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British Africa covers from all over the Continent with better items from Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Sudan, KUT, Zanzibar, British Cameroons, Boer War etc, lots of registered and airmail covers, some village postmarks etc, condition variable. A valuable lot. (Qty 60 approx)
THEMATICS & SUBJECTS
Three pages of shipboard and paquebot cancellations on stamps from China, Japan, Papua, German New Guinea, New Zealand, Tonga, New Hebrides etc. Better items include complete strikes of the rare straight-line 'SS HOUTMAN', 'SS Morinda' & 'MOTAU' and part-'[SS KULA]MBANGRA', a superb strike of the 'SHIP/LETTER'-in-circle used aboard "SS Papuan Chief", fair to fine 'KuK MARINE DETACHMENT/PEKING' cds (3, non-maritime) and very fine strike of the rare 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT-/LINIE/ b ' cds in violet, mostly fine to very fine strikes. (Qty 39 items)
Range of mainly modern philatelic covers but with some better items including Japan 1894 front to Sydney with Coronation commems, 1897 10c Postal Card from Cambodia to Sydney, 1899 5k Postal Card from Russia to Sydney, 1900 philatelic cover Samoa to Germany with 'NZ MARINE PO/RMS MARIPOSA'; cds, Hong Kong 1909 PPC to Portugal with 'LIGNE N/PAQ FR No 8' d/s, Tonga 1928 cover to the passing ship TSS "Tofua" with 1d pair cancelled with 'NIUAFOOU'-in-bars cancel, 1931 large-part cover with US 2c tied by 'CHICHIBU-MARU/IJ SEAPOST' cds, two covers with oval Dutch ship cancels, etc, also some PPCs of ships, condition variable. (Qty 66 items)
AUSTRALIA: Useful group including 1891 late pre-UPU 1/- rate from NSW to Denmark, 1899 Victorian Postal Card to Indo-China, 1933 & 1934 covers to USA both with 'POSTED SHIP SIDE/SYDNEY' cds, philatelic cover with 3d Kookaburra tied by 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER' h/s of Melbourne, 1920s five covers to the same person in London endorsed per different ships + PPCs of four of the ships, 1958 & 1963 covers with different Thursday Island paquebot h/s or cds, etc. (Qty 21 items)
CHINA - FOREIGN POST OFFICES: 1900 Boxer Rebellion German Marine Schiffspost No 28 (2) & No 50 plus PPC with 5pf & faint regimental cachet, 1911 & 1912 Norddeutscher Lloyd PPCs (2) with 'China' Overprints, 1915 registered cover from 'TSINGHAIWEI' to USA per "SS Wang Chin Chai" with 'MOUKDEN' transit & US '.../SUPPOSED LIABLE TO/CUSTOMS DUTY/...' label affixed to reverse, and 1938 to USA with China 25c tied by Vancouver Paquebot slogan cancel, etc. (Qty 12)
FIJI: 1927 Oceanic Steamship Co (illustrated logo on flap) to United States via Sydney where KGV 3d cancelled with cds & with double-oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER' alongside; and 1932 to Auckland with KGV 1d & 2d tied by 'MARINE POST OFFICE/...RMS NIAGARA' cds. (Qty 2)
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS: 1933 cover to Philippines with NZ 1d Admiral tied by 'FANNING ISLAND/NZ' cds, typed "Per Commercial Pacific Cable Co/SS Dickenson to Honolulu".
HAWAII: 1906 usage of USA 5c Lincoln Envelope to Samoa with typed "Str Sierra", superb 'PACKET BOAT.' h/s (Hosking #1679; rated C) of Honolulu where duplex cancel also applied, 'APIA/(SAMOA)' arrival b/s. [See also Lots 57 and 58]
HAWAII: 1929 commercial cover to GB with Australia 1½d x2 tied by 'HONOLULU HAWAII/PAQUET BOAT' (error) cds (Hosking #1684; rated D), twice redirected within GB.
No longer available
NEW CALEDONIA: 1909 (Nov 6) double-size PPC ("Noumea - Premier accostage du Grand Courrier") sent folded in half, with 1c & 4c only tied to the view side by Noumea cds, French-type 'T'-in-triangle h/s & octagonal 'LIGNE N/[...] No 8' d/s, British stepped-box 'Exceeds limits of size/FS' & '4D/F S' handsstamps, minor soiling. [The message states "I have just received news of a terrible hurricane in the Hebrides, especially at Vila. The town is partially destroyed and many plantations badly damaged..."]
NEW HEBRIDES: c.1907 Raché PPC ("Guerriers Calédoniens") to London with New Caledonia 5c tied to face by fair 'NOUVELLES HEBRIDES/SERVICE MARITIME' cds; also 1936 large-part philatelic cover with French values & 4 above-average strikes of the scarce 'NEW HEBRIDES/INTERISLAND SERVICE' cds. (Qty 2 items)
NEW HEBRIDES: 1937 cover to Paris (arrival b/s) with Fiji KGV 4d tied by 'N-HEBRIDES/7JUIL1937/PAQUEBOT' cds (Hosking #1804; rated D), double-circle 'NOUVELLES HEBRIDES/8JUIL37/PORT-VILA' b/s.
NEW ZEALAND: Good lot including 1897 Letter Card with boxed 'LOOSE LETTER' h/s, eight 1930s covers with various Marine Post Office cds plus PPCs (6) of the ships on which they were used, etc. (Qty 23 items)
NEW ZEALAND: 1868 (April 5) cover to Scotland "via Panama" with Chalon 6d brown tied by Dunedin duplex, London transit in red on the face & 'GIRVAN' arrival b/s, addressee's docketing on the face, minor flap fault. [Stated to have been carried on the 22nd voyage of "Rakaia", which departed Dunedin on 8/4/1868]