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Postcard - Official Souvenir Australian Aerial Mail, Basil Watson, 1917 Image 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
Discipline: Technology

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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
Tertiary Classification: aviators
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

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