Detail : Lot 53

Lot No: 53
Date: 1938, Aug 1
Est. price: £200.00
Category: Australia

Description: First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai. Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus". Also original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.

Bid:
(Australia) First 5d Air Mail from Australia under the Empire Air Mail Scheme which came in to effect on 1/8/1938 with the Australian rate fixed at 5d per 1/2oz. Carried all the way from Darwin by FLYING BOAT on  IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND service IW676E. Cover posted Sydney 1/8/1938 to London 12/8 arrival ds on front, via Singapore, Rangoon, Gwalior, Dubai.  Alex and Southampton. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 5d, signed by "E. Rotherham, Commander, RMA Cooee" and  "? A Koch, Commander RMA Coriolanus".  Also  original unused Tuck's B&W PPC of 'Coriolanus G-AETY' in flight. SCARCE item, few tiny faint tone spots otherwise fine, see scan.