Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueLot 976Catalogue by countryPapua New Guinea
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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - Papua New Guinea
Islands accumulationin three archive boxes mostly mint with many still in original PO packaging including Cocos, Christmas Island, Fiji, Nauru, Norfolk Island and especially large quantities of PNG, also New Zealand and some Cook Islands, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tuvalu and AAT, lots of thematic interest, generally fine unmounted.
Islands First Day Covershuge accumulation in four archive boxes including Cocos, Christmas Island, Fiji, Gilberts, Nauru, Norfolk Island, PNG, Samoa, etc, mostly modern but including a few 1930s-60s items, lots of thematic interest, condition generally fine.
Pacific Islands coversrange mostly 1950s to modern including Fiji pre-decimal aerogrammes and 2008 commercial with $4 Lobster M/S x4!, Gilberts range including 1952 'TARAWA' registered, Samoa, Solomons, Tonga, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, etc, many sent to Australia including by airmail, also a few used PPCs, condition mixed but many fine.
(Qty 200 approx)
Islandscollections including Fiji, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands and Solomon Islands, also AAT, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, all reasonably complete up to around 2015 mounted in albums with just a few used, plus some New Zealand, Dependencies & Tonga, lots of thematic interest, substantial face value (some Australian postage).
Islands FDCsaccumulation from Decimals up to around 2015 including Fiji, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands, also Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, huge quantity and lots of thematic interest.
Covers & Postal Stationeryaccumulation noted Flight Covers group including New Zealand 1930s range with a few autographed, GB 1878 Registration Letter to Queensland, Chile 1939 airmail to China via Germany, Liberia 1943 airmail to USA with $1 solo, Germany & South Africa pre-war airmails, PNG 1970s commercial registered covers & stationery to Tax Office from a variety of towns, Asia including Malaya, Hong Kong & Burma, etc, taxed mail, special services, postmark interest, condition variable.
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
STAMP DUTY:'STAMP DUTY' on 10/- green & lilac Barefoot #13, excellent centring, minor blemishes, oval 'CANCELLED/ COMPANIES REGISTRATION/OFFICE PAPUA' h/s, grossly undercatalogued at £50. Rare: the first example we have seen. [Absent from Tim Rybak's and Peter Troy's collections]
We have been advised that this & the next lot were issued during the post-WWII Australian Period. However, the cancellation reads 'PAPUA' at the base, which suggests pre-War usage. John Barefoot gives the issue date for the 10/- as 1949 but for the £1 as "c.1939 (?)".
STAMP DUTY:'STAMP DUTY/£1 £1' on ½d myrtle-green & yellow-green Barefoot #14, oval 'CANCELLED/COMPANIES REGISTRATION/ OFFICE PAPUA' h/s, Cat £250. Very scarce. [Peter Troy's only example - grossly off-centre & unused - sold at the Prestige auction of 28.7.2009 for $1035]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1952-2009 Collectionin five expensive Lindner hingeless albums largely complete including M/Ss - missing most of the Emergency Surcharges & some minor issues - but including 10/- Bird 'SPECIMEN' & a few booklets, issues to 1979 are hinged, thereafter unmounted, also many used issues including from commercial mail. An exceptional lot for the thematic content, especially in the post-2000 issues.
1985 Ceremonial StructuresSmaller Format & Without 't' in the Design 10t to 60t, unmounted. Unissued. With a set of the issued stamps for comparison, in which the low value is 15t, not 10t as on the unissued stamp. [This is a weird situation. The unissued stamps were printed by Leigh Marden in Melbourne while the issued stamps were printed by the Spanish firm Heraclio Fournier]
No longer available
1985 Ceremonial StructuresSmaller Format & Without 't' in the Design 10t to 60t marginal blocks of 4, unmounted. Unissued. With a set of the issued stamps for comparison.
(Qty 8 blocks)
2001 Surcharges'50t' on Olympic Games 25t with the Denomination Omitted SG 904a marginal example with 'DESIGNER/JOHN KIPONG' Imprint, unmounted. Unpriced by Gibbons.
2013-2016 Year Albumswith the stamps in place, packets of miscellaneous covers, 'Franklin's Guide to Stamps of Papua New Guinea' & 'Postal History of Papua' by Roger Lee.
STAMP DUTY:c.1989 'STAMP DUTY 20t' on 15t Cessna Barefoot #91 marginal example from the top of the sheet, unmounted, Cat £200. [John Barefoot states "About 15 known"]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Postal History
Australian Stamps Used in TPNG single-volume collection including covers from 'BAININGS' x2, 'CHIMBU' x2, 'RAN POST OFFICE/NUMBER 2' at Finschhafen, 'HIGATURU' both types, 'KANDRIAN' with 'GASMATA' RL, 'RELIEF No 4' & 'MADANG' RL, 'MADANG' & hand-drawn "RL", 'RABAUL' & makeshift RL using an airmail label, 'SOHANO' with 'SOHANA' RL, etc, some are commercial, also many loose stamps & pieces including ½d block of 4 with 'BAININGS' cds.
(Qty 74 covers + extras)
1940s-1990s covers including Australia used in PNG registered from Buin, Lae (2), Moresby and Rabaul, PNG Pictorials to 2/- to USA, Austria and Germany, 10c Butterfly airmail to Solomons, 12c Shell on Customs Duty assessment card, plus modern commercial mail, 1970's Gibson Paquebot covers, a few aerogrammes, postmark interest including 'BADILI', 'CAPE RODNEY', 'DOGURA' and 'KAGUA' all on covers with red/black registration labels, 'KAWITO', 'MALAHANO', 'MILFORDHAVEN', 'MUMENG' and 'RABAUL AIRPORT'; also 1936 airmail to Denmark with New Guinea Birds 1/- & 9d 'AIR MAIL' overprints; condition mixed but generally fine.
1955cover airmail from a Catholic missionary (endorsed on the flap) with rare solo franking of Pictorials 10/- Map - paying 2/- per ½oz airmail rate x5 - tied by 'WEWAK/PAPUA NEW GUINEA' cds, couple of minor blemishes.