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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - Landscape - Islands
C of A - Military - World War II
THURSDAY ISLAND:1943 airmail covers from the one correspondence to "Lieut William B Henry/Sh D Stations P & Q/Torres Island Force" at various rates with a variety of frankings, about half with 'FIELD PO/0101' arrival cds used at Thursday Island, condition variable. Proceeds to Walter & Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.
VICTORIA:NAGAMBIE TO PORTARLINGTON: Album of mostly topographicals including many better cards from Nagambie, Nathalia, Numurkah, Olinda (mostly Roses), Orbost, Outtrim, Phillip Island including F&J chromolithos x8, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, etc, some real photo cards & lots of Rose cards, condition variable.
Europe selection including Heligoland three 1887 private 'Island' views cards with British 'HELIGOLAND' cds, Germany 1880s Postal Cards & PPCs with woodcut illustrations on reverse of Bastei-Brucke, Schneekoppe & 'Gruss vom Inselberg', Fiume with Undivided Backs x6, Trieste Undivided Back with Domenico Rossetti illustrations on both sides & 1911 busy scene at Grado with Austrian stamp & 'GRADO' cds, Zara street scene & Dalmatia Costumes x3, Panorama cards from Bulgaria x2, Chile, Germany x2, Hungary, Romania, Russia, USA & 'Sierra Leone - Barracks of...West African Regiment', a few problems but mostly fine to very fine.
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BRITISH WEST INDIES
BAHAMAS:Stockbook collection with QV £1 fiscally used, KEVII mint to 5/- including shades, KGV MCA to 5/- x2 plus a tropicalised £1, Staircases, Badges including shades, Tercentenary sets ** & CTO, KGVI to £1 * & U, Columbus set **, 1948 Eleuthera set **, Wedding **, 1954 Pictorials **, etc.
(Qty 200 approx)
CAYMAN ISLANDS: 1908 Postal Fiscal '1D' on 4d grey & red/yellow, some toned perf tips but very fresh, very lightly mounted, Cat £250 mint: see Gibbons footnote below SG MP5.
ST VINCENT:1880 Perf 11-12½ 6d bright green SG 30, exceptional centring, large-part o.g., Cat £475. Superb!
COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1950cover to England with "LJ Wheatley/Cocos Islands/co Cable & Wireless Ltd/Singapore" return address and superb strike of Leigh-Parkin's boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' h/s in violet alongside Australia 1/6d Hermes (fault) applied for airmail & cancelled with Perth '5 OCT' slogan, endorsed "First Day Cover" for the cachet's introduction, plus real photo PPC of tiny yachts collecting Tin Can Mail from the passing P&O "Orion" off Cocos Islands.
1951Leigh Parkin airmail cover to Devon with very fine strikes of the boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' h/s & straight-line 'Per WAVE BARON' h/s both in violet, Ceylon 75c for airmail affixed & tied by Colombo cds of 22JA/51, very minor blemishes. Ex Kim Dwyer: sold at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $2185. [This was the only tin can mail per 'Wave Baron'. On 5.1.1951, an attempt by RMS 'Orion' to collect the Tin Can Mail 'barrel' failed. The 'Wave Baron' passed the islands on 17.1.1951 & was able to collect the mail]
1944cover to GB with 'PRINCE OF WALES ROAD/SLIEMA MALTA' cds & 'SLIEMA' registration label, 'OPENED BY/EXAMINER' label LTM#L7D & small 'DD 1020' h/s LTM#H5A plus 40mm triple-circle 'PASSED FOR DESPATCH/[crown]/INITIAL.../OFFICIAL MAIL' cachet (rated 10: stated only 3 examples recorded).
NEW ZEALAND - Postal History
1916 (Mar) cover endorsed "...Motuihi...Prisoner of war!" on the flap, to Germany with 'From Prisoner of War/Free' h/s (typed?) at lower-left & superb 'PASSED BY THE/MILITARY CENSOR/N.Z.' h/s in violet, with the enclosed letter headed "Motuihi 2.3.1916". Exc Gordon Darge. [The 2-line Free marking appears to be produced by the same typewriter as the address & the enclosed letter! This suggests that the inmates were responsible for the endorsement! NB: Startup & Proud's illustration at page 47 is a caricature only]
(Qty 2 items)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1946-48batch of airmail covers to Cuthbert's Misima Goldmine Ltd in Sydney with various Australian adhesives tied by 'SAMARAI' or 'BWAGAOIA' cds, one of the earliest underpaid with Postage Due 3d pair tied by Sydney cds.
Two exhibit pages with 1913 master die proof with blank value tablets & faint guidelines in the margins in black on thin card recessed in a larger mount, 6c violet Postal Card in the same design with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, 1936 25c imperf colour trial pair in purple on white paper with ruled blue lines on the reverse, 1936 Jubilee set on registered philatelic cover, 1952 20c & 50c Aerogrammes unused, etc. Ex "Whiskers".