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Displaying 21 - 40 of 33 Lots in Category - Censored Mail




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Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

NEW GUINEA - Australian Stamps Used in New Guinea


1174

C

B

1915 cover to Sydney with d Roo punctured Small 'OS' plus GRI 2d on DNG 10pf 5mm Spacing tied by 'STEPHANSORT/13' "frozen" cds, minor blemishes

400.00

$600.00T




1175

C

B

1915 cover to Melbourne with rare unauthorised franking of unpunctured 6d blue pair - some toned perfs - tied by oval Rabaul d/s, mss registration number & light 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in violet.

500.00

$380.00T






1176

C

A/B

1916 covers with Large 'OS' punctures comprising d strip of 4 to GB, 2d to GB with 'KAWIENG' cds & very fine 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' h/s, 5d & 6d both registered & each with large 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' h/s in violet, a few blemishes. (Qty 4)

600.00

$550.00T








1177

C

A/B

1916 covers with small 'OS' punctures comprising d x2 & GRI 2d on 10pf x2 tied to local cover by 'STEPHANSORT/ 13 ' "frozen" cds, 1d pair to GB with 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' h/s, 2d strip of 3 registered to Melbourne with large 'KAISERLICHES BEZIRKSAMT' wafer across the flap, 3d - with German-pattern 'T.'-in-Octagon h/s - & 1/- both registered & each with large 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' h/s in violet, a few blemishes. (Qty 5)

1000.00

$750.00T




1178

C

B

1916 commercial cover to Queensland with 1d Roo punctured Small 'OS' (corner fault) tied by 'MADANG' cds, 'PASSED CENSOR/BRISBANE' cds in red, minor blemishes

250.00

$320.00T




1179

CL

B

1916 cover to GB with scarce albeit philatelic franking of Large 'OS' 5d pair & 6d tied by oval Rabaul d/s, mss "R 113" in lieu of 'R' label, straight-line 'CENSORED.' h/s in violet, Sydney & London transit b/s, central fold clear of the stamps & a few blemishes.

500.00

$525.00T




1180

C

B

1916 cover to GB with Small 'OS' 3d tied by 'KIETA' cds, manuscript "Passed/Censor' h/s applied at Rabaul in red & light 'Passed by Censor' h/s, 'WARRINGTON' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.

300.00

$300.00T



NEW GUINEA - "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Overprints


1228

F

A C1

1915-16 Overprints on Kangaroos Second Wmk 1/- blue-green SG 90 type c on registered cover to GB with German-pattern label & very fine 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' h/s, the cover a little soiled.

250.00

$190.00T




1229

F

A B1

1915-16 Overprints on Kangaroos Second Wmk 1/- blue-green SG 90 type c on registered cover to GB with German-pattern label & very fine 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' h/s.

300.00

No longer available

PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Postal History






1334

C

A/B

1939-41 airmail covers 1) from Samarai x3 with complete strikes of the large 'PASSED BY CENSOR/...Asst Censor' cachets both to GB with Pictorials 6d & 1/- or Airmails 5d & 1/- (underpaid 1d but not taxed) or Declaration 3d & Coronation 5d x3 unusually also with red/white label; 2) from Port Moresby x2 with red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' labels, domestic airmail to Queensland with 5d Pictorial or to GB - repaired central opening tear - with Airs 3d pair & 1/-; and 3) to Tasmania with 5d Air & scarce Hobart 6 Dots censor label tied by ' 6 / PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 1 ' cachet in red; condition variable. (Qty 6)

300.00

$200.00T



SAMOA




1344

CL

B

1914 commercial cover to Sydney endorsed "Via Pago Pago" (!) with GRI 'd' on 5pf pair - minor faults - tied German-type 'APIA/11.9.14/(SAMOA)' cds, manuscript "Passed by Censor/N.Z.E.F./HFH/Lt" in red crayon alongside, Sydney 'SP21' roller cancel arrival on back. Ex Jack Hughes: sold at auction in 2011 for $US1207. BPA Certificate (1978). [The first censor was Lieut HF Harlock, who probably was also the writer of the letter. Dick Burgess states the first 'Passed by Censor' h/s is known from 13.9.1914 and states "... covers are known censored in manuscript"]

1000.00

$750.00



TONGA - Postal History






1369

C

1942-44 scarce group with RNZAF cover stated to be from from NZAPO 318 at Fua'ametu Airstrip, 'Greetings from Tonga' envelope used from 'RNZAF/ A /NZAPO' at Lauthala Bay in Fiji, then a very scarce group of commercial civil censor covers comprising two with straight-line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s to Sydney (one very fine), to NZ from a Tongan native underpaid & taxed with '[crown]/PASSED/WW 2' cachet in rosine, and two to NZ both with similar '.../WW 3' cachet & '.../WW 3' label, some toning & opening faults. Ex Martin Baxendale. (Qty 7)

400.00

No longer available

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History


1377

C

B

1942 (May 28) unfranked cover from USA to "...Quartermaster Clk, Formerly in Philippine Islands, American Prisoner in Japan, c/- International Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland" endorsed "Postage Free" with San Diego d/s carried on the first Prisoner of War mail exchange with Japan by the Red Cross ship Gripsholm, US censor tape but without any Japanese censor markings, some edge faults.

The Japanese invasion of the Philippines commenced within hours of the Pearl Harbour attack but most US POWs were not captured until the fall of the Bataan Peninsula in April 1942 and Corregidor in May 1942. Tett states (Vol 5, p75) only a "small amount of mail from the USA" was carried on this first exchange as very few next of kin had been notified, and does not illustrate a single example. Ruggiero (pp8-9) gives the exact amount as 3719 individual items addressed to US prisoners; by comparison the second exchange in 1943 carried 3,043 bags of mail. The Gripsholm left New York on 18 June arriving Lourenco Marques 22.7.1942 where the mail was transferred to the Conte Verde and Asama Maru arriving at Yokohama on 17.8.1942.

500.00

No longer available


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