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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2766 << Previous   Next >>

Category: NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues - Postal History

Description: TO BRITISH EMPIRE CANADA: 1941 (May 1) Guinea Airways (imprint on the flap) commercial double-rate airmail cover to Canada via Sydney (b/s) with exceptional franking of Undated Birds 1d & 2/- plus Bulolo Airs 1/- & 5/- tied by 'WAU' cds, Wau registration h/s in violet below, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied to the reverse by boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 22', Sydney transit b/s, 'MONTREAL/CANADA' arrival b/s & bilingual 'National Revenue Postal Branch/ 7 /25MAY1941/.../MONTREAL PQ' cachet in violet on the face, ironed-out central vertical fold & a couple of minor blemishes. Probably the pre-eminent commercial airmail cover from New Guinea. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 22.2.2013 for $3910. [The PanAm trans-Pacific Clipper rate was 3/11d per Żoz x2 = 7/10d + 3d registration]

Listed in: New Guinea , AUSTRALIA , CANADA , Registered Mail & Registration Labels , Censored Mail , Airmail Stamps , Flight Covers Commercial , NEW GUINEA Mandated Territory Issues , Postal History

Estimate: AUD$ 3500.00T

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Item was sold for: $2,700.00T