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Lot No. 1048

Auction No. 19
Category Airmails
Est. $180
Status SOLD $180



1951 (14th Mar) Chile to Australia via Fiji & French Polynesia. This cover has stamps & pmks from Chili/Valpaiso, Papeete/Tahiti, Isla de Pascue/Easter Island, Tuamotu-Gambier Islands (both with Administration cachets) & Fiji/Suva. Cachet & Sydney cds on reverse. Privately produced & carried by PG Taylor on the return flight. Accompanied by letter dated 20th November 1951 letter from Taylor to Hudson Fysh at Qantas in Sydney thanking him for Qantas staff at Rose Bay inspecting the aircraft prior to the flight telling him what work should be done "to put her in proper shape for the flight". Paragraph finishes "I want to thank you for this co-operation by Qantas in my preparation for a venture which I hope and believe will be of benefit to us all." Signed "PG". VG cond & a an indication of the "gentlemanly" spirit of the day. AAMC 1270a Cat. $250++


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