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Air Mail cover 1919 (24 Feb.) envelope endorsed "By aerial Post" bearing India ½a. and 2a. and cancelled "BANDAR ABAS/24 NOV 19", carried by Captain Ross Smith on the leg to Karachi, addressed to "J.A. Hamilton..Persian Gulf Telegraphs, Karachi" and bearing the three-line "PER/VICKERS "VIMY" AEROPLANE/TO AUSTRALIA" cachet in violet; slight peripheral staining, though one of a very small number of items of mail not carried by Smith all the way to Melbourne

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Air Mail cover 1919 (24 Feb.) envelope endorsed "By aerial Post" bearing India ½a. and 2a. and cancelled "BANDAR ABAS/24 NOV 19", carried by Captain Ross Smith on the leg to Karachi, addressed to "J.A. Hamilton..Persian Gulf Telegraphs, Karachi" and bearing the three-line "PER/VICKERS "VIMY" AEROPLANE/TO AUSTRALIA" cachet in violet; slight peripheral staining, though one of a very small number of items of mail not carried by Smith all the way to Melbourne
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In the 1970 Supplement to Col. Leonard Smith's "The Ross Smith England - Australia Flight, A Postal History", a similar cover carried on this leg of the flight is illustrated and was at that time thought to be unique bearing the three-line cachet
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