Object StatementPhilatelic cover, Jubilee air mail Australia to New Zealand, signed by Kingsford Smith, paper, sent by E Crome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1935
Physical DescriptionEnvelope carried on the aircraft 'Southern Cross' between Australia and New Zealand. The envelope has been signed by the crew: Charles Kingsford Smith, P G Taylor and John Stannage. There is an Australian stamp in the upper right corner commemorating the Silver Jubilee of King George V's reign and depicting the King in uniform on a horse. There is a postmark from Enmore, NSW, dated 14 May 1935. In the lower left corner is a New Zealand 1d stamp depicting George V in profile. On the reverse of the envelope is a handwritten notation about the flight by J Percival, flight manager.
MarksPostmark on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'ENMORE / N.S.W. / 14MY35'
Signatures on front of envelope, handwritten in black ink 'CKingsfordSmith / P.G. Taylor / (underline) / John S. W. Stannage'
Notation on back of envelope, handwritten in red ink 'Jubilee Mail Flight / (underline) / [Placed] aboard Southern X / at Richmond, May 14, 1935 / & reclaimed when machine / returned to Mascot with / broken propeller, May 15, / 1935. / J. Percival / (underline) / Flight Manager (underline)'