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Lot No. 748

Auction No. 30
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $4500
Status SOLD $5250



1919 (12th Nov) England to Australia flight cover flown by Ross & Keith Smith, Jim Bennett & Wally Shiers on their winning flight complete with the vignette boldly tied by the "FIRST AERIAL MAIL GREAT BRITAIN TO AUSTRALIA" oval cachet & neighbouring straight line "PER VICKERS "VIMY" AEROPLANE TO AUSTRALIA" cachet in blue. Addressed to CW Baldwin Esq, Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally a special commemorative stamp was requested for the covers carried on the flight but the Australian Post Office decided to apply the vignette instead, larger than an ordinary stamp & with no face value. Listed in "The Ross Smith Stamp & It's Postal History Reference Guide" by Tom Frommer as No.19. Incls BPA Cert. (1979). Exceptionally fine condition. AAMC 27, Cat. from $5250


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