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Lot No. 2557

Auction No. 22
Category Airmails - Australia
    Airmails
Est. $600
Status Auction Pending

 

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1932 (2nd Jan) Germany to Australia "Bertram Atlantis Expedition" cover being one of 40 carried on an epic flight from Berlin to Melbourne with 12 intermediate steps each represented by a stamp & postmark. The last three postmarks for Batavia on 6th May, Wyndham on 6th July & Sydney 15th Nov reflect the delay caused by a forced landing on the NW coast of WA in which Hans Bertram & his co-pilot, Adolph Klausmann nearly died of starvation in the six weeks before they were found. A colour photo of the stranded aircraft is included with this lot. Exc cond. Sold Linke in 2006 for $1375. AAMC 232 Cat. $1750 (see plate 2)

 

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