Prestige Philately Auction 236 CatalogueLot 943Catalogue by themeIndigenous Peoples
Jump To Lot
- Click on the Image for a Larger Image Version.
- Check on our symbols and terminology.
- PDF Version available
Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Indigenous Peoples
C of A - First Day Covers
1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 10 2d 3d & 1/- tied to plain FDC by 'NEWCASTLE/2JL34/NSW' cds, Cat $800. Superb!
1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 10 2d 3d & 1/- tied to plain FDC with Victoria Centenary label (Kookaburra) by 'REGISTERED/2JY34/ ADELAIDE SA' cds, blue & black 'R' label with Rat's Tail, Cat $800+.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1950 Aborigine 8½d tied to handpainted cover by 'PARKVILLE/14AU50/VIC' cds, a few tiny tonespots.
No longer available
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1952 Aborigine 2/6d tied to partly handpainted cover by 'COBURG N13 No 1/19MR52/VIC-AUST' cds.
JACK PEAKE: 1984 Aboriginal Art set tied to two covers by Hindmarsh FDI cds of 7NOV1984.
SUBJECTS - ABORIGINAL CARDS: Group including 'All About Australians' x2, Austral 'Central Australia Black Boys', 1906 Launceston Centenary artist card, Australian Museum set of 6 (atrocious production standards), various portraits, etc, some overtly racist types including set of 6 'humour' cards by George Taylor (soiled), and a couple of strays.
VICTORIA - Postal History
1852 entire unstamped letter headed "No 182 King St Melbourne/...Decr 30th 1852" & signed "Roberts Bros", to London endorsed "Registered Letter" & "Per Great Britain", also "Registered" & "G Roberts" on the reverse both in red crayon, variously rated, oval 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/JA*1/1853/MELBOURNE' b/s in red, boxed 'LIVERPOOL/ SHIP/AP2/1853/ B ' transit & poor London arrival b/s, light overall soiling.
The lengthy letter provides marvellous content including "...many of our characters are sets of desperate fellows chief part of them are old convicts out of their time, many escape from Van Dieman Land...they have no respect for life or property, the vagabonds are not contented with robbing the successful gold diggers on our country roads, but they must discharge a revolver loaded with ball, through the thickest part of their victims thigh sometimes through their hands against a tree. The Bushrangers on the Roads to the diggings they go in gangs from 4 to 8 men...our horse police in the bush find it a difficulty to catch the wretches...You could not travel 350 miles...without being devoured by the aboriginal natives...I am afraid if these northerly hot winds, should it continue, the Bush must catch fire..."
NEW ZEALAND: Real photo group with Rotorua x7 different, Auckland panorama, WWI military hospital, & c.1920 trade card 'Buick Six', also premises of Alwinus Bock (Merchant), 1908 Visit of the American Fleet 'Welcome Arch, foot of Queen Street...', scenic Postal Cards QV 1d brown & 1d green x2, plus some odds 'n' sods.
NEW ZEALAND: Artist cards by Horatio Gordon Robley ("GR") three of a Maori warrior with slightly different inscriptions (two for Iles of Rotorua, plus a fourth version used on two different Iles Kodak Store advertising envelopes with a couple of minor repaired tears) and a different horizontal design, all unused; also Frank Duncan (Auckland) real photo of HG Robley's portrait of 'Tomika Te Mutu, Tatooed Maori Chief' initialled "GR", a couple of minor surface defects that are not immediately apparent. A really superb portrait & a wonderful study of moko.
(Qty 6 items)
NEW ZEALAND: original drawing on a postcard of a female mokomokai by HG Robley & initialled "GR", unused. Unique & culturally important. [Robley became an avid student of Maori culture & acquired the extraordinary number of 35 mokomokai (the heads of heavily tatooed Maori - moko - that were severed after death & treated for preservation). Also a drawing of a Tiki & other artefacts on a postcard, probably by Robley but not initialled or signed. Robley's larger studies are worth thousands of dollars] (2)
PAPUA: 1930s Australian Museum (Sydney) sepia/yellow cards No 1-12 complete (No 3 unnumbered, as always) featuring photos of indigenous subjects by Frank Hurley, very fine unused.
TONGA: 1909 real photo "Laka Laka a native dance - Tonga" (at least 51 Tongans in the shot) with 'Dufty/ Photographer/TONGA SS' cachet on reverse, from 'VAVAU' to Auckland.
1965 (Nov 19) Qantas commercial cover to Holland with 2/- Dukong & 2/3d Tern tied by #3 cds, 'Cocos (Keeling) Islands/Indian Ocean' registration label, Sydney transit b/s. At this time, Qantas flights to Europe did not stop at Cocos. Instead, covers were first flown to Sydney to connect with international flights. [Colin Riddell's cover with 2/3d solo franking sold at our auction of 3.3.2019 for $1198. He had only two commercial registered covers from this period, neither with the 2/3d: they sold for $2396 & $1557 respectively]
TRADE CARDS: 1941 'Raubstaat England' [Robber State England] Nazi Propaganda trade card album (310x230mm; 132 pages) produced by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg complete with large-format 'cards' pasted into place telling story of British colonial subjugation of Canada, West Indies (slavery), Ireland, India, China, Australia (view of Troopers slaughtering Aborigines), Palestine, former German Colonies, etc, album with a few edge marks but contents in fine condition.
NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
1931 Hut Airs ½d to £1 SG 137-149 complete on eight registered covers, values to 1/- & 5/- with 'R RABAUL/No...' cachet & 2/- 10/- & £1 with mss "R WAU..." in red, Cat £500++.
'OS' OVERPRINTS: 1925-31 Huts 1d to 2/- SG O22-30, 'RABAUL' cds & 'R RABAUL/No...' cachets, Cat £190++.
NEW GUINEA - Flight Covers
1935 (Aug 8) Sydney-Port Moresby-Wau per Fairey Fox #P63 with KGV 1d cancelled at 'ALBERTON' (SA) & Huts ½d pair cancelled on arrival at Wau, signed by the pilot "Ray Parer", Cat $400. [Alan Grey's example sold for $609]
1937 (Jan 9) Sydney-Port Moresby per return flight of De Havilland Dragon #P110b with Huts 'OS' 1d pair cancelled in transit at Brisbane, signed by the pilot "RO Mant", Cat $900. Only 5 covers flown. [Returned from New Guinea by sea to Brisbane. Alan Grey's cover sold for $770]