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Lot No. 789

Auction No. 30
Category Airmails - Australia
    Airmails
Est. $150
Status FOR SALE

 

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1969 (12th Nov) England to Australia 50th Anniv commemorative covers flown to celebrate the original record-breaking flight. Stamps applied & postmarked at each point of the original flight featuring the GB 1/9d commem with pictorial cancel & signed by Nelson Eustis, France 1f Concorde commem pilot signed, Iraq pair pmkd Baghdad & also signed by Eustis & UAR pair tied by Cairo cds with special vignette & signed by the Flight Manager. Also Karachi, Pakistan postmarked pairs before India Gandhi commems tied by Calcutta commem slogan & pilot signed. The Burma, Singapore, Timor & Indonesian covers are also signed, the latter 2 by pilot & engineer. Both Darwin to Melbourne covers have the Aust commems tied by pictorial pmk & signed, one by pilot David George. An interesting group all attractively written up on exhib pages. Ex Royal Aero Club of NSW. (13)