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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Combination Covers
CAROLINE ISLANDS: 1910 missionary's cover with 'Liebenzeller Mission/Truk Carolinen' imprint at upper-left and boxed 'Reichspostdampfer/Germania' ship's cachet, registered to Germany with combination franking of German 10pf and Carolines 10pf pair tied by the very scarce 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT-/LINIE/22 9 b /10' cds, 'Deutsche Seepost/Jaluit-Linie' registration label, 'FRIEDRICHSHAGEN' arrival b/s, a couple of very minor blemishes. An exceptional cover.
CAROLINE ISLANDS: 1912 PPC of the township at Jap [sic] with message headed "Yap 30 I 12", to Germany with 5pf uncancelled, Japanese 4sn added in transit & tied by superb 'KEELUNG/TAIWAN/JAPAN' cds, minor blemishes. Most unusual.
KIAUTSCHOU: 1902 cover to Germany with Chinese "Coiling Dragons" 2c 4c & 10c tied by 'KIAOCHOW/23MAR/02' cds, Kiautschou 10c & 20c added & tied by 'TSINGTAU/ a ' cds of '2 4/02', 'Tsingtau/(Kiautschou)/Eingeschreiben' registration label, 'BILSTEIN' arrival b/s, minor fold at the base.
MARSHALL ISLANDS: 1910 commercial cover endorsed "Abs FE Hellwig Sudsee Expedition/D Peiho p D Germania Jaluit Linie/Sydney Hongkong", to Germany correctly rated with rare combination franking of Carolines 10pf & Marshalls 20pf tied by 'JALUIT/MARSHALL INSELN' cds, 'Jaluit/(Marshall-Inseln)' registration label, very fine 'HAMBURG' arrival b/s.
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NEW GUINEA - "G.R.I." Overprints
1915 Additional Surcharges on Marshall Islands '1' on '2d.' on 20pf ultramarine SG 64 [Stg 2, Pos 3] and '1d.' on 5pf green SG 51 [Stg 2, Pos 1] plus unoverprinted Marshall Islands 5pf 10pf & 3mk each with central "chop" in red of the Japanese Paymaster Temura, all tied to a single piece by oval Rabaul d/s unusually in blue, Cat £2580++. A remarkable, albeit philatelic, item. Peter Holcombe Certificate (1999) states "a rare combination". [Tim Rybak's & "Ello's" used examples of SG 64 sold for $4370 & $6612 respectively]
NEW GUINEA "G.R.I." Overprints - Postal History
1914 (late) cover to Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen with 6mm Spacing '2d.' on 20pf ultramarine SG 4 and Kangaroo ½d green perf 'OS' tied by 'STEPHANSORT/13' "frozen" cds, minor bend at lower-left
1914 (late) undated cover to Sydney with scarce combination franking of '2½d.' on 20pf ultramarine SG 4 & Australian KGV 1d red x2 tied by three strikes of the straight-line 'Rabaul' h/s in blue-black, minor blemishes. Peter Holcombe Certificate (1998). [Although the cover is genuine, it is entirely philatelic, has no registration number & no backstamps, and probably never entered the mail system. The only Australian stamps actually issued in New Guinea were the ½d 1d & 2d Kangaroos all perf 'OS']
1915 cover to Sydney with scarce combination franking of '1d.' on 5pf SG 17 with NWPI ½d pair & First Wmk 2d all tied by 'RABAUL/27AU15' cds in blue-black, mss registration endorsement & straight-line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s with "WHP" initials in red, Sydney transit & Edgecliff arrival b/s, two vertical folds at left. [NB: the 2d has the major plate flaw White Scratch from 'T' of 'POSTAGE' through Map to Value Circle BW #5o]