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Displaying 41 - 60 of 81 Lots in Category - New Guinea
Namatanai: 'NAMATANAI/8SE19/QUEENSLAND' cds - with makeready at the base degraded - in violet on Blatter cover with ½d to 3d (rounded corner), German-pattern R label (damaged before being affixed).
No longer available
Namatanai: 'NAMATANAI/8JL18/----' cds - with filled inscription at the base - in violet on Wilson cover with Second Wmk 1/-, German-pattern R label (damaged before being affixed).
'N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS' Overprints - Postal History
Covers with better frankings including 1d red punctured 'OS', 2d 3d & 4d abc strips, 2/- with the Watermark Inverted x2, Second Wmk 5/-, 'One Penny' on 5d x5 (front only), and Fifth Setting 2/- & 5/-, most are registered, condition variable.
(Qty 8 covers)
1916 registered cover to GB with Second Wmk 1/- blue-green SG 90 type c, German-pattern label & very fine 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' h/s.
1916 (Mar 31) scarce usage of NSW 'Penalty' envelope to Adelaide with 1d type c tied by Rabaul cds, rare black/white 'PASSED CENSOR RABAUL' label (faults) & two strikes of the rare 'passed censor/Rabaul' h/s in violet, vertical fold & a few blemishes.
1916 cover to Melbourne endorsed "Registered" & "36" in red with ½d pair & 1d strip of 3 all type a tied by 'MANUS/5JL16' cds straight-line 'Passed by Censor/["initials"]' on 1916, superb strike of the rare boxed 'Manus' h/s with 'Kaiserliche Station' removed (Powell #83; rated F) on the reverse & Melbourne arrival b/s of 9SE16, minor spotting mostly on the face.
1916 (Aug 22) cover with 'THE TREASURY/RABAUL' cachet in violet at L/L, to Melbourne with 5d type c tied by Rabaul cds, German registration label, Melbourne arrival b/s, slightly truncated & opened-out.
1919 OHMS cover to France with Fifth Setting KGV ½d 4d & 5d plus Kangaroo 6d punctured 'OS' SG O9 (Cat £200 x8+ on cover) all tied by 'RABAUL/14AU19' cds, black/white R label, Sydney transit & Paris arrival b/s. A very rare cover for which the foreign latter rate was 2½d per ½oz x5 + 3d registration + ½d War Tax = 1/4d so ½d short-paid. [With the completed Treasury advice for purchase of stamps dated 7.8.1919]
(Qty 2 items)
1922 (Jan 26) cover with Fifth Setting 3d olive pair tied by 'RABAUL/26JA22/NEW BRITAIN' cds with Reversed 'N' in 'BRITAIN' and scarce black/white 'RABAUL/No B' registration label, 'BREMEN/22.3.22' arrival b/s, rather soiled.
NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
Selection on Hagners with Huts used to 1/- + £1, Undated Airs mint & used, 1935 Bulolo £2 & £5 mint & used, 1939 Bulolo mint & used plus an extra used £1, generally very fine, Cat £4500.
Dated Birds, Undated Airs & Undated 'OS' sets, Cat £950.
1925-39 Issues complete SG 125-225 & O22-54, the £5 Bulolo has redistributed gum, the Hut Airs & Undated Birds are unmounted, Cat £4750+.
1935-39 Bulolo Airs ½d to £2 SG 204 & 212-225, Cat £1450.
'OS' OVERPRINTS: 1925-31 Huts 1d to 2/- SG O22-30, 'RABAUL' cds & 'R RABAUL/No...' cachets, Cat £190++.
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]
Interestingly, 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!
1931 (Nov 6) Australia-England #P36a with very fine boxed 'BY FIRST THROUGH/AIR MAIL/SERVICE/FROM NEW GUINEA' h/s (?) in violet, Hut Airs 2/- & 'OS' 6d tied by Rabaul cds, '.../AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND' cachet applied at Brisbane (?), signed by the pilot "CKingsford Smith", a couple of very minor blemishes, Cat $375. [Tom Frommer's similar cover sold for $528]
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]
1933 1933 (Jan 26) Bena Bena-Wau-Lae-Salamaua #P55 endorsed "Per Aerial Mail/ex Bena Bena Drome/..." signed "HE Woodman/Asst Warden", Undated Airs 1d pair & 2d cancelled in transit at Lae, Salamaua arrival b/s, Cat $1500. Only 10 covers flown. [Alan Grey's example sold for $1952]
1933 (Jan 26) Bena Bena-Wau-Lae-Salamaua #P55 endorsed "Per Aerial Mail/ex Bena Bena Drome/..." signed "HE Woodman/Asst Warden", Undated Airs 1d pair & 3d cancelled in transit at Lae, Salamaua arrival b/s, Cat $1500. Only 10 covers flown. [Alan Grey's example sold for $1952]
1933 (Apr 10) Goroka-Lae-Salamaua #P59 endorsed "By air from WAHGI River/Central New Guinea" & signed "Ian Grabowsky/Pilot Fox Moth/...", Undated Airs 3d cancelled in transit at Lae, Salamaua transit & Sydney arrival b/s, Cat $2000. Only 5 covers flown. [The Leahy Bros Expedition explored the Wahgi Valley & built the airstrip to enable re-supply per Guinea Airways. The airstrip was abandoned at the end of April. Goroka had no post office until after WWII]