Prestige Philately Auction 105 CatalogueNEW GUINEA "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Ovpts
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - NEW GUINEA "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Ovpts Postal History
1916 commercial cover to NSW with ½d bc pair tied by Rabaul cds, small 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s & initials, opened a little roughly.
1917 Forces use of Church of England Chaplains' Department illustrated envelope to Queensland with 1d type c, Rabaul cds & '[crown]/PASSED CENSOR/4DEC1917/RABAUL' d/s in violet, a few faults.
1918 Hambly cover to Melbourne via Sydney (b/s) correctly rated with ½d block of 4 & 1d pair tied by 'MADANG' cds, German-type 'Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen' Registration Label.
1918-23 philatelic covers from Rabaul to various destinations with all-different Registration Labels or handstamps comprising NSW label with mss "Rabaul", 'Post Office/Rabaul No' h/s, black labels with & without stop after 'RABAUL', R - RABAUL/No...' h/s, and black 'KIETA' label (faults, commercial but truncated). Scarce group.
1919 L'Estrange Ewen cover to GB via Sydney (b/s) with KGV ½d & late use of Roo 3d abc strip tied by Rabaul cds, black Registration label (fault).
1919 & 1922 covers to Australia with various adhesives with black Registration Labels 'RABAUL.' or 'RABAUL' (No Stop).
1924 philatelic cover to USA with KGV ½d 1d red & 1d violet pair plus Roo 3d, large 'RABAUL/NEW GUINEA' cds (P58) & rubber registration h/s.
Postmarks: distorted cds 'DISTR[ICT OFF]ICE/ OCT1922/EITAPE' (P29) reconstructed strike in violet on ½d & 2d orange; and 'DISTRICT OFFICE/ ? /EITAPE' (P31) two strikes in violet on 1d violet x4. Rare pair.