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Lot No. 2557

Auction No. 22
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $600
Status SOLD $700



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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