Catalogue

Auction 33 - Saturday, 22 September 2018

 LotTypeDescriptionPrice
969 C Burma 1954 Regd GVI 4½ a 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. $225.00
970 C GB 1911 Windsor - London special postcards x 4, all addressed to NZ - 1 & 2) London & Windsor (red-brown) 9 Sept pmks, indices "2" & "5"; 3) London - Windsor (sepia) 12 Sept pmk indice 3; 4) Windsor - London (green) 16 Sept pmk indice 2. Well written up. $500.00
971 C NZ 1919 (16 Dec) Dargaville-Auckland cover, 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. $675.00
972 C NZ 1920 (28-30 Aug) Wellington-Christchurch env, "Aerial Post" cachet in purple, applied in Wellington but crossed out in blue pencil which then has been erased. 1d Dom horiz pair tied by Onehunga (Auckland) 27 Aug cds. Addressed to Akaroa & b/s Akaroa 30 Aug, opening tears. However NOT flown as flight delayed until 31 Aug. This item sent by steamer across Cook Strait & motor service from Blenheim. "Star" newspaper article 31 Aug 1920 giving fuller account of events. $425.00
973 C NZ 1920 (8 Mar) Dargaville-Auckland plain envelope, inscribed O.P.S.O. "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. $675.00
974 C NZ 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. $850.00
975 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. $850.00
976 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. $850.00
977 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. $850.00
978 C/ NZ 1930-1940 range of 53 first flight covers (mostly diff) mounted on pages. Noted some scarcer types signed by pilot. Also 2 pages with fine MUH blocks of 4 1931 3d, 4d, 5d, Air & some mint singles. Noted 2/6d QVLT pair on cover to Stanley Gibbons, UK (1937). $1,500.00
979 C NZ 1934-54 Airmail & Crash mail etc, colln on 10 pages, incl 10 June 1941 (not 19 June) New Plymouth to Auckland Hawera emergency landing cover (not listed Stapleton, stated to be only 1 recorded), 3 Calpurnia, 2 Cyanus, 2 Centurion & 3 Belfast crash covers etc (16 cvrs). $750.00