Item #CL187-123 Trans-Pacific Flight [Southern Cross]
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Trans-Pacific Flight [Southern Cross]

1928. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed by Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm in ink on image upper left and right, copyright blind stamp on image lower right, titled and erroneously dated “June 1-6, 1928” in ink on mount below image, annotated in pencil in unknown hand on mount verso, 15.4 x 38.7cm. Slight scuffing to centre of image, minor silvering.

Blind stamp reads “Copyright by The Sydney Mail.” Annotation reads “Inscription. Trans-Pacific Flight June 1-9, 1928.”

The Southern Cross landed at Eagle Farm Airport in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on 9 June 1928, after it had flown in the first ever trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. A crowd of 25,000 people were waiting to greet its pilots Kingsford-Smith and Ulm on its arrival at the airport. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL187-123

Price (AUD): $3,900.00  other currencies

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