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    THE STUART LEVEN NEW GUINEA 1888-1942, NORTH WEST PACIFIC ISLANDS, POSTAL HISTORY, MILITARY

    Lot 1388
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    1915-18 range of covers with interesting censor markings including scarce 'passed censor/Rabaul', 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR', 'PASSED BY CENSOR', 'PASSED', '(crown)/ PASSED CENSOR/RABAUL', in violet, some initialled, all but one (to England) used to Australia, some tears/stains/creases, condition fair/superb (9)

     

    Lot 1389
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $675

    c.1915 'honour' envelope printed black/pink, addressed to Melbourne bearing 1d tied by indistinct datestamp, missing lower left corner. Scarce

     

    Lot 1390
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    1915 (8 Mar) cover to Holland bearing Kangaroo First Wmk 2d (SG 74) type 'b' tied by Rabaul datestamp, endorsed at top 'Letter for enemy country enclosed', framed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR', arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 1391
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $1,000

    1915 (8 Jun) cover to England bearing KGV 1d tied by oval 'RABAUL/NEW BRITAIN' datestamp (Powell type 53), 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' and '3d. Batt. N. and M. Forces./ Trop. Unit.' in violet, transit and arrival backstamps, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 1392
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $600

    1915 (8 Jun) cover to USA bearing Kangaroo First Wmk 2d (SG 74) type 'b' tied by oval 'RABAUL/NEW BRITAIN' datestamp (Powell type 53), and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in violet on both sides, Sydney transit backstamp

     

    Lot 1393
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $290

    1915 (18 Jun) cover to South Australia bearing 1d Carmine-Red tied by oval Rabaul (Powell type 53) datestamp, 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' and 'PASSED.' cachets in violet, Sydney backstamp, filing crease and soiling

     

    Lot 1394
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $550

    1915 (27 Aug) registered censored cover to Brisbane bearing 2d pair and 1d tied by Rabaul (Powell type 55) datestamps in blue, mss number and 'Registered', censor tape two sides, '(P)ASSED BY CENSOR' (type 4) cachet and initialled in red 'WHP'. Attractive

     

    Lot 1395
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $230

    1915 (31 Aug) b&w PPC Rabaul to Switzerland bearing d and 1d tied by Rabaul (Powell type 55) datestamps, on address side 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in violet and Afforltern arrival, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 1396
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $270

    1915 (9 Oct) b&w PPC to Holland bearing 2d tied by Herbertshohe (Powell type 13) datestamp and handstamped 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in violet, Sydney transit datestamps

      

    Lot 1397
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $525

    1915 (15 Dec) cover to USA bearing 1d strip of three tied by Rabaul datestamps, partly covered by 'PASSED CENSOR RABAUL' tape, unusually endorsed in red 'Letter for Enemy country enclosed.'

     

    Lot 1398
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1916 (6 Mar) registered cover to England with addressee inked-out, bearing 1d and 3d pair tied by Rabaul (Powell type 55) datestamps, oval datestamp (Powell type 53) in blue with date slugs incorrectly set at Jan 16 , German type registration label, Rabaul censor tapes at base, Sydney and London backstamps

     

    Lot 1399
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $500

    1916 (18 Mar) cover to Holland endorsed 'Enclosed letter for enemy/country/ Holland' bearing 2d tied by Madang (Powell type 22) datestamp, censor tape just covering adhesive, Rotterdam arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 1400
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $800

    1916 (27 Mar) cover to Holland with mss endorsement at top 'Manuscript (Protokoll) without letter/Missionary matter only. (for enemy country) sent by 'Senior Missionary Joh. Fliere/Finschhafen, New Guinea.' bearing NWPI d and Australia 1d Kangaroo pair punctured 'OS' tied by Madang (Powell type 22) datestamps, framed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR, Rotterdam backstamps

     

    Lot 1401
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $400

    1916 (28 Mar) cover to Holland with typewritten 'Letter for enemy country enclosed.' bearing 2d tied by Madang (Powell type 22) datestamp, straight-line handstamp 'RHEINISCHE MISSION.' in violet and framed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR, S.D.' in magenta, slight blemishes

     

    Lot 1402
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1916 (2 May) cover Rabaul to Victoria bearing 1d tied by Powell type 55 datestamp, 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' - inverted third 'S' (Humphreys type 5) in violet

     

    Lot 1403
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $1,150

    1916 (27 May) censored cover to USA with tape at left, endorsed 'Letter for Germany enclosed', flap endorsed 'Sdr. Carrie Schultze Kaewieng New Ireland' bearing 1d (2) tied by Rabaul datestamp, rate underpaid by d, framed 'Please advise your/ correspondent that/the postage rate/from Australia to/U.S.A. is 2d each oz' in violet, 'T1D' in blue crayon, handstruck US tax marking in black, with US Due 2c cancelled and affixed (as usual). Attractive

     

    Lot 1404
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $170

    1916 (2 Jul) cover to Melbourne bearing d vertical pair tied by Rabaul datestamps, alongside 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' in large violet letters. Scarce

     

    Lot 1405
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    1916 (7 Jul) cover to USA bearing 2d tied by Rabaul datestamp (struck twice), alongside 'Passed by Censor/RABAUL' in large violet letters, creases and minor blemishes. Scarce

     

    Lot 1406
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $320

    1916 (11 Aug) cover Rabaul to USA endorsed 'Enclosed letter for Germany' bearing 1d vertical pair tied by Powell type 55 datestamps, censor tape at left

     

    Lot 1407
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $380

    1916 (7 Sep) cover Rabaul to Switzerland endorsed at top 'Letter for Germany enclosed.', bearing 1d pair and d tied by Powell type 55 datestamps, censor tape at left, Geneve backstamp and agency cachet in violet, minor spotting

     

    Lot 1408
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $400

    1916 (13 Nov) registered cover Kieta to Brisbane bearing 2d pair tied by Powell type 66 datestamps, with OHMS and endorsed 'Military Letter', German type registration label, Tulagi and Brisbane backstamps, cover rejoined from sharp filing crease

     

    Lot 1409
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $290

    1916 (27 Nov) cover to USA bearing 2d tied by Powell type 55 datestamp, crowned oval 'PASSED CENSOR/11 DEC 1916/RABAUL' violet, slightly reduced at left, minor creases

     

    Lot 1410
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $260

    1917 (31 Jan) cover to Switzerland with d and 1d (2) tied by Powell type 55 datestamps, black on white 'Passed Censor Rabaul' tape at left, crowned oval 'PASSED CENSOR/ RABAUL' cachet in violet, Sydney transit and Bern arrival datestamps, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 1411
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $625

    1917 (1 Feb) cover Rabaul to New Zealand with framed imprint 'Church of England/ (HOME MISSION)/Men's Room./EXPEDITIONARY FORCES./RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN' with d pair tied by Powell type 55 datestamp, '(crown)/PASSED CENSOR/1 FEB 1917/ CENSOR' in violet oval, Sydney machine backstamp, minor faults. Attractive usage

     

    Lot 1412
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1917 (20 Apr) cover to Sydney bearing 1d tied by Kokopo datestamp (Powell type 14), 'Passed Censor Rabaul' tape at left and handstamped with crowned oval 'PASSED CENSOR/23 APR 1917/RABAUL' (Humphreys type 7) cachet in violet, some staining

     

    Lot 1413
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $440

    1917 (28 Dec) O.A.S. cover to Melbourne, endorsed at left 'From:/P.O. Teleg. S.S.George./ c/o Radio Office,/-Rabaul.-/Pacific Islands', crowned oval 'PASSED CENSOR/RABAUL' (Humphreys type 7) in violet and initialled, cover with corner fault

     

    Lot 1414
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $250

    1918 (26 Jan) 'Thiele' cover to Queensland bearing 1d tied by Madang datestamp, censor tape at left, 'PASSED CENSOR/15 FEB 18/BRISBANE' datestamp in red. Scarce

     

    Lot 1415
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1918 (2 Feb) registered cover to Switzerland bearing d, 2d and 2d tied by Kawieng (Powell type 39) datestamps, 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape at left, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' datestamp (N.S.W.) in red, Sydney and Basel backstamps

     

    Lot 1416
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $400

    1918 (9 May) 'Church of England Chaplains' ' illustrated envelope (reduced at top) to Brisbane bearing 1d pair tied by Rabaul datestamps, oval '(crowned)/PASSED CENSOR/ (mss initials/RABAUL' in violet below, some blemishes/creases

     

    Lot 1417
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $575

    1919 (22 Dec) cover to Holland bearing 2d pair tied by Kokopo (Powell type 14b) datestamps, with 'Opened by Censor Rabaul' tape at left, vertical double oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No.2/A.N. & M.E.F.' cachet, backstamps of Sydney and Uden, small tear at base

     

    Lot 1418
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $440

    1920 (11 Jan) sepia photo PPC of homestead used to Germany bearing 1d tied by Kawieng (Powell type 39) datestamp, vertical double oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No. 2/ A.N. & M.E.F.' cachet (Humphreys type 2). [Though the war and censorship ended in 1918, censorship was reintroduced for a short period late 1919/early 1920]

      

    Lot 1419
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $300

    1920 (14 Jun) cover Rabaul to Germany bearing 2d and d tied by Powell type 55 datestamps, censor tape at left, vertical double oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No.2/A.N. & M.E.F.' cachet, some staining

     

    Lot 1420
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $460

    1920 (10 Nov) cover to Germany bearing d and 1d (2) tied by Rabaul (Powell type 55) datestamps, censor tape at left, vertical double oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No.1/A.N. & M.E.F.'. Scarce

     

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