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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - New Guinea - NWPI
Consignment remainders with Australia Postage Dues mint & used including 1909-10 2/- & 5/- *, 1940s Concessional mail, State perfins mostly perf 'G/NSW' or 'VG' on used pre-decimals plus perf 'WA' on KGVI imprint blocks or 5/- Robes imprint pair */**; NWPI including mint Roos 1915-16 First Wmk 6d Watermark Inverted SG 78w (Cat £160), Second Wmk 5/- & 1918-23 2/-; also AAT and Christmas Island. (Qty 100s)
Untidy assortment with Australia Roos mint or used, 5/- Bridge CTO and decimals ** including $4 Paintings (14); NWPI mint 1915-16 Roos including Second Wmk 5/- (2); Papua 1910-11 2/6d (3, two *), 1911-15 2/6d (2) & 1916 5/- used; Great Britain including 1840 2d blue pair (creased) on entire; condition variable. (Qty 100s)
Selection on leaves etc with a few GRIs (mint), NWPI to 5/- plus £1 with non-postal cancels, Territory including Huts set plus 6d shades, Hut Airs to 1/- + 10/-, Dated Birds to 5/-, Dated Airs to 2/- + 5/- on cover, Undated Birds, Undated Airs, Bulolo £2 & £5, 1939 Bulolo set etc, generally fine to very fine, Cat £2800+. (Qty 100 approx)
NEW GUINEA - "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Overprints
1918 long OHMS cover to England with KGV 4d orange tied by Rabaul cds, small 'RABAUL' h/s on 'Deulon' registration label, superb Treasury cachet in violet, Sydney transit & GB arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATION: 1916 usage of First Wmk Kangaroos 2d grey & 3d olive (poorly centred) both perf 'OS', 'MANUS' cds of 16NO16 or 18JL16 respectively. (Qty 2)
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: KGV 1d red (2, one perf 'OS' but thinned), 1d x2 on piece, 2d orange (2, one perf 'OS'), 4d orange & 5d; and Kangaroos 1915-16 2½d, 3d, 9d, 1/- pair, 2/- & 10/- plus 1918-23 2/-; all with 'MANUS' cds, generally fine to very fine, Cat £470. (Qty 16)
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1918-23 Fifth Setting KGV 1d red Die II SG 103b block of 6 (2x3), well centred especially the left-hand units, 'MANUS' cds, Cat £450++.
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1918-23 Fifth Setting 1/- blue-green perf 'OS' SG O11a block of 4, 'MANUS' cds, Cat £520+. A scarce multiple.
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: Boxed '____/Manus/___' ('Kaiserliches' removed - Powell #83; rated F) superb strike on the reverse of 1916 philatelic cover to Australia with NWPI 1d to 1/- (fault on the 4d) tied by 'MANUS' cds, 'Passed by Censor/["initials"]' h/s in violet, Sydney transit & Coffs Harbour arrival b/s, minor blemishes. An equally fine strike on a commercial cover sold for $5880 at our auction of 19/7/2003.
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1916 Wilson covers to England via Sydney (b/s) with 1) correctly rated with ½d 1d & 2½d or 2) with 5d, both with 'MANUS' cds plus straight-line 'Passed by Censor' h/s & '[crown]/PASSED CENSOR/ 1DEC1916/RABAUL' d/s both in violet. (Qty 2)
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1917 (Feb) cover to Switzerland endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed" with 2½d tied by 'MANUS' cds, purple/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape, Swiss transit b/s from where redirected internally, light horizontal & vertical folds.
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1917 soldier's cover to Victoria with 1d red tied by 'MANUS' cds, Red Cross Queensland imprint at lower-left, very fine '[crown]/PASSED CENSOR/20APR1917/RABAUL' d/s in violet, minor defects. Acquired for $1485 at Macray Watson sale of 11/8/1998. [With the enclosure being three pages of letterhead with 'YMCA/with the/AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY/FORCES' banner in red & the letter headed "Chief Petty Officer Tucker/Aust Naval Expdty Force/Manus/via Rabaul": "...we are out of civilisation...Bob Whitlaw...has joined the Flying Corps..."]
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1919 (Sep) two apparently commercial but overpaid covers of the same date to the Deutscher Hülfoverein (= German Aid Agency) in Sweden with NWPI ½d 1d & 2d or 1d pair & 2d tied by light 'MANUS' cds, both with 'J REISS/Manus/Deutsch Neuguinea' imprint on the flap, Stockholm arrival b/s, a few blemishes. An interesting pair, also unusual for not having been censored, a process that continued into the 1920s on mail from senders of German origin. [Records of the Methodist Mission at Papitalai mention a "payback" killing by natives of a European settler named Reiss on Saha Island, which is 8km off the north coast of Manus] (Qty 2)
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: 1922 Iremonger cover to England via Rabaul (b/s) with scarce albeit philatelic franking of Second Wmk 5/- grey & yellow Type a tied by 'MANUS' cds, scarce black/white registration label.
NORTH-WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS PERIOD: Kangaroos 2½d & 3d pairs, and KGV ½d block of 4 & 2d scarlet pair, all CTO with very fine 'MOKARENG/NEW GUINEA' cds (Powell #101; rated E). PO -/6/1922; closed 1923. [Coconut plantation on Los Negros island] (Qty 4 items)
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
Simplified array on leaves including BNG to 1/-, Small 'Papua' to 2/6d (Thin Paper), Large 'PAPUA' to 2/6d, Monocolours, Bicolours to 5/- & optd 'OS' set; also New Guinea Huts to 5/- plus optd 'OS' set, Undated Birds to 5/-plus Airs and optd 'OS' to 2/-, Dated Birds plus Airs to 5/-, Bulolo Airs to 5/- (2/- & 5/- **, 5d used); NWPI Roos to 2/- & KGV Heads to 4d (3), some toning issues, Cat £1500+. (Qty 200+)