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FIRST AIRMAIL FLIGHTS

Auction # 135

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FIRST AIRMAIL FLIGHTS :
Australia.
1388
1929 Inaugural Qantas First Flight 1929 Inaugural Qantas First Flight "Davis Bros" covers from Brisbane to Charleville and Charleville to Brisbane, both with special inaugural flight vignette. Brisbane to Charleville cover has additional vignette with "inaugural flight" omitted. Few tone spots. AAMC 132 and 133.
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1389
1932 Australian National Airways First All-Australian Air Mail registered souvenir envelope from England to Australia, backstamped 1932 Australian National Airways First All-Australian Air Mail registered souvenir envelope from England to Australia, backstamped "Perth 25 JA 32". AAMC 245.
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40
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1390
1932 Australian National Airways First All-Australian Flight cover from England to Australia, backstamped 1932 Australian National Airways First All-Australian Flight cover from England to Australia, backstamped "Melbourne 22 JA 32". AAMC 245.
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1391
1932 Australian National Airways First All-Australian Air Mail souvenir envelope from England to Australia, backstamped 1932 Australian National Airways First All-Australian Air Mail souvenir envelope from England to Australia, backstamped "Sydney 21 JA 32" and signed by pilots C.Kingsford Smith and G.U.Allan. AAMC 245.
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90
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1392
1934 MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co First Flight intermediate covers from Adelaide to Whyalla and Adelaide to Kimba. AAMC 363a.1934 MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Co First Flight intermediate covers from Adelaide to Whyalla and Adelaide to Kimba. AAMC 363a.
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1393
1934 MacRobertson Air Race covers from Holland to Australia with cachets on specially printed commemorative cover with KLM 1934 MacRobertson Air Race covers from Holland to Australia with cachets on specially printed commemorative cover with KLM "Uiver" arrival cachet on reverse. Faint trace of toning. AAMC 444. Also 1984 special postcard flown on the 50th Anniversay flight of the Air Race from holland to Australia. AAMC 444 and 1,972.
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1394
1935 Flight cover from Australia to England carried by the Miles Falcon G-ACTM and signed by pilot, H.L. Brooks. (85 flown) AAMC 493.1935 Flight cover from Australia to England carried by the Miles Falcon G-ACTM and signed by pilot, H.L. Brooks. (85 flown) AAMC 493.
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1395
1935 WASP Airlines First Flight souvenir covers from Narromine to Sydney, Sydney to Narromine, Nyngan to Sydney and Sydney to Nyngan. All covers with special vignette and signed by the pilot, H. Purvis. Few tone spots. AAMC 494, 495 497 and 498.1935 WASP Airlines First Flight souvenir covers from Narromine to Sydney, Sydney to Narromine, Nyngan to Sydney and Sydney to Nyngan. All covers with special vignette and signed by the pilot, H. Purvis. Few tone spots. AAMC 494, 495 497 and 498.
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1396
1935 Australian Transcontinental Airways First Flight intermediate covers from Adelaide to Farina, Oodnadatta, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Newcastle Waters and Daly Waters, all signed by pilot J. Chapman. AAMC 523a.1935 Australian Transcontinental Airways First Flight intermediate covers from Adelaide to Farina, Oodnadatta, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Newcastle Waters and Daly Waters, all signed by pilot J. Chapman. AAMC 523a.
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1397
1936 Round Australia Flight cover flown by F. Stevens in the Vacuum Oil Co Plane, signed by pilot and addressed to H.N. Eustis. Clearly undercatalogued with only one cover flown. Central vertical fold hardly detracts. Rare. AAMC 643a.1936 Round Australia Flight cover flown by F. Stevens in the Vacuum Oil Co Plane, signed by pilot and addressed to H.N. Eustis. Clearly undercatalogued with only one cover flown. Central vertical fold hardly detracts. Rare. AAMC 643a.
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1398
1936 The Brisbane to Adelaide Air Race registered cover signed by the pilot, R.W. Hillier. (18 flown). AAMC 685.1936 The Brisbane to Adelaide Air Race registered cover signed by the pilot, R.W. Hillier. (18 flown). AAMC 685.
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1399
1936 The Brisbane to Adelaide Air Race cover signed by the pilot, E. Collibee. (51 flown). AAMC 687.1936 The Brisbane to Adelaide Air Race cover signed by the pilot, E. Collibee. (51 flown). AAMC 687.
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1400
1936 Adelaide Airways Ltd Travel by Air vignette in MUH horizontal strip of 5, some trimmed perfs on the right unit. Frommer shows the largest multiple as a strip of 4 and surmises they were printed in sheets of 16, this strip would likely disprove that theory. Also 2 MUH single examples. Catalogue Value $225.00+.1936 Adelaide Airways Ltd Travel by Air vignette in MUH horizontal strip of 5, some trimmed perfs on the right unit. Frommer shows the largest multiple as a strip of 4 and surmises they were printed in sheets of 16, this strip would likely disprove that theory. Also 2 MUH single examples. Catalogue Value $225.00+.
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1401
1937 Guinea Airways Experimental Survey Flight cover from Adelaide to Darwin, cancelled at Port Adelaide 13 FE 37 and signed by pilots E. Charter and B. Heath. Has additional uncancelled 2d Red KGV affixed, presumably for return flight to Adelaide. Eustis records one similar cover, AAMC 704.1937 Guinea Airways Experimental Survey Flight cover from Adelaide to Darwin, cancelled at Port Adelaide 13 FE 37 and signed by pilots E. Charter and B. Heath. Has additional uncancelled 2d Red KGV affixed, presumably for return flight to Adelaide. Eustis records one similar cover, AAMC 704.
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1402
1937 Guinea Airways First Flight covers from Adelaide to Sydney, Sydney to Adelaide, intermediates from Adelaide to Mildura, Leeton and Cootamundra and Sydney to Mildura, Hay, Leeton and Cootamundra and boomerang covers from Adelaide to Mildura, Hay, Leeton and Cootamundra and Sydney to Adelaide, Mildura, Hay, Leeton and Cootamundra. (18 covers). AAMC 756, 757 and 757a. Catalogue Value $1,080.00.1937 Guinea Airways First Flight covers from Adelaide to Sydney, Sydney to Adelaide, intermediates from Adelaide to Mildura, Leeton and Cootamundra and Sydney to Mildura, Hay, Leeton and Cootamundra and boomerang covers from Adelaide to Mildura, Hay, Leeton and Cootamundra and Sydney to Adelaide, Mildura, Hay, Leeton and Cootamundra. (18 covers). AAMC 756, 757 and 757a. Catalogue Value $1,080.00.
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1403
1937 MacKay Aerial Survey Expedition cover flown on a different stage during the survey and postmarked Alice Springs 23 July. 1937 MacKay Aerial Survey Expedition cover flown on a different stage during the survey and postmarked Alice Springs 23 July. "MacKay Aerial/Reconnaissance Expedition/Northern Territory And/Western Australia/1937" cachet on front and signed by Navigator H.T. Bennett. Some toning and central fold. AAMC 758. Catalogue Value $250.00.
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1404
1937 Australian National Airways First Flight cover from Mt Gambier to Naracoorte. (15 flown). AAMC 762.1937 Australian National Airways First Flight cover from Mt Gambier to Naracoorte. (15 flown). AAMC 762.
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1405
1939 Koranga crash cover, which occured en route from Darwin to Adelaide at Katherine River, Northern Territory with explanatory label affixed on reverse. Tatty cover with usual water damage as would be expected. AAMC 843.
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1406
1939 Koranga crash cover, which occured en route from Darwin to Adelaide at Katherine River, Northern Territory. Rubber-stamped 1939 Koranga crash cover, which occured en route from Darwin to Adelaide at Katherine River, Northern Territory. Rubber-stamped "SALVAGED EX PLANE-Crashed Katherine 18/1/39". Exceptionaly good condition with minor water damage. AAMC 843.
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1407
1939 Tasman Empire Airways Ltd First Flight cover from New Zealand to Australia, signed by pilot J.W. Burgess. AAMC 879.1939 Tasman Empire Airways Ltd First Flight cover from New Zealand to Australia, signed by pilot J.W. Burgess. AAMC 879.
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1939 Tasman Empire Airways Ltd First Flight cover from Australia to New Zealand, signed by pilot J.W. Burgess. AAMC 879e.1939 Tasman Empire Airways Ltd First Flight cover from Australia to New Zealand, signed by pilot J.W. Burgess. AAMC 879e.
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1940 Registered cover carried on the first Flying Boat mail by TEAL from Australia to New Zealand. AAMC 900. Catalogue Value $100.00.1940 Registered cover carried on the first Flying Boat mail by TEAL from Australia to New Zealand. AAMC 900. Catalogue Value $100.00.
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1410
Selection of 164 different First Air Mail Flight covers, mostly carried on internal flights or flights from within Australia from 1940 to 1984 including Air Race and signed covers. Odd minor blemish. AAMC Catalogue Value $2,635.00.
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1411
1945 Qantas First Flight cover from Sydney to Singapore, signed by the pilot K. G. Caldwell. AAMC 1009.1945 Qantas First Flight cover from Sydney to Singapore, signed by the pilot K. G. Caldwell. AAMC 1009.
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1412
1947 Qantas First Flight cover from Rabaul to Sydney with souvenir vignette. AAMC 1092.1947 Qantas First Flight cover from Rabaul to Sydney with souvenir vignette. AAMC 1092.
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48
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1413
1947 Qantas First Flight covers from Australia to England and England to Australia with special vignettes, both signed by the pilots K. G. Jackson and D. F. MacMaster. AAMC 1124 and 1125.1947 Qantas First Flight covers from Australia to England and England to Australia with special vignettes, both signed by the pilots K. G. Jackson and D. F. MacMaster. AAMC 1124 and 1125.
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1947 Qantas First Flight cover from Australia to Japan with special vignette, signed by the pilot J. G. Morton. AAMC 1128.1947 Qantas First Flight cover from Australia to Japan with special vignette, signed by the pilot J. G. Morton. AAMC 1128.
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1415
Collection of 104 Qantas First Flight covers from 1952 to 1973 including some duplicates. AAMC 1307, 1308a, 1344, 1345b, 1386, 1407a, 1411a, 1465, 1490a, 1492, 1493, 1500, 1501, 1533, 1534a, 1543, 1543a, 1545, 1545a, 1550-1553, 1559, 1560, 1575, 1576a, 1598, 1598a, 1599, 1600, 1600a, 1607-1610, 1643, 1644a, 1718 and 1766a. Some with tone spots. AAMC Catalogue Value $2,390.00.
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1416
1953 Qantas First Flight covers from Sydney to Bangkok, signed by the pilot J. Pollock and Bangkok to Sydney, signed by the pilot J. Haylock, both with special vignettes. AAMC 1331 and 1332.1953 Qantas First Flight covers from Sydney to Bangkok, signed by the pilot J. Pollock and Bangkok to Sydney, signed by the pilot J. Haylock, both with special vignettes. AAMC 1331 and 1332.
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1417
1954 Qantas First Flight intermediate covers from Australia to Hawaii and Australia to San Francisco. AAMC 1345b.1954 Qantas First Flight intermediate covers from Australia to Hawaii and Australia to San Francisco. AAMC 1345b.
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1418
1955 Illustrated cover carried on glider Pelican II at the Waikerie Gliding competition. Only 30 covers flown. AAMC 1,355.1955 Illustrated cover carried on glider Pelican II at the Waikerie Gliding competition. Only 30 covers flown. AAMC 1,355.
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Selection of 62 different signed illustrated covers carried by various pilots in the 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 Southern Cross Air Race. Odd blemish. AAMC 1,876, 1,896, 1,933, 1,963 and 1970. AAMC Catalogue Value $715.00.
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Selection of 181 covers from 1951 to 1984 carried on First or Commemorative internal Flights, or Flights to or from Australia including Balloon Flights and signed covers. Some duplication and faults. AAMC Catalogue Value $3,000.00.
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1421
Selection of 42 covers from 1952 to 1981 carried on First Flights to or from or within Australia including many Qantas flights. Odd fault and duplicate. AAMC Catalogue Value $750.00.
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1422
Australian Air Mail Catalogue, 1997 6th edition, by Eustis in good condition. Also Australian Postage Stamps by P. Collas, a large empty First Day Cover album and empty Post Office Pack album.
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Great Britain.
1423
1931 Imperial Airways Christmas First Flight cover from London to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, franked with 1d and 6d KGV and 1925 1d Empire Exhibition.1931 Imperial Airways Christmas First Flight cover from London to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, franked with 1d and 6d KGV and 1925 1d Empire Exhibition.
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1424
1934 Highland Airways Ltd First Flight official cover from Inverness to Kirkwall via Wick with Highland Airways Ltd vignette tied by Wick arrival cachet and Kirkwall C.D.S. postmark.1934 Highland Airways Ltd First Flight official cover from Inverness to Kirkwall via Wick with Highland Airways Ltd vignette tied by Wick arrival cachet and Kirkwall C.D.S. postmark.
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Europe.
1425
Selection of 298 First and Commemorative Flight covers from 1957 to 1995 with main strength in Liechtenstein, West Germany and West Berlin, plus a range of other countries. Good variety.
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Switzerland.
1426
Selection of 235 First and Commemorative Flight covers from 1954 to 1988 including some duplication. Good variety.
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World.
1427
1929 First Round the World Zeppelin Flight cover from Lakehurst to Tokyo with official dispatch cachet. Fine condition.1929 First Round the World Zeppelin Flight cover from Lakehurst to Tokyo with official dispatch cachet. Fine condition.
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1936 First North American Zeppelin return Flight cover from New York to Frankfurt with United States special cachet. Fine condition.1936 First North American Zeppelin return Flight cover from New York to Frankfurt with United States special cachet. Fine condition.
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ROCKET MAILS
Australia.
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1935 Wreck Rocket Mail covers from Fraser Island to S.S. 1935 Wreck Rocket Mail covers from Fraser Island to S.S. "Maheno" with Red vignette and S.S. "Maheno" to Fraser Island with Green vignette. Both vignettes tied by Queensland Air Mail Society, August 11. 1935 cachets. S.S. "Maheno to Fraser Island cover with vertical fold and small tear. AAMC R2 and R3.
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1935 Queensland Air Mail Society Maheno to Fraser Island Rocket Flight vignettes in Red and Green with minor faults. A.A.M.C. R2a and R3a. Catalogue Value $100.00.1935 Queensland Air Mail Society Maheno to Fraser Island Rocket Flight vignettes in Red and Green with minor faults. A.A.M.C. R2a and R3a. Catalogue Value $100.00.
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1936 Australian Rocket Society red on yellow flimsy 1936 Australian Rocket Society red on yellow flimsy "Telegraph" souvenir of "The King's Silver Jubilee", carried by rocket "Orion" from Moggill to Riverview with cachet. AAMC R5f.
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1936 Australian Rocket Society 1936 Australian Rocket Society "RT6" rocket firing cover from Moggill to Riverview with vignette tied by cachet. AAMC R6.
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Selection of 39 Woomera Rocket Launch covers comprising F. 4 (4), F. 5 (3), F. 6/1 (3), WRESAT 1 (5), F. 6/2 (3), F. 7 (6), F. 8 (11) and F. 9 (4). AAMC Catalogue Value $1,445.00.
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Selection of 216 mainly different Rocket Launch, Space and Satellite Tracking Station Covers from 1966 to 1992 with a wide range of cachets. Interesting lot.
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