Prestige Philately Auction 105 CatalogueLot 981Catalogue by themeAirmail Stamps
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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Airmail Stamps
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1934 Hermes No Watermark 1/6d claret imprint block of 4 #153za, the first unit with Retouched Shading to Right of Mercury's Staff, exceptional centring especially for an imprint block, the upper units with faintest trace of having been mounted & the lower units unmounted, undercatalogued at $400.
1948-56 Definitives Watermark 1/6d Hermes marginal block of 8 (2x4) from left of the sheet with complete Plate Number '1' #261z.
1948-56 Definitives Watermark 1/6d Hermes marginal block of 8 (2x4) from left of the sheet with complete Plate Number '-2' #261zb.
C of A - Postal History
Wallis et Futuna 1973 Airs (Flowers) SG 226-232 matching imperforate gutter pairs from top of the sheetlets. Most attractive.
GERMANY - Postal History
1912 black/grey Flugpostkarte with Germania 5pf plus 'LUFTPOST' 30pf green (Mi III) x3 all tied by very fine 'Flugpost an Rhein am Main/Darmstadt/23.6.12/*' cds, Cat Dm900 (1995).
1948-52 Issues comprising 1948 Philatelic Week 5y brown SG 514 mint, 1949 5y "Flying Geese" mint & used, 1950-51 Pheasants, & 1952-62 Airs SG 672-681, a few minor faults or hinge remainders but mostly fine to very fine, Cat £1000+.
NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
1931-36 Birds comprising Dated 1d to £1, Airs 1d to 10/- & 'OS' 1d to 2/-, Undated 1d to 10/- (**), Airs ½d to 5/- (plus used 10/- & £1), Overprint Omitted ½d (fault) & 'OS' 1d to 5/-, minor duplication, generally fine, Cat £1180; also some German period Yachts & unused 'GRI/1d' on 5pf Postal Card.
1932-34 Undated Airs £1 olive-grey SG 203 marginal pair from top of the sheet, Cat £150+.
1935 Bulolo £2 bright violet SG 204, cancellation a bit untidy, Cat £120.
1935 Bulolo £2 bright violet & £5 emerald SG 204-5, Cat £700+. Rarely seen this fine.
1935 Bulolo £5 emerald SG 205, tiny natural paper inclusion in the upper margin hardly detracts, very lightly mounted, Cat £500.
1939 Bulolo ½d to £1 SG 212-225, the 10/- is creased, very lightly mounted, Cat £650.
1939 Bulolo 10/- pink SG 224, Cat £325+.
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
1930 Aeroplane Overprints Harrison Printing 3d sepia-black & bright blue-green SG 115 marginal example from right of the sheet, endorsed in the margin "Harrison/obtained/from/JGSpychiger/Port Moresby/7.4.33", very lightly mounted, Cat £1600. [Only two sheets of 40 were issued. Local philatelist Spychiger bought both sheets, one of which he sold to Stanley Gibbons]
Denmark 1927-28 commercial airmail covers from Copenhagen, Svendborg or Broager to different addressees but all in Czechoslovakia, the first two registered, the stamps include 1925 Airs 10 725, plus premium for being on cover), each with a different Luftpost label, two are a little soiled. Scarce trio.
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1923 Airs 16c Air Service Emblem Scott #C5, Cat $160 plus premium for the centring which our American friends would call EF.