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510

cps

Interesting postal history miscellany with interesting items from Monaco (1913), Cape Verde Islands (1906), Haiti (1958), Suriname (1958, with 'MISSENT TO BERMUDA' h/s) etc plus 1930s stampless official registered covers including from Mozambique & Colombia, also 1931 registered from the Spanish Embassy in Japan!; an album of pre-WWII Canada with many attractive PPCs including from Newfoundland & lots of postmark content; an album of British pre-stamp mail with some better postmarks; some African & Middle East material; etc etc, condition variable but generally good to very fine. A wonderful lot for a retailer/ebay seller. (Qty 100s)

500.00

$480.00



C of A - Flight Covers






726

C

1931 (July) Australia-Japan per Francis Chichester plus Philippine intermediates Mati-Ormoc, Manila-Japan to Iceland and another to England AAMC #210, 211 & 212, all with appropriate cachets and b/s, 3 signed "Francis Chichester", Cat $1525+. (Qty 4)

500.00

No longer available

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History




770

c

c

1860 stampless cover from Germany with boxed 'STEINAU AO/REG BEZ BRESLAU/29 12*3-4' datestamp, London transit cds of JA2/61 & large 'P.'-in-circle h/s both in red, superb Adelaide cds of MR16/1861 on the face & 'GREENOCK/=SOUTH-AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s (rated RRRRR; LRD), flap missing & rather soiled.

150.00

No longer available

VICTORIA - Postal History






824

cps

Covers & postal stationery including two very scruffy Half-Length covers to Wales, 1866 stampless entire from Prussia with Anglo-French Postal Convention h/s & '("1/8")/MORE TO PAY' h/s applied on arrival at Melbourne, some postmark interest especially in the Melbourne duplexes, etc, condition rather mixed. (Qty 60 approx)

500.00

$380.00



CHRISTMAS ISLAND




941

C

b

1907 (Sept.4) postcard from Dublin, Ireland addressed to "Mrs Darling, Christmas Island, Straits Settlements" with double circle 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/SE27/1907' marine sorter cds and 'CHRISTMAS ISLAND/OC6/1907/+' arrival cds (Proud Type B).

1000.00

$800.00T



FRANCE




961

c

b

1880 Crédit Lyonnais entire letter to Japan with light '.../CORR DE LYON' cds, very fine 'SINGAPORE/ A / AU13/80/TO HONG-KONG' marine sorter transit b/s, Japanese Post Office in Shanghai transit and 'NAGASAKI/JAPAN' arrival cds both on the face, ironed-out filing crease at the base & minor soiling.

500.00

No longer available

MALAYA




998

c

b

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1878 cover with '.../DELI/(SUMATRA)' cachet in blue across the flap, to Spain (!) "via Brindisi" with 12c tied by poor 'B/172', part 'PENANG/PAID' cds in red & superb 'GIBRALTAR' transit cds on the face, minor opening faults at right. Ex David Springbett. Carried per "Gwalior" to Galle, "Cathay" to Alexandria, & "Ceylon" to Brindisi. A remarkable origin/destination cover.

1250.00

No longer available




999

ps

a

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1898 usage of United States 1c Postal Card uprated with 1c blue, from New York to an American missionary at "Singapore/Malaysia" (!!) with largely superb 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE' mail sorter cds. A scarce origin in this period. [This is by far the earliest use we have seen of the term "Malaysia"]

150.00

$120.00T






1005

c

a-

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1928 cover to a missionary at "Edinburgh Settlement/Tristan da Cunha Island/South Africa" with 2c green & 4c purple tied by 'MALACCA' cds, very minor opening tears. A wonderful destination! Ex Dr Gene Scott.

500.00

$400.00






1006

c

a

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1928 cover with embossed Straits Settlements Police on the flap, to a missionary on "Tristan da Cunha/via Capetown SA" with 6c red tied by light 'PENANG' cds. Ex Dr Gene Scott.

500.00

No longer available




1008

c

b/c

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1938 philatelic covers to Lord Howe Island (b/s), Tonga (scarce 'UNCLAIMED' seriffed h/s, oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/SINGAPORE' d/s & large 'UNDELIVERED...' h/s), & Swaziland ('MBABANE' arrival b/s & boxed 'NON RECLAME/UNCLAIMED' h/s on the face), a bit aged/stained but quite presentable. Three terrific destinations. (Qty 3)

150.00

No longer available




1015

c

MALAY STATES: Covers from Great Britain to Singapore comprising 1) 1857 with 1d & 4d x2, very fine; 2) 1866 to a passenger aboard "The Barque Oriental" with 4d & 1/-, faults; and 3) 1885 with scarce franking of 5d green & very fine 'SINGAPORE/PAID/OC 8 85' arrival b/s, a few faults. (Qty 3)

400.00

$300.00T






1018

ps

a-

KEDAH: 1925 commercial usage of 10c blue size G Registration Envelope to Java with Sheaf of Wheat 4c red & 5c yellow pair tied by a largely fine strike of the first 'BAGAN SAMAK' cds (Proud #D2), 'PENANG', 'SINGAPORE' & 'SEMARANG' (b/s) transits & 'KENDAL' arrival cds, some very minor spotting.

800.00

No longer available




1024

c

a-

NORTH BORNEO: 1908 commercial usage of Singapore PPC ("Jugglers, The famous growing Mango tree trick") to Java with 'BRITISH/PROTECTORATE' Overprints 4c Orangutan & 10c Sun Bear tied by 'KUDAT' cds, boxed registration datestamp at lower-right, light 'JESSELTON', very fine 'SINGAPORE' & poor 'NI AGENT SINGAPORE' squared- circle transits, minor blemishes on the view side. Another rare usage.

500.00

No longer available




1038

ps

a-

1942 commercial cover with Malayan General Issues Straits Settlements 8c grey SG J151 tied by one of two strikes of the 'TANJONG/12 12/2602/PINANG' cds (Proud #JD4), to "Djakarta/Djawa" (Java) with Japanese censor "chop" in violet, minor blemishes. Tanjong Pinang is on the Indonesian island of Riau. [The Dutch Indies Karimon Islands, Lingga Archipelago & Riau Archipelago were administered from Syonan (Singapore)]

1250.00

No longer available




1041

c

a

SARAWAK: 1942 commercial cover to Fusan (Pusan, Korea) with rare franking of Brunei Japanese Occupation 4c orange SG J5 x2 tied by Japanese rubber cds of Kuching (Proud #JD1) in violet, very fine circular censor "chop" in red. A remarkable origin/destination cover with "out of territory" franking. [Gibbons note that all of British Borneo was administered by the Japanese as a single region. Stamps of Brunei, North Borneo & Sarawak were valid throughout these territoties "but not, in practice, equally available"]

The exceptional Japanese Occupation of Malaya collection formed by Milo Rowell had no Brunei Used in Sarawak covers of the calibre of this and the next two lots.

5500.00

No longer available




1042

ps

b

SARAWAK: 1944 commercial usage of 2c Samarai on Horseback Army Postal Card to Annam (Cambodia) with rare franking of Brunei Japanese Occupation 3c green SG J4 horizontal pair tied by Japanese rubber cds of Sibu (Proud #JD3) in violet, very fine boxed censor "chop" in red, very fine multiple strikes of boxed 'NO SERVICE' (Proud #I 55) and 'RETOUR [arrow]' (#I 30) both in violet applied at Singapore, minor blemishes. An extraordinary origin/destination cover with "out of territory" combination franking.

6500.00

No longer available




1043

c

b

SARAWAK: 1944 internal commercial usage of a re-used cover with makeshift economy label - minor staining from the adhesive used - with rare franking of Brunei Japanese Occupation 8c scarlet SG J10 tied by Japanese rubber cds of Bintulu (Proud ‹#JD3), three Japanese "chops" & light Japanese rubber cds arrival cds of Sibu (Proud #JD3 with stars at left & right) in violet. A very unusual and desirable item.

1500.00

$2,600.00T



NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea


1075

c

a-

1889 (Nov 19) cover to "Stephansort/Deutsch-Neuguinea" with Wurrtemburg 10pf pair tied by 'HALL/In WURTTMBG' cds, transit b/s of 'MUENCHEN II', Italian 'GENOVA/21/11-89/(FERROVIA)', Austrian Italy 'F.P.A. No 29/22/11/89', Italian 'AMBTE PONTE BR--- BOLOGNA/22/NOV/89/(No 2)' & faint 'BRINDISI', then 'COOKTOWN/DE23/89/ QUEENSLAND', 'BATAVIA/11/1/1890' & 'SOERABAJA/15/1/1890' and 'FINSCHHAFEN/28 4/90' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. A very early inwards cover.

The order of the transits is our "best guess". It appears that the cover went SW from Munich (missent ?) to Genoa, then basically east by train through Lombardy - under Austrian control - then back into the Italian system by train to Bologna & on to Brindisi. It is unclear where "Australia" was added to the address. The endorsement at left seems to read "Oder/Finsch Hafen", which makes sense by reference to the Finschhafen b/s but it would be quite perverse for the Germans to address a letter to one of their Colonies via a British Colony. The next odd element is that, having got to Cooktown, it didn't go north to New Guinea. Instead it went all the way back to Java. Surely before arriving in Australia, the letter had transitted Singapore &/or Batavia or Soerabaja. From there, even at this early stage, surely it could have been put on a German ship to New Guinea. It may be that it was mis-directed at least twice & possibly thrice. Whatever the case, it's an absolutely fascinating item of postal history.

2000.00

$1,500.00T



NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues




1091

c

a-

JAPANESE OCCUPATION: 1945 (Dec 1) inwards postcard to a Japanese soldier captured at Rabaul with Imperf 5s Aeroplane, American interpreter censorship 'CCOJ - U3' shield h/s. A very rare & desirable item. [Addressed to Hamada Kaname, South Sea Despatch, Eighth Army Unit 1468]

250.00

$150.00




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