Prestige Philately Auction 233 CatalogueNEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues - Postal History
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Internal covers comprising 1931 OHMS to Ambunti with Huts 'OS' 4d tied by 'POST OFFICE/SALAMOA' cds, 1933 Chinese merchant's covers to Rabaul from Namatani & Salamaua, 1939 airmail from Wau to Bishop Wade at Kieta, 1940 Rabaul-Kavieng redirected to Brisbane, and 1940 stampless OHMS by air Salamaua-Rabaul.
Inwards mail 1) 1934 GB airmail with KGV 9d green, a bit aged; 2) 1938 German registered airmail to "Catholic Mission/Alexishafen near Madang" with Airs 80pf 100pf 2mk & 3mk, light vertical fold; and 3) 1941 (Oct 20) surface from GB with KGVI ½d & 1d x2 and 'NOT TRANSMISSABLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s of Sydney, minor faults.
1934 unaddressed parcel tags with Undated Airs 1) at £1/13/3d with 3d 1/- x3 10/- & £1; 2) at £2/5/7d with 3d 4d & £1 pair plus unoverprinted 5/-; 3) at £2/14/3d with 3d 2/- pair 10/- (on reverse) & £1 pair; and 4) at £3/3/7d with 3d 4d & 1/- on reverse + 2/- & £1 irregular strip of 3; all with 'WAU' cds, a few faults & some creasing, stamps Cat £800+. [If you wish to induce a migraine, the rate was 2d per oz + airmail supplement of 3d per ½oz plus 3d registration. Good luck!]
TO AUSTRALIA: 1931-40 bundle including with better postmarks 'POSTAGE PAID/RABAUL', 'POST OFFICE/ SALAMAUA', 37½mm 'POST OFFICE/KIETA', double-circle 'DISTRICT OFFICE/AMBUNTI' x2 & '.../GASMATA', also 1937 (June 4) Volcanic Eruption flight Kokopo-Sydney-Perth, 1940 from Kavieng with 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 1' cachet, six registered with rubber 'R' h/s of Gasmata, Lae, Madang, Rabaul x2 & Salamaua, also 1942 from Sydney with 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s in red, condition variable.
TO AUSTRALIA: 1931 (June 16) cover to NSW with Huts 2d tied by very fine 37½mm 'POST OFFICE/KIETA' cds (Powell #70; rated D).
TO AUSTRALIA: 1934-38 family correspondence covers to NSW with various frankings including 'OS' Overprints & Silver Jubilee Overprints, all by ship cancelled on arrival at Cairns x4, Brisbane x9 or Sydney with various 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER' or 'PAQUEBOT' handstamps or 'PAQUEBOT' machine types, condition variable. A remarkable group.
TO AUSTRALIA: 1937 stampless OHMS cover endorsed "Franked" & "JBourke/PM", to Melbourne with Kokopo cds of 4JU37, Sydney transit b/s of 7JNE/1937. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $414. [In early June 1937, Rabaul experienced violent volcanic eruptions. Emergency mails were transported to Kokopo, from where they were flown to Brisbane for on-forwarding]
TO AUSTRALIA: 1939-42 airmail covers with various frankings & all-different censor labels including red/white '6 PASSED BY CENSOR' of Hobart x2 &/or cachets including boxed TNG types 1 2 & 15, 1939 (Oct) with boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/...' of Melbourne, two different ' 1 /NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR' types of Brisbane, stampless from Victoria with 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s, three military types, etc, various postmarks & three are registered, condition variable.
Buy NowPrice $270.00T + Buyer's Premium
TO AUSTRALIA: 1939 (Oct 7) airmail cover with Bulolo 2d & 3d tied by 'BULOLO' cds, Salamaua transit b/s, rare boxed 'OPENED BY/CENSOR/...' h/s in blue (Little #H4-1a: recorded in blue Sep-Oct 1939 only). Ex John Little: acquired at the Prestige auction of 5.3.2011 for $437.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE 1934 'EDIE CREEK' to Kenya (badly stained); to New Zealand x3, one defective with Solomons/NG combination franking, one with light 37½mm 'POST OFFICE/KIETA' cds; to Papua x3, one a mission cover to "Duvera/Mouth of the Mambari", one OHMS with Bulolo 5d + Huts 'OS' 2d pair; & to South Africa.
Buy NowPrice $150.00T + Buyer's Premium
TO BRITISH EMPIRE CANADA: 1941 (May 1) Guinea Airways (imprint on the flap) commercial double-rate airmail cover to Canada via Sydney (b/s) with exceptional franking of Undated Birds 1d & 2/- plus Bulolo Airs 1/- & 5/- tied by 'WAU' cds, Wau registration h/s in violet below, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied to the reverse by boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 22', Sydney transit b/s, 'MONTREAL/CANADA' arrival b/s & bilingual 'National Revenue Postal Branch/ 7 /25MAY1941/.../MONTREAL PQ' cachet in violet on the face, ironed-out central vertical fold & a couple of minor blemishes. Probably the pre-eminent commercial airmail cover from New Guinea. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 22.2.2013 for $3910. [The PanAm trans-Pacific Clipper rate was 3/11d per ½oz x2 = 7/10d + 3d registration]
TO BRITISH EMPIRE GREAT BRITAIN: Useful batch including 1929 underpaid with GB Postage Due 3d, 1930 with Sydney cds & 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER' h/s, 1931 with Brisbane machine cancel & 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER' h/s, 1932 with huge 'DISTRICT OFFICE/AMBUNTI' cds, 1936 with superb 'EDIE CREEK' cds, 1940 with Birds 6d & 1/- and boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 8' h/s, 1940 with boxed 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY' h/s, etc, condition variable.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE Official covers with various 'OHMS' headers, two stampless with 'POSTAGE PAID/RABAUL' cds or endorsed "Official/Free", the others with various 'OS' Overprints including 3d 6d & 9d on 1937 registered airmail, condition variable.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE 1936 (Aug 3) airmail cover to Surrey with Undated 9d x2 tied by Rabaul cds, attractively stained & with very fine 'DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER' h/s. Carried per 'Scipio' which crashed on 22.8.1936 on approach to Crete.
TO BRITISH EMPIRE HONG KONG: 1930s cover with 'SS FIDERUN/NORD/DEUTSCHE/LLOYD/HONGKONG/NEW GUINEA SERVICE' cachet in rosine & Undated 2d cancelled on arrival with '.../MEL[...]ERS & CO/SHIPPING DEPT/HONG KONG' cachet in violet, light vertical fold at left.
Buy NowPrice $300.00T + Buyer's Premium
TO BRITISH EMPIRE 1939 (July 13) registered all-up airmail cover with Bulolo 3d & 1/- tied by 'MADANG' cds, rubber 'R' cachet, 'SALAMAUA' & 'TOWNSVILLE' transit b/s, Hong Kong 'R4'-in-circle postman's h/s - similar to Ted Proud's #PB194 - on the face, minor blemishes. [The all-up rate to Hong Kong was 11d but to China - as this item is addressed - it was 1/-, + 3d registration]
Buy NowPrice $190.00T + Buyer's Premium
TO BRITISH EMPIRE INDIA: 1938 (Oct 17) Empire Air Mail Scheme (EAMS) cover with Undated Airs 4d pair (small faults) tied by Salamaua cds, rubber registration cachet, 'REGISTERED/TOWNSVILLE' transit & 'SIMLA/29OCT38' arrival b/s, readdressed within the city. [EAMS operated 2.8.1938 to 3.9.1939 only. Covers to anywhere except GB are scarce & registered covers are rare]
TO BRITISH EMPIRE NORTHERN RHODESIA: 1940 (Mar 16) New Guinea Goldfields inadequately addressed cover with Bulolo 6d & 1/- tied by 'WAU' cds, plain censor label with typed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' (Little #NGL1) tied by boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 22' in red (recorded in red by Little 5.4.1940 only), Salamaua transit & Egyptian censorship cachet, 'INCONNU/NOT KNOWN' & 'RETOUR' h/s applied, 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/5JY40/BRISBANE' b/s & superb boxed '.../RETURN TO SENDER' h/s both in red. [The origin of the instructional cachets is unclear. They don't conform with illustrations in Proud's Rhodesia volumes. They may all be used at Brisbane: if so, this item must have been returned under cover]
Buy NowPrice $380.00T + Buyer's Premium
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: Useful group comprising 1936 double-rate registered to "Austria/Europe" with Undated Airs 9d, 1939 to "Austria Germany", 1939 registered air to Italy with large 'R WAU' h/s, 1930 to American Samoa, 1940 censored to American Samoa with Bulolo 6d plus boxed Censor No 25 h/s & boxed 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY' h/s, 1940 to Switzerland with boxed Censor h/s No 2, and 1940 from 'MANUS' with boxed Censor No 8 h/s, some faults.
Buy NowPrice $230.00T + Buyer's Premium
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: ARGENTINA: 1937 (Dec 1) cover with Undated 2d x3 tied by Rabaul cds, registration h/s in black, Buenos Aires b/s & 'CERTIFICADOS/90/CENTRAL' h/s on the face. Rare destination. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 14.8.2010 for $335.