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AUSTRALIA : AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHT & AIRMAIL
Lot
Description
ReserveEstimateYour Bid
1766
1914 Melbourne-Sydney 'Wizard Stone' PPC with message dated '16 5 1914' & franked Kangaroo 1d tied by 'Sydney JY9' pmk. Flight did not happen due to crash, with much of the mail sent by rail to Sydney. AAMC 2 cat $800+. (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$800
(US$544)
(€496)
(£432)
A$
1767
1917 Mt Gambier-Melbourne Basil Watson pictorial FFC (flts) with 'Mt Gambier 15 FE 17' cds, franked KGV 1d red tied by 'Australian Aerial Mail Melbourne 27 FEB 1917' special oval pmk. AAMC 10 cat $600. 371 flown. (P)
  A$160
(US$109)
(€99)
(£86)
  A$220
(US$150)
(€136)
(£119)
A$
1768
1917 War Loan leaflet with plane & 'more Bombs', endorsed on back 'These were dropped from the aeroplane that flew over the city last week' AAMC 14d cat $900 & undercatalogued. Rarity. (P)
  A$750
(US$510)
(€465)
(£405)
  A$1000
(US$680)
(€620)
(£540)
A$
1769
1917 Adelaide-Gawler Carey pictorial FFC franked KGV 1d red tied by 'Adelaide NO 23 17' cds. F-VF. AAMC 16 cat $2750. This is the actual card illustrated in AAMC! Extremely rare. (P)
  A$2200
(US$1496)
(€1364)
(£1188)
  A$3000
(US$2040)
(€1860)
(£1620)
A$
1770
1919 Hobart-Launceston Peace Loan FFC franked KGV 1½d brown, tied by 'Hobart 3 SE 19 Help Repatriation Buy War Savings Certificates' slogan pmk & 'First Tas Aero Mail DPMG' 2-line cachet. Launceston arrival b/s. AAMC 23 cat $4000. Major rarity as only 6 thought to survive. (P)
  A$3000
(US$2040)
(€1860)
(£1620)
  A$4000
(US$2720)
(€2480)
(£2160)
A$
1771
1920 Serpentine-Melbourne FFC (flts) franked KGV 1½d brown, tied by 'Melbourne 27 AU 20' cds, with 'Carried by Second Peace Loan Aerial Mail' cachet, & readdressed. AAMC 50 cat $1000. (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1772
1921 Perth-Derby FFC from Australia's 1st regular Airmail service, franked Kangaroo 3d & KGV 2d orange tied by 'Perth 3 DEC 21' pmk & with 'Perth Derby Aerial Mail' cachet. The printed cover of Jas A Dimmitt Ltd also comes with a letter from the company promoting the flight & their automotive products. Flight cancelled after one plane crashed. All mail was flown to Perth then taken north by ship. 'Derby 20 DEC 21' b/s. AAMC 56a cat $1100, plus premium for the letter. (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1773
1921 Geraldton-Derby intermediate FFC from Australia's 1st regular Airmail service franked KGV 2d orange & ½d green (2 ea), tied by 'Geraldton 5 DE 21' cds. Only made it part the way with one of the planes crashing. All mail flow to Perth & taken north by ship. 'Derby 20 DEC 21' b/s. AAMC 56b cat $1100. (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1774
1921 Broome-Perth intermediate FFC franked Kangaroo 2½d (2) tied by 'Broome 19 DE 21' cds, but plane damaged during forced landing & mails carried by ship to Perth. VF. AAMC 57b cat $1250. 2000 PRSL photo cert. (P)
  A$750
(US$510)
(€465)
(£405)
  A$1000
(US$680)
(€620)
(£540)
A$
1775
1922 Charleville-Cloncurry FFC franked KGV 1½ black-brown & red-brown LM wmk, plus Queensland ½d & Stamp Duty 1d, to pay 1½d postage, plus 3d Airmail Fee, tied by 'Red Hill 30 OC 22' cds -use of Stamp Duty not noticed. Would have gone by rail to Charleville then by QANTAS Armstrong Whitworth FK8 to Longreach by pilot PJ McGinnes & on to Cloncurry under Hudson Fysh. As usual w/o vignette or b/s, with research pages & ownership history back to 1950s. AAMC 66c(65) cat $7500. Major rarity. 2010 RPSL photo cert. (P)
  A$3000
(US$2040)
(€1860)
(£1620)
  A$4500
(US$3060)
(€2790)
(£2430)
A$
1776
1925 Airmail cover with 'Angel' vignette & franked Kangaroo 2½d, KGV 1d violet & 1d green tied by 'Echuca 23 SE 25' cds being FDI of 'Angel'. AAMC 90a. Scarce as FDI.
  A$80
(US$54)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$120
(US$82)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1777
1931 Kingsford Smith registered Melbourne-Sydney FFC/FDC special printed cover franked set 2d-6d tied by 'Registered Elizabeth St Melbourne 19 MR 31' FDI cds. Signed by Kingsford Smith AAMC 181 cat $350. ACSC 143y cat $275 as FDC. (P)
  A$130
(US$88)
(€81)
(£70)
  A$200
(US$136)
(€124)
(£108)
A$
1778
1931 Registered FFC/FDC franked Kingsford Smith set 2d-6d, tied by 'Brisbane 19 MR 31' FDI cds, to Melbourne with arrival b/s. AAMC 181a(var) cat $125, the 'arrow' vignette cat $125 on cover. ACSC 143y cat $275 as FDC.
  A$120
(US$82)
(€74)
(£65)
  A$180
(US$122)
(€112)
(£97)
A$
1779
1931 Lord Howe Island - Australia FFC franked Kingsford Smith 2d & Airmail 3d, tied by 'Lord Howe Island 6 JU 1931' cds, plus 3-line signed Francis Chichester cachet (no 94). AAMC 184a cat $650. Only 110-130 flown. (P)
  A$250
(US$170)
(€155)
(£135)
  A$400
(US$272)
(€248)
(£216)
A$
1780
1932 Darwin-Soerabaja FFC for return of Bertram Atlantis Expedition franked Airmail 3d tied by 'Darwin 12 DE 32' cds & with 'Serbia 14 12 32' arrival cds where they crashed, repaired & continued to Germany. AAMC 241 cat $1200. Only 5 flown! (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1781
1932-33 Australia-Germany FFC for return of Bertram Atlantis Expedition, franked Airmail 3d tied by 'Darwin 12 DE 32' cds, plus Dutch Indies (2) tied by arrival & departure cds after long stop-over for repairs after crash landing & Germany 10pf Eagle tied by 'Berlin 17 4 35' arrival ds. AAMC 242 cat $1750. (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1782
1934 Wyndham-Daly Waters intermediate FFC with 'Wyndham 25 SEP 34' cds & Daly Waters b/s. 1935 Darwin-Newcastle Waters intermediate with 'Darwin 21 AU 35' cds & Newcastle Waters b/s. 1935 Townsville-Cairns intermediate Adelaide '23 OCT 35' cds, Cairns & many other b/s. AAMC 429a, 523a & 555a cat $275 (3)
  A$80
(US$54)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$120
(US$82)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1783
1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race covers of the only officially carried mail by KLM with Holland-Australia (2), & Dutch Indies-Australia covers, plus a cover carried privately by pilot Parmentier & endorsed as such, franked GB ½d & 1d tied by 'Manchester 18 OC 34' cds & original departure cds of 'Mildenhall A'dme 19 OC 34' Also a large original Press photo of the KLM & others apparently at the starting line. AAMC 444/446, plus unofficial GB cover & photo. Only 4 GB covers flown in this way. (5). (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1784
1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race unofficially carried GB KGV 1½d envelope with '18 OC 34' cds, plus Australia KGV 2d red for return to England tied by 'Melbourne 25 OC 34' pmk. Also letter from Dutch pilot Parmentier agreeing to sign the cover, which he & co-pilot Moll have done on flap, suggesting this was carried by them unofficially with only 4 covers flown this way. Also a contemporary photo of them & a printed card regarding a forced landing in Albury. AAMC 444(var). (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1785
1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race cover unofficially carried by Danish pilot Hansen signed & endorsed as such. Franked GB KGV ½d & 1d tied by 'Manchester 18 OC 34' cds, plus KGV 1½d & Australia 2d tied by Melbourne & Prahran '26 OC 34' cds, plus original departure cds of 'Mildenhall A'dme 19 OC 34' AAMC 441(var). Only 2 such covers flown in this way. (P)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€372)
(£324)
  A$900
(US$612)
(€558)
(£486)
A$
1786
1938 (1st Aug) First Flying Boat Service Australia - England franked 3d & KGVI 2d, tied by 'Airmail Section GPO' & 'Sydney 6 PM 1 AUG 1938' boxed pmks. AAMC 822b cat $275. Very scarce with only tiny amount of mail carried. (P)
  A$120
(US$82)
(€74)
(£65)
  A$180
(US$122)
(€112)
(£97)
A$
1787
1943 Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked 2½d KGVI tied by Sydney 24 DE 43 cds, with vignette tied by cachet & signed by pilot, reverse signed by Missionary in Charge. AAMC 970 cat $150.
  A$70
(US$48)
(€43)
(£38)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€62)
(£54)
A$
1788
1945 Ceylon-Australia FFC franked Pictorial 1R tied by 'Colombo 2 DE 45' cds. Signed by pilots. AAMC 1017 cat $150.
  A$80
(US$54)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$120
(US$82)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1789
1946 Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked 2½d Mitchell tied by Sydney 24 DE 46 cds, with vignette, reverse signed by Island Superintendent. AAMC 1089 cat $150.
  A$70
(US$48)
(€43)
(£38)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€62)
(£54)
A$
1790
1947 Australia - Norfolk Is & return FFC pr with Sydney & Norfolk Is cds of 14 OC 47. Signed by pilot. AAMC 1113-14 cat $250 (2)
  A$80
(US$54)
(€50)
(£43)
  A$120
(US$82)
(€74)
(£65)
A$
1791
1947 Sydney-Mornington Is Parachute Mail cover franked KGVI 2½d tied by 'Sydney 19 DE 47' cds with special vignette. Signed by pilot. VF. AAMC 1132 cat $150.
  A$70
(US$48)
(€43)
(£38)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€62)
(£54)
A$
1792
1949 Australia-Canada opt KGVI 7d Airletter with 'Sydney 15 SE 49' cds, with flight cachet & Vancouver arrival b/s. AAMC 1066a cat $400. Only 100 flown. (P)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€93)
(£81)
  A$250
(US$170)
(€155)
(£135)
A$
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