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85/112-4 Philatelic cover, Dutch Indies (Indonesia) to Australia, paper, maker unknown, presented to E Crome by Bill Taylor, Dutch Indies / Australia, 1934. Click to enlarge.

Philatelic cover flown from Dutch Indies (Indonesia) to Australia by P G Taylor, 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.

85/112-4

Object Statement

Philatelic cover, Dutch Indies (Indonesia) to Australia, paper, maker unknown, presented to E Crome by Bill Taylor, Dutch Indies / Australia, 1934

Physical Description

Envelope flown between Dutch Indies (Indonesia) and Australia by Captain P G Taylor. The envelope has three stamps, one from the Dutch Indies and two from Australia. The Dutch Indies stamp depicts Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The Australian stamps depict King George V. There is a postmark from Batavia dated 21 June 1934 and a postmark from Wyndham, West Australia, dated 22 June 1934. There are two postmarks from the Chief Telegraph Office, Sydney, dated 24 June 1934.

Marks

Postmark on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'BATAVIA / CENTRUM / 21.6.34.-9. / 16'

Postmark on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'WYNDHAM / WEST AUSTRALIA / 22 JUN 34'

Postmarks on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'CHIEF TELEGRAPH OFFICE / SYDNEY / 24JE34'

Dimensions

Height

122 mm

Width

152 mm

Production

Made

  • 1934

Notes

The maker of the envelope is unknown.

History

Notes

The cover was presented to E Crome by Bill Taylor. According to Ernie Crome:

'To speed deliveries of the film and photos of the England Australia Cricket Test in England, the Sydney Morning Herald arranged with Capt Taylor to pick up this material in Batavia, and bring it back for a scoop publication ahead of its rivals.'

The cover was flown in a Percival Gull aircraft, VH UVA.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Philatelic cover flown from Dutch Indies (Indonesia) to Australia by P G Taylor, 1934 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/23884>

Wikipedia

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