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PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Postal History
1943-45 Army 'MESSAGE FORM's for the Australia New Guinea Production Board (PCB) both plain language & enciphered messages, many with 'ARMY/PM---/SIGNALS' d/s or with 'PM' omitted, many with various ANGAUR cachets, one with pre-WWII 'RESIDENT MAGISTRATE/EASTERN DIVISION' d/s, condition variable. A very interesting group of these scarce documents.
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SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
BOER WAR:1900-01 three covers to USA endorsed from "Pte G Whitaker 1st North'nd Fusiliers 4369 South Africa" in the Transvaal all forwarded via London with Great Britain stamps added there to pay the 2½d foreign letter rate, the first two originally franked 1d lilac single (MR2/00) or pair (DE5/00) tied 'FIELD-POST-OFFICE/ 16 /BRITISH-ARMY-S.AFRICA' d/s used at Klerksdorp paying single and double concessional rate respectively with Jubilee 1½d single or pair added tied 'LONDON/CA' d/s, the latter endorsed "Stamps Not Available" and sent unfranked with FPO No 4 cds of JY2/01 used at Heidelberg and Jubilee 2½d added tied 'LONDON/CB' d/s, all with arrival b/s, minor edge faults and the last item with a few aging marks. [Presumably the British Army arranged (and paid?) for these items to be uprated to avoid the recipient having to pay postage due]
1897 'SOUDAN' Overprints on Egypt study on leaves with basic sets mint x2 & used plus the six types of the overprint for all values - missing only the 5pi Type IV - mostly used but 10pi x4 are mint, plus plating guide, Postage Dues, 5m with 'SG' perfin Inverted & Reversed used, 'TEL'-in-Oval (= Telegraphs) handstamp x6, generally fine, plus 1905 'ARMY' Reading Up 1m SG A1 block of 10 [5-6/29-30], the second & fourth units with Small Overprint resulting in two se-tenant pairs SG A1c, the second-last unit with !' for 'I' SG A1a, well centred, Cat £1400++; also Postal Stationery in very mixed condition. (150+)