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Lot No. 634

Auction No. 26
Category Airmails - Australia
    Airmails
Est. $6000
Status Auction Pending

 

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1936 (16th Dec) Brisbane to Adelaide South Australian Centenary Air Race complete set of 33 covers carried by each competitor in their respective aircraft. Incls the Civil Aviation Departments Monospar aircraft piloted by Flt Lieut D Ross & the "Herald" Percival Gull piloted by Capt. Taylor both of whom were officials not competitors plus the cover prepared & pmkd for the CA Butler entry but he failed to compete & thus unlisted. Endorsed on the back accordingly & still pmkd in his home town of Cootamundra. Some pilots carried only 4 covers hence a maximum of 4 sets possible & one set is in the National Library, Canberra thus this is likely to be the only other full set in private hands. All pilot signed with flight details typed on the pre-printed covers which were then either cancelled in Adelaide after 19th December or at the home towns of the pilots. Good cond & most attractive. Ex Frommer. AAMC 664-696 & unlisted, Cat. $10,000+ (34)

 

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