Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueCatalogue by countryGilbert & Ellice Islands
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Displaying 2 Lots in Category - Gilbert & Ellice Islands
Pacific Islands far-above average selection from Fiji x9 (two with faults); Gilberts x4 including a marvellous real photo "Natives Wheeling Phosphate in to the Hopper Ocean Island"; German New Guinea x2; Papua x3; Samoa x5; and Solomons x7; many published by European missions; generally very fine unused - mostly - or used in Australia.
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
1911 piece with superb strike of the scarce 'PAID 1D/FANNING ISLAND' h/s in blue & very fine 'FANNING ISLAND/JE26/11' cds. Nice piece. [Don Vernon at page 3.37 states "This mark was quite official, authority for its use having been obtained from New Zealand". An example on cover sold at the Prestige auction of 5.12.2003 for $2264]