Auction 507 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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1921 C Australia 1923 cover flown McKinlay to Sydney, 1d violet & 4d blue GV tied by McKinlay 17 FEB cds. No b/s. Early QANTAS service. Folded vertically. $675.00
1922 C Australia-England 1932 Bertram illustrated flight cover, specially pre-printed (Bertram Allan Junkers Atlantic + propellor, the flight sponsor "Castrol XXXL cc Wakefield & Co Ltd"). Franked with transited countries' stamps. 1) Flight despatch "Darwin NT 12.DE.32 Australia" on 3d green airmail + gold coloured "Darwin NT" h/s at right. 2) Transit "Soerabaya 13.12.32" tied to 2 Nederlandsch Indies Luchtpost 10c. The plane crashed on landing at Soerabaya Airport, required repairs & finally continued to Berlin in late March 1932. 3) Transit Burma/India KGV 3 annas blue tied by "Akyab 2.APR.32" known locally as Sittwe but changed by Britain, very close to Burma/India border. 4) Arrival "Berlin 17.4.33 (Zentralflughafen)" tied to 10pfg violet air. Eustis 242. Cat A$1750 (2008). $1,250.00
1923 C Australia 1935 cover, pmk Enmore 14 May, addressed to E Crome with unpmk 1d NZ Admiral. Ex Percival colln so maybe carried personally not jettisoned? (No Wellington b/s). $50.00
1924 C GB 1970-77 pictorial (multi-coloured) Royal Air Force commem flight covers x 15 diff (1 signed). All depict aircraft & carry commem pmks. Very attractive series. Fine. $125.00
1925 C GB 1970-76 "Concorde" special pmk covers x 3 diff (2 pictorial) incl FF 12 Nov 1970, FF by British Airways 21 Jan 1976, FF London to Washington 24 May 1976. Fine. $35.00
1926 C GB 1972 10th Anniversary of World's 1st Hovercarft Service Wallasey-Rhyl illustrated cover with hovercraft pictorial cancel. $15.00
1927 C GB-NZ 1976 Jean Batten (NZ pioneer aviator) pictorial commem flight cover (Batten & her Percival Gull plane) with commem pmk 5 Oct for 40th anniv of her record solo flight GB to NZ (a record still intact in 1976). With special insert), addressed to Batten in Christchurch, NZ (receipt b/s 10 Oct). Fine. $25.00
1928 C Germany (West)-USA 1962 (13-15 Nov) special pictorial cover (Atlantic map & 2 cities) for Lufthansa special flight LH854 for visit of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to USA at invitation of Pres John F Kennedy. With special flight cachet (Köln to Washington) 13 Nov. Posted Washington to Köln 15 Nov (no receipt b/s). Rare cover. $60.00
1929 C Germany (West)-Japan 1962 (3-5 Oct) cacheted FFC (Japanese temple) for Lufthansa service LH644 Munich to Tokyo (with receipt b/s) & scarcer cacheted return flight FFC (diff cachet). Fine & scarce. $55.00
1930 C Germany (West)-South Africa 1962 (12 Sept) aerogramme canc special "Luposta" airpost exbn cds & carried on Lufthansa flight ot Johannesburg, South Africa (receipt b/s 14 Sept). With special flight cachet. Stated to be very scarce. $40.00
1931 C Germany (West) 1962 (1 July) matching pictorial FFCs x 4 (Stuttgart airport) for Lufthansa service LH075 Stuttgart to Köln, incl 3 cards forwarded from West Berlin, Luxembourg & Brussels for the flight. Fine. $45.00
1932 C Germany-West 1962 (1 July) matching pictorial FFCs x 3 (Stuttgart airport) for Lufthansa service LH072 Köln to Stuttgart, incl 2 cards forwarded from West Berlin & Brussels for the flight. Fine. $35.00
1933 C Germany (West)-Italy 1962 (1 June) pictorial FFCs (Turin airport) x 2 for Lufthansa services LH336 Hamburg to Turin & LH337 Turin to Hamburg. Fine, scarce. $40.00
1934 C Germany (West)-Sudan-Kenya-South Africa 1962 (14 May) matching pictorial FFCs (African route map) x 11 diff for Lufthansa service LH700 Frankfurt to Johannesburg via Athens, Khartoum & Nairobi. Incl 9 covers forwarded to Frankfirt for FF ex West Berlin (3 diff destinations), Luxembourg (3), Belgium (3). Noted 3 to Khartoum, 4 to Nairobi, 4 to Johannesburg. All with receipt b/s. Some legs scarcer than others. Fine. $80.00
1935 C Germany (West)-Canada 1962 (4 May) pictorial FFC (2 cities) for Lufthansa service LH454 Frankfurt to Montreal. Scarce, fine. $30.00
1936 C Germany (West)-Japan 1963 (1-2 April) matching pictorial FFCs x 8 for Lufthansa service LH646 Düsseldorf to Tokyo. All forwarded from elsewhere to connect with the flight (ex Berlin x 5, Luxembourg, DDR, Belgium). To diff stops on flight incl Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), Karachi, Calcutta, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo (all with receipt b/s & flight cachet). Scarce lot. Fine. $100.00
1937 C Germany (West)-Japan 1963 (1-3 April) matching pictorial FFCs x 7 for Lufthansa service LH646 Düsseldorf to Tokyo. All diff legs of flight: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), Karachi, Calcutta, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo. All with receipt b/s (except Frankfurt cover). Fine. Scarce lot. $80.00
1938 C Greece-Sudan-Kenya 1962 (14 May) pictorial FFCs x 2 (African route map) for Lufthansa service LH 700 (ex Frankfurt, Germnay to Johannesburg, South Africa): a) Athens to Khartoum; b) Athens to Nairobi. With receipt b/s. Fine & very scarce. $50.00
1939 C Icleand-Germany-Hong Kong 1963 Lufthansa pictorial FF cover, originally posted Reykjavik 8 March & forwarded to Düsseldorf, Germany for carriage on Lufthansa 1st flight by service LH646 to Tokyo via Hong Kong. Addressed to c/o HK airport (receipt b/s 3 AP 64 & later "Returned Letter Office / Hong Kong" cds 10 JU 63. With blue flight cachet. Fine & scarce. $40.00
1940 C Libya 1931 FFC Bengazi to Tripoli, franked 1928 80c Air ovpt SG 64 (cat £75) with blunt corner & 10c, canc Bengazi cds 28.12.31, with flight cachet & signature (pilot?), receipt b/s 29.12.31. SG 64. Cat £375 on cover. Fine. $175.00