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WORLD : PAPUA
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4944
1901-05 Lakatoi BNG ½d to 1/-, wmk horiz. VF M/MLH. SG 1-7 cat £316. (7). (P)
 SOLD at A$275
4945
1901 Lakatoi BNG ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d, 4d, 6d & 1/-, wmk horiz IMPERF matching horiz left marginal prs (this is full set as 2/6 imperf do not exist). Superb UN, sl soiling as always, all large even margins & bright colours. SG 1-7(p). Extremely rare as only 1 sheet of 30 of ea existed, so only a max of 15 prs. Important set for the specialist. Certificate can be obtained on request. (7 prs). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$6000
4946
1901-05 Lakatoi BNG ½d black & green Hesshaimer enlarged engraved print die proof (132x167mm) on wove paper with "1922" wmk. VF UN as made. Attractive. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
4947
1901-05 Lakatoi BNG ½d to 1/- wmk horiz. VFU. SG 1-7 cat £204. (7) (P)
 SOLD at A$210
4948
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, wmk horiz. VFU, "Port Moresby 26 OC 06" cds. SG 8 cat £550. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$450
4949
1901-05 Lakatoi BNG 2/6 black & brown, wmk horiz. Superb fresh MLH. SG 8 cat £650+. Unusually nice example. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$550
4950
1901-05 Lakatoi BNG 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$1300
4951
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d black & yellow 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 $3500. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2500
4952
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d black & olive imperf plate PROOF on no wmk wove paper. Believed made in 1904 as colour trial for the new 2/6 value. VF fresh UN, tiny tear at base, 4 large margins. SG 1(p). Extremely rare only several printed. Ex Rybak collection -sold in 2008 for $3730. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2000
4953
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$3000
4954
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 collection -sold in 2008 for $6700. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$4000
4955
1907 Lakatoi opt small Papua 2½d black & ultramarine, wmk horiz, thick paper. VF fresh MLH. SG 35 cat £2000. Extremely rare. 2015 RPSL photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2200
4956
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
4957
1911-31 Lakatoi CTO range from Tunisia UPU specimen archive collection with 1911 monocolour ½d & 2d, 1916 Bicolours 1½d, 2d, 4d, 5d, 6d, "Airmail" opt 3d & plane opt 3d, 6d & 1/- plus 1931 surch 5d, 9d & 1/3. All VF CTO with gum. SG 84, 86, 95, 96, 99, 100, 101, 112, 116-18 & 123-5 cat £130+ as normals, plus premium for rare CTO specimens. (14).
 SOLD at A$160
4958
1911-15 Lakatoi monocolour 4d black imperf die PROOF on thin surfaced card. UN, flts but still respected appearance. SG 88(p). Extremely rare, only several recorded. Ex Rybak collection -sold in 2008 for $3500. 2008 Ceremuga AIEP photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1500
4959
1911-12 Lakatoi monocolour set ½d to 2/6 perf OS. VFU. SG O38-45 cat £160 & under-catalogued. (8). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
4960
1911-12 Lakatoi monocolour 2d mauve perf OS, variety wmk crown to right of A. VFU. SG O40w cat £100. Very rare! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
4961
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$1300
4962
1917 "ONE PENNY" opt Lakatoi on 2/6 rose-carmine, wmk INVERTED & vertical instead of sideways. An 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 recently listed at £2250 for M, should be double, £4500 MUH. Great addition to Papua specialist collection. Similar have sold for $2000 to $3000+ in our previous auctions. 2015 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1800
4963
1929-30 AIR MAIL opt Lakatoi 3d black & blue-green Ash printing, error OVERPRINT 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
4964
1931-32 Lakatoi OS opt set ½d-2/6. Superb fresh MUH. SG O55-66 cat £130 for M, should be at least double, £260 MUH. (12) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
4965
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1, inc both ½d shades. VF fresh MUH. SG 130-45 cat £568 for M, should be at least double, £1136 MUH. (17). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
4966
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1 inc extra ½d shade. VF MUH. SG 130-45 cat £568 for M, should be at least £1136 MUH. (17). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$900
4967
1932 Pictorial set ½d-£1, inc extra listed ½d shade. VF fresh MLH. SG 130-45 & 130a cat £570. (17) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$450
4968
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1, inc both ½d shades. VFU, selected nice examples. SG 130-45 cat £488. (17) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
4969
1932 Pictorial 1d black & green McCracken imprint blk of 4. VF fresh MUH. SG 131(var), retail $1000+. (P)
 SOLD at A$350
4970
1934-41 sets with Declaration, Silver Jubilee, Coronation, Declaration & Airmail. F-VF MUH. SG 146-68 cat £121 (23) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
4971
1934-41 Pictorial sets with Declaration, Silver Jubilee, Coronation, Declaration & Airmail sets. VFU. SG 146-68 cat £175. (23)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
4972
1935 Silver Jubilee opt 3d & 5d, both variety "Accent flaw". VFU. SG 152a-153a cat £205. (2) (P)
 SOLD at A$70
4973
1887 pr of letters from Herbert Vacher. One written aboard S.S. Imuana on 22 October of 36 sides in length, the other from Hotel Der Nederlande at Batavia 20 sides in length. Covering the period 23 to 31 October detailing his journey to Thursday Island & Papua. Incredible details. Mentions reefs, sand banks, Mission Stations, Yule Island, Port Moresby, Mail Boats, travelling on Pearl Ship Nautilus & his stay in Java. Posted in Egypt in tatty linen lined env. Other correspondence from this man, believed to be the earliest known item posted from Papua, was previously sold in a London auction for many £1000s. Important historical items, but difficult to determine value.
 AVAILABLE at A$350
4974
1895 commercial cover (longer format) franked Queensland ½d green blk of 8, tied by barred oval BNG pmks, with "Port Moresby 12 OC 95" cds at left, to Brisbane, with Cooktown transit & Brisbane arrival b/s. Unique franking! (P)
 SOLD at A$1000
4975
1902 Registered cover franked BNG Lakatoi 1/- black & orange, tied by barred BNG pmk, with "Port Moresby 31 JY 02" cds at LL, to USA & redirected, with "Forwarded from Springfield Mass" h/s, with b/s of Cooktown, Brisbane, Springfield & Boston. VF. SG 7 or 15 cat £70 or £100 as loose stamp alone & "from x15-20" on cover. Attractive & rare franking. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
4976
1904 cover (vert folds clear of stamps), franked BNG Lakatoi ½d-6d wmk vertical, tied by barred oval BNG pmks & with "Samarai MY 2 1904" cds. To German New Guinea, with Herbertshoh DNG & Matupi transit/arrival cds. SG 9-14 cat £167 & "from x20" on cover. Scarce inter-colonial cover. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
4977
1908 Registered OHMS cover (folds clear of stamps), franked small Papua opt 1d, 2d, 2½d, 1/- & 2/6, plus 1907-08 ½d, 4d (2) & 6d, tied by "Port Moresby 15 JUN 08" cds. To Germany with railway transit reg label, b/s of Brisbane, Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Basel railway TPO & Posen arrival. Assume SG 39-41, 44, 45 plus 47, 52 & 53 cat £210 & "from x5-8" on cover. Spectacular & rare cover. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$800
4978
1917 Lakatoi 4d Registered Envelope, standard size. Superb fresh UN. ACSC PAP3. ASC RE2 cat $1000 in 1994. Only 1000 issued. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
4979
1920 use of Lakatoi 4d orange on bluish long Registered Envelope uprated Lakatoi 1d on ½d pr, tied by "Samarai 18 MAR 20" cds, with reg label. To Sweden, with "Sydney 6 AP 20" b/s. VFU, sl gum stains at flap but overall in unusually nice condition. ACSC PAP4 cat $3000. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2000
4980
1925 (13 Jul) cover Port Moresby to Philadelphia franked 3d (partly affixed by local glue), endorsed "Per Air Mail via Sydney & San Francisco", with additional franking of US 8c Airmail (3) tied by "Seattle Wash AUG 21 Seat. Term. Sta 1925" duplex pmks, b/s New York. AAMC P1a (15 covers reported to exist). A very early air mail for Papua, possibly the earliest of the few Papua/US combinations recorded. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
4981
1931 cover franked Lakatoi 3d black & blue-green pr tied by "Cairns 10 SEP 31" roller pmk, & with oval "Loose Ship Letter" h/s. To USA. SG 98c cat £56 on cover, plus premium for rare ship letter. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
4982
1931 FFC Port Moresby Samarai franked 3d Lakatoi & plane opt 1/- Lakatoi, tied by "Port Moresby 22 SP 31" cds, with Samarai arrival b/s. VF. AAMC P32 cat $900+. Rarity as only 10 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
4983
1932 FFC Kokoda-Port Moresby franked Lakatoi ½d (4) & plane opt 3d, tied by "Kokoda 28 SEP 32" cds, Port Moresby arrival cds, typed reverse endorsement. AAMC P46 cat $200. 107 flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
4984
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$350
4985
1933 FFC Port Moresby-Samarai franked Lakatoi 2d on 1½d & plane opt 3d, tied by "Port Moresby 26 AU 33" cds, with arrival cds. VF fresh. AAMC P66 (Samarai) cat $300. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
4986
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$130
4987
1933 FFC Port Moresby-Talasea franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d & Pic ½d imprint pr & 1d, tied by "Port Moresby 28 AU 33" cds, with Talasea violet arrival cds. Sl toning. AAMC P66 cat $300. Rare (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
4988
1934 Cover (sl spotting) franked Declaration set 1d-5d tied by "Abau 6 NO 34" FDI cds. SG 146-9 cat £28, & "from x4" on cover, plus premium for FDC.
 SOLD at A$25
4989
1934 Cover (sl spotting) franked Declaration set 1d-5d tied by "Kulumadau SED 6 NO 34" FDI cds. SG 146-9 cat £28, & "from x4" on cover, plus premium for FDC.
 AVAILABLE at A$25
4990
1934 Cover (sl spotting) franked Declaration set 1d-5d tied by "Losuia 6 NO 34" FDI cds. SG 146-9 cat £28, & "from x4" on cover, plus premium for FDC.
 AVAILABLE at A$25
4991
1935 FFC Port Moresby-Ioma franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d & Silver Jubilee opt 1d pr, tied by "Port Moresby 29 AU 35" cds, with Ioma arrival b/s & signed by pilot. F-VF. AAMC P86 cat $200. Only 95 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
4992
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$120
4993
1935 FFC Daru-Port Moresby-Darwin franked Lakatoi 3d plane opt tied by "Daru 1 SE 35" cds. Signed by pilot, Port Moresby transit cds, Darwin b/s. VF fresh. AAMC 90a cat $600. Very rare (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
4994
1935 FFC Oroville-Port Moresby franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d (cple toned perfs) tied by "Port Moresby 25 OC 35" arrival cds, with endorsement signed by Officer in Charge at Oroville Police Camp, & signed by pilot. AAMC P91 cat $350. VF fresh. Only 40 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$180
4995
1935 FFC Oroville-Port Moresby (then to Sydney) franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d tied by "Port Moresby 25 OC 35" cds, endorsed at left & signed by Officer in Charge at Oroville Police Camp, plus signed by pilot. F-VF. AAMC P91 cat $350. Only 40 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$180
4996
1935 FFC Port Moresby-Kikori franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d & Pictorial ½d, tied by "Port Moresby 4 NO 35" cds, with Resident Magistrate Kikori cachet & signature, plus pilot signature. AAMC P92 cat $1000 & undercatalogued. Rarity, only 12 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$800
4997
1935 FFC Port Moresby-Oroville franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d & Pictorial ½d, tied by "Port Moresby 4 NO 35" cds with endorsement & signature on reverse of Officer in Charge Oroville Police Camp. VF fresh. AAMC P93 cat $300. Only 89 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
4998
1935 FFC Port Moresby-Oroville franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d tied by "Port Moresby 4 NO 35" cds, with endorsement & signature of Officer in Charge at Oroville Police Camp, plus signed by pilot. VF fresh. AAMC P93 cat $300. Only 89 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
4999
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$180
5000
1935 Registered Official cover (vert fold etc) franked Lakatoi 2d mauve & 3d black & green -both perf OS, tied "Port Moresby 31 MY 35 Papua" cds with Treasury Dept Accountants Branch rectangular cachet at left "Cairns 3 JE 35 Queensland" arrival b/s. SG O40 & O50 cat £141 as loose stamps & "from x10" on cover, thus £1400. Very rare franking. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
5001
1936 FFC Port Moresby-Daru franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d tied by "Port Moresby 17 MR 36" cds. VF fresh. AAMC P97 cat $700+. Only 12 flown! Very rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
5002
1936 FFC Port Moresby-Daru franked Protectorate Jubilee 2d, tied by "Port Moresby 17 MR 36" cds, with Daru arrival b/s & signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P97 cat $700+. Rarity, only 12 flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
5003
1936 FFC Port Moresby-Daru franked plane opt 3d Lakatoi tied by "Port Moresby 15 AP 36" cds, with Daru arrival cds & signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P100 cat $500+. Rare, only around 12 flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
5004
1936 FFC Daru-Mt Blucher franked Lakatoi plane opt 3d, tied by "Daru 18 JE 36" cds, reverse endorsed & signed by Officer in Charge at Mt Blucher Police Camp, plus signed by both pilots. AAMC P104 cat $200. Only 192 flown. Scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5005
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$350
5006
1937 FFC Port Moresby-Lake Kutubu franked KGVI Coronation set, tied by "Port Moresby 11 OC 37" cds, endorsement & signature on reverse of Officer in Charge Police Camp Lake Kutubu. VF fresh. AAMC P117 cat $600. Only 17 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
5007
1937 FFC Sydney-Papua franked Lakatoi 3d Air Mail opt, tied by "Port Moresby 12 OC 37" arrival cds. Signed by pilot & engineer. AAMC P116a cat $350. Ridiculously undercatalogued as only 12 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
5008
1937 FFC Lake Kutubu-Port Moresby franked KGVI Coronation 2d tied by "Port Moresby 31 OC 37" cds on arrival & signed by pilot & Officer in Command at Lake Kutubu, plus a photo of the plane used. Superb fresh. AAMC P121 cat $600 & much undercatalogued. Only 17 flown! (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
5009
1937 FFC Sydney-Thursday Island 1st leg of flight to Papua in a Sikorsky amphibian aircraft, signed by pilot & engineer, franked KGVI 2d red Die I, cancelled on arrival at Thursday Is. Some minor topicalisation, mainly on rev. AAMC P116 cat $350+. Very rare, only 12 signed covers flown. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
5010
1938 FFC Losuia-Port Moresby franked Pictorial 3d & 5d, tied by "Losuia 29 JE 38" cds, with Port Moresby arrival cds. VF AAMC P136 cat $250. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
5011
1938 FFC Port Moresby-Losuia-Port Moresby franked Pictorial ½d, 1½d & 2d, tied by "Port Moresby 29 JE 38" cds, with Losuia transit & Port Moresby return b/s. VF. AAMC P136a cat $280. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
5012
1938 Declaration set 2d to 1/- on registered FDC, tied by "Port Moresby 6 SP 38" cds. To Sydney, with reg label & arrival b/s. SG 158-62 cat £55 as loose stamps & "from x4" on cover.
 AVAILABLE at A$50
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