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    THE STUART LEVEN NEW GUINEA 1888-1942, 1914-15 G.R.I. ISSUES, TOWN AND VILLAGE CANCELLATIONS, RABAUL

    Lot 1233
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $725

    Selection of various cancellations comprising Powell types 49b (3), 49c (5), 51 straight-line on 2d Postal Card (CTO), 52 Stephansort (3), 53 (8, incl two 'OS/1d' and one stationery cut-out), 54 (3, two being 'OS/1d'), mixed condition with values to 2d on 20pf, fair/fine strikes

     

    Lot 1234
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,800

    1914 'Travers' cover to Sydney bearing 'G.R.I./3d' on 30pf Black and Orange/Buff, SG 8, tied to cover by 'RABAUL/Oct 13/1914' (Powell type 49a) in violet, endorsed 'On Active Service' and 'Staff Captain/Rabaul 13/10/14', reverse with typewritten endorsement 'I hereby certify that the stamp attached to this/envelope is one of the original stamps of the 16 set/issued by the Military Government of New Guinea/ Dated October 1st.1914./Signed.(mss)Walter Fry/Capt/Treasurer'. This canceller was in use for three days only. 1982 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 1235
    Estimate: $1,250T Realised Price : $2,200

    1914 (14 Nov) 'Wallack' cover to Sydney bearing 'G.R.I. 3d' on 30pf Black and Orange/Buff, SG 8, tied by violet 'Rabaul' (Powell type 49c) handstamp, reverse with typewritten endorsement 'I hereby certify that he stamp attached to this/envelope is one of the original sixteen sets/surcharged by the Military Government on the occupation of German New Guinea/(mss) Walter Fry/Captain/Treasurer'. Very fine

     

    Lot 1236
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $800

    1915 (4 Jan) cover to Rabaul bearing 'G.R.I.' overprints on 3d Rabaul registration label, SG 33 - few blunt perfs and Marshall Islands 1d on 3pf and 2d on 10pf, SG 50 and 52, cancelled by Powell type 53 oval datestamps in violet

     

    Lot 1237
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1915 'G.R.I./2d' on 10pf Carmine Postal Card, H&G.2, cancelled by oval 'RABAUL/JAN 16 1915/NEW BRITAIN', Powell type 53 datestamp in violet)

     

    Lot 1238
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $320

    1915 (20 Feb) re-addressed OHMS cover to Clifton Hill from Naval Office, bearing 'G.R.I. 1d' on Marshall Islands 5pf Green, SG 51, tied by Powell 53 oval datestamp in violet, upper left corner missing due to roughly handling

     

    Lot 1239
    Estimate: $5,000T Realised Price : $4,600

    1915 (4 Apr) registered envelope cover to Sydney bearing 'G.R.I./3d' on Rabaul registration label together with N. W. Pacific Islands opt Kangaroo 2d tied by framed Powell type 54 datestamps (lettering and figures very clear for this), superb 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' and fine strike of '3rd. Batt. N. and M. Forces/Trop.Unit.' in violet, Sydney arrival backstamp. A very rare canceller and the first example we have offered. [This cover is the example mentioned on page 22 of Powell]

     

    Lot 1240
    Estimate: $2,500T Realised Price : $1,900

    1915 (10 May) registered cover Rabaul to U.S.A. bearing 'G.R.I./3d' on Rabaul Registration label, SG 33d, and NWPI d and 2d tied by Powell type 53 datestamp, 'CENSORED' in violet (Humphreys type 3), held there until December and forwarded to Sydney where 'PASSED BY CENSOR/25 DE 15/C.S.' handstamp applied, 'OPENED BY CENSOR.' on two sides, backstamps including 'PASSED/(manuscript 31/12/15)/D.C.C.AUST.', Chicago datestamps and New York registered handstamp (over label) on arrival, minor filing crease. A rare usage

     

    Lot 1241
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,250

    1915 (11 Jun) registered cover to U.S.A. bearing 'G.R.I./3d' on Rabaul registration label with variety 'No bracket before 'Deutsch-Neuguinea'', SG 33dd, together with NWPI opts d, 1d, 2d and 2d tied by strikes of Powell type 53 oval datestamps, censor tape at left, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in violet on both sides, transit and arrival backstamps. 1976 BPA Certificate (as then SG 33d) stating '... Registration label bas been lifted and replaced incorrectly.' [SG 33dd cat 1500 as used stamp]

     

    Lot 1242
    Estimate: $1,250T Realised Price : $1,400

    1915 (25 Jun) registered cover to N.S.W. bearing 'G.R.I. 3d' Rabaul registration label, SG 33, tied by Powell type 53 oval datestamp, together with Australia adhesives Engraved 1d KGV and 6d Kookaburra, KGV d green pair and 1d tied by Powell type 54 framed handstamps in violet, Coffs Harbour arrival datestamps, minor blemishes. A rare and attractive combination

     

    Lot 1243
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $440

    1915 (30 Jul) reply portion of 'G.R.I./2d. on 10pf Carmine Postal Card, addressed to Lt. Colonel Toll, cancelled by Powell type 55 datestamp. [Colonel Toll, besides being the commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, was also the acting administrator who proclaimed martial law in 1915 and interned all the German inhabitants]

     

    Lot 1244
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $575

    1916 (30 Oct) registered combination cover to Switzerland bearing 1d on 5pf, 2d on 10pf, 2d on 20pf Marshall Islands, SG 51-53, together with NWPI d (2) tied by Powell type 55 datestamps, crowned oval 'PASSED CENSOR/13 NOV1916/RABAUL' in violet, Sydney and Bern backstamps

     

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