Prestige Philately Auction 233 CatalogueNEW GUINEA - 'N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS' Overprints - Mail to Australia
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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - NEW GUINEA - 'N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS' Overprints - Mail to Australia
1916-20 group mostly with 1d frankings also ½d block of 4 - with scarce black/white 'PASSED CENSOR RABAUL' label - 2d orange & 2d Roo single or pair, one a Comforts Fund front with printed '.../EXPEDITIONARY FORCES/ RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN' at U/L, two redirected to New Zealand, three from 'MADANG', two from 'MANUS' & one from 'MOROBE', two are OHMS, condition variable.
1915 (June) cover endorsed "Censored/DB Hempsted Lt/for DO Herbertshohe", to Melbourne with 1d type a tied by straight-line 'Herbetsh0h' h/s (Powell #12; rated F), Sydney transit b/s of 28JE15, minor imperfections.
1915 (June 8) cover endorsed "From Major JP Fry" to his son in Brisbane with ½d pair types a-c (aberrant setting from the base of the forme) tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, superb straight-line 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' h/s in violet, 'PASSED CENSOR/19JE15/BRISBANE' cds on the face.
230.00 (1 Bid)
1915 (Oct 10) double-rate cover endorsed "From Major Fry" to his son in Brisbane with 2d type a tied by Rabaul cds, straight-line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in violet, Sydney machine transit of 25OC-1915 on the face, minor blemishes.
1916 double-rate cover to a Melbourne department store with Roo 2d type a tied by light 'SAMARAI/PAPUA' cds & with Papuan 'TAX' h/s at L/L, 'T ("2d")' h/s applied at Melbourne & Postage Due 2d affixed. [Probably from Morobe, the southernmost settlement in New Guinea, by sea to Samarai. The New Guinea franking was invalid in Papua but only the single deficiency was charged]
1917 (Mar) overweight mission cover (233x150mm) endorsed "...Lae Port Finschhafen" & "via Rabaul chief Censor", to Queensland with 1d type c (damaged) tied by 'MOROBE' cds, manuscript "Passed by Censor/GC DO Morobe/27 3 17" in red at left, Sydney transit b/s of MY9-1915, superb 'T2D'-in-oval h/s of Brisbane (?), Postage Due 1d & highly irregular usage of KGV 1d In lieu of 1d Postage Due tied by 'BETHANIA/11MY/17/QUEENSLAND' cds, central fold & repaired fault above the stamps. A remarkable item for its origin, the form of censorship & the use of the KGV 1d to pay postage due]
1918 illustrated cover with 'Church of England Chaplains Department' imprint at top largely obscured by ½d 1d & 2½d tied by Rabaul cds, to Queensland with German 'R' label & '[crown]/PASSED CENSOR/1FEB1918/RABAUL' h/s in violet, Sydney transit & Brisbane arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
1918 (Nov 10) parcel piece (160x132mm) to "Supervisor of Rifle Clubs/Victoria Barracks/Brisbane" with rare franking of Fifth Setting 2d & 3d vertical strip of 3 & irregular provisional usage of 'NSW' registration label endorsed "Rabaul", unusual seriffed 'PASSED CENSOR' h/s in violet, ironed-out vertical fold. An exceptional usage.
1919 (Nov 26) cover endorsed on the flap "...Boram/Madang", to Adelaide with 1d x3 tied by 'MADANG' cds, 'SYDNEY/DE20/1919 - HELP REPATRIATION/BUY/WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES' slogan b/s, forwarded to 'HENLEY BEACH' (b/s), central fold. [Unusual payment from New Guinea of the ½d war tax]
1921-23 covers with New Colours frankings of 1d violet pair, 2d orange x4 or 2d scarlet, two with 'MANUS' cds, condition variable.