Qantas Aeriana 1920-54 by E.A. Crome illus 1955 RARE

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
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  • Sold Date: Jun 16, 2009
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Qantas Aeriana 1920-1954 by E. A. Crome , edited by N. C. Baldwin, with foreword by The Hon. A. G. Townley, Minister for Air and Civil Aviation ( Australia ), Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England , printed in Great Britain by Richard A. Field, 100 Burnt Ash Lane , Bromley , Kent , 1955 , 195 pages including Appendix. RARE . Profusely illustrated in color and black and white drawings, plus photographs and maps. The philatelist, particularly the aero-philatelist, should welcome Crome's work, which tells of the beginnings and progress of Australian air mail services. Chapters include: The Beginning of Commericial Avaiation, Internal Services 1922-34, Australia-England Experimental Services 1931, Australia-England Regular Sercies 1934 Onwards, Flying-Boat Service 1938-9, The Horseshoe Route, Trans-Tasman Service, Papua and New Guinea, The Indian Ocean Emergency Route, Mornington Island Parachute Mails, Australia-England Post War Services, Australia-South Africa via Cocos, and Trans-Pacific Services. Very minor wear to covers, inside in very good condition.

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