Item #CL200-38 BOAC. It’s A Small World By Speedbird
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BOAC. It’s A Small World By Speedbird

c1946. Colour process lithograph, 97.6 x 60.6cm. Repaired minor paper loss, tears and creases, stains and foxing. Linen-backed.

Text continues “British Overseas Airways Corporation in association with Qantas Empire Airways, South African Airways, Tasman Empire Airways. 46/359/7M/II/47/LPE.”

The plane illustrated is the Hythe Speedbird flying boat, which commenced service in 1939 in Europe and continued until 1974. It was brought into service on the route to Australia in 1946. When the first Qantas flying boat took off in 1938 from Sydney’s Rose Bay bound for England, passengers were provided with fishing lines for use on any of the stops along the way. Ref: Qantas.

Item #CL200-38

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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