Early August 2022
21st CENTURY AUCTIONS
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FIRST FLIGHT COVERS
AAMC393) Australia 1931 Long Registered Experimental Airmail flown by Charles Kingsford Smith, Subiaco WA to Stanley Gibbons London. Bears 2d, block of 4 x 3d & vertical pair 6d Kingsford Smith, all cancelled by cds's of Subiaco 17 AP 31 to makle 2/2d. Reverse bears Perth registered cds's of the following day. Neat attractive cover, with a little aging. Price $110
AFC371) Australia 1931 Registered Official envelope for 1st All Australian Airmail service. Bears horiz. pair of 6d Brown Airmail ovpt. OS plus ½d Orange & 3d Blue KGV heads & 1½d Sturt, to make 1/5d, all cancelled by Telegraph Office, Geelong Vic. cds's of 19NO31 (2 days after the issue of the 6d) Neat typed address cover, reverse bears Melbourne registered cds of the same date. AAMC 222. The 6d OS is Cat. $275 on cover. Price $165
PNG367) New Guinea 1932-34 Undated birds overprinted ‘Airmail’ 3½d Aniline carmine with ‘Post Office/16AP36/WAU’ cds also with Australian 2d Cable with ‘HAY/3AP36/N.S.W.’ cds on Flight cover addressed to Hay which appears to have been carried on the Adelaide to Wau via Hay (NSW) flight by N. Brearley and E.J.Stephens, AAMC P98, with typed ‘PER FAVOUR OF/MAJOR BREARLEY/HAY – WAU’. The Wau arrival stamps on front and back are dated ‘16AP36’ whereas the AAMC indicates the covers carried on this flight were cancelled on arrival in Wau on the 17th of April 36, interesting and unusual cover, Cat $450 for the Adelaide – Wau flight, however this appears to be a Hay – Wau – Hay Boomerang cover which is unlisted in the AAMC, Price $499
PNG389) New Guinea 1932-34 Undated birds overprinted ‘Airmail’ 1/- Pale blue-green SG 199 on 1936 Flight cover with typed ‘Per ‘Lockheed’ plane/Wau-Brisbane Flight/23..11..1936’ with Wau 23 November cds and ‘AIR MAIL/9-A26NO36/SYDNEY N.S.W’ AAMC P108a, some minor faults due to careless opening, Cat $425, Price $349
AFC305) Australia 1934 small first flight cover Melboune - Gore, New Zealand. Bears 6d Brown Airmail Ovpt. OS & 1d Green KGV, also rectangular cachet in black. Cancelled by Melbourne Slogan of 6APR34 ""MINIMUM LETTER RATE/TO U.S.A. 3d. ADDRESSEE/PAYS DOUBLE DEFICIENCY" Reverse bears Christchurch arrival cds of 12AP34. Neat typed address cover. The 6d OS is Cat. $275 on cover. Previous owner paid $250 in 2007. AAMC 369, price $165
AFC258) Australia 1938 First Flight 'Boomerang' cover Australia-New Guinea-Australia AAMC 812 with Aust 3d Airmail, KGVI 2d die I & New Guinea Undated Airmail birds 5d, on long Airmail cover signed by R.O. Mant (pilot), some vertical folds, Price $69
AFC256) Australia 1938 First Flight 'Boomerang' cover Australia-Papua-Australia AAMC 812 with Aust 3d Airmail, KGVI 2d die I & Papua 1932 Pictorials 5d, on long Airmail cover signed by R.O. Mant (pilot), some folds, Price $69
AFC65) TEAL 2 May 1940 First regular airmail flight between Australia and New Zealand, from Paterson NSW to Christchurch (AAMC900). Plain cover franked with 5d Ram. CV $100, price $65
AFC114) As above, attractive cover from Norwood, South Australia to Dannevirke. Censored cacheted cover, franked with 1d Queen Die II and 4d Koala. CV $100, price $79
AFC118) Southern Cross Trans-Tasman Airmail 29 March 1934 from Newton NZ to Sydney (AAMC367). Franked with 7d brown-orange airmail, the cover has a frontal stain. CV $50, price $35
AFC123) First official airmail cover Australia – New Zealand 10 April 1934 from Sydney to Timaru (AAMC369) franked with a pair of 3d Airmail and 1d Green KGV. CV $60, somewhat stained, price $35
AFC123) As above, similar franking to Timaru, somewhat stained. CV $60, price $35
AFC122) First official Trans-Tasman Airmail NZ-Australia 17 February 1934 (AAMC360), franked with 7d Blue overprinted airmail, addressed to Orlo-Smith, Melbourne. CV $75, price $59
AFC55) TEAL 30th Anniversary of first Trans-Tasman flight “boomerang” WCS cachet cover (AAMC1395a), franked with 2 x 8d Anniversary. CV $20, price $16
TO MAKE AN OFFER
please contact Kevin Morgan on:
Phone: 0425 795 693
Post: PO BOX 1290, Upwey, Victoria, Australia, 3158
Orders up to $100 are strictly net. $101 - $250 deduct 10%, $251 - $500 deduct 15%, $501 - $1000 deduct 20%
Orders over $1000 deduct 25%
Orders over $2500 deduct 30%
All discounts can be applied to items from previous lists in order to achieve a higher discount level.
No discounts apply to layby items.
Layby welcome for orders above $500. Scans or colour photocopies of individual stamps, covers or sets are available on request.
Many smaller items, including a lot that are not on this list may be found in our eBay listings. Our store name is 21st-century-auctions
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