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85/112-3 Philatelic cover, Australia to New Zealand on the aircraft 'Southern Cross', paper, sent by E Crome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1934. Click to enlarge.

Envelope flown on the 'Southern Cross', 1934

Made
  • 1934
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.

85/112-3

Object Statement

Philatelic cover, Australia to New Zealand on the aircraft 'Southern Cross', paper, sent by E Crome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1934

Physical Description

Brown paper envelope flown on the aircraft 'Southern Cross' from Australia to New Zealand and return. The envelope has a 2p Australian stamp depicting King George V and a 1d New Zealand stamp depicting a female figure with a globe and ship in the background. There are two black ink postmarks, one from Newtown, NSW, dated 12 January 1934 and the other from New Plymouth, New Zealand, and dated 15 January 1934. The envelope has been signed by P G Taylor and John S W Stannage. On the back of the envelope is a black ink postmark from Enmore, NSW, dated 22 January 1934.

Marks

Postmark on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'NEWTOWN / N.S.W. / 045A12JA34'

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

Signature on front of envelope, handwritten in black ink 'P G Taylor'

Singature on front of envelope, handwritten in black ink 'John S.W. Stannage'

Postmark on back of envelope, stamped in black ink 'ENMORE / N.S.W / 22JA34'

Dimensions

Height

94 mm

Width

120 mm

Production

Made

  • 1934

Notes

The maker of the envelope is unknown but it was sent by E Crome from Sydney.

History

Notes

The envelope was sent by E Crome in 1934.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Envelope flown on the 'Southern Cross', 1934 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/23883>

Wikipedia

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