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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Explorers & Pioneers
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1963-65 Navigators comprising 4/- blocks of 4 x2, 5/- blocks of 6 & 4, 7/6d blocks of 4 x2 plus 2 pairs & a single, 10/- Cream Paper blocks of 4 x2 plus a single, £1 Cream Paper blocks of 6 & 4, £2 block of 4, unmounted, Cat $1500+. (Qty 54)
C of A - Decimal Issues
1972-74 Pioneer Life 10c Water Pump with Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted BW #608c (Pierron #1048Mca), unmounted, Cat $2000 (£1250). With a normal stamp for comparison. [The ACSC states that a maximum of 20 examples exist. Sir Gawaine Baillie's example sold for $3450, & again at the Pierron auction for £1410]
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1972-74 Pioneer Life 15c Harvester with Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted BW #610c (Pierron #1050Mca), unmounted, Cat $4000 (£2250). With a normal stamp for comparison. [The ACSC states that only 5 examples exist. Sir Gawaine Baillie's example sold for $1610. It sold again at the Pierron auction for £900]
1972-74 Pioneer Life 80c Paddle Steamer horizontal pair with Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted from the first unit & Largely Omitted (only '80c' present) from the second unit BW #618c (Pierron #1058Mca), unmounted, Cat $1500++ (£650++) for the first unit only. With a normal stamp for comparison. [The ACSC states that only 5 examples exist. Sir Gawaine Baillie's single stamp sold for $1092]
1972-74 Pioneer Life 80c Paddle Steamer horizontal strip of 5 with the Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted from the first two units & Partly Omitted from the other units BW #618cb, unmounted, Cat $4500. RPSofV Certificate (2011). [The ACSC states "The left-hand pane shows columns 1 & 2 with the black printing completely omitted (in some rows, column two shows small traces of black)", as is the case here, "column 3 with 'AUSTRALIA/Pioneer Commerce' omitted, and columns 3 & 4 showing minor partial omission"]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1855 large-part entire headed "Adelaide 9 July 1855" to "Kingdom of Hannover/Germany" endorsed "By the Marcopolo", with exceptional franking of London Printing 2d rose-carmine SG 2 very fine horizontal strip of 3 (margins just clear - at upper-right - to large) tied by the GPO lozenges roller-cancel, quartet of datestamps in red comprising 'PAID/JY13/1855/=ADELAIDE SA=', 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/=PACKET=' and 'LONDON' transits all on the face plus 'AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN' transit b/s, boxed 'NEUSTADT aB/24 OCT.' arrival b/s in blue, paid to Germany only so with German postage due endorsements "5 2/3" in blue & "5m8g", the letter written in German. A beautiful First Issue cover to a most unusual destination, and possibly the earliest recorded South Australian cover to any part of Germany. Ex Floyd Risvold. RPSofL Certificate (2010). [Carried per "White Swan" or "Havilah", departed Adelaide 18/7/1855; and "Marco Polo", departed Melbourne 22/7/1855; via Cape Horn; arrived Liverpool 20/10/1855. In addition to the mails, the cargo included 125,000oz of gold: Tabeart at page 163]South Australia boasts a large Lutheran community descended from Germans who emigrated to escape religious persecution in their homeland. The first group arrived in 1838. Despite the influx of German immigrants, mail to Germany is rare, probably because whole families made the journey, leaving behind few people with whom they wished to remain in contact. The rarity of mail to Germany is highlighted by the paucity of such items in major collections: Jack Beresford (1958) had only one, an 1858 entire newspaper (!); Rev James Mursell (1964) had none; Henry Frenkle (1979) had only one, of 1879; John Griffiths (1992) had only one, of 1880; and Harry Lower (2007) had two, of 1858 and 1863. The Kingdom of Hannover was created by the Congress of Vienna in 1814. It was ruled by Britain's House of Hanover until 1837. In 1867 it was conquered by and absorbed into Prussia.
Collection in 4 volumes with many better items including British Antarctic Territory 1963 Pictorials to £1 (both) *, 1971 Surcharges **, Falkland Islands Dependencies 1954 Ships *, French Southern & Antarctic Territories 1973 & 1974 Ships imperforate sets & colour trial sets **, 1974 Fauvre Base triptych ** & on FDC, plus later sets, imperforates, proofs & multiples mostly ** including 1990 30fr Air sheetlet of 10, plus other useful material from AAT, Falklands & Russia, condition generally fine. (Qty many 100s)
AUSTRALIAN: 1957-2009 issues complete including M/Ss plus some extras including gutter pairs, unmounted, in Ka-Be hingeless album with slipcase.
GERMAN: 1901 stampless cover to Bremerhaven with bridge-type 'KIEL' cds & 'BREMERHAVEN' arrival b/s, a fine example of the very rare 'DEUTSCHE/SUDPOLAR EXPEDITION' sealing wafer in blue across the flap.
1932 Hedin Expedition 1c to 10c SG 406-9, very lightly mounted, Cat £250. (Qty 4)
1932 Hedin Expedition 1c (the first unit very lightly mounted) to 10c SG 406-9 blocks of 4, unmounted, Cat £1000++. Superb! [Most sets were sold at a premium of $4.80 to finance the expedition into China's remote north-west] (Qty 5)
MARSHALL ISLANDS: 1910 commercial cover endorsed "Abs FE Hellwig Sudsee Expedition/D Peiho p D Germania Jaluit Linie/Sydney Hongkong", to Germany correctly rated with rare combination franking of Carolines 10pf & Marshalls 20pf tied by 'JALUIT/MARSHALL INSELN' cds, 'Jaluit/(Marshall-Inseln)' registration label, very fine 'HAMBURG' arrival b/s.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
1908 PPC with 'Dr O Reche/Südsee-Exped.../Dpfr Peiho/Post: Simpsonhafen/DEUTSCH-NEUGUINEA' cachet in violet, the message headed "Simpsonhafen 1 Aug 1908" & signed "Otto Reche", to Berlin with 5pf tied by light 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds, heavy central fold that has been reinforced on the view-side. Acquired some years ago for €800.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1860s-1930s on Hagners with 1869 Pictorials 1c & 10c (2) 1893 Columbus to 6c & 10c *, 1898 Trans-Mississippi 8c lightly cancelled, 1901 Pan-Am set * or unused with extra 4c 8c & 10c shades, 1923 16c & 24c Airs *, also officials to 90c, revenues and postal stationery. (Qty few 100s)
1893 Columbus $5 greyish-black Sc #245, reasonable centring, regummed & with hinge remainder, Cat $US2700. America's equivalent to our "Five Bob Bridge".