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    REST OF THE WORLD, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Lot 693
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $230

    1952-1996 dealer''s stock in stockbook, higher values are sparse, but 1/7d Cattle, 10/- Rabaul MUH noted, also 1 Queen optd ''SPECIMEN''. Very high catalogue value (1000s)

     

    Lot 694
    Estimate: $650

    1952-1990 MUH collection in S.S. hingeless album, lacking the Postal Charges

     

    Lot 695
    Estimate: $500

    1952-1994 collection in KABE hingeless album, missing only D1. The album has been kept in PNG and some pre-decimal issues are affected by rust, or have had the gum removed. The 1952 set is lightly hinged and fine; all decimal issues appear fine MUH

     

    Lot 696
    Estimate: $300

    1952-1994 the companion used collection in two Seven Seas hingeless albums, lacking the postal charges stamps, the pre-decimal issues of variable quality, and a small number of the decimal sets are mint rather than used

     

    Lot 697
    Estimate: $125

    1982 Native Pottery, Food/Nutrition (50 sets each), ANPEX Games (100 sets) in sheets (600). Retail AU$480

     

    Lot 698
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $380

    1994-95 Provisional Surcharges: 1994 5t on 35t - K1 on 70t set of 11, 1995 21t on 45t and 21t on 90t sets of four with large and small 't'. Also 1994 5t on 35tMask, 65t on 70t Fish, 65t on 70t Fish, K1 on 70t Mask, and 1995 21t (small 't') on 90t Bird, all in blocks of ten. SG 730-740, 755-758b, retail AU$600+

     

    Lot 699
    Estimate: $150

    Stamp Duty: 'Stamp/Duty/1d.' with bar obliterating 6d Hut, marginal block of four, cancelled by 'KEREMA/4 JA 63' datestamp

     

    Lot 700
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $400

    The following 22 lots comprise a collection of Post World War II Airmails formed by Raymond Kelly, FAP. Ray has produced an annotated, spiral bound copy of this collection, comprising many AAMC listed and unlisted flights, maps and aircraft photos, with descriptive text providing background data to complement the envelope illustrations. It comprises 57 pages, mostly in colour, and has a limited print run. This useful reference for the PNG aero philatelist is available on request for AU$40 plus postage.

    1949 (2 Jun) envelope franked 5d endorsed ''FIRST FLIGHT COVER SAMARAI TO PORT MORESBY'' but cancelled at Losuia, pilot-signed Capt. Hugh Birch, with enclosed letter written by Mrs Frank Clune (wife of well-known PNG author/historian) on board MV ''Laurabada'', official yacht of the Administrator His Honor Col. J.K. Murray. An AAMC unrecorded intermediate first flight and very seldom seen ship letter from the ''Laurabada'' (2 items)


     

    Lot 701
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $300

    1949 (20-21 Jun) cover franked 2d endorsed 'FIRST OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHT RABAUL - BUIN BY CATALINA FLYING BOAT' cancelled Rabaul June 20, Buin arrival June 21 backstamp, signed by pilot Hugh Birch and addressed to Hudson Fysh, AAMC P185

     

    Lot 702
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $300

    1949 (20-21 Jun) cover franked 2d endorsed 'FIRST OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHT RABAUL SOHANO BY CATALINA', cancelled Rabaul June 20 and with Sohana arrival June 21, signed by pilot Hugh Birch and addressed to Hudson Fysh, AAMC P183

     

    Lot 703
    Estimate: $1,000

    1949 (21 Jun) New Britain District 'Catalina' first flights. The complete set comprising flights from Rabaul to Jacquenot Bay, Kandrian (Gasmata) and Talasea, all signed by pilot Hugh Birch and addressed to Hudson Fysh, AAMC P180-182 (3 covers)

      

    Lot 704
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $360

    1949 (20-21 Jun) A.H. Voyce air mail cover franked 5d endorsed 'First Flight New Britain - Bougainville Service Sohano - Buin', cancelled at Sohano June 20, with Buin arrival backstamp June 21. This is an intermediate flight not recorded in AAMC

     

    Lot 705
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1949 (21 Jun) A.H. Voyce air mail cover franked 5d endorsed 'First Flight New Britain - Bougainville Service Kieta - Buin' cancelled Kieta June 21 with Buin arrival backstamp of the same date. This is an intermediate flight not recorded in AAMC

     

    Lot 706
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1949 (21 Jun) A.H. Voyce air mail cover franked 5d endorsed 'First Flight New Britain - Bougainville Catalina Service Buin - Sohana' cancelled at Buin June 21 and backstamped at Sohano, day of month missing. This is an intermediate flight not recorded in AAMC

     

    Lot 707
    Estimate: $650 Realised Price : $500

    1949 (22-23 Aug) QANTAS Catalina 'Island Chieftain' VH-EBC extension first flight Kikori - Lake Kutubu (and return), pilot-signed Hugh M. Birch, reverse endorsed by ADO S. Smith O/C Lake Kutubu, with Kikori backstamp 23 August - a 'boomerang' cover; also Feb 1957 QANTAS envelope endorsed 'via Daru/Lake Kutubu/Kikori/ Kerema/Yule Island/Port Moresby - not a first flight, unrecorded. Two very scarce flights, underrated in AAMC (2 covers)

      

    Lot 708
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    1949 (8-9 Nov) QANTAS flights to Northern District by QEA 'Dragon' VH-AQW, pilot W.F. Hosking. A complete set of flights Port Moresby to Kokoda and Higaturu plus return flights Higaturu to Kokoda and Port Moresby, all addressed to Hudson Fysh. To date these are the only recorded covers, endorsed and pilot signed on reverse (AAMC P186a-d). Fine and rare, undercatalogued (4 covers)

     

    Lot 709
    Estimate: $600

    1949 (7 Dec) Tasman and Mortlock Islands flights: Sohano - Nukumanu and Sohano - Tauu covers, both franked 5d and cancelled 7 December, both with ornate hand-illustrated maps of the route to the isolated islands, addressed to Hudson Fysh (AAMC 188-188) (2 covers)

     

    Lot 710
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1951 A.H. Voyce air mail cover franked 6d Kookaburra cancelled Charters Towers 17 Sep, underpaid d and with mss 'TAX 1d' (not collected), also endorsed 'Per Amphibious Airways 'Walrus' First Flight Rabaul - Buin 6.10.51' with Buin arrival 6 Oct. A very scarce cover (AAMC P192), grossly undercatalogued at AU$125

     

    Lot 711
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $200

    1951 (10 Oct) A.H. Voyce registered cover franked 9d cancelled at Kieta endorsed 'Per Catalina Kieta - Buin 10/10/51', with oval 'S.DISTRICT OFFICER KIETA' oval used as registration handstamp signed by Postmaster, with MV 'MALAKUNA' cachets. A very scarce and colourful combination ship letter/air mail Voyce cover, and very rare registered (AAMC P195)

     

    Lot 712
    Estimate: $550 Realised Price : $440

    1953 QANTAS Lae - Hollandia - Sydney flights: Complete set of four sections bearing special vignettes, signed by pilots and with appropriate backstamps. A very scarce set (P202-209) (4 covers)

      

    Lot 713
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1955 A.H. Voyce cover to New Zealand franked 9d cancelled at Goroka 17 February, on QANTAS envelope with cut-down 1952 label, endorsed 'First commercial Flight 'Beaver' Aircraft in New Guinea'. Not recorded in AAMC

     

    Lot 714
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $440

    1955 (Feb) A.H. Voyce covers (2) to New Zealand cancelled at Samarai 22 February, and at Madang 25 February, each on QANTAS Empire Airways Ltd. company envelopes endorsed 'FIRST FLIGHT OF 'CATALINA' TAKING OVER FROM 'SANDRINGHAM' '. NB: Sandringham flights are not recorded in AAMC (2 covers)

     

    Lot 715
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    1955 (19 Apr) air mail envelope franked 3d to Buin via Rabaul endorsed 'Qantas Empire Airways Carried by 'Sandringham' Flying boat Port Moresby to Esa'ala 19.4.55'. Stamp cancelled at Esa'ala and cover signed by crew M. Burgess (Capt), K. Gordon (E/O) and J. Haylock (F/O). 'Sandringham' flights are not recorded in AAMC

     

    Lot 716
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $160

    1956 Postal Rates Change: Super Constellations (VH-EAR and VH-EAO) flight covers, first franked 6d and endorsed 'LAST OFFICIAL AIR MAIL AT CURRENT RATES' and other franked 7d and endorsed 'FIRST OVERSEAS AIRMAIL REVISED POSTAL CHARGES'. Both with QANTAS labels and cancelled at Rabaul October 29 and November 1. Genuine, scarce covers (2 covers)

     

    Lot 717
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    Combination Police Runner Service/Air Mails: 1957 (10 Dec) Buin - Port Moresby franked 3d, with 2d tax paid by 2d Native Boy (as postal charge); 1956 (Apr and Jun) envelopes franked 3d from Rev. Carter (Keseku Mission), one by Police runner with Sohano cds, other 'Bagged' mail ex Cape Teopasina to Rabaul, thence Port Moresby. All were commercial mail from Bougainville collector missionaries. (Lot includes photocopy of article by H. Gisburn on Police runner services) (3 covers)

      

    Lot 718
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1957 'Carsair Air Service' per favour envelopes all variously pilot signed (J. Kingma, R. Carswell, C. Marsden, and M. Kaufmann) carried Goroka to Port Moresby and thence to Buin. Philatelic but genuine use and uncommon air mails (3 covers)

      

    Lot 719
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    1959 (23 Jan) QANTAS envelope with colourful 2/- franking for Port Moresby - Sydney inaugural Super Constellation service, signed by pilot R.A. Bruce and addressed to Sir Hudson Fysh (AAMC 213)

     

    Lot 720
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1960 (7 Jul) QANTAS last flight 'Bird of Paradise' service, franked 5d, sent from Rabaul to Queensland (NB TAA and Ansett flights commenced 8 July). Philatelic, but a scarce air mail

     

    Lot 721
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1960 (11 Jul) cover from Rabaul to Queensland franked 5d, endorsed 'FIRST ANSETT-ANA GOLDEN ORCHID FLIGHT LAE-MOR-BNE-SYD 12th JULY, 1960'. fine, and grossly undercatalogued at AU$20 (AAMC 1439)

     

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