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    PACIFIC ISLANDS - OCEANIA, NEW GUINEA

    Lot 559
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,900

    Range on hagners including German 1899 opts to 50pf, Yachts simplified to 5M, NWPI opts to 5/-, 10/- (used, short perfs) and 1, KGV to 5d, 1925 Huts, 1931 Dated Birds, 1932 Undated Birds and 1939 to 1, with corresponding Airmail opts, the 1935 2 and 5 used, 'OS' opts complete, mixed condition, mostly mint (230+)

     

    Lot 560
    Estimate: $150

    1931 Dated Bird Air (philatelic) cover selection with d blocks of four, 1d (2, one airmail Madang-Wau via Salamaua), 1d (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), latter three registered, generally fine (11). Stamps cat 215

     

    Lot 561
    Estimate: $750

    1918-23 NWPI opt on KGV 1d Carmine-Red Die II, SG 103b, fresh block of four, three units unmounted

     

    Lot 562
    Estimate: $2,000

    Officials: 1918-23 NWPI opt on KGV issues punctured 'OS', 1d Red (8, incl pair), 4d Orange (4), 5d Brown (3), colour changes 1d Violet (2), 2d Orange (10), 2d Scarlet (6, incl pair), 4d Violet (2) and 4d Ultramarine (3), mixed condition (38). Retail AU$4100

     

    Lot 563
    Estimate: $750

    Officials: 1918-23 NWPI opt on Kangaroo issues punctured 'OS', 2d (5, incl two pairs), 9d and 1/- (4), mixed condition (10). Retail AU$1700

     

    Lot 564
    Estimate: $250

    Officials: 1918-23 NWPI opt on KGV 1d Rosine Die I punctured 'OS', SG O16, showing 'Compartment line at right', fine used

     

    Lot 565
    Estimate: $200

    Officials: 1918-23 NWPI opt on KGV 4d Violet punctured 'OS', SG O20

     

    Lot 566
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $270

    Stamp Duty: 1930(?) 5/- Red, Barefoot 17, short corner and few minor tones, still rare

     

    Lot 567
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $420

    Stamp Duty: 1930(?) 10/- Red, Barefoot 18, partly affixed to small piece, few minor tones. Very rare

     

    Lot 568
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Postal History: 1915-37 commercial cover selection by surface mostly to Australia, incl 1915 and 1917 censored 1d NWPI frankings (cover faults), latter with variety 'Dot before '1' ', origins Edie Creek (via Wau), Kokopo, Madang date error '21' (bears Dated Bird Air 1d pair), Namatanai, Salamaua, Wau (1931 in violet), noted 1934 Guinea Airways unstamped cover with mss. 'TAX 4d', 1937 mss. 'PER H.M.A.S./'AUSTRALIA' ', good range of frankings incl 'OS' opts and 1932 reg'd Official at 3/7d with Undated Bird Air 1/- and 2/-, some mixed condition (25, five reg'd)

     

    Lot 569
    Estimate: $850 Realised Price : $750

    Postal History: 1915 (1 Mar) envelope bearing 'G.R.I.' and value 5mm apart 2d on 10pf Carmine, SG 20, and 3d Rabaul Registration label, SG 33, (gum staining), tied by double-oval violet 'RABAUL/MAR 1 1915/NEW BRITAIN' datestamp. Stamps alone cat 500

     

    Lot 570
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $340

    Postal History: 1924 (6 Jun) reg'd cover to England with 1918-23 NWPI opt on KGV 1d Violet + 2d Scarlet pair tied by Rabaul datestamps, Sydney transit and Birmingham arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 571
    Estimate: $125

    Postal History: 1927 (May) cover to Victoria bearing Hut 1d tied on arrival in Australia by Sydney datestamp, double-oval 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER' alongside

     

    Lot 572
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $160

    Postal History: 1931-41 philatelic cover selection with 1931 Hut Air values to 1/- (3, two reg'd, one to Switzerland, and 1d imprint strip), 1932-34 Undated Bird 6d reg'd Bulolo, 1935 Jubilee 1d and 2d, 1939 Air FDCs (3) incl 1/-, also 9d reg'd censored cover and group of 1937 Coronation FDCs, generally fine (20 items)

     

    Lot 573
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $900

    Postal History: 1934 and 1938 inaugural Australia-New Guinea and return flights selection, comprising 1934 (46, six reg'd) and 1938 (31, six reg'd), little duplication noted amongst the wide-ranging permutations possible, some with faults, generally good condition (77). AAMC 390-95b/808-12a groups, minimum cat AU$2870 (2008 edition)

     

    Lot 574
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $460

    Postal History: 1935-41 commercial airmail to Australia selection, earliest with solo franking of Undated Bird Air 3d, latest censored (reg'd), varied range of other frankings incl 'OS' opts, from Bulolo, Edie Creek, Salamaua, Wau (endorsed 'Per Carpenter Air Ways'), Wewak, etc, some faults, generally good condition (20, three reg'd)

     

    Lot 575
    Estimate: $200

    Postal History: 1935 (29 May) commercial cover Wau to Australia with typewritten 'Port Moresby Airmail' bearing Undated Bird Air 1d and 3d, mss. 'TAX 9d' over-scored, redirected from Vienna upon arrival and backstamped. Scarce internal airmail item to foreign destination

     

    Lot 576
    Estimate: $175

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

     

    Lot 577
    Estimate: $150

    Postal History: 1938 (1 May) commercial airmail cover Wau to Thursday Is with uncommon solo franking of Undated Bird Air 3d, slight soiling

     

    Lot 578
    Estimate: $750

    Postal History: 1938 (26 May) airmail cover (small opening tears) Perth to Port Moresby per inaugural airmail service to Papua, overweight and underfranked at 6d, showing 'TAX' (violet) and mss. '10d', with Undated Bird 3d and Air 5d & 2d affixed at Rabaul. Extremely rare use of postage stamps for Postage Due purposes

     

    Lot 579
    Estimate: $200

    Postal History: 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 PMG'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 580
    Estimate: $60

    Postal History: 1938 (23 Jul) cover flown from G.B. on 1d 'All-Up' Empire Air Mail Scheme, pictorial cachet in black, Rabaul and Townsville backstamps

     

    Lot 581
    Estimate: $200

    Postal History: 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 oz airmail rate, Salamaua, Townsville and Eindhoven transit and arrival markings

     

    Lot 582
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $650

    Postal History: 1940-41 cover selection censored in Australia, all but one airmail, mostly different Censor handstamps and/or tapes, two 'NOT OPENED', one to Sydney then UK with framed 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY', origins include Bulolo, Kokopo, Lae, Namatanai and Wau, another from Rabaul with uncommon franking of 5d 'OS', some faults, generally good condition (12, two reg'd)

     

    Lot 583
    Estimate: $150

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

     

    Lot 584
    Estimate: $150

    Postal History: 1944 (Apr) Official cover to Brisbane with typewritten 'D.A.D. Education/H.Q. N.G.F.', 'ARMY/SIGNALS' datestamp opposite, scarce Signals datestamp and timeclock on reverse

     

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