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First Flight Covers

AFC141) Australia 1930 AN INWARDS ZEPPELIN-FLOWN COVER: 31 May 1930 (Sieger 64F) Pan-American Flight cover with 2 x 65c Zeppelins tied by PHILADELPHIA duplex dispatch datestamps; the cover with red and violet flight cachets, Friedrichshafen and CAULFIELD (arrival) backstamps. Unpriced in the Sieger catalogue. For comparison, 8th South American Flight covers to Australia (S.311) are valued at Eu.2000; 7th North American Flight covers to Australia (S.430) are valued at EU.9500. A 1936 Cover to Australia bearing lesser stamps sold at Phoenix Auctions lot. 945 in sale 21 of 7 June 2013 at $4600 plus the buyers’ premium = $5359. Price $5500 

AFC30) Australia 1931 Purple H/Stamp cacheted airmail cover, Hobart TAS - Edinburgh Scotland. Bears 2d Red KGV and 3d Green Airmail Type A cancelled by CDS of Hobart 30APR1931 on face. Hand written cover listed as AAMC 195. Price: $112.50

AFC45) Australia 1934 Purple H/Stamp cacheted airmail cover, Australia - France via New Zealand. Bears 1½d Brown KGV, 6d Brown Airmail and 3d Green Airmail Type A cancelled by CDS of Sydney Airmail 10AP34 on face with Auckland NZ 12AP34 and Paris 16V1934 on reverse. Typed address cover listed as AAMC 369. Price: $45

AFC46) Australia 7 December 1951 Round Australia Flight from Canberra to Chatswood, NSW, with purple cachet, franked with 2/- Crocodile, backstamped at all eight stops. AAMC1286, price $25

AFC47) Australia 7 December 1951 Round Australia Flight from Canberra to Chatswood, NSW, with purple cachet, franked with 2/- Crocodile, backstamped at all eight stops. AAMC1286, price $25

AFC63) Australia 7 December 1951 Round Australia Flight from Canberra to Glandore, South Australia, with purple cachet, franked with 2/- Crocodile, backstamped at all eight stops. AAMC1286, roughly opened on two sides, price $25

AFC56) Australia 11 September 1958 30th Anniversary of Tasman Flight, from Australia to Scotland. Black cachet, franked with 8d Kingsford Smith block of 4 and 3d Green QEII. AAMC doesn’t give a number for international destinations, price $25

AFC54) Australia 11 September 1958 30th Anniversary of Tasman Flight, boomerang cover from Melbourne. Black cachet with 8d Kingsford Smith pair, and the return flight cancel of 14 October 1958 from Woodbourne Air Force Base. AAMC1395a, price $25

AFC58) Australia 2 June 1953 Coronation Day Flight, boomerang cover from Melbourne. Franked with the Coronation set, 8½d Aboriginal, 3½d Red QEII and 1d Princess Elizabeth. AAMC doesn’t provide a number for boomerang covers, price $25

AFC61) Australia 1 September 1952 First Direct Service from Australia to South Africa, boomerang cover from Mitcham, South Australia. Franked with a plethora of current definitives (11 in total). AAMC doesn’t provide a number for boomerang covers, price $35

AFC81) Australia 1934 Purple H/Stamp cacheted airmail cover, Australia - France via New Zealand. Bears 1½d Brown KGV, 6d Brown Airmail and 3d Green Airmail Type A cancelled by CDS of Sydney Airmail 10AP34 on face with Auckland NZ 12AP34 on reverse. Typed address cover listed as AAMC 369. Price: $45

AFC89) Australia 1934 Purple H/Stamp cacheted airmail cover, Australia - New Zealand. Bears 4d Olive KGV, 3d Green Airmail Type A BOOKLET STAMP cancelled by slogan "Airmail saves time" Sydney NSW 5AP34 and on face. With Auckland NZ 12AP34 on reverse. Hand addressed cover listed as AAMC 369. Somewhat aged. Price: $135

AFC86) Australia 1934 Purple H/Stamp cachet Australia & New Zealand airmail Boomerang cover for First Official Airmail Australia - New Zealand. Bears 1d Green KGV, 6d Brown Airmail, 4d Purple Airmail and 3d Chocolate Airmail cancelled by CDS of Kaitaia 14AP34 and Melbourne 6AP34 on face with Auckland NZ 12AP34 and Sydney Airmail 14APR1934 on reverse. Hand addressed cover listed as AAMC 370. Trans - Tasman cachet misdated 1984! Price: $45

AFC43) Australia 1934 Purple H/Stamp cacheted airmail cover, Australia - France via New Zealand. Bears 1½d Brown KGV, 6d Brown Airmail and 3d Green Airmail Type A cancelled by CDS of Sydney Airmail 10AP34 on face with Auckland NZ 12AP34 on reverse. Typed address cover listed as AAMC 369. Price: $45

AFC112) Australia 2 May 1940 Opening of regular airmail service between Australia and New Zealand, registered cover from Sydney to Nelson, NZ. Franked with 5d Ram, 1½d KGVI, 1d Queen (Die I) and ½d Orange roo. AAMC900, price $75

AFC120) Australia 2 May 1940 Opening of regular airmail service between Australia and New Zealand, registered cover from Sydney to Nelson, NZ. Franked with 6d Air Mail and 2d Red KGVI (Die II). AAMC900, price $75

AFC106) Australia 2 June 1929 First Aerial Mail Adelaide-Perth, cover from Melbourne to Perth, franked with 3d Air Mail and 1½d Red KGV head. AAMC136, price $25

AFC24) Australia 2 June 1929 First Aerial Mail Adelaide-Perth, registered cover from Adelaide to Perth, franked with 3d Air Mail, 3d Blue Kookaburra and 1½d Red KGV head. AAMC136, price $25

AFC119) Australia 10 April 1934 First Official Airmail Australia-New Zealand, cover from Adelaide to Timaru. Franked with 6dAir Mail and 1d Green KGV. AAMC369, price $50

AFC31) Australia 23 April 1931 First Experimental Airmail Return Flight, cover from Sydney to Hayling Island, Hampshire, franked with 1/- and 9d Roos and 2d Kingsford-Smith. Tatty, but charming, with this written on the back “Gran, please don’t destroy the envelope as I want you to send it back to me so watch how you take it off”. AAMC188, price $45

AFC138) Australia 17 February 1934 First Official Mail New Zealand – Australia, boomerang cover from Christchurch, franked with 7d Orange Air Mail and a pair of 1d Green KGV heads for the return to NZ. AAMC doesn’t provide a number for boomerang cover, price $75

AFC126) Australia 2 July 1934 Trans-Tasman Air Mail, boomerang cover from Matamata NZ, franked with 7d Orange Air Mail and a pair of 1d Green KGV heads for the return to NZ. AAMC doesn’t provide a number for boomerang covers, price $35

AFC137) Australia 10 April 1934 flight Australia-New Zealand, registered cover from Hobart to Invercargill, via Melbourne, franked with 3d Airmail x 2 (one damaged), 4d and 3d KGV heads. AAMC369, price $50

AFC135) Australia 2 May 1934 First Regular Airmail Australia-New Zealand, illustrated cover from Sydney to Queenstown, NZ, franked with 3d Airmail and 2d Red KGVI (Die II). AAMC900 price $75

TS543) Great Britain 7 January 1932 “Christmas” Mail flight to Australia (delayed), cover from Kent to Burnie, franked with GB 1/- Bistre and 4d Grey-Green KGV’s. AAMC245, price $100

Buy now at the listed price or bid a lower figure. Bids will be considered at
Midday Friday 15th November 2019
Orders and Bids accepted by phone, mail or email.

Provided the item has not sold at the full price, bids at 75% to 95% will have a good chance of success; 65% - 74% will have a reasonable chance of success. Bids below 50% to 64% will have minimal chance of success, but still worth a try!

Bid for as many alternatives as you wish, but please put a dollar cap on your total spending, and we will allocate lots according to what is available.

Orders at full price above $500 are post free within Australia. Layby welcome for orders above $500. Scans or colour photocopies of individual stamps, covers or sets are available on request.

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