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- A Place & Date Recorded Mt Gambier, Australia
Postcard - Official Souvenir Australian Aerial Mail, Basil Watson, 1917 Reg. No: HT 21121
- Postcard from the first Official Souvenir Australian Aerial Mail. Flown by Basil Watson in his home-built Sopwith-type biplane from Mt Gambier to Melbourne on 15 February 1917.
- Postcard with extensive text in brown and a picture of a propeller with wings. There is a red one penny stamp adhered to the postcard. It has a Mt Gambier postmark dated 15 Feb 1917 and a Melbourne postmark dated 27 Feb 1917
.The reverse depicts a portrait of Basil Watson
|Tagged with:||air transport, aircraft, pioneer air flights, postcards, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Pioneering Flights|
|Inscriptions:||POST CARD / OFFICIAL SOUVENIR / AUSTRALIAN AERIAL MAIL
Address handwritten in ink: 'Mr T. Hartigan/ Allendale/ Tennyson St/ St Kilda/ Victoria. Reverse signed by Allan Parker.
On reverse: Basil Watson's signature beneath portrait.
|Format:||Postcard: Black & White|
|Person Depicted:||Basil Watson, Australia, 15 Feb 1917|
|Place & Date Recorded:||Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, 15 Feb 1917|