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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS


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924

PS

B

1910 commercial usage of German 10pf Postal Card with message headed "SS Germania/Feb 20th 10", to Michigan with very fine 'DEUTSCH SEEPOST/JALUIT-LINIE/21.2/10 - b ' cds used aboard the 'Germania'. The message states "just coming back from two months mostly in the Gilbert Islands. We expect to reach Kusaie [now Kosrae] tomorrow...", a trifle aged. [There was no formal postal service in the Gilberts until 1.1.1911, when Butaritari opened & the first G&E stamps were issued]

750.00

$575.00






925

C

B

1924 (c.) double-rate cover endorsed "Ng Sheung/cm #64/BPC/Ocean Island" addressed in Chinese & English to Hong Kong, very fine postman's delivery 'C5' h/s - a type not recorded by Ted Proud - in red, minor faults. An excellent origin/destination item. [From 1900, the island's phosphate resources were shamefully exploited by the Pacific Phosphate Company. After WWI, the government-backed British Phosphate Company took over but many of the PPC executives continued with the BPC]

300.00

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926

C

B

1950 commercial airmail cover from Fiji with KGVI 6d Map tied by light 'NUNUKULOA' cds & 'T/("40c")' h/s both in violet to PanAm on Canton Island, Postage Due 2d pair tied by 'G&EIC CANTON ISLAND/BRITISH POST OFFICE' arrival cds, minor blemishes. [Nunukuloa is on the NE coast of Viti Levu, about 80km N of Suva]

500.00

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