Philatelic cover, Australia to New Zealand on the aircraft 'Southern Cross', paper, sent by B Blumenthal, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1935
Envelope carried on the aircraft 'Southern Cross' between Australia and New Zealand. The address and postal instructions are typed in purple ink. The envelope has an airmail label and registered post label from Brisbane. There are four Australian stamps. Two commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V's reign and depict the King in uniform on a horse. One stamp depicts an aircraft between two world globes and has been stamped 'OS'. The fourth stamp commemorates the centenary of John Macarthur's death and depicts a merino sheep in a field. There are two registerd post postmarks on the front of the envelope, from Brisbane, dated 9 May 1935. The envelope has been signed by P G Taylor in light blue pen.
On the back of the envelope are three postmarks. One is from Wellington, New Zealand, dated 23 May 1935. Another is from New Plymouth, New Zealand, dated 24 May 1935. The third is a registered post postmark from Brisbane, dated 9 May 1935.
Signature on front of envelope, handwritten in light blue pen 'P.G. Taylor / (underline)'
Postmarks on front of envelope, stamped in black ink 'REGISTERED / BRISBANE / 1.30A 9MY35'
Postmark on back of envelope, stamped in black ink 'REGISTERED / BRISBANE / 1.30A 9MY35'
Postmark on back of envelope, stamped in black ink 'WELLINGTON / NZ / 23MY35 / 1'
Postmark on back of envelope, stamped in black ink 'NEW PLYMOUTH / N.Z / 24MY.35.4-PM'
Letter on front of envelope in upper right corner, handwritten in red pen 'R'
Notation on front of envelope, handwritten in pencil '10d / N.Z Stamp / here'
Notation on back of envelope, handwritten in pencil 'B/R'