Detail: Lot 98

Lot No: 98
Date: 1941, Sep 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn, underpaid plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the 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.

Bid:
(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn,  underpaid plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the 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.
(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Victoria to Grenwich, Conn,  underpaid plain cover franked 3/10d (2/-, 1/4d, and 6d), airmail etiquette tying Victoria cds, sealed red/white Australian 3 OBC censor tape, tied by violet boxed 'Passed By/Censor/V 69 (Melbourne) censor mark. Underated for the 4/- trans Pacific clipper service to the US hence black hexagonal 'T26/ 2/3C' censor mark (exceptionally fine strike). Carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to destination. This service opened on 17/7/40 after Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed the 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.