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WORLD : GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
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2399
1912-24 KGV set ½d-£1, wmk mult crown, plus ½d & 1d shades. Mostly F-VF M, £1 dull colour. SG 12-24 cat £609. (15) (P)
 SOLD at A$250
2400
Postal History: 1909-50s group inc PPC Pacific Cable Station Fanning Island with NZ 1d tied by 'Fanning Island 14 DE 09' cds, 1950 OHMS covers (3), inc 1½d pr tied by 'Sydney Island PO G & EIC 4 V 39' m/s cancel to Fiji & 2 franked USA stamps tied by 'Honolulu Hawaii 1950 Naval Mail Branch' pmks - endorsed as from a plantation manager & the Administrative Officer, both on Christmas Is & carried by US Navy. Also 1951 stampless cover with 'Christmas Island 17 JUL 51' cds & taxed with Postage Due 2d tied by 'Fanning Island 18 JUL 51' cds (SG cat £125+ on cover), plus 1942-43 use of USA 9c Reply Coupon from San Francisco to Fanning Is & finally the "Western Pacific High Commission Gazette' of 8 June 1957 with various appointments announced, plus 3+ pages of all current postal rates. Interesting lot. (7)
 SOLD at A$375
2401
1942 Evacuation cover franked Pictorial 2d tied by 'Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony Tarawa 2 JA 42', to Fiji, with 3-line cachet 'Launch Mail from territory pro tem enemy occupied V!V' with Suva arrival b/s. Prepared when some locals departed during Japanese occupation, with 1951 letter from the person who prepared them explaining the circumstances, also the 2/- cover to England that contained the letter. All VF. Extremely rare. (3) (P)
 SOLD at A$600
2402
1960 Local cover franked USA 3c Wheatland tied by 'Canton island Phoenix Group FEB 18 1960' US style duplex pmk & apparently under-paid, with 'Postage Due (4) Cents' h/s & Due 4d tied by 'Canton Island Gilbert & Ellice islands 19 FEB 60' cds. VF fresh. SG D4 cat £35 as loose stamps & 'from x5' on cover.
 SOLD at A$190
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