Prestige Philately Auction 231 CatalogueSAMOA
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - SAMOA
1886-1900 Palmtrees Perf 11 2/6d purple vertical pair Imperf Between SG 64ba, large-part o.g., Cat £450.
1886-1900 Palmtrees Perf 11 2/6d purple vertical strip of 3 from the base of the sheet with the upper pair Imperf Between SG 64ba, part- to large-part o.g., Cat £450+. Robert Odenweller at page 147 speculates that only 48 such pairs can exist: 13 pairs survive in two large blocks.
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1894-1900 Issues blocks etc comprising Palmtrees 2½d yellow-ochre SG 59c (no gum), 5d SG 72a & 2½d black SG 81 half-sheets of 60, then 'PROVISIONAL/GOVERNMENT' 4d strip of 4 plus blocks of 4 & 20, 6d block of 32 (no gum), 1/- block of 4 & half-sheet of 60 and 2/6d corner block of 4 & half-sheet of 60, mostly with large-part o.g. & a high percentage are unmounted, Cat £1400++ for mounted singles.
1914 commercial cover to Sydney endorsed "Via Pago Pago" (!) with GRI '½d' on 5pf pair - minor faults - tied German-type 'APIA/11.9.14/(SAMOA)' cds, manuscript "Passed by Censor/N.Z.E.F./HFH/Lt" in red crayon alongside, Sydney 'SP21' roller cancel arrival on back. Ex Jack Hughes: sold at auction in 2011 for $US1207. BPA Certificate (1978). [The first censor was Lieut HF Harlock, who probably was also the writer of the letter. Dick Burgess states the first 'Passed by Censor' h/s is known from 13.9.1914 and states "... covers are known censored in manuscript"]
** Description updated courtesy of Don Mee in New Zealand **
1916 postcard to Sweden requesting information about "Albert Kesselhut who is a POW in Russia...last heard of a year ago when he was in the hospital...", 'SAMOA' KEVII ½d pair tied by 'APIA/16OC16' cds, Censor No 2 cachet in violet on face, a couple of minor marks. [From August 1915 to February 1918 the Swedish Red Cross oversaw the exchange of 60,000+ wounded POWs between Russia and the Central Powers]
AMERICAN SAMOA: 1933-36 three covers to NSW all with very fine strikes of the 'LEONE, TUTUILA, SAMOA' datestamp, the last with 'APIA' transit on the face, a few blemishes. PO 17/6/1931; closed 7/4/1948.