Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueNEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
Handy group of mostly 1930s commercial official & philatelic covers with a few better frankings, 1935 endorsed "via Rabaul/late fee" to Victoria with Papuan ½d 1½d & 2d tied by 'RABAUL' cds, Victoria, 1937 Rabaul Volcano flight x2, 1941 air to Qld with Lady Gowrie label on the reverse (the only example we have seen from New Guinea), 1941 censored to Hong Kong airmail to Singapore with two different postmen's h/s & 'BUY/BOMBERS' h/s, etc, a few are registered, condition variable.
Collection mostly mint with a few NWPI overprints to 1/- (used), Huts with 'AIR MAIL' overprints to 5/- * and 'OS' overprints set *, Dated Birds 'AIR MAIL' overprints to 5/- *, Undated Birds set *, to 10/- used, 'AIR MAIL' overprints to 2/- plus £1 * and complete set used, Bulolos low values with 9d * and 1/- used x2, some duplication, also a little early PNG, condition generally fine.
Basic mostly mint collection on leaves with Huts 10/-, Hut Airs, Undated Birds 5/- & 10/- plus used £1, Undated Airs £1 used, superb 1935 Bulolo £2 & £5, 1939 Bulolo set, 'OS' Overprints including Undated Birds, etc, generally very fine, Cat £3000+.
POSTMARKS: Folder with 1920s array all on commercial pieces with NWPI or Territory frankings, including 'POST OFFICE/AITAPE', 'DISTRICT OFFICE/AITAPE', 'GASMATTA/NEW GUINEA', huge 'POST OFFICE/KAVIENG', 'DISTRICT OFFICE/MOROBE' (rated G; only the second example recorded), 'NAMATANAi/NEW GUINEA', 'POST OFFICE/SALAMOA', TALASEA', etc, some duplication, also a light strike of the previously unrecorded double-circle 'POST OFFICE/KOKOPO' in red. A fascinating new find, offered untrimmed as per the vendor's instructions. [With the four parts of Phillip Blakeney's 'PNG Calling' article re his discovery of this material at a garage sale, and his conclusion that it all originated from the office of the 'Rabaul Times' newspaper. The only item removed by us is the next lot]
(Qty 66 items)
POSTMARKS: double-circle 'POST OFFICE/NOV/1926/9/KOKOPO' in red on Huts 1½d with a second part-strike alongside. This is a new discovery, similar in style to Powell #15 but with 'P.O.' and the quotation marks omitted. The only other recorded example is a part-strike in the previous lot, from the same "find".