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FIRST AIRMAIL FLIGHTS

Auction # 148

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FIRST AIRMAIL FLIGHTS :
Australia.
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1914 Maurice Guillaux Australia's first official air mail from Melbourne to Sydney postcard, cancelled at Melbourne 16 JUL 1914 with an oval violet cachet, and postmarked on arrival in Sydney 18 JL 14. Diagonal vertical crease sensibly reinforced with tape. Card No 2209. AAMC 3. Catalogue Value $750.00.1914 Maurice Guillaux Australia's first official air mail from Melbourne to Sydney postcard, cancelled at Melbourne 16 JUL 1914 with an oval violet cachet, and postmarked on arrival in Sydney 18 JL 14. Diagonal vertical crease sensibly reinforced with tape. Card No 2209. AAMC 3. Catalogue Value $750.00.
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1914 Maurice Guillaux Australia's first official air mail from Melbourne to Sydney postcard, cancelled at Melbourne 16 JUL 1914 with an oval violet cachet, and postmarked on arrival in Sydney 18 JL 14. Small tear at right and corner crease. Card No 1111. AAMC 3. Catalogue Value $750.00.1914 Maurice Guillaux Australia's first official air mail from Melbourne to Sydney postcard, cancelled at Melbourne 16 JUL 1914 with an oval violet cachet, and postmarked on arrival in Sydney 18 JL 14. Small tear at right and corner crease. Card No 1111. AAMC 3. Catalogue Value $750.00.
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1143
1917 Basil Watson Flown souvenir card from Mt.Gambier to Melbourne. Fine condition. AAMC 10. Catalogue Value $600.00.1917 Basil Watson Flown souvenir card from Mt.Gambier to Melbourne. Fine condition. AAMC 10. Catalogue Value $600.00.
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1917 Unused Basil Watson card as prepared for the First Mt. Gambier to Melbourne flight. Slight tape marks. AAMC 14a.1917 Unused Basil Watson card as prepared for the First Mt. Gambier to Melbourne flight. Slight tape marks. AAMC 14a.
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1920 Aerial Mail letter drop streamer addressed to Mr. & Mrs. B. Bell, Latrobe Terrace, Geelong with accompanying letter signed by the pilot C D Pratt Lieut R.A.F. Streamer was weighted with Aero Plug. C D Pratt [Charles Pratt] and his brother Percy Pratt [New Zealanders] operated Geelong Air Services in the 1920's for hired out recreational joy flights. A very interesting piece of early aviation.1920 Aerial Mail letter drop streamer addressed to Mr. & Mrs. B. Bell, Latrobe Terrace, Geelong with accompanying letter signed by the pilot C D Pratt Lieut R.A.F. Streamer was weighted with Aero Plug. C D Pratt [Charles Pratt] and his brother Percy Pratt [New Zealanders] operated Geelong Air Services in the 1920's for hired out recreational joy flights. A very interesting piece of early aviation.
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Collection of 98 different First Flight covers from 1927 to 1965 carried on both internal flights and international flights to or from Australia including useful and highly catalogued items. AAMC No's 91, 132, 136, 137, 137a, 161, 162, 188, 192, 197, 198, 204, 205, 222, 267, 362, 363a, 369, 370, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 395a, 461, 469, 470n, 503, 522, 523, 527, 528a, 537a, 550, 596a, 602bb, 621, 647, 738b, 748, 760, 768b, 770a, 808, 809, 810, 812, 814, 819, 875b, 899, 900, 923, 919a, 1064, 1066, 1067, 1067a, 1096, 1119, 1188, 1192, 1221, 1232, 1235, 1240, 1248, 1255, 1263, 1264, 1271, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1286, 1288, 1307, 1348a, 1351, 1354, 1359, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1416, 1418, 1419, 1445, 1477, 1484, 1499, 1548, 1549, 1554 and 1561. Some toning blemishes and faults. Catalogue Value $4,925.00.Collection of 98 different First Flight covers from 1927 to 1965 carried on both internal flights and international flights to or from Australia including useful and highly catalogued items. AAMC No's 91, 132, 136, 137, 137a, 161, 162, 188, 192, 197, 198, 204, 205, 222, 267, 362, 363a, 369, 370, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 395a, 461, 469, 470n, 503, 522, 523, 527, 528a, 537a, 550, 596a, 602bb, 621, 647, 738b, 748, 760, 768b, 770a, 808, 809, 810, 812, 814, 819, 875b, 899, 900, 923, 919a, 1064, 1066, 1067, 1067a, 1096, 1119, 1188, 1192, 1221, 1232, 1235, 1240, 1248, 1255, 1263, 1264, 1271, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1286, 1288, 1307, 1348a, 1351, 1354, 1359, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1416, 1418, 1419, 1445, 1477, 1484, 1499, 1548, 1549, 1554 and 1561. Some toning blemishes and faults. Catalogue Value $4,925.00.
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1927 First Flight cover from Normanton to Cloncurry, certified 2nd flight, and carried on July 8th. (50 flown). AAMC 107. Catalogue Value $350.00.1927 First Flight cover from Normanton to Cloncurry, certified 2nd flight, and carried on July 8th. (50 flown). AAMC 107. Catalogue Value $350.00.
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Duplicated collection of 68 First Flight covers from 1929 to 1957 carried on both internal flights and international flights to or from Australia comprising AAMC No's 136, 137 (2), 162, 188 (3), 197, 198, 204, 369 (2), 391 (2), 392, 393 (2), 395a, 522, 537 (2), 809, 812 (2), 814, 899, 900 (4), 1066 (4), 1067, 1096 (3), 1255, 1264, 1274 (4), 1275 (3), 1276, 1286 (12), 1288, 1348, 1348a, 1351 (3), 1354 and 1381. Some toning blemishes and faults. Catalogue Value $2,540.00.Duplicated collection of 68 First Flight covers from 1929 to 1957 carried on both internal flights and international flights to or from Australia comprising AAMC No's 136, 137 (2), 162, 188 (3), 197, 198, 204, 369 (2), 391 (2), 392, 393 (2), 395a, 522, 537 (2), 809, 812 (2), 814, 899, 900 (4), 1066 (4), 1067, 1096 (3), 1255, 1264, 1274 (4), 1275 (3), 1276, 1286 (12), 1288, 1348, 1348a, 1351 (3), 1354 and 1381. Some toning blemishes and faults. Catalogue Value $2,540.00.
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1930 Australian National Airways First Flight cover from Sydney to Brisbane. (180 flown). AAMC 148.1930 Australian National Airways First Flight cover from Sydney to Brisbane. (180 flown). AAMC 148.
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1930 First Flight cover from Brisbane to Sydney. (379 flown). AAMC 149. Catalogue Value $225.00.1930 First Flight cover from Brisbane to Sydney. (379 flown). AAMC 149. Catalogue Value $225.00.
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1934 First Flight linen-like fabric cover from Australia to New Zealand per 'Southern Cross' addressed to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, cancelled at Newtown 12JA34 and on arrival at New Plymouth 15JA34. Signed by C. Kingsford Smith, P.G. Taylor and John Stannage. [One of six covers made from a left-over piece of the fabric used to make repair patches on the skin of the Southern Cross]. AAMC 350. Catalogue Value $650.00.1934 First Flight linen-like fabric cover from Australia to New Zealand per 'Southern Cross' addressed to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, cancelled at Newtown 12JA34 and on arrival at New Plymouth 15JA34. Signed by C. Kingsford Smith, P.G. Taylor and John Stannage. [One of six covers made from a left-over piece of the fabric used to make repair patches on the skin of the Southern Cross]. AAMC 350. Catalogue Value $650.00.
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1934 Adelaide to Pt.Pirie (3), Pt.Pirie to Adelaide (12), Pt.Pirie to Kimba (13) and Pt.Pirie to Whyalla (3) intermediates, 1934 Australia to New Zealand (26), 1934 Papua to Australia (6), 1934 New Guinea to Australia (2) and 1938 Australia to England (29) First Flight covers. AAMC 363a, 369, 392, 394 and 820. (194 covers). Catalogue Value $6,140.00.
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1934 Autogiro souvenir numbered postcard carried from Melbourne to Portland with Air Mail Society of Australia cachet. AAMC 461.1934 Autogiro souvenir numbered postcard carried from Melbourne to Portland with Air Mail Society of Australia cachet. AAMC 461.
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1934 Autogiro souvenir numbered postcard carried from Melbourne to Portland with Air Mail Society of Australia cachet. AAMC 461.1934 Autogiro souvenir numbered postcard carried from Melbourne to Portland with Air Mail Society of Australia cachet. AAMC 461.
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1935 First Flight cover from Papua to Australia, signed by pilot Sqd.-Ldr. A. Hempel. Minor blemishes and stamp with surface thin. AAMC 524. Catalogue Value $600.00.1935 First Flight cover from Papua to Australia, signed by pilot Sqd.-Ldr. A. Hempel. Minor blemishes and stamp with surface thin. AAMC 524. Catalogue Value $600.00.
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1945 Qantas First Flight Air letter from Australia to England (without red cachet), signed by Captains O.F.Y. Thomas and K.G. Jackson. AAMC 1007a. Catalogue Value $225.00.1945 Qantas First Flight Air letter from Australia to England (without red cachet), signed by Captains O.F.Y. Thomas and K.G. Jackson. AAMC 1007a. Catalogue Value $225.00.
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Collection of 72 Qantas First Flight covers from 1946 to 1985 comprising AAMC 1036, 1039b, 1113, 1124, 1125, 1194, 1307, 1308, 1317, 1318b, 1344, 1345, 1345b, 1353, 1354, 1362, 1373, 1386, 1388, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1443, 1443a, 1451, 1466a, 1465, 1470, 1471, 1472, 1473, 1490, 1492, 1493, 1500, 1530a, 1544, 1546, 1551, 1552, 1560, 1576, 1597, 1600, 1609, 1629, 1643, 1644, 1713, 1718, 1745a, 1763, 1766a, 1782, 1787, 1816, 1823, 1988, 1989 and 1997d. Odd duplicate and minor fault. AAMC Catalogue Value $2,130.00.Collection of 72 Qantas First Flight covers from 1946 to 1985 comprising AAMC 1036, 1039b, 1113, 1124, 1125, 1194, 1307, 1308, 1317, 1318b, 1344, 1345, 1345b, 1353, 1354, 1362, 1373, 1386, 1388, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1443, 1443a, 1451, 1466a, 1465, 1470, 1471, 1472, 1473, 1490, 1492, 1493, 1500, 1530a, 1544, 1546, 1551, 1552, 1560, 1576, 1597, 1600, 1609, 1629, 1643, 1644, 1713, 1718, 1745a, 1763, 1766a, 1782, 1787, 1816, 1823, 1988, 1989 and 1997d. Odd duplicate and minor fault. AAMC Catalogue Value $2,130.00.
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1946 Qantas First Flight Air letter from England to Australia with typed overprint, signed by Captains H.J. Mills, R.O. Mant and K.G. Jackson. AAMC 1039b. Catalogue Value $150.00.1946 Qantas First Flight Air letter from England to Australia with typed overprint, signed by Captains H.J. Mills, R.O. Mant and K.G. Jackson. AAMC 1039b. Catalogue Value $150.00.
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1947 Qantas Survey Flight cover from Australia to New Guinea and return, signed by pilot J.A. Bonnington. AAMC 1090. Catalogue Value $250.00.1947 Qantas Survey Flight cover from Australia to New Guinea and return, signed by pilot J.A. Bonnington. AAMC 1090. Catalogue Value $250.00.
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1947 Qantas First Flight cover from Japan to Australia, signed by pilot Capt. E. A. Harding. AAMC 1129. Catalogue Value $150.00.1947 Qantas First Flight cover from Japan to Australia, signed by pilot Capt. E. A. Harding. AAMC 1129. Catalogue Value $150.00.
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Collection of 74 Qantas First Flight covers from 1952 to 1973 comprising AAMC 1307, 1317, 1318, 1318a, 1354, 1374, 1386, 1406, 1407, 1407a, 1410, 1411a, 1443, 1546, 1547a, 1549, 1552, 1553 and 1609. Some duplication, Odd fault or toning blemish. AAMC Catalogue Value $1,585.00.
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1953 Qantas First Flight covers from Lae to Hollandia, Sydney to Lae-Hollandia, Hollandia to Lae and Hollandia to Lae-Sydney, signed by Captains J.B. Fawcett, W. Forgan-Smith, A. Jacobson and J.A. Bird. AAMC 1322, 1323, 1324 and 1325. Catalogue Value $350.00.1953 Qantas First Flight covers from Lae to Hollandia, Sydney to Lae-Hollandia, Hollandia to Lae and Hollandia to Lae-Sydney, signed by Captains J.B. Fawcett, W. Forgan-Smith, A. Jacobson and J.A. Bird. AAMC 1322, 1323, 1324 and 1325. Catalogue Value $350.00.
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1953 Qantas First Flight covers from Sydney to Bangkok and Bangkok to Sydney, both signed by pilot Capt. J. Pollock. AAMC 1331 and 1332. Catalogue Value $180.00.1953 Qantas First Flight covers from Sydney to Bangkok and Bangkok to Sydney, both signed by pilot Capt. J. Pollock. AAMC 1331 and 1332. Catalogue Value $180.00.
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Selection of 124 Commemorative First Flight souvenir covers from 1953 to 2009, including some Foreign and signed covers, plus 35 Woomera Rocket covers from 1966 to 1992. Noted Nepal 1978 25th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mt. Everest set on souvenir Flight cover signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing, Capt S.S. Gill, Capt N. Buckley, E.W. Roberts, Nelson and Vola Eustis. (3). Some duplication.Selection of 124 Commemorative First Flight souvenir covers from 1953 to 2009, including some Foreign and signed covers, plus 35 Woomera Rocket covers from 1966 to 1992. Noted Nepal 1978 25th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mt. Everest set on souvenir Flight cover signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing, Capt S.S. Gill, Capt N. Buckley, E.W. Roberts, Nelson and Vola Eustis. (3). Some duplication.
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1969 50th Anniversary of Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith's Flight from England to Australia Bronze Medallion in box and large vintage Royal Aero Club of South Australia Car Badge.
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Collection of 150 First Flight covers from 1956 to 2012, many carried on internal Anniversary or Commemorative Flights from within Australia, including some signed. Varying duplication with minor fault or toning blemish.
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New Guinea.
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1932 Cover carried by Guinea Airways pilot Orme Denny on the First Flight from Bulolo to Salamaua, on the occasion of the opening of the Bulolo Post Office. A scarce flight with only 25 covers flown. AAMC P42. Catalogue Value $250.00.1932 Cover carried by Guinea Airways pilot Orme Denny on the First Flight from Bulolo to Salamaua, on the occasion of the opening of the Bulolo Post Office. A scarce flight with only 25 covers flown. AAMC P42. Catalogue Value $250.00.
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1932 Registered cover addressed to Perth, carried by Guinea Airways pilot Orme Denny on the First Official Air Mail from Salamaua to Port Moresby. 48 Covers flown. AAMC  P43. Catalogue Value $175.00.1932 Registered cover addressed to Perth, carried by Guinea Airways pilot Orme Denny on the First Official Air Mail from Salamaua to Port Moresby. 48 Covers flown. AAMC P43. Catalogue Value $175.00.
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1932 Cover carried by Guinea Airways pilot F. Drayton from Port Moresby to Port Moresby via Wau and Kokoda. AAMC P49b. Catalogue Value $150.00.1932 Cover carried by Guinea Airways pilot F. Drayton from Port Moresby to Port Moresby via Wau and Kokoda. AAMC P49b. Catalogue Value $150.00.
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Netherlands.
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1934 First Flight cover per 'Uiver' from Java to Holland and return Flight from Netherlands to Java crash cover, with special rubber-stamp cachet and backstamped Buitenorg 29/12/37.1934 First Flight cover per 'Uiver' from Java to Holland and return Flight from Netherlands to Java crash cover, with special rubber-stamp cachet and backstamped Buitenorg 29/12/37.
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U.S.A.
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1933 Cover, franked with 50 Green Zeppelin issue, carried on the Century of Progress Zeppelin New York to Friedrichshafen Round flight, with cachets.1933 Cover, franked with 50 Green Zeppelin issue, carried on the Century of Progress Zeppelin New York to Friedrichshafen Round flight, with cachets.
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