Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association   The Philatelic Traders Society
Internet Philatelic Dealers Association   Western Australia Owned
RSPCA Supporter

Lot No. 636

Auction No. 26
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $200
Status SOLD $160



1937 (7th Feb) Wau, New Guinea to Brisbane "per Lockheed Electra to Australia" endorsed at top in m/s. NG 1d & 3½d x 2 BOP (later with Air Mail ovpt) tied by Bulolo cds's. Mail was flown in a last-minute effort to persuade the authorities that the "Electra" was the most suitable plane for the Australian service. Eric Chater, manager of Guinea Airways Ltd flew to Brisbane with only one stop for fuel. He averaged 170mph carrying only 2 passengers & the airmail. Melbourne 10 FE 37 b/s. Good cond (torn back flap) & ex Frommer. AAMC P110ba (to Adelaide), Cat. $500


Image represents the entire lot.