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    AUSTRALIA

    Ross & Keith Smith First England to Australia Flight, special "First Aerial Post" stamp tied by a black oval "First Aerial Mail - Great Britain to Australia - Received 26Feb1920" cachet cancel on cover addressed to Cottesloe, Western Australia, with a second clear stamping of the cachet to the left of the stamp, the stamp being a beautifully centered example with deep fresh color and impression, the cover with "The Asiatic Petroleum Co. (S.S.), Ltd., / Singapore" corner card on the backflap, neatly opened along the top, and with horizontal fold along the bottom, an overall Very Fine and scarce usage.

    Estimate $1,000+

    Expertization: backstamped Sanabria

    On November 12, 1919, Ross and Keith Smith, along with two mechanics, left England in a Vickers Vimy plane, reaching Melbourne on February 26, 1920. This special stamp was issued by the Prime Minister's Department of the Commonwealth, applied to carried covers, and cancelled by a black oval "First Aerial Mail - Great Britain to Australia - Received 26Feb1920" cachet.




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    June, 2010
    23rd Wednesday
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