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Auction 35 - Saturday, September 21, 2019

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883 C 1930s-70 Colln in box. Incl souvenirs of Kingsford Smith flight Sydney to New Plymouth Jan 11 1933, with souvenir booklet, signed by Kingsford Smith & 4 others. Group from 1934 MacRoberts Air Race UK-Australia incl badge - Stapleton 438 (3), 440 (3), 444, 460a (4), mostly signed. Many other 1930s FFCs often signed, some later, Cygnus air crash cover. Also 1946 Manawatu Railway crash cover cds 19 AUG 46 h/s "Damaged through immersion in Manawatu River Railway Accident". Other material. $1,250.00
884 C Australia 1934 12 Jan: a gorgeous hand illustrated (in black & red ink) cover endorsed "Australia . . New Zealand / per aeroplane. / "Southern Cross." Cover features the Southern Cross plane & signatures of co-pilot PG Taylor & radio operator John Stannage to whom the cover is addressed (in NSW). 2d Australia GV cancelled Newtown 12 January & 15 January New Plymouth "C" class cds on 1d 1931 Red Boy Health upon arrival. Approx 12 covers flown. Stapleton 101. $1,500.00
885 C Burma 1954 Regd GVI 4½a postal stationery env, plus 2 x 9 pi defins to England bearing numerous "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER/COMET MAIL" red h/s together with 20 January 1954 dated (P135H) label regretting mail delay due to BOAC Comet crash off the island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea. $175.00
886 C Fiji 1939 20 October: Flying Boat "Aotearoa" FFCs x 4: Fiji-Auckland (x2); Fiji-Tonga & Tonga-Auckland. Stapleton 210g, 210i & 210j. $500.00
887 C France 1969 Concorde FDC/FFC signed by the French crew: Andre Turcat, J Guignard, H Perrier & M Retif. $400.00
888 C GB 1911 Coronation first UK Aerial Post, special cards, 2 sent London-Windsor (SEP 8 green & SEP 12 brown) & 1 sent Windsor-London (SEP 16 green). $300.00
889 C GB 1938 15 March: 2 (Flying Officer Clouston & Victor Ricketts) air race covers to NZ & return, with Darwin & Sydney transit cancels, pair NZ GVI ½d green cancelled Blenheim 20 March 1938 "C" class cds & London 26 March 1938 arrival cds. Stapleton 183b. $500.00
890 C* Germany 1912-13 Pioneer flight stamps & covers: 1912 Regensburg Fliegertage 10p MH with AIEP cert. Also 1912 Margareten Flugpostmarke stamp pair mint, 1912 Darmstadt flugpostkarte & 1913 Deutsche-Englische Luftschiff (airship) Expedition New Guinea stamp mint. Michel 4a, 4b, 7 etc. Cat €2750+. $2,000.00
891 C India 1924-41 group of balloon, rocket & pigeon mail covers & labels + 3 others. 3 x 1931 Pigeongram covers (each with message slip from Viceroy, (1 carried by Pigeon "Plonk"); 1935 Sikkim rocketgram with label, cancelled "despatched by HH the Maharajah"; 1938 boomerang rocket cover, 2 x 1938 flood relief rocketgram, 14 labels; also 1924 Everest Expdn cover with label & 2 FFCs. $1,500.00
892 C NZ 1921 (31 JAN) Timaru AERIAL POST cover to Christchurch endorsed Per 1st Aero Post, bearing black & orange EXPRESS label & AERIAL POST h/s in black. A scarce flight cover coupled with Express Delivery service. Postage = 2d, Airmail service = 6d, Express service = 6d. Stapleton 27d, only 103 flown, most of which were not express flight covers. $900.00
893 C NZ x 3 covers: 1) 1919 (16 Dec) Dargaville-Auckland, inscribed "By Air". 1½d GV brown tied by Dargaville 16 DE cdss, signed "G B Bolt" (pilot) (no b/s, addressed to Wellington). Roughly opened, some toning. Stapleton 4a, cat $1200. 2) 1920 (8 Mar) Dargaville-Auckland plain env, inscribed O.P.S.O., with "Seaplane Mail" cachet. Dargaville 8 Mar cds (no stamp). Addressed to Education Board, Auckland. No receiving cancel. Crumpled & torn. Stapleton 9c (Stapleton states (only) 5 known). 3) 1920 (13 Apr) Kawhia-Auckland env, with faint (small) printed "Per First Seaplane Mail" cachet. 1½d GV brown tied by Kawhia 10 AP cds. Addressed to Auckland. No arrival b/s. Minor stains at top & flap torn. Stapleton 16c. $1,650.00
894 C NZ 1921 (7 Apr) Timaru-Christchurch env, inscribed & h/s "Aerial post". 2d GV Recess x 3 & 2d EVII tied by Timaru 7 Apr cds. (Note: this was last flight of Canterbury (NZ) Aviation Co Service started 31 Jan), Stapleton 27e. Cat $1500. $650.00
895 C NZ 1921 (7 Apr) Timaru-Christchurch env, inscribed & h/s "Aerial Post". ½d Victory & 7½d GV tied by Timaru 6 AP 21 11.45pm cds's. (Note: this was last flight of Canterbury (NZ) Aviation Co Service started 31 Jan). Stapleton 27e. Cat $1500. $650.00
896 C NZ 1921 (7 Apr) Timaru-Christchurch env, inscribed & h/s "Aerial Post". ½d Victory & 7½d GV tied by Timaru 6 Ap 21 11.45pm cds. (Note: this was last flight of Canterbury (NZ) Aviation Co Service started 31 Jan). Stapleton 27e. Cat $1500. $650.00
897 C NZ 1930-31: 108 flight covers incl various NZ o/seas airmail acceptances (Stapleton cat $1,500+); Dominion Airways Stapleton 38a/b, 39b/f; 6 different Hawke's Bay Earthquake covers; 1 x 10 November & 4 x 11 November Air Mail stamped covers & various Christmas cacheted covers, in album. Cat $8500+. $3,000.00
898 C NZ 1931-32: 113 (mostly) Christmas & first flight cacheted covers in album. Noted: 10 December 1931 Auckland-Gisborne, bearing 3d Air Mail + 2d Blue Boy; 24 December 1931 reg'd Blenheim-Oamaru, bearing 2 x 5d Air Mails - one with broken "E" feet eg: "FIVF PENCF" (R2/10); & 28 January 1932 Bulawayo (S.Rhodesia) jusqu'a air cover to NZ endorsed "By airmail / London-New Zealand" with two red bars applied to airmail label. Some variable cond. Stapleton cat approx $4000. $1,000.00
899 C NZ 1931: 9 November Highfield "J" class cds Air Mail set (+ 2d GV) on Christmas Air Mail cacheted cover to Liverpool, England, endorsed "Via Karachi-London / Air Mail Service". This is one of the few pre FDCs prepared by AFM Paterson (note: FDI 10 Nov). CP cat $2500. $750.00
900 C NZ 1932: Pareora Bridge emergency 22 Feb Invercargill air pageant pilot signed flight cover; 19 Feb Edendale to Christchurch - TM Wilkes pilot signed & dated (21.2.32) cover (1 of only 10), also 19 Feb Invercargill to Christchurch - JL Findlay pilot signed cover. Stapleton 71b, 72a,b. $750.00
901 C NZ 1932 30 June-15 July: overseas acceptances for air mails to Middle East and Africa. Stapleton 78 x 3; 79 x 15; 80 x 6. 24 FFCs, cat $4100. $2,000.00
902 C NZ 1932: 96 inland first flight & Christmas cacheted flight covers in album. Stapleton cat approx $4,000. $1,000.00