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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - British West Indies
C of A - Postal History
1940-41 airmail to the West Indies the earlier with 1/6d Hermes and red jusq'ua bars applied in London, the latter trans-Pacific with KGVI 2d & 9d Platypus paying airmail within the USA only, both censored with Melbourne labels and cachets & with 'ST KITTS' arrival b/s, each has some edge faults.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Carton of albums with a partly duplicated array mostly of little consequence but including some used Silver Jubilee sets, lots of mint KGVI with Keyplates from Bermuda 10/- to £1 marginal examples & Leewards 10/- x2 & £1 x7 including an unmounted pair, other KGVI long sets plus Antigua Dominica & St Kitts blocks of 4 to 5/-, various Weddings including Virgins £1 block of 4 (a little aged), a few postmarks noted & some truly appalling forgeries including of British Guiana Cotton Reels, condition very mixed but those mentioned are fine to very fine.
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
WORLD WAR II CENSORSHIP: Mostly philatelic covers with unnumbered boxed cachets including to NZ with very worn '.../PO/ONOTOA' cancel & mss "2d/Postage/Due" and underpaid to BWI with Caymans 3d tied by 'T'-in-circle & 'CAYMAN BRAC' arrival b/s; and numbered cachets '.../No 1' used at Fanning, '.../No 5' used at Tarawa, and '.../No 6' used at Tarawa to NZ (commercial), etc. Ex Neil Russell.
WORLD WAR II CENSORSHIP: 1944 OAS cover to Auckland with undated '.../POST/OFFICE/TARAWA' h/s in violet & boxed '.../PASSED BY CENSOR/No 9' cachet (Little #H4-9; the only recorded example) endorsed "M Osborne/Capt 19.7.44" with 'TANGOWAHINE/4AU44/NZ' arrival b/s. Ex Neil Russell.