1938 Papua PILOT signed “Boomerang” Covers x 3, $A65!

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1938 Papua PILOT signed “Boomerang” Covers x 3, $A65!

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1938 Papua PILOT signed “Boomerang” Covers x 3, AAMC #812, Cat $150 (for unsigned) for $A65!

Scarce trip – W.R. Carpenter Airlines “CARMANIA” VH-UYU left Australia May 30 with first flights to these exotic places, for which 5d in stamps had to be added to each cover – 2d for postage and 3d for airmail fee. And THEN these covers were “Boomeranged” back from both New Guinea and Papua and same deal – 5d in those stamps were added.

Relevant backstamps on all 3.

Each is signed by Captain of the plane – Captain R.O. Mant .. almost NONE of these I have handled before were SIGNED. The flights each ways took TWO AND HALF DAYS!!! Today if would take a few hours.

3 similar, but different covers, Inscibed as va RABAIL, SALANAU, and PORT MORESBY as you can see - from estate today – rather better than usual shape for 81 years old, and Eustis AAMC is ''from $50'' apiece for UNSIGNED. Wonderful TRIO being offered together at one time.

Bought well so out they for just $A65 the LOT! Have NEVER been on the market in 81 years - bought them off the Chapman family.
The service commenced on 30 May 1938 under the name of W.R. Carpenter Airlines and proved to be a reliable and highly essential communications link with the Australian Territory of Papua and New Guinea. It was a weekly service in each direction, taking two and a half days between Sydney-Rabaul.

Unfortunately for Carpenters, the worsening war situation resulted in their new DH.86s being quickly taken from them when impressed for RAAF. The original ''Carmania'' struggled on maintaining the service, with all seats booked months in advance, until the Lockheed 14s commenced in May 1941, introducing New Guinea residents to the luxury of an air hostess.

An indication of the difficulties of W.R. Carpenter's long airline route from Sydney to Rabaul is given in this recollection by senior pilot Captain Ken Jackson: "Flying on the route presented its challenges, largely due to the lack of radio navigation aids. Apart from the fact that the DH.86s were unstable longitudinally, they were quite a nice aeroplane and the four Gipsy Six engines were very reliable. One of the most difficult parts of the DH.86 operation was that we were scheduled out of Port Moresby, New Guinea at 2.40pm to go over the Owen Stanley Ranges to Salamaua. Nobody ever flew over these mountains after midday, because every afternoon the cumulonimbus clouds built up and, with mountains up to 15,00 feet, you never went into cloud and never flew blind. To get across the ranges one day, I had a DH.86 up to 19,000 feet, without oxygen. But we always managed to make the trip to Salamaua and never had to turn back."


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Re: 1938 Papua PILOT signed “Boomerang” Covers x 3, $A65!

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