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    PACIFIC ISLANDS - OCEANIA, PAPUA

    Lot 627
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $11,000

    Queensland used in: 1889 (Jul) 'Granville' cover to Nova Scotia bearing 1d and 6d (small faults), cancelled by 8-bar 'NG' obliterator with 'GRANVILLE/B.N.G.' datestamp alongside, Queensland transit and Windsor arrival backstamp. 1968 Robson Lowe Certificate of opinion stating 'The Queensland stamps used on an envelope from Granville July 1889, although not tied are believed to have been used on this cover. The writing is that of the The Hon.A. Musgrave, Secretary to the Lt.Governor of B.N.G.''the cover is addressed to Nova Scotia. This correspondence came to me from the Musgrave family about 1930. The top of the envelope has been cut away (it was probably ragged) and it is possible that the position of the stamps has been altered by a subsequent owner, although from the appearance of the inside of the envelope and the feel of the stamps (the indentation of the cancellation is noticeable) they have not been moved.' One of the great covers of Papua, in condition equal to or better than the other few known examples

     

    Lot 628
    Estimate: $1,750

    Queensland used in: 1900 (16 Jul) cover to Cooktown bearing 2d Blue tied by 9-bar BNG obliterator, Samarai datestamp alongside, arrival backstamp, small tear at top. Scarce

     

    Lot 629
    Estimate: $125

    Queensland used in: 2d Blue pair cancelled by 8-bar BNG obliterator of Port Moresby

     

    Lot 630
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $1,050

    1901-47 range on hagners incl 1901-05 to 2/6d, 1906-07 'Papua' opts values to 2/6d, 1907-11 small and large 'PAPUA' to 2/6d, 1911-15 Monocolours to 2/6d, 1916-31 Lakatois to 10/- (no 3d), 1929-31 Airs and Surcharges, few imprints, 1917 'ONE PENNY' Surcharges monogram blocks of four, 1934 Declaration imprint strips of three CTO, 1935 Jubilee and 1938 Airs blocks of four, 1939-41 Airs to 1/6d corner imprint blocks, Officials punctured and optd 'OS' to 2/6d, mixed condition (290+)

     

    Lot 631
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $160

    1910-11 large 'PAPUA' 2/6d Black and Brown type C, SG 83, block of four

     

    Lot 632
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    1932 Pictorials commercial covers usage selection with d (8) incl 1934 cancelled at Brisbane by superb circular 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER', 1937 airmail to Australia with d (4), 1d and 6d, and 1941 d + 5d short-lived War Tax 5d airmail rate, 1d (6) incl 1941 reg'd censored with 1d, 3d and d, 2d (5, two censored, one combination with Australia 1d), 3d (2), 4d (censored), 9d on 1938 reg'd cover to UK endorsed 'Contents/English Silver', and 1/3d philatelic 1942 use at Rear H.Q. 7 Division (censored), odd fault, mostly fine (13)

     

    Lot 633
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1932 Pictorials d (both printings) to 1, SG 130-45, generally fine used (17)

     

    Lot 634
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    'Stamp Duty.' opts on small 'PAPUA' d Black and Green on small piece, 6d Green and Black, large 'PAPUA' 1d Black and Red, and on Monocolour 1d shades (4, one uncancelled). Barefoot cat 85

     

    Lot 635
    Estimate: $175

    Postal History: 1908 (19 Dec) attractive front (possibly from a parcel) endorsed 'REGISTERED LETTER' and '5oz' to South Australia bearing 1d and 6d tied by Samarai datestamp, two strikes of 'REGISTERED/SAMARAI B.N.G', 7d franking for 4d -1oz Letter rate plus 3d registration

     

    Lot 636
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    Postal History: 1914-41 commercial covers selection mostly to Australia incl airmail (9, one censored), useful items noted 1920 1d punctured 'OS' to Papuan Govt Agent Sydney, reg'd (8, two fronts only) with 1930-31 to same addressee at 4d and increased 6d rates, frankings of d (9) and 2d on 1d (3), respectively, latter with Treasury Dept Paymaster handstamp, cancellations include very fine Buna Bay and Kulumadau, some mixed condition, generally fair/good (31)

     

    Lot 637
    Estimate: $200

    Postal History: 1927 (19 Jul) commercial reg'd cover (small faults) Daru to Victoria with 3d and 1d tied by Lee #47 datestamp, red registration label (type unrecorded by Lee), also 1935 philatelic cover with three strikes of #45 datestamp, one in violet (Lee gives 1925-26 use only)

     

    Lot 638
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Postal History: 1934 and 1938 Australia-Papua and return 1st flight covers selection, former (27, one reg'd) and latter (12), wide variety of frankings, flight configurations, little if any duplication, odd fault, generally fine (39). AAMC 390-95b/808-12a groups, minimum cat AU$1440

     

    Lot 639
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    Postal History: 1934-40 mostly philatelic covers selection (14) incl 1934 flight cover to Australia with Papua handstruck 'TAX' (mss. '4d') and Due 4d affixed, 1934 Declaration set FDCs (9) reg'd at Abau, Buna Bay, Bwagaoia, Daru, Ioma, Kokoda, Kulumadau, Losuia, 1939 Air set FDC with Port Moresby double-circle datestamp, 1940 and 1942 censored covers from UK, earlier with scarce Lee #C6 (part strike as usual), etc, generally good condition; also bundle of mostly 1937 Coronation miscellany (30) in mixed condition and Robson Lowe 1970s auction catalogues (2 - prices realised) with much Papua material incl 1976 De La Rue Archive

     

    Lot 640
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    Postal History: 1934 (26 Jul) Port Moresby-Australia first official flight O.H.M.S. cover showing excellent strike of 'JUNE/1934' cachet error, AAMC 395d

     

    Lot 641
    Estimate: $150

    Postal History: 1939 (29 Sep) commercial reg'd airmail cover (small faults) Losuia to NSW bearing 1939 Air Mail 3d, 5d and 2d, red and black registration label

     

    Lot 642
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Postal History: 1940-42 selection of Papua Forces Censorship handstamps on covers (6) incl 'R.A.A.F/ PORT MORESBY, PAPUA' with added signature (Lee #C13), 'No. 11 Squadron/R.A.A.F. PORT MORESBY' (#C14), scarce diamond 'R.A.A.F./Passed by Unit/Censor/No. 12' (#C17) in combination with unusual 'R.A.A.F. CONCESSION RATES' (#C15) applied to tape and affixed to cover, also airmail covers (5) with range of Australian Censor handstamps and/or tapes, some mixed condition, generally good (11)

     

    Lot 643
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $2,100

    Postal History: 1941 (12 Dec) airmail cover Port Moresby to Queensland, two types of Papua Censor handstamps, cover showing clear indication of trauma, backstamped Deception Bay Qld (15 JA 42) over a month after sending, apparently corroborating occurrence of a major interruption to transmission of this article. A previously unchronicled incident

     

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