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WORLD : NEW GUINEA - GRI OPTS
Lot
Description
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5910
1914-15 'GRI 1d' 6mm opt DNG Yacht 5pf green, marginal blk of 10 (5x2) setting 9 pos 1-5, variety 'I' with straight top serif on vert pr in 2nd row, last units showing stop after 'I' almost OMITTED in 'GRI'. VFU/CTO neat Stephansort cds with frozen date. SG 2+2c cat £1980+++ as singles plus premium for very rare positional multiple from this extremely rare setting. 2017 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$1600
(US$1152)
(€992)
(£896)
  A$2200
(US$1584)
(€1364)
(£1232)
A$
5911
1914-15 'GRI 2s' 3¾mm opt DNG Yacht 2Mk blue, variety 'large S', from diff font (5th setting). VF fresh M. Mi 13I(var), SG 13a cat £12,000. Great rarity as even normal 2s/2Mk is very rare, while only several examples of this variety recorded. Exp Herbert Bloch, plus 2016 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$8500
(US$6120)
(€5270)
(£4760)
  A$12000
(US$8640)
(€7440)
(£6720)
A$
5912
1914-15 'GRI 5s' 3½mm opt DNG Yacht 5Mk carmine & black, top value. VF MUH, never hinged darker original gum with sl vert gum crease, beautiful bright colours. Mi 15I, SG 15 cat £14,000 for M, should be at least double, £28,000 MUH. Only 102 printed in total & great rarity MUH - 1st example we have ever seen. 1982 RPSL photo cert, while diff new cert can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$10000
(US$7200)
(€6200)
(£5600)
  A$15000
(US$10800)
(€9300)
(£8400)
A$
5913
1914-15 'GRI 5s' 3½mm opt DNG Yacht 5Mk carmine & black, top value (opt, 4mm+ spacing from setting 1 position 3). VF fresh MLH, pristine original gum with only sl hinge mark, beautiful bright colours. Mi 15I, SG 15 cat £14,000+. Only 102 printed in total & extremely rare from 1st setting as the initial printing of the 5Mk was only 17 stamps!). Very desirable stamp in such fresh condition. 2007 BPA & 2018 Ceremuga photo certs. (P)
  A$10000
(US$7200)
(€6200)
(£5600)
  A$15000
(US$10800)
(€9300)
(£8400)
A$
5914
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 25pf black & red on yellow, blk of 4, setting II, pos 4-5. VF fresh 2M/2MUH. Mi 7II, SG 22 cat £760 for M singles, the MUH should be at least double, so £1140 for this blk plus premium for rare multiple. Only 869 printed. 2011 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$475
(US$342)
(€295)
(£266)
  A$650
(US$468)
(€403)
(£364)
A$
5915
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 30pf black & orange on buff, blk of 4, setting II, pos 1-2. Mostly F-VF fresh 1MLH/3MUH, tiny ink marks, left marginal. Mi 8II, SG 23 cat £680 for M singles, MUH should be at least double, £1190 for this blk, plus premium for rare multiple. Only 661 printed. 2011 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
  A$325
(US$234)
(€202)
(£182)
  A$475
(US$342)
(€295)
(£266)
A$
5916
1914-15 'GRI 4d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 40pf black & carmine, positional strip of 10 from top with value inscription, setting II pos 1-10. Stamps VF fresh MUH. Mi 9II. SG 24 cat £1800 for M singles, should be double, £3600 MUH. Retail higher at $7500 MUH, important reference piece. 1991 Holcombe photo cert. (P)
  A$2300
(US$1656)
(€1426)
(£1288)
  A$3300
(US$2376)
(€2046)
(£1848)
A$
5917
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Manus (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif registration label No. 477. VF fresh M. Mi 16fI, SG 39 cat £325. Rare. (P)
  A$250
(US$180)
(€155)
(£140)
  A$350
(US$252)
(€217)
(£196)
A$
5918
1915 'OS GRI 1d' opt DNG Yacht 5pf green, group of 8, from 8 diff of the 10 opt positions. F-VF M/MLH. Mi D2, SG O2 cat £800. Only 1681 printed. Useful plating group. (8) (P)
  A$180
(US$130)
(€112)
(£101)
  A$275
(US$198)
(€171)
(£154)
A$
5919
1914 'GRI 1d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 3pf brown, right marginal blk of 6, setting II, pos 8-10. Superb fresh MUH. Mi 1I, SG 50 cat £660 for M, should be at least double, £1320 MUH, plus premium for the rare multiple. Only 2675 printed. 2012 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
  A$475
(US$342)
(€295)
(£266)
  A$650
(US$468)
(€403)
(£364)
A$
5920
1914 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 10pf red lower marginal blk of 10 (5x2) with 'Marshall-Inseln' imprint. Stamps MUH, blk separated & rejoined in margin. Mi 3I cat €400+. SG 52 cat £270 for M, should be at least double, £540 MUH. Impressive multiple.
  A$180
(US$130)
(€112)
(£101)
  A$275
(US$198)
(€171)
(£154)
A$
5921
1914-15 'GRI 8d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 80pf, marginal vert pr, lower stamp error opt DOUBLE. VF 1MLH/1MUH, sl aging, normal MLH & error MUH with never hinged original gum. SG 58+58e cat £10,475 for M singles, should be at least double, MUH error, thus £20,475, plus premium for such a spectacular setenant error multiple. 1959 BPA photo cert, while diff new cert can be obtained on request. (2) (P)
  A$7500
(US$5400)
(€4650)
(£4200)
  A$10000
(US$7200)
(€6200)
(£5600)
A$
5922
1914 'GRI 1s' 4mm opt Marshalls Yacht 1Mk carmine. Superb fresh MUH, pristine never hinged original gum. Mi 10I, SG 59 cat £4000 for M, should be at least double, £8000 MUH. Only 133 in total printed & major rarity in fresh MUH condition. 2014 Scheller photo cert while new Ceremuga AIEP photo cert can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$6000
(US$4320)
(€3720)
(£3360)
  A$9000
(US$6480)
(€5580)
(£5040)
A$
5923
1915 '1' on 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 10pf carmine. VF fresh MLH. Mi 14, SG 63 cat £200. Only 480 printed. (P)
  A$150
(US$108)
(€93)
(£84)
  A$200
(US$144)
(€124)
(£112)
A$
5924
1915 '1' on 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 10pf carmine. VF fresh MUH. Mi 14, SG 63 cat £200 for M, should be at least double, £400 MUH. Only 480 printed. 2018 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$300
(US$216)
(€186)
(£168)
  A$450
(US$324)
(€279)
(£252)
A$
5925
1916 local cover franked provisional usage of Australia Kangaroo 2d grey (no NWPI opt), perf OS (4), tied by 'Madang 19 MR 16' cds. VFU. Very rare franking as due to shortages of NWPI stamps some perf OS stamps from Army stocks were issued at POs. (P)
  A$350
(US$252)
(€217)
(£196)
  A$500
(US$360)
(€310)
(£280)
A$
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