b'52287287C 22 Feb.1928 (AAMC.119) Darwin - Bundaberg registered cover, flown by Bert Hinkler and endorsed by him Carried by Aeroplane Avian G-EBOV Darwin - Bundaberg followed by his signature. He arrived at Bundaberg, his home-town on February 27th and all covers were postmarked on the 29th. [12 flown on this final leg.]. Cat.$2500Provenance: The Nelson Eustis Gold Medal Collection, Leski Auctions, March 2008. .$1,5002,000288288C A RARE COVER FROM THE FIRST TRANS-PACIFIC FLIGHT: 8 June 1928 (AAMC.122b) Naselai Sands, Fiji - Eagle Farm, Brisbane cover flown by Kingsford Smith with Ulm, Lyon & Warner, on their epic trans - Pacific flight via Hawaii and Fiji in the Southern Cross, posted and cancelled in Sydney during the week after their arrival. The cover is signed by Kingsford Smith & the relief pilot Charles Ulm & is endorsed on reverse From Mrs H.Marks (wife of the Mayor of Suva) and is one of only six carried on this leg.An important piece of Australian aviation history. The dramatic last leg was the most difficult because of storms, loss of radio contact and shortage of fuel and has been well documented and much written about. This cover, a centerpiece of the Cress Gold Medal collection was previously offered in our Auction 262 (May 2005), when competition resulted in a hammer price of $19,000.Provenance: John Cress .$10,00015,000'