Australia 1933 Kingsford Smith Flight Handpainted Showpiece


1933 KINGSFORD SMITH ENGLAND - AUSTRALIA RECORD FLIGHT: Wonderful HANDPAINTED ENVELOPE addressed to the artist "Ernest A Crome Esq, 32 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, NSW, Australia". Franked with Kingsford Smith 2d tied by Mascot NSW cds 14 OC 33 (applied on arrival). PILOT SIGNED "C Kingsford Smith" at lower left. Only 6 such handpainted covers were included in the small mail of only 20 covers carried, of which not all signed. Superb, fresh, an exhibition showpiece for connoisseur. This cover is illustrated in the Australian Airmail Catalogue, Pg 67. See additional image below.
The flight of the Percival Gull monoplane "Miss Southern Cross" set a new record time of 7 days, 4 hours, 47 minutes.

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