By Category: Australia

Lot Number: 25
Date: 1926, Aug 7
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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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Lot Number: 26
Date: 1930, Jan 1
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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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Lot Number: 27
Date: 1930, Jul 14
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 28
Date: 1931, Mar 19
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Australia

Description: FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d & 6d set of 3 on special Melbourne-Sydney registered (label) souvenir cover, posted Melbourne 19/3, arrived Fortitude Valley 21/3 via Brisbane 20/3, signed by the pilot, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian National AW. Top corner nibbles and top edge wear, otherwise good. See Image.
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Lot Number: 29
Date: 1931, Nov 18
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: Triple rated Sydney to England airmail cover, no arrival ds (only a few were b/s in London, see Eustis #222), carried on the first All Australian Airmail to England, franked 3/4d inc SG 139 x2, special violet winged" cachet, souvenir greetings cover 19x12cm. Plane crashed at Alor Star, then carried by Kingsford Smith to London.
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Lot Number: 30
Date: 1933, Aug 2
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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'.
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Lot Number: 31
Date: 1934, Apr 11
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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".
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Lot Number: 32
Date: 1934, Jun 2
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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
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Lot Number: 33
Date: 1934, Jul 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 34
Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 35
Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 36
Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 37
Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 38
Date: 1935, Nov 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 39
Date: 1936, Mar 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 40
Date: 1944, Oct 4
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 41
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: 42
Date: 1954, May 15
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Sydney to Vancouver Canada (Nth America service) bs 16/5, souvenir cover franked 2S, signed by pilots KG Jackson and JP Shields.official cover.
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