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Lot No. 1313

Auction No. 27
Category Airmails - Australia
    Airmails
Est. $350
Status Auction Pending

 

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1932 (12th Oct) Darwin to Sydney via Brisbane intermediate cover from the England to Australia by J Herbert in his DH60M Moth. Endorsed "England to Australia Flight by Courtesy of Jacques Hebert Esq Darwin.. Brisbane. Sydney" with 2d KS tied by Brisbane 12 DE 32 cds upon arrival. Signed "JR Hebert" left of the typed address. Hebert was the first Canadian to fly from England to Australia however he crashed at Cloncurry on 10th Dec. with pilot carrying remaining mail in hand on commercial flight. Only 3 flown on this leg. Exc cond. Sold for $420 in Linke 2003 auction. AAMC 285, Cat. $950