Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueNEW GUINEA - 'N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS' Overprints
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - NEW GUINEA - 'N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS' Overprints
Collection on German pages with KGV set plus 4d chrome-yellow (a bit toned), Kangaroos First Wmk to 10/- mint x2 plus 10/- & £1 used, Second Wmk 5/- mint & to 5/- used, Third Wmk simplified mint to £1 x2 plus £1 used, Surcharges mint & used, New Colours used, etc, fine to very fine. All stamps checked by Peter Holcombe & four with his certificates.
1915-16 Overprints on Kangaroos£1 brown & blue SG 85 abc strip, bright colours, lightly mounted, Cat £2750. Rare.
1917-19 seven registered philatelic covers all but one to Switzerland, various Kangaroo & KGV Overprints to 5/- x2, Rabaul registration labels German x3 (two without hyphen) or black/white x3, and two commercial covers to Switzerland 1) with 2½d; and 2) with KGV ½d & 5d, German registration label & '[crown]/PASSED CENSOR/23MAR1917/RABAUL' cachet, Italian censor tape & cachets, minor fault at the top.
1916missionary's cover with 2½d & 1918 cover with 1d only & mss "T30" both to Holland endorsed "Letter for enemy country" or "Letter for Germany" & with black/white or violet/white Sydney censor labels, also 1918 OHMS cover with Treasury cachet & 2½d (rounded corner) unusually to Dutch Indies where readdressed with 'GAROET' arrival b/s.
1928cover to the Neuendettelsauer Mission in Bavaria with late but permitted usage of New Colours 1d violet & 2d scarlet tied by superb 'FINCHHAFEN' cds.
POSTMARKS:Straight-line 'Station Kieta.' in blue on 2½d (rounded corner); also 'RABAUL/Nov,2 1914' on Kangaroo ½d punctured 'OS'.