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Displaying 1 - 20 of 38 Lots in Category - New Guinea
SOUTH AFRICA: 1925 (Sep 8) OHMS cover to Transvaal with rare combination franking of 4d violet punctured 'OS' (faults) plus New Guinea Huts 1d overprinted 'OS' tied by Rabaul cds, rubber registration cachet in violet, Sydney transit & 'LANGLAAGTE/TVL' arrival b/s, light vertical fold.
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
Internal covers comprising 1931 OHMS to Ambunti with Huts 'OS' 4d tied by 'POST OFFICE/SALAMOA' cds, 1933 Chinese merchant's covers to Rabaul from Namatani & Salamaua, 1939 airmail from Wau to Bishop Wade at Kieta, 1940 Rabaul-Kavieng redirected to Brisbane, and 1940 stampless OHMS by air Salamaua-Rabaul.
Inwards mail 1) 1934 GB airmail with KGV 9d green, a bit aged; 2) 1938 German registered airmail to "Catholic Mission/Alexishafen near Madang" with Airs 80pf 100pf 2mk & 3mk, light vertical fold; and 3) 1941 (Oct 20) surface from GB with KGVI ½d & 1d x2 and 'NOT TRANSMISSABLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s of Sydney, minor faults.
1934 unaddressed parcel tags with Undated Airs 1) at £1/13/3d with 3d 1/- x3 10/- & £1; 2) at £2/5/7d with 3d 4d & £1 pair plus unoverprinted 5/-; 3) at £2/14/3d with 3d 2/- pair 10/- (on reverse) & £1 pair; and 4) at £3/3/7d with 3d 4d & 1/- on reverse + 2/- & £1 irregular strip of 3; all with 'WAU' cds, a few faults & some creasing, stamps Cat £800+. [If you wish to induce a migraine, the rate was 2d per oz + airmail supplement of 3d per ½oz plus 3d registration. Good luck!]
TO AUSTRALIA: 1931-40 bundle including with better postmarks 'POSTAGE PAID/RABAUL', 'POST OFFICE/ SALAMAUA', 37½mm 'POST OFFICE/KIETA', double-circle 'DISTRICT OFFICE/AMBUNTI' x2 & '.../GASMATA', also 1937 (June 4) Volcanic Eruption flight Kokopo-Sydney-Perth, 1940 from Kavieng with 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 1' cachet, six registered with rubber 'R' h/s of Gasmata, Lae, Madang, Rabaul x2 & Salamaua, also 1942 from Sydney with 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s in red, condition variable.
TO AUSTRALIA: 1931 (June 16) cover to NSW with Huts 2d tied by very fine 37½mm 'POST OFFICE/KIETA' cds (Powell #70; rated D).
TO AUSTRALIA: 1934-38 family correspondence covers to NSW with various frankings including 'OS' Overprints & Silver Jubilee Overprints, all by ship cancelled on arrival at Cairns x4, Brisbane x9 or Sydney with various 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER' or 'PAQUEBOT' handstamps or 'PAQUEBOT' machine types, condition variable. A remarkable group.
TO AUSTRALIA: 1937 stampless OHMS cover endorsed "Franked" & "JBourke/PM", to Melbourne with Kokopo cds of 4JU37, Sydney transit b/s of 7JNE/1937. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $414. [In early June 1937, Rabaul experienced violent volcanic eruptions. Emergency mails were transported to Kokopo, from where they were flown to Brisbane for on-forwarding]
TO AUSTRALIA: 1939-42 airmail covers with various frankings & all-different censor labels including red/white '6 PASSED BY CENSOR' of Hobart x2 &/or cachets including boxed TNG types 1 2 & 15, 1939 (Oct) with boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/...' of Melbourne, two different ' 1 /NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR' types of Brisbane, stampless from Victoria with 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s, three military types, etc, various postmarks & three are registered, condition variable.
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TO AUSTRALIA: 1939 (Oct 7) airmail cover with Bulolo 2d & 3d tied by 'BULOLO' cds, Salamaua transit b/s, rare boxed 'OPENED BY/CENSOR/...' h/s in blue (Little #H4-1a: recorded in blue Sep-Oct 1939 only). Ex John Little: acquired at the Prestige auction of 5.3.2011 for $437.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE 1934 'EDIE CREEK' to Kenya (badly stained); to New Zealand x3, one defective with Solomons/NG combination franking, one with light 37½mm 'POST OFFICE/KIETA' cds; to Papua x3, one a mission cover to "Duvera/Mouth of the Mambari", one OHMS with Bulolo 5d + Huts 'OS' 2d pair; & to South Africa.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE CANADA: 1941 (May 1) Guinea Airways (imprint on the flap) commercial double-rate airmail cover to Canada via Sydney (b/s) with exceptional franking of Undated Birds 1d & 2/- plus Bulolo Airs 1/- & 5/- tied by 'WAU' cds, Wau registration h/s in violet below, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied to the reverse by boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 22', Sydney transit b/s, 'MONTREAL/CANADA' arrival b/s & bilingual 'National Revenue Postal Branch/ 7 /25MAY1941/.../MONTREAL PQ' cachet in violet on the face, ironed-out central vertical fold & a couple of minor blemishes. Probably the pre-eminent commercial airmail cover from New Guinea. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 22.2.2013 for $3910. [The PanAm trans-Pacific Clipper rate was 3/11d per ½oz x2 = 7/10d + 3d registration]
TO BRITISH EMPIRE GREAT BRITAIN: Useful batch including 1929 underpaid with GB Postage Due 3d, 1930 with Sydney cds & 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER' h/s, 1931 with Brisbane machine cancel & 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER' h/s, 1932 with huge 'DISTRICT OFFICE/AMBUNTI' cds, 1936 with superb 'EDIE CREEK' cds, 1940 with Birds 6d & 1/- and boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 8' h/s, 1940 with boxed 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY' h/s, etc, condition variable.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE Official covers with various 'OHMS' headers, two stampless with 'POSTAGE PAID/RABAUL' cds or endorsed "Official/Free", the others with various 'OS' Overprints including 3d 6d & 9d on 1937 registered airmail, condition variable.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE 1936 (Aug 3) airmail cover to Surrey with Undated 9d x2 tied by Rabaul cds, attractively stained & with very fine 'DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER' h/s. Carried per 'Scipio' which crashed on 22.8.1936 on approach to Crete.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE HONG KONG: 1930s cover with 'SS FIDERUN/NORD/DEUTSCHE/LLOYD/HONGKONG/NEW GUINEA SERVICE' cachet in rosine & Undated 2d cancelled on arrival with '.../MEL[...]ERS & CO/SHIPPING DEPT/HONG KONG' cachet in violet, light vertical fold at left.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE 1939 (July 13) registered all-up airmail cover with Bulolo 3d & 1/- tied by 'MADANG' cds, rubber 'R' cachet, 'SALAMAUA' & 'TOWNSVILLE' transit b/s, Hong Kong 'R4'-in-circle postman's h/s - similar to Ted Proud's #PB194 - on the face, minor blemishes. [The all-up rate to Hong Kong was 11d but to China - as this item is addressed - it was 1/-, + 3d registration]
TO BRITISH EMPIRE INDIA: 1938 (Oct 17) Empire Air Mail Scheme (EAMS) cover with Undated Airs 4d pair (small faults) tied by Salamaua cds, rubber registration cachet, 'REGISTERED/TOWNSVILLE' transit & 'SIMLA/29OCT38' arrival b/s, readdressed within the city. [EAMS operated 2.8.1938 to 3.9.1939 only. Covers to anywhere except GB are scarce & registered covers are rare]
TO BRITISH EMPIRE NORTHERN RHODESIA: 1940 (Mar 16) New Guinea Goldfields inadequately addressed cover with Bulolo 6d & 1/- tied by 'WAU' cds, plain censor label with typed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' (Little #NGL1) tied by boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 22' in red (recorded in red by Little 5.4.1940 only), Salamaua transit & Egyptian censorship cachet, 'INCONNU/NOT KNOWN' & 'RETOUR' h/s applied, 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/5JY40/BRISBANE' b/s & superb boxed '.../RETURN TO SENDER' h/s both in red. [The origin of the instructional cachets is unclear. They don't conform with illustrations in Proud's Rhodesia volumes. They may all be used at Brisbane: if so, this item must have been returned under cover]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: Useful group comprising 1936 double-rate registered to "Austria/Europe" with Undated Airs 9d, 1939 to "Austria Germany", 1939 registered air to Italy with large 'R WAU' h/s, 1930 to American Samoa, 1940 censored to American Samoa with Bulolo 6d plus boxed Censor No 25 h/s & boxed 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY' h/s, 1940 to Switzerland with boxed Censor h/s No 2, and 1940 from 'MANUS' with boxed Censor No 8 h/s, some faults.