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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Indigenous Peoples
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1934 Victoria CentenaryPerf 10½ 1/- black block of 30 (3x10) from the left of the sheet with margins on three sides, variable centring, some perf separation, unmounted, Cat $3000+. Multiples of this size are rarely see. Ex "Pollie's Hoard": see Lots 191 to 204.
C of A - First Day Covers
1934 Victorian Centenary Perf 10½ 2d 3d & 1/- tied to Eustis cover by 'REGISTERED/2JY34/ADELAIDE SA' cds ACSC #153y registered Adelaide to Alberton & endorsed "Special Delivery" with 'EXPRESS' cachet, Cat $750.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA:Real photo views of York 'Public Gardens' & 'Mt Brown', Osborne 'Loretto Convent' and Wagin 'Main Street' with hotels & shops, also Falk, Austral Stores & other local producers noted Fremantle 'Signal Station', 'Phillimore Street' with HM Hotel, Katanning Hotel, Northam 'Avon River In Flood', Murchison 'Camel Team with Firewood', Aborigines x3, most used to Melbourne & a number with ship endorsements, condition variable but generally fine.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
NORTHERN TERRITORY:c.1912 stampless NZ PPC to "B Tennant Esq/Batchelor's Experimental Farm/Northern Territory/ Queensland" (!) with NZ 'TO PAY/1d' h/s, redirected to "c/- Dr Huxtable/Ch Towers" (= Charters Towers Qld), corner bend. [In 1911, three experimental farms were established, one at Batchelor. Less than three years later, the government moved to shut down the farms at Batchelor and Daly River because of mismanagement]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1906(c.) Rae Brothers pictorial envelopes "set" of 12 views comprising a) with 'Rae Brothers Perth' imprint "CLAREMONT", "MUNDARING WEIR", "PERTH FROM MT ELIZA", "PERTH R STATION" (with tram), "THE ZOO PERTH" & "WATCHING INTER 8-OAR BOAT RACE PERTH 1906"; or b) without imprint "HOLIDAYING ON THE SWAN", "NEW COURT HOUSES PERTH" (with tram), "PARLIAMENT HOUSES PERTH", "THE ESPLANADE PERTH", "WA BLACKS AT BREAKFAST" (a previously unrecorded view) & "WA GINS SMOKE OH", some very fresh, others with very minor blemishes mostly on the reverse, unused. A rare group.
Pacific Islands largely unsorted album with many attractive cards from German New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea, Papua, Solomons, French Pacific, a few Norfolk Island, Tonga & Samoa, many Missionary types, also Liebig cards x8, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. An excellent lot.
(Qty 170 approx)
Album with many better subjects including topless women, cannibals, warriors, Housing, Sugar Industry, Events, etc, some minor duplication, condition variable but most are fine to very fine & many are postally used. A very good lot.
(Qty 180 approx)
Large album of African cards with many indigenous studies & other better subjects, noted French & German Colonies, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, British East Africa etc, some real photo types, condition variable but many are fine to very fine unused or used.
FIJI:Nice collection with lots of Suva & Levuka plus mission cards, native studies, some real photo types, etc, condition variable; also moderns x26.
NEW HEBRIDES:1925 Dual Currency Postage Dues 5d/50c with 'CHIFFRE TAXE' Overprint Doubled, additionally overprinted 'SPECIMEN', large-part o.g. Offered "as is" but we are confident it is genuine. [We can find no record of this error & New Hebrides "guru" Roland Klinger advises he has never recorded it. However, a client has advised that he acquired another example, from Bill Holland’s collection]
NORTH BORNEO:1906 commercial usage of British North Borneo PPC ("Mantenior on Rayoh River") to Germany with State of North Borneo 1c & 3c plus 'BRITISH/PROTECTORATE' Overprints 4c & 8c tied by fine to superb 'SANDAKAN' cds, boxed registration datestamp at the top, 'ETTLINGEN/(BADEN)' arrival cds, minor imperfections.
NORTH BORNEO:1908 commercial usage of Singapore PPC ("Jugglers, The famous growing Mango tree trick") to Java with 'BRITISH/PROTECTORATE' Overprints 4c Orangutan & 10c Sun Bear tied by 'KUDAT' cds, boxed registration datestamp at lower-right, light 'JESSELTON', very fine 'SINGAPORE' & poor 'NI AGENT SINGAPORE' squared- circle transits, minor blemishes on the view side.
OFFICIAL STAMPS: 1936-61 Pictorials Multiple Wmk 1½d Maori Woman SG O122 block of 12 (4x3), well centred, Cat £420+.
No longer available
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
1932 Pictorialsoriginal India ink & watercolour design for the ornamental frame by FE Williams on art paper (184x247mm), affixed in the central void are a rough sketch of a portion of the border & a typed advice: "The shading should be deepened a good deal...", a few insignificant blemishes. Unique and one of the most important pieces for this issue. Ex EC Harris Archive: sold at the Prestige auction of 12.10.2012 for $1552. [With a typed note: "...the Committee thought that it would be advisable to embody some of the Broadside or horizontal designs & are of the opinion that Mr Williams's border can be so adapted..." In fact, it was used only for the 11 vertical designs]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
POSTAL CHARGES:1960 (Mar) 6d with 'IXIXIXIXIX' at the Base on 7½d blue SG D1 block of 12 (6x2) with margins at left & right, well centred, gum toning as is commonly encountered with this issue, unmounted, Cat £9600+. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2000). A spectacular item. [The only larger multiple recorded by us is a more significantly toned block of 15 that sold at the Mossgreen auction of 30.9.2015 for $6842]