Prestige Philately Auction 125 CatalogueLot 783Catalogue by themeLandscape - Islands
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 33 Lots in Category - Landscape - Islands
C of A - Flight Covers
1931 (June 6) Lord Howe Island-Sydney AAMC #184a with 3d Air & 3d Kingsford Smith (fault) tied by 'LORD HOWE ISLAND/NSW' cds, 3-line cachet on face signed by the pilot "Francis Chichester" & with his additional endorsement on the flap (which has not been sealed and can thus be opened for display), tiny blemishes, Cat $550 (2002).
1941-48 Qantas Mornington Island Christmas parachute mails complete with different-coloured QANTAS labels, all but the 1946 cover signed by the pilots & all signed on the reverse by the local missionary, the first two from Brisbane & the others from Sydney, Cat $725. [NB: There were no such flights in 1944 & 1945] (Qty 6)
AIRMAIL LABELS & "CINDERELLAS": 1941-48 Qantas Mornington Island Christmas parachute mails complete different-coloured QANTAS labels Frommer #58a-60a, 62a, 76a & 79a, 1946 & 1947 no gum, the others large-part o.g. and 1941 & 1948 (minor bends) unmounted, Cat $600.
1938-53 KGVI Pictorials & Keyplate High Values SG 110-121d, some hinge remainders, Cat £300 minimum. (Qty 16)
COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1951 (May) Qantas survey flight Australia-Cocos per "Catalina" flying boat AAMC #1273b with Parliament 5½d tied by Melbourne slogan cancel of 19MAY/1951 and fine strike of the 31mm double-circle 'C.& W.LTD/30MAY51/COCOS' arrival b/s. Only "2 ounces" of mail was carried. That would equate to only 3 or 4 covers! [An overpaid cover sold for $2240 in our auction of 20/7/2002. It is not known when the new Cocos cds replaced the similar pre-WWII cds that had a diameter of 32½mm]
1952 commercial airmail cover to Singapore at the "internal" airmail rate of 10c, minor faults.
1953 commercial airmail cover to England with Singapore KGVI 50c + Coronation 10c x2 paying the 70c rate tied by 'COCOS/ISLAND' cds, minor faults.
1953 philatelic usage to Sydney of Qantas stampless permit aerogramme with Singapore 25c tied by cds of 31AUG53. Unusual item.
1954 (Feb 11) commercial airmail cover to Sydney with 50c, opened-out.
1989 commercial cover to the Cook's Tours agent on Cocos at the 1c local delivery rate, islander's PO Box endorsed on the flap, a few blemishes. Elusive commercial item.
No longer available
1893-94 Makea Perf 12x11½ 1d brown (2), 1d blue (2), 1½d (3), 2½d (4), 5d (2) & 10d (2) showing a range of shades, also 1902-19 selection to 10d (2) including 1d Watermark Sideways block of 4, Clean-Cut Perf 14x14½ 1d Feather Flaw, a few unused but most have large-part o.g., Cat £750+ (2003). Ex Boulangier & still on his pages. (Qty 33)
1932 1d Captain Cook perf 13 upper left corner blocks of 4 (2) and pairs (5) all with the left-hand units Reperforated at Left resulting in Perf Compound of 13 & 14 SG100b, fresh unmounted, Cat £1620++
1935 Silver Jubilee 2½d SG 114 upper-right corner block Imperforate Horizontally, allover discolouration caused by the full unmounted o.g. A striking piece. Absent from the Fitzpatrick and Boulangier collections.
COOK ISLANDS - Postal History
1842 emtire letter with postscript "Rarotonga/March 29 1842" to "Rev H Nisbet/Samoa" welcoming him to the Pacific and signed "William Gill", carried by private ship & without postal markings as there was no post office in either island group at the time, vertical fold & some staining. Ex Boulangier: sold for $784 at our auction of 5/12/2003. One of the earliest letters from the Cook Islands: Fitzpatrick had one of 1832 and then nothing until 1844, while Jensen's earliest was of 1845.
1892 4-page letter to the British Resident at Rarotonga handwritten by Captain Rooke and headed "HMS Champion at Tahiti", a bit aged and a few faults. Ex Boulangier. An important historical document, of particular philatelic interest. [The writer communicates grievances from the chiefs of Mangaia & Aitutaki, inter alia about Queen Makea being on the proposed Cook Islands stamps (these were not issued until July 1893) & Rarotonga's large star on the first official frank h/s - the second type had all the stars of the same size. He suggests "...the simplest & best plan would be to annexe all the islands, give them the British instead of the disputed Federation flag & put the Queen's [Victoria's] head on their stamps..."]
1945 commercial cover (225x172mm) to Sydney with Pictorials 4d x3 & 3d Surcharge tied by light strikes of the 'MANGAIA/NZ' cds (a further strike on registration label, marginal from the base of the sheet), endorsed "contents manuscript, in English", Rarotonga transit b/s, some soiling & creasing. Rare printed matter rate, especially from an outer island.
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
1937 cover to Fiji with US 1c x2 & 3c tied by 'USS/AVOCET - CANTON/ISLAND' duplex, also with two cachets in blue or violet for tghe New Zealand Solar Eclipse Expedition.
1937 Coronation sets tied to Ross covers by '.../LITTLE MAKIN/...' undated cancels, boxed Tarawa registration h/s, a few tiny tonespots. Promotional opportunity! (Qty 11)