By Category: Australia

Lot Number: 7
Date: 1929, May 9
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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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Lot Number: 8
Date: 1929, Jun 2
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Adelaide to Perth, no arrival ds, franked 4d, blue angel AAS Ltd vignette, red/white/blue etiquette, printed Davis Bros. souvenir cover, fine "Earliest Delivery" F/F vignette verso, rated a great rarity by Mair, Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136. Weak postmark, year not clear, but date confirmed by special envelope..
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Lot Number: 9
Date: 1929, Nov 12
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: B&W postcard commemorating the 10th anniversary of Ross Smith's Engand-Australia flight, cancelled Hounslow 12.11.29, franked 7d, airmail etiquette, ms 'By London-Karachi/Air Mail'. Francis Field authentication hs.
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Lot Number: 10
Date: 1930, May 31
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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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Lot Number: 11
Date: 1930, Jul 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 12
Date: 1930, Jul 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to London, typed 'AIR MAIL. BY AUSTRALIAN & KARACHI-LONDON/ORONSAY', airmail etiquette cover franked 10 1/2d, canc Sydney cds, by air to Perth on Adelaide-Perth service (confirmed by 10 1/2d postage, see Wingent p30), by sea from Freemantle on RM 'Oransay' to Colombo (c16 days), train to Karachi, then transfer to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight (likely) # IW72 departing 19/8, arriving London 25/8. Flown by City of Karachi to Basra, City of Cairo to Cairo, train to Alexandria, City of Alexandria to Salonica, City of Birmingham to Cologne, train to London. The SS Oronsay was a British ocean liner servicing the GB-Australia route. Converted to a troopship in WWII and was sunk by an Italian submarine in 1942. Closed flap tear, see scan.
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Lot Number: 13
Date: 1930, Aug 15
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Australia

Description: BRISBANE to LONDON, airmail cover franked 4 1/2d and ANA 'Sydney-Brisbane-Sydney' label ,both tied by Brisbane 15 Aug 1930 cds,
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Lot Number: 14
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: 15
Date: 1933, Apr 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Commemoration of Australia's first pigeongram, a message carried by homing pigeon from Sydney Showground, AMS of NSW souvenir cover posted Sydney 24/4/1933 with pigeongram vignette tied by purple "Pigeon" cachet.
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Lot Number: 16
Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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 and GU Allen.
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Lot Number: 17
Date: 1933, Dec 7
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to London, typed 'AIR MAIL. BY AUSTRALIAN & KARACHI-LONDON', airmail etiquette cover franked 11d, canc Sydney cds, by air to Perth on Adelaide-Perth service (confirmed by 11d postage, see Wingent p30), by sea from Freemantle to Colombo (c16 days), train to Karachi, then transfer to Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight (likely) # IW247 departing 26/12, arriving London 2/1/34. Flown by Aurora to Johdpur, Hadrian to Cairo, Scipio to Brindisi and Heracles to London.
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Lot Number: 18
Date: 1934, Feb 3
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Australia

Description: Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Brisbane to Cracow".
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Lot Number: 19
Date: 1934, Apr 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: "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.
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Lot Number: 20
Date: 1934, Apr 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4, correctly franked 7d, canc Sydney cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-No cachet, special black/grey Arrow cover, Eus 369.
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Lot Number: 21
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: 22
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: 23
Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £125.00
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: 24
Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £40.00
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: 25
Date: 1935, Jul 9
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 26
Date: 1935, Aug 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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..
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Lot Number: 27
Date: 1935, Sep 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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".
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Lot Number: 28
Date: 1936, Mar 28
Est. price: £15.00
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: 29
Date: 1936, Dec 9
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Sydney to Edinburgh, ''Xmas Greeting Card By Christmas Air Mail", etiquette, franked 1/6d, carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #IW505, departed Brisbane 12/12 on 'Brisbane', Singapore 15/12 on Atlanta, Karachi 19/12 on Helena, Alexandria 23/12 on Satyrus, arriving Christmas Day at Croydon on Horatius. Uncommon. Closed flap tear, see scan.
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Lot Number: 30
Date: 1938, Sep 10
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airmail etiquette cover to UK, franked 5d, canc Middleton cds, carried all the way by 'Coorong' on Imperial Airways Sydney-Southampton Service flight #SW15. Letter inside, refers to Tasmania.
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Lot Number: 31
Date: 1939, May 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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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Lot Number: 32
Date: 1940, May 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Sydney to USA, carried on first regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL, then forwarded by sea from Auckland to USA via Seattle 6/6, New York 8/6 to Arlington 10/6. Censored souvenir cover franked 11d, sealed Australian censor tape.
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Lot Number: 33
Date: 1941, Feb 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 34
Date: 1941, Jun 19
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII 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.
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Lot Number: 35
Date: 1942, Feb 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 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.
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Lot Number: 36
Date: 1945, Oct 4
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 37
Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £65.00
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: 38
Date: 1953, Nov 14
Est. price: £55.00
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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