Auction 548 - Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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2047 C Australia 1952 (1-9 Sept) Qantas Special Australia-Cocos-Mauritius-South Africa flight covers set of 12 diff legs. $150.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2048 C Australia 1963 1st Australian Hovercraft mail, illustrated, cacheted cover to NZ. $15.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2049 C Cyprus Imperial Airways 24 April 1932 regd Cyprus - Rhodes FFC (Cyprus 4½p GV & 1½p 1928) with 25 April 1932 Rhodes b/s. Slight ageing, scarce. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2050 C Egypt 1943 BNAF airgraph Christmas message to England. $30.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2051 C France-Germany (West) 1964 (1 April) matching pictorial FFCs x 3 diff for Lufthansa service LH 141 Paris to Düsseldorf. With special flight cachet in blue. Two covers originally posted at Monte Carlo (Monaco) or Council of Europe (Strasbourg). Fine & scarce. $45.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2052 C GB 1968 Crash Mail UK-Australia air letter with burn marks ex Boeing 707-465 which caught fire on take-off. Plus letter from PO. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2053 C Kuwait 1963 (5 July) matching FFCs x 4 for Lufthansa service LH 648 to Karachi (Pakistan), Calcutta (India), Bangkok (Thailand) & Hong Kong. All with special flight cachet in blue & receipt b/s. All with curious punch hole removing part of cover design (political reasons?) Fine. Stated to be rare. (4). $150.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2054 C NZ-Kenya 1932 cover ex Dannevirke 13 July, bearing 5d Air & 1d Field Marshal with NZ-Africa first official airmail cachet & Cairo & Nairobi b/s. Vert crease clear of stamps. NZAMC 80a. Cat $200. $100.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2055 C NZ 1932 (16 Mar) Dannevirke-Wellington special cover. with 5d Air, mauve-pink cachet. NZAMC 73q. Cat $40. $25.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2056 C NZ 1932 (16 Mar) Dannevirke-Wellington, bearing 5d air & first flight cachet. Torn flap. NZAMC 73q. Cat $40. $20.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2057 C NZ 1936 Wellington 23 August 1936 8am "C" class cancel on pair 1d Kiwi on airmail cover to Christchurch, bearing purple AEROPLANE TRIP CANCELLED cachet. Not recorded in NZAMC. Fine. $100.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2058 C NZ 1938 small neat hand addressed cover to England, ex Dunedin 7 March, bearing pair 1d Kiwi (Die II) endorsed "N.Z. AIR MAIL/PER MARIPOSA". 1 faint tone on lower front, otherwise fine. $20.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2059 C NZ 1959 (16 Dec) Auckland-Dargaville & return x 2 covers. NZAMC 508a,b. Cat $30. $20.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2060 C NZ 1964 Timaru-Christchurch 50th Anniv FFC with pictorial cancel. NZAMC 549. $15.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2061 C NZ 1964 50th Anniversary Timaru-Christchurch re-enactment flight souvenir cover with Timaru pictorial cancel. NZAMC 548. $10.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2062 C NZ 1965 Bernina balloon flight souvenir postcard with Christchurch pictorial balloon cancel. NZAMC 574a. $10.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2063 C NZ 1965 "FLIGHT CANCELLED/BALLOON BURST" cacheted Bernina balloon postcard with Moera pictorial cancel. NZAMC 570. $12.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2064 C NZ 1970 50th Anniv 1st Cook Strait Crossing illustrated FFCs, each with diff pictorial pmk. NZAMC 620a,b. $15.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2065 C NZ 1977-8 RNZAF pictorial commem covers x 7 diff ("RNZAF HC 5-10 & 12"). Subjects incl Squadrons 5, 6, 17, 40, 41, 75 & WAAF. All flown on RNZAF commem flights (not listed in NZAMC). Stamps canc by RNZAF base pmks, N.Z.F.P.O. 5 cds (1), B.F.P.O. commem cds (1) or commem cachets. Cover designs by Maurice Conly. Attractive. $70.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2066 C NZ 1978 Air NZ special Auckland to Antarctica flight, silk cachet pictorial cover (plane over mountains). Auckland Air Mail Cds 14 NOV 78 12 NOON on 10c stamp, b/s framed Air NZ Traffic Office Auckland d/s same day. NZAMC #703b. Also (much scarcer) printed invitation card to Air NZ presentation 12/10/79 Antarctic tourist flights ("Limited seats are still available ... on 7, 21, 28 November"). The last flight crashed into Mt Erebus, killing all 257 on board - NZ's worst air disaster. $60.00 Spin UpSpin Down