1978 Ansett 50th Anniversary Flight Cover Fdc Carried,signed,sent By E.a Crome
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1978 Ansett 50th Anniversary Flight Cover Fdc Carried,signed,sent By E.a Crome:
This cover was carried from Brisbane to Sydney on 10/6/1978 to commemorate 50 years of trans pacific flight by aeroplane the southern cross Signed by Amateur painter, businessman and collector of aviation history. Resident of Maroubra, NSW. Ernest Alfred Crome
Amateur painter, businessman and collector of aviation history, was born on 18 October 1902, a descendant of 'Old’ Crome the English watercolour painter. Married to Virtie Ivery [sic apparently – from manuscript by Crome], he worked in Newtown and lived, apparently, at Maroubra. Most of his time was spent as a passionate aviation collector. His large aviation collection was given and sold ($15,000) to the National Library of Australia at the end of 1965 and he acted as a consultant to the library on aviation acquisitions as part of the deal. Included in the lifetime collection he sold to the library were several paintings by Crome himself (now NLA), including a reconstruction of the first balloon ascent in Australia. ...
in great condition see photo multiple cancels front and back