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WORLD : PAPUA
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3073
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d to 1/-, wmk horiz. VF fresh M/MLH. SG 1-7 cat £317. (7) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$220
3074
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d black & yellow-green, horiz wmk thin paper. VF fresh MUH. SG 1a cat £350 for M, should be at least double, £700 MUH. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
3075
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2½d black & ultramarine, horiz wmk thin paper. VF fresh M. SG 4a cat £400. Rare. (P)
 SOLD at A$300
3076
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d to 1/-, vert wmk. VF fresh M/MLH. SG 9-15 cat £265. (7) (P)
 SOLD at A$180
3077
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2½d black & ultramarine, vert wmk, variety 'thin D at left'. VFU. SG 12a cat £160. (P)
 SOLD at A$120
3078
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 4d black & sepia, vert wmk, variety 'deformed D at left'. Superb fresh MLH. SG 13a cat £700. Rare & popular variety. (P)
 SOLD at A$900
3079
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 4d black & sepia, vert wmk thin paper. Superb fresh MLH. SG 13b cat £350. Only 270 issued. 2007 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert (P)
 SOLD at A$300
3080
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 6d black & myrtle-green, vert wmk thin paper. VF fresh MLH. SG 14a cat £1200. Very rare as only 150 sold. 2007 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
3081
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 1/- black & orange, wmk vertical, thin paper, comb perf. F-VF fresh MUH. SG 15a cat £950 for M, should be at least double, £1900 MUH. Only around 180 issued. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
3082
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 1/- black & orange, vert wmk thin paper. VF fresh MLH. SG 15a cat £950. Only 175 printed. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$700
3083
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, vert wmk thin paper. VF fresh M. SG 16a cat £600. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$450
3084
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d black & blue imperf plate PROOF on no wmk wove paper. Believed made in 1904 as colour trial for the new 2/6 value. Superb fresh UN, 4 large margins. SG 1(p). Extremely rare only several printed. Ex Rybak collection -sold in 2008 for $4600. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 SOLD at A$2300
3085
1906 Large 'PAPUA' opt ESSAY in capitals on BNG Lakatoi 1d, wmk vertical thick paper -opt partially double. F-VF UN, very mnr surface scuffing. SG 22(E). Prepared by Port Moresby printer as an opt essay for approval, but not adopted as he realised he did not have enough upper case type for an opt forme for this type. Only 6 essays recorded, 5 in this format, this the only one with partial double opt. Ex Rybak -sold in 2008 for $6700. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 SOLD at A$3500
3086
1906 Large Papua opt Lakatoi 2½d black & ultramarine, vert wmk, variety 'thin D at left'. VFM. SG 24a cat £150. (P)
 SOLD at A$160
3087
1906 Large Papua opt Lakatoi black & orange, vert wmk. Superb UN, beautiful bright colour. SG 27 cat £1800. Very rare. (P)
 SOLD at A$800
3088
1907 Small Papua opt Lakatoi 2½d black & dull blue, horiz wmk. VF fresh MUH, bottom marginal. SG 35ac cat £325 for M, should be at least double, £650 MUH. Rare shade. (P)
 SOLD at A$400
3089
1907 Small Papua opt Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, error opt VERTICAL reading DOWN, horiz wmk. Stamp superb fresh MUH, pristine never hinged original gum, UL cnr marginal. SG 37a cat £7500 for M, should be at least double, £15,000 MUH, plus premium for cnr marginal. Great rarity as only 1 sheet of 30 existed & due to vert vs horiz format some stamps only had partial opts while this is most desirable in having a full opt in middle. Certainly unique as a MUH positional example. 1980 BPA photo cert while a new Ceremuga AIEP photo cert can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$10000
3090
1907 Small Papua opt Lakatoi 2½d black & ultramarine, vert wmk, variety 'thin D at left'. VF MLH. SG 41a cat £225. (P)
 SOLD at A$220
3091
1907 Small Papua opt Lakatoi 4d, wmk vertical, variety 'deformed d'. VF fresh MUH. SG 42a cat £750 for M, should be at least £1500 MUH. Very rare as only 171 printed. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
3092
1907 Small Papua opt Lakatoi 1/- black & orange, opt DOUBLE, one DIAGONAL, both equally strong, strip of 3 with the diagonal opt positioned across each pair, 1st stamp variety “dropped pua” on normal opt (pos 17-19). All VF, 1st & 3rd stamps MLH, centre stamp with 'Port Moresby Papua 10 Jan 08” cds. Extremely rare error as only 1 sheet of 30 printed, which showed the error on 24 stamps (19 with cds, & only 5 mint), variable positioning of opt, that resulted in all the mint stamps showing the diagonal opt straddling across stamps. This strip is a totally unique combination with positional variety, & in any case contains 2 out of the 5 existing mint stamps. SG 44ba cat £56,000+++ as 3 singles alone. Considered to be one of the top 3 rarities of Papuan philately! 2018 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (3) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$28000
3093
1907-10 Lakatoi Large Papua 2/6 black & chocolate, wmk sideways, perf 11, variety 'POSTAGIE' (pos 5). Superb fresh M. SG 48a cat £1700. Extremely rare as only 136 sheets printed & variety was only once per sheet. (P)
 SOLD at A$1500
3094
1907-10 Lakatoi Small Papua 2½d black & bright ultramarine, wmk inverted, perf 11, variety 'thin D at left'. VFU, 'Port Moresby 8 JUN 09' cds plus long red crayon line. SG 51b cat £110. (P)
 SOLD at A$50
3095
1907-10 Lakatoi Small Papua 2½d black & dull blue, wmk sideways, perf 11, variety 'thin D at left' VF fresh M. SG 62a cat £100. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$70
3096
1908-10 Lakatoi Small Papua 2d black & purple wmk sideways, perf 11, perf OS, error 4 other partial perf OS sideways! inc comp 'O' at UR & small part of 'S' at LL. VF CTO with gum, 'Port Moresby 11 OC 10' cds. SG O16(var). Spectacular & very rare error -certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 SOLD at A$275
3097
1908-10 Lakatoi Small Papua 6d black & myrtle-green, perf OS, wmk sideways, perf 12½. Superb U, 'Port Moresby 26 NOV 09' cds. SG O25 cat £1400. Very rare as only several sheets believed printed. 2012 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
3098
1911-15 Lakatoi monocolour 4d black imperf die PROOF on thin surfaced card. UN, flts but still respectable appearance. SG 88(p). Extremely rare, only several recorded. Ex Rybak collection -sold in 2008 for $3500. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 SOLD at A$1000
3099
1911-15 Lakatoi monocolour 2/6 rose-carmine, wmk inverted (crown right of A). Superb fresh MLH. SG 91w cat £550. (P)
 SOLD at A$450
3100
1911-12 Lakatoi monocolour 2d bright mauve, perf OS, inverted wmk (crown right of A). VF MUH, sl tropicalised. SG O40w unpriced M while U cat £130 normal cat £200 for M so should be at least double, £400 MUH. Extremely rare genuine Official variety. (P)
 SOLD at A$400
3101
1916-31 Lakatoi 1½d grey-blue & brown (1925), plate PROOF, perf 14, no watermark, wove paper with strong mesh. Superb fresh UN as made. SG 95(p). Very rare as only 1 special sheet of 20 was recorded ex Harrison printers archives. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 SOLD at A$700
3102
1916-31 Lakatoi 6d dull purple & red-purple, wmk Crown to left of A, horiz pr, right stamp variety 'POSTACE' at left. VF fresh MUH, left marginal. SG 101/101c cat £111 for M, should be at least double, £222 MUH. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
3103
1916-31 Lakatoi 1/- brown & yellow-olive, plus 2/6 maroon & bright pink (12 of ea) tied to parcel piece by 'Kulumadau SED 5 FEB 31' cds. GU, some flts. SG 102a & 103a cat £336+ as singles alone. Unique very high value franking. (24) (P)
 SOLD at A$200
3104
1916-31 Lakatoi set ½d to 10/-, plus ½d, 1d, 1½d (2), 2d (2), 3d (2), 6d & 2/6 shades. VF M/MLH. SG 93-105 cat £380+. (25) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
3105
1916-31 Lakatoi 1½d bright blue & bright brown, UL cnr marginal pr, left stamp variety 'POSTACE', wmk crown to the left of A. VF fresh MUH. SG 95c/95cd cat £43 for M, should be at least double, £86 MUH.
 AVAILABLE at A$60
3106
1916-31 Lakatoi 1½d pale grey blue & brown, UL cnr marginal horiz pr, left stamp variety 'POSTACE', wmk crown to the right of A. Stamps VF fresh MUH. SG 95aw/95awd cat £62 for M, should be at least double, £124 MUH. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$90
3107
1917 'ONE PENNY' opt Lakatoi 2/6 rose-carmine, wmk INVERTED & vert instead of sideways. Important discovery of which only 1 sheet of 40 existed (note: no other vert-upright wmks are known on any of the 'One Penny' opts). Superb MUH. SG 111w newly listed at £2500 for M, should be double, £5000 MUH. Great addition to any specialist collection of Papua. Similar examples sold for between $2000+ & $3000+ in our previous auctions. 2011 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1800
3108
1929-30 AIR MAIL opt Lakatoi 3d black & blue-green Ash printing, error opt OMITTED on upper stamp of vertical pr. Superb fresh MUH. SG 114b cat £7500 for M, should be at least double, £15,000 MUH. Spectacular error & important rarity of Papua. 1993 RPSL photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$10000
3109
1930 Airmail opt Lakatoi 1/- sepia & olive, Harrison printing, error opt INVERTED, being the most famous error of Papua. Superb fresh MUH, pristine never hinged original gum. SG 117a cat £15,000+ for M, should be at least double, £30,000 MUH. Only 1 sheet of 40 printed & only tiny number exist in MUH condition. Exp Sanabria, while new AIEP expert certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$16000
3110
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1, inc both ½d shades. VF fresh MUH. SG 130-45 cat £569 for M, should be at least double, £1138 MUH. (17). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$900
3111
1932 Pictorial set ½d-£1. F-VF MUH. SG 130-45 plus SG 130a cat £550 for M, should be at least double, £1100 MUH. Scarce this condition. (17) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$800
3112
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1, inc both ½d shades. VF fresh M/MLH. SG 130-45 cat £569. (17) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$375
3113
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1, inc both ½d shades. VFU, selected nice examples. SG 130-45 cat £492. (17) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$325
3114
1932-40 Delta House £1 black & olive-grey. Superb U. SG 145 cat £180+. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
3115
1918-27 Covers inc 1918 franked mono-colour 2d & 2½d, bicolour 1d & 3d tied 'Kulumadau 23 MAY 18' cds, to England. 1922 Franked ½d, 1d, 2d & 2½d colour changeling tied 'Port Moresby 21 FEB 22' cds to Samoa. 1927 Franked ½d, 1d & 1½d tied 'Samarai 21 JUN 27' cds to Czecho- slovakia. SG cat £11 as loose stamps & 'from x6-8' on cover. (3)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
3116
1923 Use of Lakatoi 4d long Registered Envelope uprated Lakatoi 2d, with 'Port Moresby 17 JL 23' cds & reg label, to Melbourne with arrival b/s. VF. ACSC PAP4 cat $3000+. Only 994 printed & only tiny number used in correct period are recorded. (P)
 SOLD at A$1350
3117
1929 Registered cover franked Lakatoi 1/- tied by 'Port Moresby 21 NOV 28' cds, by airmail to Brisbane, & then to USA, with USA 5c tied by 'San Francisco JAN 25 1929' cds to pay for airmail across USA to New Jersey, inc b/s of Brisbane, New York & Orange NJ arrival, plus h/s 'Not in the Registered Mail'. Very rare Papua-USA combination cover carried as part of the US PO Scheme where internal USA airmail postage could be prepaid by the sender affixing USA stamps on cover. (P)
 SOLD at A$300
3118
1931 FFC Port Moresby-Samarai franked 3d Lakatoi & plane opt 1/-, tied by 'Port Moresby 22 SP 31' cds, Samarai arrival b/s. VF. AAMC P32 cat $900+. Rarity as only 10 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
3119
1932 FFC Port Moresby-Wau franked plane opt 1/- tied by 'Port Moresby 29 SP 32', with Wau arrival cds & typed endorsement on reverse. AAMC P49 cat $750. Very rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
3120
1933 FFC Port Moresby-Salamaua franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d & Pictorial ½dpr & 1d, tied by 'Port Moresby 28 AU 33' cds, with Salamaua arrival b/s. VF, minor edge tones. AAMC P66 (Salamaua) cat $300. Rare (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$110
3121
1934-9 Registered covers franked 1934 Declaration set, 1935 Jubilee set, 1938 Declaration set & 1939 Air set (ex 1/6) -the 1934 & 39 being FDC. SG 146-53 & 158-67 cat £140 as loose stamps & 'from x4' on cover. (4)
 SOLD at A$110
3122
1935 Port Moresby-Ioma FFC franked plane opt 3d & Declaration 2d tied by 'Port Moresby 29 AU 35' cds, with Ioma b/s & signed by pilot. AAMC P86 cat $200. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
3123
1935 FFC Daru-Oroville franked Lakatoi plane opt 6d tied by 'Daru 31 AU 35' cds & signed by pilot. Reverse endorsed & signed at Oroville by Officer in Charge at the Police Camp. AAMC 88 cat $250. Only 81 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
3124
1935 FFC Daru-Port Moresby-Darwin per RAAF Southampton flying boat, franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d tied by 'Daru 1 SE 35' cds, with Port Moresby transit cds & Darwin arrival b/s. Signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P90a cat $600. Very rare. (P)
 SOLD at A$300
3125
1935 FFC Port Moresby-Oroville franked plane opt 3d with 'Port Moresby 4 NO 35' cds. Signed by pilot & reverse signed by Police Camp Officer in Charge. VF. AAMC P93 cat $300. Only 89 flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$110
3126
1935 FFC Oroville-Daru franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d tied by signature of Officer in Charge Oroville Police Camp, with endorsement & signature on reverse, Daru arrival cds & signed by pilot. VF fresh. AAMC P95 cat $375. Rare as only 117 flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
3127
1937 FFC Port Moresby-Lake Kutubu franked Coronation 2d tied by 'Port Moresby 11 OC 37' cds, signed by pilot & on reverse by Officer in Charge at Kutubu Police Camp, plus photo of the Junkers plane used for flight. VF. AAMC P117 cat $600. Very rare, only 17 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$180
3128
1945 QANTAS First Official Civilian Airmail FFC Port Moresby- Brisbane with Port Moresby s/l violet (registered) cachet & franked KGVI 2½d & Kookaburra 6d tied by faint 'PMGS DEPT C.I./30 OC 45/QLD-AUST' cds with a clear strike alongside & 2 diff b/s inc 'Lutwyche Post Depot N3/1 NO 45/QLD-AUST' cds. VF. AAMC P164 cat $300. Rare.
 SOLD at A$100
3129
1945 QANTAS First Official Civilian Airmail FFC Port Moresby- Sydney to Canberra with Port Moresby s/l violet (registered) cachet & franked KGVI 2½d red & 3d brown (2) tied by faint 'PMG'S DEPT C.I./30 OC 45/QLD-AUST' with a clear strike alongside & 4 diff b/s inc GPO Sydney & Canberra, endorsed 'First Day Cover PNG Provisional Administration'. VF. AAMC P164A cat $300. Rare.
 SOLD at A$100
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