot 9/8, arriving Sydney PO 10/8. Interesting item.
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Lot Number: 412

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Solomon Islands: VELLA LAVELLA to NEW ZEALAND:  Qantas Empire Airways Ltd  set up a Lae, New Guinea - Honiara route of their "Bird of  Paradise" service with DC3 Aircraft. On the inward flight, from Lae, the plane  could land at  the old  [Seabees wartime construct edl airfield on Vella Lavella and pick up mail. This 'First Flight off Vella Lavella'  cover inaugurated  the internal airmail service  from 'Barakoma' airfield, near Bilua, to Honiara. At Honiara  the mail was postmarked  and despatched on the return flight back  to Lae. In this  instance machine and handst amps on the reverse show arrival  in Auckland on 8th May and repostings  in Auckland on 9th and  10th May. Scarce with great routing.

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Date: 1959, Apr 18
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Solomon Islands: VELLA LAVELLA to NEW ZEALAND: Qantas Empire Airways Ltd set up a Lae, New Guinea - Honiara route of their "Bird of Paradise" service with DC3 Aircraft. On the inward flight, from Lae, the plane could land at the old [Seabees wartime construct edl airfield on Vella Lavella and pick up mail. This 'First Flight off Vella Lavella' cover inaugurated the internal airmail service from 'Barakoma' airfield, near Bilua, to Honiara. At Honiara the mail was postmarked and despatched on the return flight back to Lae. In this instance machine and handst amps on the reverse show arrival in Auckland on 8th May and repostings in Auckland on 9th and 10th May. Scarce with great routing.
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Lot Number: 410

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) Solomon Islands HONIARA  to KIHILI (NEW GUINEA) carried on the Qantas Empire  Airways "Bird  of Paradise"  plane from Honiara  to Rabaul 19/9/51 then flown on First Flight to 6/19/51 on theBuin per the Amphibious  Airways "Walrus" Rabal to Buin First Flight on 6th October and  shows the  initials of the A.D.0.- Postmaster A.K.Jackson. Finally  the letter was taken, again as usual  at the  time, from Kangu  Buin to Kihili by the  motor vessel "Malakuna" (cachet/hs). Scarce and great routing.

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Date: 1951, Sep 18
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: Solomon Islands HONIARA to KIHILI (NEW GUINEA) carried on the Qantas Empire Airways "Bird of Paradise" plane from Honiara to Rabaul 19/9/51 then flown on First Flight to 6/19/51 on theBuin per the Amphibious Airways "Walrus" Rabal to Buin First Flight on 6th October and shows the initials of the A.D.0.- Postmaster A.K.Jackson. Finally the letter was taken, again as usual at the time, from Kangu Buin to Kihili by the motor vessel "Malakuna" (cachet/hs). Scarce and great routing.
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Lot Number: 409

(Scarce and Unusual Routings) MUNDA TO KIHILI, First flight New Britain Catalina Bouganville Catalina flying boat service, Raboul to Buin, bs 21/6, via Sydney 25/5, Raboul Money Order Office 1/6 (large oval dated handstamp), registered cover with boxed Munda/Brit Solomon Island' reg h/s, franked Silver Wedding 10/- and 2d BSI stamps. The   Mundo PO.  was closed at this time and the handstamp  used at Gizo  (as a relief) was been applied. Signed by the pilot Qantas VH-EBC Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. Scarce route well illustrated by transit handstamps

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Date: 1949, May 24
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings

Description: MUNDA TO KIHILI, First flight New Britain Catalina Bouganville Catalina flying boat service, Raboul to Buin, bs 21/6, via Sydney 25/5, Raboul Money Order Office 1/6 (large oval dated handstamp), registered cover with boxed Munda/Brit Solomon Island' reg h/s, franked Silver Wedding 10/- and 2d BSI stamps. The Mundo PO. was closed at this time and the handstamp used at Gizo (as a relief) was been applied. Signed by the pilot Qantas VH-EBC Boeing PB2B-2 Catalina. Scarce route well illustrated by transit handstamps
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Lot Number: 51

(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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 54

(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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 53

(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: £65.00
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.
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Lot Number: 52

(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: £165.00
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.
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Lot Number: 421

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

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Date: 1934, Dec 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Singapore

Description: Imperial Airways/Qantas, F/F Singapore to New Zealand, no arrival ds, via Brisbane, bs 21/12, carried on the first regular weekly service UK-Australia, franked Straits Settlements 25c, canc Ipoh 12 DE 1934 cds, plain cover, typed 'First Official Air Mail/Singapore to Australia.
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Lot Number: 71

(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: £65.00
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.
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Lot Number: 576

(Ephemera) RMA DH 86A  'Sydney', Qantas Empire Airways.  B&W photograph from an original negative clearly showing the plane's name and registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.

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Date: Photographs
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: RMA DH 86A 'Sydney', Qantas Empire Airways. B&W photograph from an original negative clearly showing the plane's name and registration number, 10x15cm. Watermark for display only.
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Lot Number: 552

(Ephemera) BOAC, a magnificent coloured World air route map/poster, 70x52 cm with original folds published in 1949, showing main and subsidiary routes for the North Atlantic and South Atlantic Western Hemisphere services and likewise for the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Eastern Hemisphere services. Produced in association with Qantas Empire Airways, South African Airways, and Tasman Empire Airways. Image.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: BOAC, a magnificent coloured World air route map/poster, 70x52 cm with original folds published in 1949, showing main and subsidiary routes for the North Atlantic and South Atlantic Western Hemisphere services and likewise for the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Eastern Hemisphere services. Produced in association with Qantas Empire Airways, South African Airways, and Tasman Empire Airways. Image.
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