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Philatelic Items For Sale: Macquarie Island

The following philatelic covers are for sale at the prices indicated. Order forms for Australian and Overseas customers are available as pdfs and can be downloaded by clicking on the following:
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Macquarie Island
60th Anniversary of Operation Sinbad (1948-2008)

Covers 4c & 4d
$20 ea

Operation Sinbad: On July 4th 1948 Charles Scoble, diesel engineer at ANARE Station, Macquarie Is., died in a tragic skiing accident. The RAAF was asked to fly a replacement engineer to the Island. On August 4th 1948 at 0513 AEST a PBY-5A (amphibian) Catalina No. A24-104 took off from Hobart for Macquarie Is. On board were a crew of 7, (Sqn Ldr RHS Gray Flight OIC; Flt Lt AE Delahunty Flight Captain), the replacement engineer, TF Keating, and a quantity (100 lbs) of philatelic and other mail. The Catalina touched down in Buckles Bay at 1250 AEST and taxied close to a sandy beach. With the aid of two anchors and running engines the aircraft was held into the wind while Gray, Keating and the mail were unloaded into a waiting boat. After Gray returned with mail from expeditioners and some of the philatelic covers cancelled with the Macquarie Is. postmark the aircraft took off at 1430 AEST with the aid of JATO rockets. Because of strong westerly winds there was insufficient fuel for the aircraft to reach Hobart so it was diverted to RNZAF Base Wigram where it arrived after a flight of 8 hours. The Catalina left Wigram at 0847 NZST on 6th August and flew direct to RAAF Base Rathmines, NSW, where it arrived after a flight of 13 hours 15 minutes.

Featuring a $1.00 2006 Aviation in the AAT stamp.

COVER 4c: 7 AVAILABLE

COVER 4d: 7 AVAILABLE

Covers 4e & 4f
$20 ea

Operation Sinbad: On July 4th 1948 Charles Scoble, diesel engineer at ANARE Station, Macquarie Is., died in a tragic skiing accident. The RAAF was asked to fly a replacement engineer to the Island. On August 4th 1948 at 0513 AEST a PBY-5A (amphibian) Catalina No. A24-104 took off from Hobart for Macquarie Is. On board were a crew of 7, (Sqn Ldr RHS Gray Flight OIC; Flt Lt AE Delahunty Flight Captain), the replacement engineer, TF Keating, and a quantity (100 lbs) of philatelic and other mail. The Catalina touched down in Buckles Bay at 1250 AEST and taxied close to a sandy beach. With the aid of two anchors and running engines the aircraft was held into the wind while Gray, Keating and the mail were unloaded into a waiting boat. After Gray returned with mail from expeditioners and some of the philatelic covers cancelled with the Macquarie Is. postmark the aircraft took off at 1430 AEST with the aid of JATO rockets. Because of strong westerly winds there was insufficient fuel for the aircraft to reach Hobart so it was diverted to RNZAF Base Wigram where it arrived after a flight of 8 hours. The Catalina left Wigram at 0847 NZST on 6th August and flew direct to RAAF Base Rathmines, NSW, where it arrived after a flight of 13 hours 15 minutes.

Featuring a $1.45 2006 Aviation in the AAT stamp.

COVER 4e: 9 AVAILABLE

COVER 4f: 7 AVAILABLE

Macquarie Island
65th Anniversary of Operation Sinbad (1948-2013)

Covers & Cards 4g & 4h
$20 ea

CARD 4g

RAAF Catalina A24-104

RAAF Catalina A24-104 at RNZAF Base, Wigram after an 8 hour flight from Macquarie Is. on 4th August 1948 on its way back to Australia.
(With permission: Air Force Museum,
Christchurch, NZ)

 


COVER 4g 6 AVAILABLE

cover 4g

COVER 4g Reverse

cover 4g reverse

 

CARD 4h

card 4h

RAAF Catalina A24-104 at RNZAF Base, Wigram after an 8 hour flight from Macquarie Is. on 4th August 1948 on its way back to Australia.
(With permission: Air Force Museum,
Christchurch, NZ)

 


COVER 4h 6 AVAILABLE

cover 4h

COVER 4h Reverse

cover 4h reverse

Cards 4g & 4h Reverse

65th Anniversary (1948-2013)
OPERATION SINBAD

On July 4th 1948 Charles Scoble, diesel engineer at ANARE Station, Macquarie Is., died in a tragic skiing accident. The RAAF was asked to fly a replacement engineer to the Island. On August 4th 1948 at 0513 AEST a PBY-5A (amphibian) Catalina No. A24-104 took off from Hobart for Macquarie Is. On board were a crew of 7, (Sqn Ldr RHS Gray Flight OIC; Flt Lt AE Delahunty Flight Captain), the replacement engineer, TF Keating, and a quantity (100 lbs) of philatelic and other mail. The Catalina touched down in Buckles Bay at 1250 AEST and taxied close to a sandy beach. With the aid of two anchors and running engines the aircraft was held into the wind while Gray, Keating and the mail were unloaded into a waiting boat. After Gray returned with mail from expeditioners and some of the philatelic covers cancelled with the Macquarie Is. postmark the aircraft took off at 1430 AEST with the aid of JATO rockets. Because of strong westerly winds there was insufficient fuel for the aircraft to reach Hobart so it was diverted to RNZAF Base Wigram where it arrived after a flight of 8 hours. The Catalina left Wigram at 0847 NZST on 6th August and flew direct to RAAF Base Rathmines, NSW, where it arrived after a flight of 13 hours 15 minutes.

Macquarie Island
70th Anniversary of Operation Sinbad (1948-2018)

OVERPRINTED MINISHEET 4i: 9 AVAILABLE
A$20.00 ea

overprinted minisheet 4i


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