Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueNEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
1935 Bulolo Airmails £5 die proof in deep violet on wove paper (66x56mm) with instrument number '128' (reversed) & endorsement "13/[initials]/20.2.3(5)" at lower-right, stained - well clear of the impression - where previously affixed in recessed mount which is included & similarly endorsed on the reverse, the face of the mount with pencil endorsement "£2".
A marvellous proof for the then highest denomination for anywhere in the British Empire, in the approved colour for the second-highest value.
No longer available
1935 Bulolo Airmails £5 emerald-green SG 205, unmounted (slightly tropicalised gum as usual), Cat £750 (mounted).
1939 Bulolo Airs ½d to £1 SG 212-225, variable centring, 10/- & £1 very lightly mounted otherwise unmounted, Cat £1100.
JAPANESE OCCUPATION: 1945 (Dec 1) inwards postcard to a Japanese soldier captured at Rabaul with Imperf 5s Aeroplane, American interpreter censorship 'CCOJ - U3' shield h/s. A very rare & desirable item. [Addressed to Hamada Kaname, South Sea Despatch, Eighth Army Unit 1468]