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    AUSTRALIAN TERRITORIES AND MANDATES, NEW GUINEA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 558
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,700

    Range on leaves containing NWPI opts with values to 5/- and Mandated issues with stamps/pieces (186), covers (16), various offices including Angoram, Edie Creek, Gasmata with different spellings, Kavieng/Kawieng, Lae, Rabaul, Salamoa, etc, excellent diversity with annotations according to Powell. Interesting lot

     

    Lot 559
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1911 (2 Nov) PPC to Berlin bearing 5pf with Herbertshöhe cds and on a range of other values and two examples of the Rabaul cds on the 10pf (6)

     

    Lot 560
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $190

    1915 NWPI opt on Kangaroo First Wmk 2½d Indigo (faults) with almost complete strike of straight-line 'Station Kieta' (Powell type 65) in blue. [In use for about six months only]

     

    Lot 561
    Estimate: $2,500

    1915 (11 Jun) registered cover Rabaul to England and re-addressed to Ryde (U.K.) bearing combination franking of 'G.R.I./3d' Rabaul registration label and NWPI opt on ½d and 2½d tied by oval datestamps in violet 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in violet on both sides, Sydney, London and Ryde backstamps

     

    Lot 562
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $160

    KGV 1d Red cancelled with partial strike of 'KULUMADAU S.E.D PAPUA' cds (Lee Type 64 or 65). Very Scarce

     

    Lot 563
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1918 (12 Apr) NWPI opt on KGV 1d Red cancelled 'NAMATANAI' (Powell type 76) in violet with Queensland at base almost indiscernible

     

    Lot 564
    Estimate: $500

    1920 (5 Sep) Kieta datestamps in blue on 1918-23 NWPI opt on Kangaroo 2½d Indigo, SG 107, block of six. Fine

     

    Lot 565
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    KGV 1d Violet (2) on piece cancelled by italics 'S.S. 'Melusia’ ‘ paquebot marking

     

    Lot 566
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    KGV 4d violet cancelled with partial 'MOKAR(ENG) datestamp, Powell type 101

     

    Lot 567
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $525

    1922 NWPI opt on Kangaroo 1/- Emerald cancelled by deformed 'DISTRICT OFFICE/EITAPE' datestamp, Powell type 29. Short-lived canceller in use from October - December 1922

     

    Lot 568
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1923 (9 Jan) NWPI opt on 3d Kangaroo cancelled by '(MOK)ARANG' datestamp. Short lived and rare

     

    Lot 569
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $65

    1923 (11 Feb) NWPI opt on KGV 2d Orange cancelled by largely complete strike of 'WITU' datestamp (Powell type 103) in purple. Scarce - opened June 1922 and closed 1924

     

    Lot 570
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $110

    1927 (May) cover to Victoria bearing Hut 1½d tied on arrival in Australia by Sydney datestamp, double-oval 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER' (Hosking type 1501) alongside in black

     

    Lot 571
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $150

    1928 (Feb) piece franked with Hut 2d tied by 'GASMATTA' (Powell type 98 - 3mm high) datestamp. Short lived use

     

    Lot 572
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $460

    1929 (13 Feb) cover to USA bearing ½d (6) tied by five strikes of double-circled 'DISTRICT OFFICER/KIETA' (Powell type 69) in violet. Scarce

     

    Lot 573
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $80

    1930 (4 Jan) large portion of parcel piece bearing Hut ½d block of six, 1d strip of three and 1½d tied by strikes of Manus (Powell type 85) datestamps

     

    Lot 574
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $190

    1930 (15 Feb) Voyce cover (slightly reduced) to Bougainville bearing Hut 6d block of four cancelled central strike of 'POST OFFICE/KIETA' (Powell type 70) in violet, minor toning around adhesives. Scarce

     

    Lot 575
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $340

    1930 (14 May) cover endorsed 'Printed Matter' to Pago Pago bearing Huts ½d tied by 'FINCHHAFEN' datestamps, unsealed flap on reverse with cachet 'REV J HERRLINGER/Luth, Mission/FINSCHAFFEN/TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA' double-oval cachet in violet

     

    Lot 576
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1931 Dated Birds Air philatelic covers selection with blocks of four of ½d, 1d (2, one airmail Madang-Wau via Salamaua), 1½d (2, one imprint block airmail Edie Creek-Sydney) and 2d, singles (airmail items) for 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d (2), 9d and 1/- (Wau violet cancel), last three registered, generally fine (11). Stamps Cat £215

     

    Lot 577
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $260

    1932 (20 Sep) cover to Sydney bearing Birds Dated 1½d imprint strip of four, Undated 1d, 2d and 3d imprint strips of four (2d strip of 3 and single) tied by Manus (Powell type 85) datestamps in violet

     

    Lot 578
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $260

    1932 (27 Oct) cover to Scotland bearing Dated Bird Airs 4d and 2d tied by strikes of Edie Creek datestamps (Powell type 112)

     

    Lot 579
    Estimate: $200

    1933-60 cover range on leaves cancelled Namatanai cds, incl registered and airmail addressed locally, to Australia or New Zealand. Also few stamps showing two cds types. Mixed condition (13 covers, 7 stamps)

     

    Lot 580
    Estimate: $500

    1935 (22 Feb) intact parcel tag from Wau bearing extraordinary franking of Undated Bird Air Mail issues including £1 block of four (a little wrinkled - sound), which catalogue £330+ as used stamps alone. Rare survivor from gold shipment ex Wau Goldfields

     

    Lot 581
    Estimate: $200

    1935 (29 May) commercial cover Wau to Australia with typewritten 'Port Moresby Airmail' bearing Undated Bird Air 1½d and 3d, mss. 'TAX 9d' over-scored, redirected from Vienna upon arrival and backstamped. Scarce internal airmail service item to foreign destination

     

    Lot 582
    Estimate: $150

    1936 and 1938 commercial airmail covers to Germany at 2/1d rate via Greece (backstamped Athens) and 1/9d Aust-Italy rate, from Lae and Rabaul respectively, small handling tears not unduly detracting

     

    Lot 583
    Estimate: $200

    1937-59 cover range on leaves to or from New Zealand or addressed locally (incl registered and airmail) cancelled Lae cds, range of rates and frankings incl surcharges, one inwards from Auckland with three Relief No. 6 backstamps, also 1955 (4 May) registered Sohano to Buin and a 1955 (7 Mar) airmail cover to NZ with PNG 3d (2) and 3½d used in Solomon Islands. Mixed condition (15)

     

    Lot 584
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    1938 (1 May) commercial airmail cover Wau to Thursday Island bearing solo franking of Undated Bird Air 3½d, slight soiling

     

    Lot 585
    Estimate: $600

    1938 (26 May) airmailed cover (small opening tears) Perth to Port Moresby per inaugural airmail to Papua, overweight and underfranked at 6d, showing 'TAX' (violet) and mss. '10d' and bearing New Guinea Undated Bird 3d and Air 5d and 2d affixed at Rabaul in taxing. Extremely rare adaptation of regular stamps for Postage Due purposes

     

    Lot 586
    Estimate: $200

    1938 (30 May) cover carried on first Official airmail to New Guinea bearing Australia 6d and 1/6d cancelled at Sydney, and uncancelled New Guinea 5d, intended for Scotland and endorsed 'Via English Air mail', reverse with P.M.G.s Dept label inscribed 'It is regretted that the provisions of the/Postal Convention do not permit of the/desired indirect routing of this article

      

    Lot 587
    Estimate: $150

    1938 (5 Aug) commercial airmail cover Wau to Holland bearing Undated Bird Air 5d and 6d pairs (1/10d total) overpaying by 1d the 1/9d ½oz airmail rate, Salamaua, Townsville and Eindhoven transit and arrival markings

     

    Lot 588
    Estimate: $250

    1938 (17 Oct) airmail cover to USA bearing Undated Bird Air 1/- and 6d, Undated Bird 1d, paying air mail to London only, air label cancelled with 2 bars in red, attractive and scarce

     

    Lot 589
    Estimate: $200

    1939 (10 Jul) airmail cover (small blemishes) Kavieng to London bearing Coronation 5d paying 'all-up' 5d ½oz airmail rate which is rare from New Guinea, backstamped Townsville, slight toning

     

    Lot 590
    Estimate: $250

    Selection of U.S. Forces in New Guinea, good range of Post Offices and associated markings, mainly with Australian stamp frankings, some typical mixed condition (25)

     

    Lot 591
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $240

    1941 (4 Jul) Bird Undated 1d reinforced pair with complete strike of 'BULWA/NEW GUINEA' datestamp (Powell type 125). Very rare - opened 22.5.41 and closed 11.2.42

     

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $120

    1941 (22 Aug) neat commercial airmailed cover Wau to Cairns bearing Airmail 1d (2) and 3d and New Guinea Censor tape tied by fine framed 'Passed by Censor/T.N.G. No. 15' handstamp

     

    Lot 593
    Estimate: $200

    1943 (May-Jun) covers (3 - original enclosures) from same correspondence to Sydney at 1d surface and 3d airmail (2, one stamp lost) rates, cancelled by rare 'UNIT POSTAL STATION/A.P.1' datestamp showing a swan and boomerang, in use at Merauke, earliest a particularly good strike in violet

     

    Lot 594
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    1944 (Apr) Official cover to Brisbane with typewritten 'D.A.D. Education/H.Q. N.G.F.' at lower left, 'ARMY/SIGNALS' datestamp opposite, scarce Signals datestamp and time clock on reverse

     

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