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Displaying 21 - 40 of 27 Lots in Category - Mining
NEW GUINEA - Flight Covers
1928 (June 28) Wau-Lae ACSC #P12a endorsed "By Air" franked with Huts 3d with typed 'AIR MAIL' & pre-cancelled with 'EDIE CREEK' cds, tied by 'GUINEA AIRWAYS LTD/WAU' h/s & signed in pencil by the co-pilot "AS Cross", faint vertical fold, Cat $2000. A key rarity: only 2 covers flown. Ex Alan Grey. [Carried by horse/mule Edie Creek- Wau and onwards per Junkers J34. Tom Frommer's example sold at our auction of 4.4.2017 for $3360]
Interstingly, it is clear that the stamp was cancelled before being affixed. We're also confident that this cover, being addressed to the Health Department at Salamaua, is a commercial item!
No longer available
1933 (Jan 21) Kainantu-Lae-Salamaua #P53 endorsed "Per Aerial Mail/ex Ramu Goldfields/..." signed by the pilot "John A Jukes", Undated Airs 1d pair & 3d cancelled in transit at Lae, Cat $1000. Only 12 covers flown. [Kainantu, in the Eastern Highlands 170km E of Lae, had no post office until after WWII]
1933 (Jan 21) Bena Bena-Wau-Lae-Salamaua #P54 endorsed "Per Aerial Mail/ex Upper Purari River/..." signed by the pilot "Ray Parer", Undated Airs 1d pair & 3d cancelled in transit at Wau, Salamaua transit & Madang arrival b/s, Cat $1750. Only 8 covers flown. [Bena Bena Aerodrome had just been constructed & there were no postal facilities]
1934 (Apr 2) Mount Hagen-Salamaua-Port Moresby #P68 endorsed "Per air mail X MOGAI DROME" & signed by the pilot "CR Gurney", Undated Birds 1d & Airs ½d John Ash Imprint pairs cancelled in transit at Salamaua, Cat $1500. Only 6 covers flown. [Alan Grey's cover sold for $2196]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1950 (c.) piece of fabric from a parcel with rare franking of Robes 5/- & £1 x4 tied by faint 'WAU' cds, damaged R label. Almost certainly from a bullion package.
1916 Orsk Goldfields (Eastern Siberia) cover to New Zealand with Arms 10k blue x3 tied Cyrillic 'NIKOLAYEVSK ON AMUR' cds with violet 'R' cachet on face and red/black local (Cyrillic lettering) and international (Roman lettering) 'Nikolaevsk, Siberie, Russia' registration labels on back, 'KOBE/JAPAN' and 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY,NSW' transit b/s, green & black New Zealand re-direction label (partly removed) tied by faint arrival marking. [The top left stamp has been removed and replaced with a similar stamp that sadly does not belong]
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History
1947 three long & two oversize airmail covers all to Broken Hill Mining in Melbourne at different rates comprising 75c (Prexies 5c & 20c + 50c Air), $1.50 (Prexies $1 + 50c Air), $3 (Prexies 50c x6 including corner strip of 4), $3.50 (Prexies 25c pair & $1 strip of 3, the cover a bit soiled), and $5 (Prexies $1 strip of 5).