AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Stamp Auctions

Lot 1104 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1104 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

Imperial Airways/Qantas Interrupted Mail: (1) 1935 (31 Jan) regd cover, 85c rate, from Modjoagoeng to Sydney, carried on flight IE309 after it force-landed at Surabaya (4.2) with broken exhaust pipe, departing next day, (b/s Darwin 5.2, Sanford says no mail known from NEI) & (2) 1936 (6 Jun) Batavia to Adelaide (13 Jun), 60c rate, per Qantas plane Brisbane (IE449) that force landed 9 June at Waingapoe, service resuming next day. F-VF. Two very scarce Airmail covers. (2)
Estimate A$220

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Lot 1098 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1098 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

1917 Basil Watson PPC flown from Mt Gambier to Melbourne franked KGV 1d red tied by oval 'AUSTRALIAN/AERIAL MAIL' 27 Feb 1917 date stamp. VF condition. AAMC 10 cat $600. (P)
Estimate A$500

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Lot 1110 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1110 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

1935 (15 Nov) Air France printed airmail cover to Melbourne franked 10D pair, 3D pair, 1D + .50-, that would have caught the delayed flight IE309 at Athens (b/s 16.11, left 19.11, Air France did not stop at Athens) & delayed again due to waterlogged airfield at Hua Hin, Thailand with mail sent by rail to Bangkok for onward carriage, very fine.
Estimate A$180

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Lot 1105 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1105 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

1935 Rocket Mail SS Maheno-Fraser Island defaced black proof vignette sheetlet of 4. Fresh MLH, margin thin, stamps VF MNH. AAMC R2c. Extremely rare - the 1st such proof we have seen. (P)
Estimate A$350

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Lot 1102 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1102 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

Interrupted Imperial Airways mail Germany-Australia 1935-39 group carried on IE393 (waterlogged airfield Hua Hin, Thailand), IE415 (force landed Felujah, Iraq due to storm), IE437 (burst tyre at Surabaya), IE647 (landed Corfu, mail transferred), IE670 (collision with Circe at Sharjah), SE59 (mechanical trouble Brindisi), SE154 ( engine trouble Townsville), rates 75-240pf & regd 5Mk85. F-VF. (7 covers)
Estimate A$350

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Lot 1111 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1111 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

1937 Rocket Mail Mt Nebo firing R03 defaced black PROOF vignette sheetlet of 4. VF fresh M/MLH, stamps MNH. AAMC R9d. Extremely rare -the 1st such proof we have seen. (P)
Estimate A$450

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Lot 1106 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1106 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

1935 Rocket Mail Riverview-Moggill defaced black PROOF vignette sheetlet of 4. Fresh MNH, diag crease through 2. AAMC R4e. Extremely rare - the 1st such proof we have seen. (P)
Estimate A$350

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Lot 1099 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1099 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

1934 Registered FFC Australia-New Guinea 'boomerang' printed envelope franked Vic Cent 1/- perf 10½ tied by 'Telegraph Office Geelong 17 LJ 34' cds (ACSC cat $350 as mixed franking), plus New Guinea Undated Birds (3 diff)., plus another Lae-Cairns with 3 more Undated Birds - both covers with flight cachets. AAMC cat $80, plus the Vic Cent 1/- cat $350 as mixed franking on cover. (2).
Estimate A$150

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Lot 1103 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 386

Lot 1103 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 386

Interrupted Airmail Greece-Australia, 1935 (30 Oct) Athens-Melbourne franked 83D carried on IE387 Astraea, when landing Nov 2 at Rangoon, skidded on a wet runway & crashed through the boundary fence, sl damaging the starboard wing tip & cabin floor. The Captain was hurt, & mail load was transferred to Arethusa, departing two days later. (Ex Perry who stated only recorded from Greece on this flight).
Estimate A$220

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Lot 2573 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS -  Status International Status International - Sale 385

Lot 2573 - Australia AUSTRALIA - FIRST FLIGHTS / AIRMAILS - Status International Status International - Sale 385

1954 Australia - Nth America 1st regular QANTAS FFC with Sydney to Honolulu & San Francisco plus return flight inc Canada, San Francisco & Fiji, all to Australia with vignettes. F-VF. AAMC 1345/45b cat $250. (5)
Estimate A$100

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