Detail: Lot 88

Lot No: 88
Date: 1941, Dec 6
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Australia

Description: The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 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 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 item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.

Bid:
(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 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 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 item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.
(Australia) The last dispatch of airmail for carriage on the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service to England before the attack on Pearl Harbour, Melbourne to London, Solihull 23/1/42 arrival ds tying Melbourne postmark and airmail etiquette. Cover franked 5/- robes and 5d x2, ms 'Via Clipper Mail', sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape tied by violet triangular 'Passed By/Censor/269 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 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 item of considerable aerophilatelic and military significance. Image.