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Lot No. 743

Auction No. 30
Category Australian Aviation Heritage
Est. $100
Status SOLD $100



Sir Charles Kingsford Smith newspaper/press photograph portfolio containing b&w photos from formal suit or uniform portraits through to his Percival Gull plane & fellow aviators incl Stannage at radio set, Litchfield, Lyons, Warner & Charles Ulm. Also family shots including those of his parents reading headlines of his achievements. Majority with typed info slips on reverse, various annotations or newspaper cachets. Unfortunately due to previous mounting adhesives & general day to day use, several are "stuck" together with others showing heavy wear. Successful bidder will need to spend time sorting & restoring but many interesting historical moments to be discovered! (35)