Prestige Philately Auction 173 CatalogueLot 1043Catalogue by countryNauru
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II
NAURU: 1945 Ray Baldwin cover to Sydney with 3d x2 tied by a largely fine strike of 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/28NO45/31.' cds, rubber registration cachet endorsed "UPO 313" in red, minor blemishes, superb Sydney arrival b/s of 6DE45. One of the most desirable & significant datestamp rarities of the entire WWII field. Proud "N.S." (= Not Seen). [Collas at page 168 states "In September 1945 it was allocated to a detachment of 31/51 Btn sent to occupy and garrison Nauru". The remnants of the beleagured Japanese garrison surrendered on 13/9/1945 & were evacuated to Bougainville]
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain ½d (block of 4, unmounted), 1d carmine, 2d Die I, 2½d, 4d & 5d each with Double Overprint One Albino between SG 1b & 9b, Cat £1185+ (mounted). [In most cases, the doubling of the overprint is obvious when viewed from behind] (Qty 9)
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain 1d scarlet with 'NAUP.U' (Broken 'R') Variety SG 2a, excellent centring, lightly mounted, Cat £650.
1973-82 preliminary designs group comprising 1973 Pictorials handpainted essay for an unadopted 50c Fishing Net design (incorporated into the issued 30c); 1976 Stamp Anniversary line drawings with acetate overlays; 1979 Flight Anniversaries watercolours with acetate overlays; 1982 Phosphate photographic reductions with acetate overlays on a single piece; and 1982 Royal Visit set of pencil roughs plus for an unadopted 20c Beaming Queen design & for the stamp pack folder (slightly different from the issued version). A unique group. (Qty 15 items)
No longer available
1973-1995 imperforate proofs with Format International presentation cards for 1972 SPC, 1973 Nauru Co-Op set of 3, 1975 SPC set of 2, 1975 Christmas the 4 values on one card, 1976 Stamps Anniversary set of 4 plus three others with unoverprinted GB 3d 2/6d x2 & 5/- x2, 1978 10th Anniversary set of 2; also 1978 Rowland Hill composite proof of the 3 stamp designs; 1990 Phosphate Corporation blocks of 4, 1991 Flowers 15c 20c 25c & 30c marginal blocks of 4, 1995 Air Nauru sheetlet of 9 SG 438a & a proof of the nine overprints on ribbed brown paper; plus stamps in two Hagner albums with blocks of 4 or larger including se-tenants, sheetlets & M/Ss. (Qty Qty)
1941 (May) cover to the USA with boxed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' two strikes tying plain label Little #L2 & boxed 'PASSED BY/ CENOR/NAURU' #H2, diamond ' 3 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR' with No Number #H3-8da of Melbourne on the face. Most attractive.
1957 commercial registered airmail to Yugoslavia with Pictorials 9d & 2/6d. Fantastic origin/destination item!
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
Selection on album pages with BNG set, Large 'Papua' Opts to 2/6d (ex 4d), Small 'Papua' Opts to 2/6d, Small 'PAPUA' Perf 10 Wmk Upright SG 49-54 & Wmk Sideways SG 59-65, etc, Cat £1400. (Qty 36)