Prestige Philately Auction 147 CataloguePAPUA
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - PAPUA
1904 PPC ("Native of Cape Nelson") to England with BNG 1d only & very fine 'SAMARAI/BNG' cds, manuscript "T1d" in red & superb strike of the rare '5/CTMS/T' h/s applied in error, superb '1D/F.B./G.' h/s applied at London. [The generic tax handstamps are unlisted by Lee. They were issued to all major Queensland post offices - including Port Moresby & Samarai - for use on underpaid mail to foreign countries. Very few such markings, of which this may be the earliest, have been recorded from Papua. The clerk made two mistakes: 1) taxing the deficiency only ½d (5c) instead of 1d (10c); and 2) using the handstamp on mail to England]
1910 Union Bank of Australia cover from Melbourne to the Port Moresby branch with untied Victoria 3d orange-brown, fine 'PORT MORESBY/28 OCT 10/PAPUA' b/s overlapping Sydney transit cds.
No longer available
1916 long stampless OHMS cover to Canada via Singapore & London (b/s) with printed 'OFFICIAL/ FREE' at upper-right but with Monocolours ½d pair & 4d added, 'Territory of Papua/Office of...' imprint at L/L, red registration label (Lee #R3), vertical fold & minor creasing.
1930 (July 19) possibly commercial airmail cover to Carpenter & Co at Salamaua with Bicolours 1½d + 'AIR MAIL' 3d tied by Port Moresby cds, carried 21/7/1930 for Morlae Airlines by Ray Parer: see AAMC #P20; Cat $325.
POSTAL CARDS: 1901 1d red & 1½d blue, superb unused. Rarely available this fine. No reserve. (Qty 2)
POSTAL CARDS: c.1917 1d issue with the BNG stamp totally obliterated with a printed oblong in black, faults but believed to be the only recorded unused example. [This item was sold for $484 at the Macray Watson sale of 5/2/1991. It is believed to be a trial for official Postal Cards that was not proceeded with. However, a used example with a 1d perf 'OS' affixed across the obliteration is known: see the enclosed 1987 article by Gary Watson]