By Category: Australia

Lot Number: 19
Date: 1929, Apr 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: QANTAS, F/F Brisbane to Charleville, b/s 17/4, franked 4 1/2d, canc Brisbane cds. Souvenir cover with facsimile signature of pilot, Capt. PH Moody, on front.
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Lot Number: 20
Date: 1929, Apr 21
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Australia

Description: QANTAS, F/F Charleville to Brisbane, bs 22/4, plain cover, red/white/blue etiquettes, franked 3d, 'T' in hexagon '50/CTMS/T' underpaid hs, ms 'via Airpost/Brisbane-Charleville'. SIGNED PERSONALLY 'P.H.Moody' on front, and addressed to Frank King whom we believe to have been a fellow pilot. A truly rare item, see AAMC 133a.
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Lot Number: 21
Date: 1929, Jun 2
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Adelaide to Perth, franked 4 1/2d, ms "per First Air Mail", Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.
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Lot Number: 22
Date: 1929, Jun 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Adelaide to Kalgoorlie, bs 5/6, registered label cover franked 7 1/2d, typed 'First East-West Flight/Adelaide -Kalgoorlie'.
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Lot Number: 23
Date: 1930, Jun 1
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, b/s, airmail etiquette cover franked 7 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 24
Date: 1931, May 21
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Batavia bs 27/5, and on to Medan bs 29/5, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet verso. Printed 'Producer's Co-operatve Distributng Society', corner cover franked 2/-, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Tiny, barely visible, closed top edge tear, see scan.
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Lot Number: 25
Date: 1933, Feb 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 26
Date: 1933, Feb 04
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Guinea Airways, 1st all air carriage of mail from Brisbane to Salamaua, bs 10/2, registered (label) cover franked 9d, typed "First Mail from Australia via Air Mail to Salamaua". Some faint cover discolouation, see scan.
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Lot Number: 27
Date: 1933, May 24
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Australia

Description: NEA inaugural flight Grafton to Sydney posted on arrival in Sydney on 24/5/1933. SIGNED by the pilot K.A.Virtue and one of ONLY 20 covers carried. AAMC 309.
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Lot Number: 28
Date: 1933, May 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: WR Carpenter Airlines, F/F Australia to New Guinea, bs Rabaul 1/6, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d Australia stamp, also New Guinea 2d, 3d, 5d & 6d air stamps canc Rabaul 3/6.
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Lot Number: 29
Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £450.00
Category: Australia

Description: Souvenir card signed by Ulm and flown on two flights - his trans Tasman flight of December 1933 & the Jan 1937 special Sydney to Port Moresby return flight by Lt.O ,Mant, violet 33 cachets. Reflown by AVRO 642 which left Sydney 1st 1 December 1936 for New Guinea postmarked Post Moresby 30th December 1936. Signed on the front by C.T.P. Ulm, G.U.Allan, Mrs Ulm, N.Rogers Ulm's secretary, R.O,Mant who was the pilot ,and Helen Mant, the pilot's wife who signed the cover on the reverse. AAMC 348 and 655b
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Lot Number: 30
Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Souvenir card signed by Ulm and flown on two flights - his trans Tasman flight of December 1933 with violet 1933 cachets, and the April 1935 first passenger carrying flight Brisbane-Singapore . SIGNED BY C.T.P. Ulm. AAMC #'s 348 and 496c.
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Lot Number: 31
Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Souvenir card signed by Ulm and flown on two flights - his trans Tasman flight of December 1933 with violet 1933 cachets, and the March 1936 Qantas Australia to Hong Kong flight, bs 31 MR 36. SIGNED BY C.T.P. Ulm. AAMC #'s 348 and 594c
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Lot Number: 32
Date: 1933, Dec 3
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Australia

Description: Souvenir card signed by Ulm and flown on two flights - his trans Tasman flight of December 1933 with violet 1933 cachets, and the November 1934 special flight in 'Faith in Australia' with the Duke of Gloucester rom Sydney to Croft's Harbour. bs 29/11. SIGNED by pilots C.T.P. Ulm, G.U.Allan, R.N.Boulton and B.Shell, and Ulm's secretary E.Rogers. AAMC #'s 348 and 468.
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Lot Number: 33
Date: 1934, Feb 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Australia

Description: MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co, F/F Adelaide to Port Pirie, bs 23/2, scarce cover addressed to Officer in Charge, Local Police Station, franked 6d canc Pirie cds. Likely as few as 20 flown. Few small tine spots, see scan.
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Lot Number: 34
Date: 1934, Apr 7
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland front and verso, official black/cream 'VH-UXX Faith in Australia' souvenir cover franked Australia 7d canc Sydney machine cancel, and Auckland 14/4 cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.
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Lot Number: 35
Date: 1934, Jul 20
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 36
Date: 1934, Jul 30
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Cairns to Brisbane leg, b/s 31/7, of the Australia to Papua/New Guinea flight by Ulm in "Faith of Australia", souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 37
Date: 1934, Nov 29
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: ROYAL AIR TOUR, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, special flight cover carried in the back-up plane 'The City of Grafton'. Signed by the pilot Keith Virtue and posted on arrival at Lismore on 29/11/1934. AAMC 468a, scarce.
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Lot Number: 38
Date: 1934, Nov 29
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Australia

Description: ROYAL AIR TOUR, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, special flight cover carried in the back-up plane 'The City of Grafton'. Signed by the pilot Keith Virtue on arrival at Newcastle on 30/11/1934. HRH PRINCE HENRY, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, PILOTED THE PLANE FROM COFF'S HARBOUR TO NEWCASTLE. AAMC 468a, scarce.
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Lot Number: 39
Date: 1934, Nov 30
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: ROYAL AIR TOUR, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, special flight cover carried in the back-up plane 'The City of Grafton'. Signed by the pilot Keith Virtue and posted on arrival at Coff's Harbour on 30/1//1934. AAMC 468a, scarce.
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Lot Number: 40
Date: 1934, Dec 3
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarcer Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, via Cloncurry 6/12 and Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, correctly rate 9d (see Wingent p130) stamps include KS 1931 6d air. Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.
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Lot Number: 41
Date: 1934, Dec 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: Cover carried to South Africa via the first regular Imperial Airways/ QANTAS flight from Australia-Singapore-Cairo, then by IAW Africa South service #199 to Cape Town. This cover signed by Elliot-Wilson, the pilot on the Cairo/ Cape stage is backstamped Cape Town 28 December 1934. Addressed to L. A. Wyndham, Esq., Houses of Parliament, CAPE TOWN, South Africa.
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Lot Number: 42
Date: 1934, Dec 10
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Cover carried to South Africa via the first regular Imperial Airways/ QANTAS flight from Australia-Singapore-Cairo, then by IAW Africa South service #199 to Cape Town, bs 28/12/1934. SIGNED by Elliot-Wilson, the pilot on the Cairo/ Cape stage. Addressed to L. A. Wyndham, Esq., Houses of Parliament, CAPE TOWN, South Africa. ALSO CARRIED BY BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT ON THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM COOTAMUNDRA TO CHARLEVILLE. POSSIBLY UNIQUE.
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Lot Number: 43
Date: 1934, Dec 21
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: NEA special flight in connection with the timely receipt of Christmas airmails form abroad, Sydney to Narromine, posted on arrival 4.15pm 21 DE 34. 'Air Mail/Society of NSW' cover, hs H Bowden Fletcher. SIGNED by the pilot K.A.Virtue. 20 flown. AAMC 481.
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Lot Number: 44
Date: 1935, Sep 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: UNDERPAID Brisbane to London, commercial airmail cover franked 1/6 Australian stamp canc Brisbane cds with 4x 1/- GB postage dues canc Lees/London oval ds. Also black boxed 'S/D/ 3/-/To Pay/F.S.', and black oval 'CTMS/T/ ms 360' hand stamps, crown over' Found Open/or Damaged' sealing tape, and signed ms 'Payment Refused'. One for the specialist.
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Lot Number: 45
Date: 1935, Sep 15
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways, Sydney acceptance for the F/F Brisbane to Townsville. Attractive official souvenir cover accepted and SIGNED BY THE PILOT Keith Virtue for carriage to Townsville. Bears a NEAL vignette verso. AAMC 527
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Lot Number: 46
Date: 1935, Sep 17
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways, F/F Townsville to Brisbane, bs 17/9. Attractive official souvenir cover accepted and SIGNED BY THE PILOT Keith Virtue for carriage to Townsville. AAMC 527
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Lot Number: 47
Date: 1937, Aug 1
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airlines of Australia inaugural flight introducing the DC" 'Kyeema' o the Sydney-Brisbane service. Melbourne acceptance for the fight to Brisbane, SIGNED by the pilots K.Virtue and A.Cameron and air hostesses. AAMC 747
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Lot Number: 48
Date: 1937, Aug 2
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: Inaugural flight by Airlines of Australia DC2 'Kyeema' on the Brisbane-Sydney route. SIGNED by the pilots K.Virtue and A.Cameron. Also signed by L.Steele. AAMC 748
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Lot Number: 49
Date: 1937, Aug 30
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: ANA/Airlines of Australia, carried on first Brisbane-Adelaide one day service, then on to Perth, bs 6/9. SIGNED by pilots Keith Virtue and A.Cameron. AAMC 759
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Lot Number: 50
Date: 1937, Nov 12
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airlines of Australiia, new DC3 'KYILLA' TEST FLIGHT, Melbourne to Sydney POA 12/11, SiGNED BY PILOTS Maj V. Bertrandias, Keith Virtue and Arthur Affkeck. Only 12 carried. AAMC 773c.
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Lot Number: 51
Date: 1939, Dec 21
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: Parachute mail dropped on Mornington Island by flying boat 'Corio', Crome cover. Franked 2d, canc Sydney 21/12, signed by pilot Capt. R.B.Tapp, and by the island's missionary J.Dougherty. AAMC 887.
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Lot Number: 52
Date: 1940, Nov 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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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Lot Number: 53
Date: 1941, Sep 29
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australian National Airways first two way DC3 'Kurana' night service Melbourne to Brisbane, SIGNED BY three pilots including Keith Virtue, 15 flown. AAMC 923b.
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Lot Number: 54
Date: 1945, Jun 1
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: Post war realignment, first regular service using Avro Lancastrian aircraft, Sydney to London, bs 9/6, air letter with RED CACHET, AAMC 1007b. The cover is signed by BOTH PILOTS K.G.Jackson and O.F.Y.Thomas, and the LETTER WITHIN IS SIGNED by HUDSON FYSH. A rare item in superb condition.
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Lot Number: 55
Date: 1945, Jun 1
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Post war realignment, first regular service using Avro Lancastrian aircraft, Sydney to London, bs 9/6, air letter WITHOUT RED CACHET, SIGNED BY BOTH PILOTS K.G.Jackson and O.F.Y.Thomas. AAMC 1007a
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Lot Number: 56
Date: 1945, Jun 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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.
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Lot Number: 57
Date: 1945, Dec 19
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Mornington Island, special Christmas mail carried by Trans Australian Airlines , special red/cream souvenir cover, SIGNED BY THE PILOT R.K.CRABBE, and arrival on 20/12/49 endorsed verso by the Mission Superintendent.
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Lot Number: 58
Date: 1946, Apr 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: QANTAS, the first regular airmail service Sydney to Singapore BS 8/4, usIng modified LIBERATOR BOMBERS. Specially printed air letter SIGNED by Moxham and Furze. AAMC 1036a
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Lot Number: 59
Date: 1946, Apr 9
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Qantas post war civilian service, Sydney to Singapore, bs 10/4, 7d air letter 7d air letter OVERPRINTED IN RED, SIGNED BY CAPTAINS A FURZE AND J MOXHAM. A very limited number of air letters such as this were flown. Eustis 1036a.
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Lot Number: 60
Date: 1950, Dec 18
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: QANTAS/TEAL F/F Sydney-Christchurch, SIGNED BY THE PILOT. Only a very small number of PHOTO' COVERS were carried.
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Lot Number: 61
Date: 1962, Oct 3
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: Air India, Boeing 707, F/F Perth to Bombay, bs 4/10, cachet, attractive special cover.
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