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    REST OF THE WORLD, GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS

    Lot 706
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $210

    1911 d to 1/- KEVII optd 'SPECIMEN' and additionally handstamped 'ULTRAMAR', the 1d damaged and surface abrasion on the 1/-. Rare (7). Ex Portuguese India Archives

     

    Lot 707
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $480

    1912-24 KGV d to 1 (no 3d) optd 'SPECIMEN' and additionally handstamped 'COLONIAS' (d to 4d and 2/- to 5/-) or 'ULTRAMAR' (5d to 1/-) in violet; 1918 1d red KGV 'WAR TAX' optd 'SPECIMEN' and additionally handstamped 'COLONIAS' in red; plus 1922-27 d to 10/- optd 'SPECIMEN' only. Several abrasions and perf faults, still a rare group (18). Ex Portuguese India Archives

     

    Lot 708
    Estimate: $350T

    Postal History: 1907-23 selection franked with N.Z. adhesives tied by Fanning Island datestamps (Vernon type 21) including 1907 PPC to N.S.W., covers 1913 to Ireland, 1920 to England and 1923 to USA and Hawaii, mixed condition (5 items)

     

    Lot 709
    Estimate: $175

    Postal History: 1914-51 selection of covers, the earliest being 1914 bearing d (3) and 1d tied by double-circle datestamps to USA, 1922 five registered covers Ocean Is. to Apia with values to 1/-, later FDC's with various datestamps, 1951 Canton Is to Australia with KGVI set, etc, mixed condition (15 covers)

     

    Lot 710
    Estimate: $125T

    Postal History: 1914 (22 Jan) registered cover to London bearing 2d Pine and KGV 4d tied by Ocean Island double-circle (Vernon type 2) datestamps, black and red registration label with manuscript 'Ocean Island', backstamps of Sydney and Dover

     

    Lot 711
    Estimate: $200

    Postal History: c.1928 solo franking of Local 5c 'COCOANUT PLANTATIONS LTD' Perf 11 on cover to U.S.A., tied by type 55 pictorial canceller in violet, minor toning

     

    Lot 712
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    Postal History: 1928 printed OHMS registered cover to USA bearing KGV 5d tied by 'OCEAN ISLAND' cds, handstamped registration panel with manuscript number, backstamped on arrival in Florida. Scarce adhesive on cover

     

    Lot 713
    Estimate: $175T Realised Price : $135

    Postal History: c.1930s OHMS stampless cover to Tarawa with undated P.O./ONOTOA' Vernon type 16 double-circle handstamp

     

    Lot 714
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    Postal History: 1938 (23 Jul) cover flown G.B. to Fanning Island on 1d 'All-Up' Empire Air Mail Scheme, pictorial cachet in black and arrival datestamp at left

     

    Lot 715
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    Postal History: 1939 (9 Jan) cover to Samoa bearing KGV d strip of three tied by manuscript 'HULLS ISLAND/(parallel lines) 9.1.39/J.W.J.' (J.W. Jones an overseer for Burns Philp), filing crease at left well clear of adhesives

     

    Lot 716
    Estimate: $300T

    Postal History: 1939 (11 Jan) cover to Ocean Island bearing KGV d (2) tied by manuscript 'SYDNEY ISLAND/11.1.1939' within parallel lines, Tarawa 23JA39 transit and Ocean Island 11 FEB 39 arrival datestamps, minor soiling

     

    Lot 717
    Estimate: $400T

    Postal History: c.1943 cover to England bearing KGVI d tied by 'CUSTOMS OFFICE/GILBERT &/ ELLICE ISDS/BERU ISLANDS' (Vernon type 27) in black. Rare

     

    Lot 718
    Estimate: $400T

    Postal History: 1945 (11 Mar) cover to Betio bearing KGVI 2d with manuscript '11/3/45/Kuria/Tebaki' cancel, minor soiling (Tebaki being the name of the island scribe). Rare

     

    Lot 719
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $80

    Postal History: 1952 (23 Dec) cover to USA via Canton Island bearing KGVI 2d tied by double-circled 'POST OFFICE/NANUMEA' datestamp, 'Tx.2d' circled in blue crayon and in ink 'Tax 2d.' backstamps of Canton Island and Funafuti, opened-out and flapless. Scarce

     

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