Prestige Philately Auction 205 CataloguePAPUA
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - PAPUA
Mostly mint selection on Hagners with BNG to 1/- (used), Small 'Papua' Overprints simplified set & a used 2/6d, Large 'PAPUA' set, 1932 Pictorials (very fine) etc, condition variable, Cat £1200+.
1907-10 Large 'PAPUA' 2/6d black & brown Type A with the rare 'POSTAGIE' variety SG 48a, well centred, very lightly mounted, undercatalogued at £1400.
Only 136 sheets were printed, on which basis alone this variety must be very scarce. However, the flaw developed during the printing and therefore did not occur on all sheets. Absent from the Rybak, Troy & Banwell collections. Tony Williams' and John Williams' (no, they're not related) very fine mint examples sold for $1610 & $2530 at the Prestige auctions of 24/4/2009 & 6/3/2010 respectively. [Note that all stamps from Pos 5 have a White Diagonal Hairline at Upper-Right]
1916-32 Bicolours die proof of Reading's first essay for the 5/- in black on thin wove paper (52x48mm). Ex Estate of Samuel Reading (1952), Hamilton Croaker (1998), Jerry Blair (private sale) & Peter Troy: acquired at the Prestige auction of 28/7/2009 for $6612. Unique & superb! [This version was rejected because of the cutting of the '5/-' values]
POSTMARKS: Selection on Hagners with a few better types including double-circle Port Moresby (Lee #23), small 'DARU/BNG', 'REGIST[ERED]/WOODLARK[S BNG]', '[K]UMUSI', 'KANOSIA', 'TAHIRA', etc, also superb straight-line 'SS Morinda' in violet, a few better stamps noted including Large 'PAPUA' 4d with Thin 'd' SG 79a, condition variable & many are part-strikes only.
(Qty 70 items)