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DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA
Government papers comprising 1886 re Annexation of the Kermadec Islands (trimmed), 1906 re New Hebrides Condominium & the associated Convention, 1920 re New Guinea Mandate, and 1920 re Nauru Mandate & Phosphate Mining; also "The Times" of 4/4/1877 with a description of Fiji, original cinema poster for "Forty Thousand Horsemen" (badly damaged & very fragile), and catalogues for exhibitions by David Hockney and Brett Whiteley.(Qty 9 items)
NEW HEBRIDES: c.1880 two album pages (263x365mm) with seven albumen print photographs of drawings affixed including "Rongavai or Cannibal Club House", "Graves of murdered Missionaries Dillon Bay Erromango", "Mysterious Hut and Images, Mallicollo New Hebrides", three untitled of groups of idols & one of a mission house, the reverse of one page with superb albumen print (270x220mm) of Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains (NSW).
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NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1839 lengthy large-part entire to "James Harris of Dublin", very fine oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER/LONDON' d/s in red & '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/SE*28/1839/SYDNEY' arrival b/s. [The letter advises Harris against going to the South Seas as a missionary. Either he ignored the advice or, as seems likely, the letter arrived after his departure for the New Hebrides. On 20/11/1839, he & John Williams were killed & eaten by cannibals at Erromanga in the New Hebrides]
1909 usage of Hume's PPC "Giant Yam, New Hebrides" to Sydney with NSW 1d Arms tied by one of two strikes of the British 'NEW HEBRIDES/MR3/1909/VILA' cds most unusually in violet, the message headed "E Santo [= Espiritu Santo] Feb 27th 1909" & signed "MK Witts" states "...Do you owe me a letter or do I owe you one!...", a couple of minor blemishes. A very rare & desirable commercial mail item, being a very late usage of NSW stamps in the Condominium. The Vila post office opened 1/10/1908 and NSW stamps were permitted only until 30/11/1908, but this item shows that later usage was tolerated. [We have checked illustrations of more than 40 NSW Period covers & cards. This is the only one with the cds in violet. Roland Klinger records only one later item with NSW stamp, a defective cover with French cds of 9/OCT/09]Maurice Myles Witts arrived in the New Hebrides in 1904 & established a coconut plantation called "Lelek". This card was sent by his wife Mabel Kate Witts. Roland Klinger's website states that Lelak may have been on Lathu Island off Hog Harbour. He suggests that the Vila cds was used aboard ship - in this case, the Burns Philp vessel "Malaita" - but that seems to us to be unlikely. ** However, Roland Klinger has now provided us with the relevant shipping details which, although admittedly only circumstantial evidence, strongly supports the notion that this was a ship-board cancellation, and a forerunner to the later Inter-Island datestamps. It also adds credence to the acceptance of the NSW stamp, as the ship's purser may well not have been informed of the new policy of not accepting NSW issues. [A copy of Roland Klinger's advice has been placed with the lot] **
NEW HEBRIDES: "New Hebrides Cancellation Study 1892-1980" by Phillips et all (1995), loose leaf; and "Fakes, Forgeries, Imitations, Phantoms and Leaps in the Dark" by Crompton & Klinger (2008), 80pp softbound.
GILBERTS & NEW HEBRIDES: "The Postal History of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands and New Hebrides" (2006), 280pp.