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85/112-1 Philatelic cover, Southern Cross flight Australia to New Zealand, paper, painted by E A Crome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1934. Click to enlarge.

Airmail cover relating to the Southern Cross flight from Australia to New Zealand

Designed
This item is from a collection of 21 philatelic covers, 5 letters, 2 envelopes and 24 photographs relating to early Australian aviation. It is part of a much larger collection donated to the Museum by EA and VI Crome which comprises some 20,000 items of postage stamps featuring airmail and space philately plus a large number of envelopes flown and posted back to Mr Crome. Many are signed by the pilots or astronauts.

Ernest Alfred Crome (1902-1987) worked his way up from office boy to manager …

Summary

Object No.

85/112-1

Object Statement

Philatelic cover, Southern Cross flight Australia to New Zealand, paper, painted by E A Crome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1934

Physical Description

Handpainted envelope showing a plane flying in a pink/orange sky. Typed title: Australia 'New Zealand / per the aeroplane / 'Southern Cross.''
1 x 2d King George V Australian stamp and 1 x 1d King George V New Zealand stamp. Postmarks: NEWTOWN / 1045 12 JA 34 / NSW and NEW PLYMOUTH / 15JA34 4-PM / NZ.
Signatures include that of Charles Kingsford Smith, P G Taylor and John S W Stannage. Addressed to: Sir Charles Kingsford Smith / Mascot Aerodrome / Mascot. N.S.W. / Australia.
Ernest Crome's signature in lower left corner.

Marks

Postmarks on front and back of envelope, stamped in black ink 'NEWTOWN / 1045 12 JA 34 / NSW'

Postmark on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'NEW PLYMOUTH / 15JA34 4-PM / NZ.'

Dimensions

Width

88 mm

Production

Notes

The designer and maker of the cover is E Crome in 1934.

History

Notes

Watercolour drawing by E Crome for presentation to Charles Kingsford Smith.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Airmail cover relating to the Southern Cross flight from Australia to New Zealand 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2021, <https://ma.as/23865>

Wikipedia

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