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2019 Centenary of First Flight England to Australia Medallion & Stamp Cover PNC

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2019 Centenary of the First Flight - England to Australia Medallion & Stamp Cover PNC

- Limited Edition Medallion

- Mintage 1,919

- Protective Cover

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2019 Centenary of the First Flight - England to Australia Medallion & Stamp Cover PNC

A plane fashioned from wood, wire and fabric, an open cockpit, basic maps and no radio equipment. These seem unlikely ingredients for success in an attempt to fly half-way around the world.

Yet, only 16 years after the Wright brothers achieved the world's first powered and sustained aeroplane flight, Australia's own pioneering brothers of aviation, Captain Ross Smith and Lieutenant Keith Smith, took up the challenge, proposed by the Australian government, to compete the first flight from England to Australia.

The Adelaide pair were World War I vetrans, as were mechanics Sergeants James Bennett and Wally Shiers. The four men took off in their Vickers Vimy bi-plane, on 12 November 1919, from Hounslow, England, embarking on an adventure that would ensure their place in aviation history.

Affixed to the envelop is on official Australia Post $1 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post's seal of Authenticity.

Post marked the First Day of Issue 1 October 2019, Fanny Bay (Parap) NT 0820.

Features a commemorative $1 stamp.

Denomination :                  Medallion

Quality :                            Uncirculated 

Metal :                              Zinc Alloy

Weight :                            TBA

Diameter :                         60 mm

Mintage :                          1,919

Certificate of Authenticity : Australia Post Seal of Authenticity

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2019 Centenary of First Flight England to Australia Medallion & Stamp Cover PNC

2019 Centenary of First Flight England to Australia Medallion & Stamp Cover PNC

2019 Centenary of the First Flight - England to Australia Medallion & Stamp Cover PNC

- Limited Edition Medallion

- Mintage 1,919

- Protective Cover

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