STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale

Lot 4

Australia, 1920, Ross Smith First Flight cover, England to Australia, pictorial "First/Aerial Post/12 Nov - 10 Dec/1919/England-/Australia" label on envelope addressed to G.F. Pearce, Minister for Defense in Melbourne, cancelled by one of two strikes of oval "First Aerial Mail/Received/26 FEB 1920/Great Britain to Australia" handstamp; front also shows "per/Vickers 'Vimy' Aeroplane/ to Australia" three-line handstamp applied by Smith; an exceptional quality cover (Eustis #27) without the folds and faults so often found; label facsimile (never hinged miniature sheet of one) also included, Extremely Fine, one of only 364 covers flown, 92 of which were addressed to Melbourne and Victoria; with 1973 R.P.S.L. certificate.

A phenomenal opportunity to own a piece of history.

Price: $4,000; £3,135; €3404; 40,000 SEK; HK$31,200.

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