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Lot No. 1298

Auction No. 27
Category Airmails - Australia
    Airmails
Est. $300
Status Auction Pending

 

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1931 (28th Mar) Lord Howe Island to Australia by Francis Chichester in the seaplane Puss Moth "Madame Elijah". Chichester had left Auckland for Australia via Norfolk Is & LHI on 28th March but was delayed on Norfolk until 1st April. All mail from NZ was lost when a cyclone struck LHI overturning his plane & causing considerable damage. 3 line cachet containing his signature & "Lord Howe Island" in his hand tying 3d KS. This with 3d Airmail also tied by Lord Howe Island, NSW cds. "Certified flown throughout Francis Chichester, pilot" also written on back flap. Light toning around Air Mail vignette otherwise fine & fault free. Numbered 35 of 130 flown. AAMC 184a, Cat. $650. Cost $700 from Melbourne dealer in 2010.

 

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