Auction 515 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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2026 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2027 C Australia-London 1931 cover bearing a (first flight) cachet in violet & stamps: 5d GV, 6d Air purple & 1/- Roo cancelled "Sydney 23 APR 1931". No b/s, 2 hinge marks. $50.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2028 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2029 C 1932 Australia to Switzerland. Very tidy cover labelled "via Adelaide, Perth, Karachi, London". Stamps (6d Air, 3d Bridge, 3d Biplance with cds "Port Wakefield 18 MR 32"), all FU. Nice cond. $125.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2030 C Australia 1934 FFC, Perth to Daly Waters (NT). Tidy cover bearing typed FF info & 3d biplane & 2d Cent Victoria stamps cancelled "Airmail Sydney 27 SE 34". B/s cds "Daly Waters, N.A 6 OC 34". $80.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2031 C Australia-England 1934 bearing in handwriting "By First Regular Air Mail Australia to England" a 1/6d Hermes & globes. Cancelled "Airmail Sydney 6 DE 34". Corners have been taped to album. No cachets. $40.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2032 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2033 C Australia 1943 Batchelor NT (Airforce PO/NO 22 cds) to Victoria per airmail. Labelled "On Active Service - No stamp available". Bears an oval RAAF Censor canc in purple. Very tidy cond. $50.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2034 C Australia 1981 590th Anniversary Chichester Trans Tasman Flight x 4 covers (diff pmks, 3 signed by re-enactment crew. $25.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2035 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2036 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2037 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2038 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2039 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2040 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2041 C Germany (West)-Canada 1962 (4 May) pictorial FFC (2 cities) for Lufthansa service LH454 Frankfurt to Montreal. Scarce, fine. $30.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2042 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 Spin UpSpin Down
2043 C NZ 1921 Timaru-Christchurch roughly opened hand addressed FFC, 8d EVII & Timaru 16 Feb 1921 C cds, pilot signed (Euan Dickson) & endorsed AERIALPOST. Also B&W RP Canterbury Aviation Co airfield & hangers. Few covers flown after 1st flight on 31 Jan. Stapleton 27e. $1,000.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2044 C NZ 1921 Timaru-Christchurch small neat typed FFC, ½d War stamp & 7½d GV endorsed "Per Aerial Post". (103 covers flown). Stapleton 27e. Cat $1500. $1,250.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2045 C NZ 1931 Auckland - Gisborne & Gisborne - Auckland FFC. Stapleton 60. Cat $70. $40.00 Spin UpSpin Down

At time of printing (subject to change) NZ Dollar equals UK 56p, USA 69c, Australia 98c, Canada 91c, Euro 62c, Japan ¥76, Hong Kong $5.44, Singapore 94c.