Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueSOLOMON ISLANDS - Postal History
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - SOLOMON ISLANDS - Postal History
Philatelic group with 1907 long front with Large Canoes set registered to NSW & 1908 unaddressed cover with Small Canoes to 1/-, both very spotty; 1912-27 Small Canoe registered covers x5; 1938 covers with 'PAQUEBOT' h/s of Tulagi in black or violet; 1956 cover from Australia & 1961 unstamped local cover both with Postage Dues; 1957 with straight-line 'BARAKOMA AIRFIELD' cancels, 8c Aerogramme CTO x2; and four captured Japanese Military Postal Cards - two illustrated - used by NZ Forces.
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1909 stampless OHBMS cover to NSW with 'TULAGI/SP15/1909/BRITISH SOLOMON IDS' cds, Sydney arrival b/s of SP25/09, light blemishes. Under UPU regulations, mail between postal administrations could be sent unpaid.
1912 commercial usage of H&B PPC ('Aola...' - three settlers on a log) to France with Small Canoes 1d tied by a light but legible strike of the rare 'BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS/MA4/1912/AOLA' cds (Proud #D1; LRD), French arrival cds of 18-5/12. PO late-1908; closed mid-1912. [Aola is on the north coast of Guadalcanal. Aola (2) 20.10.1916; closed -.1.1919. Aola (3) mid-1920; closed mid-1922. Type D1 is rated 5000 points, which is HUGE for Proud. John Darnell's similar PPC with equally light strike sold at the Prestige auction of 5.12.2003 for $1456]
The message, signed "RW Gossett", states "Bush Scene on Guadalcanal..." [Ralph Wayth Gosset was a prominent surveyor & geographer, born in New Zealand, who became an expert on Pacific Islands geography & history]
1912 commercial usage of H&B PPC ('Aola...' - river scene) to France with Small Canoes 1d tied by a largely fine strike of the rare 'BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS/MA4/1912/AOLA' cds (Proud #D1; LRD), Sydney machine transit & French arrival cds of 18-5/12. PO late-1908; closed mid-1912. The finest strike & the last of the four similar cards from this correspondence. [The message, signed "Ralph W Gossett", states "Aola River on Guadalcanal. There are one or two fine rivers in the Group. I have just been surveying two on Malayta [sic] Is"]
WWII JAPANESE OCCUPATION: Group of Japanese Forces postal cards of various Military & Naval types most with modern translations that indicate origin as "Unit South Sea Dispatch", four are scenic types. Scarce lot.