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WORLD: NEW GUINEA - GRI OPTS
Lot
Description
ReserveEstimateYour Bid
2892
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 6mm opt DNG Yacht 25pf black & red on yellow. Superb fresh MLH. Mi 7I. SG 7 cat £375. Only 869 printed. Exp Zumstein, plus 2021 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$300
(US$228)
(€192)
(£168)
  A$450
(US$342)
(€288)
(£252)
A$
2893
1914-15 'GRI 5d' 6mm opt DNG Yacht 50pf black & purple on buff, horiz pr. Superb U, violet s/l 'Rabaul OCT 17 1914' FDI! Mi 10I, SG 10 cat £2000, plus premium for pr & FDI. Only 563 printed & probably unique multiple from 1st day of issue. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$1800
(US$1368)
(€1152)
(£1008)
  A$2500
(US$1900)
(€1600)
(£1400)
A$
2894
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, while new AIEP photo cert can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$9000
(US$6840)
(€5760)
(£5040)
  A$12000
(US$9120)
(€7680)
(£6720)
A$
2895
1914-15 GRI 1d 5mm opt DNG Yacht 5pf left marginal blk of 4, stamps at right with straight top serifs. VF fresh MUH. Mi 2II/2II(var). SG 17/17c cat £170 for M, should be at least double, £340 MUH. Nice positional blk. (P)
  A$170
(US$129)
(€109)
(£95)
  A$250
(US$190)
(€160)
(£140)
A$
2896
1914-15 'GRI' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 5pf green, variety 'GRI w/o stops but with normal spaces.' VFU on piece with violet oval cancel. Mi 2II or SG 17ga cat £11,000. Great rarity with only several recorded. 2006 BPA photo cert, while new AIEP photo cert can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$8000
(US$6080)
(€5120)
(£4480)
  A$11000
(US$8360)
(€7040)
(£6160)
A$
2897
1914-15 'GRI 2½d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 20pf ultramarine. VFU, violet oval Rabaul pmk. Mi 6II, SG 21 cat £2500. Very rare, only portions of 2 sheets printed. PF/NY photo cert. (P)
  A$1800
(US$1368)
(€1152)
(£1008)
  A$2500
(US$1900)
(€1600)
(£1400)
A$
2898
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 25pf black & red on yellow (11th setting, Pos 1). VF fresh M. Mi 7II, SG 22 cat £190+, plus premium for this rare setting. Only total 869 printed & very few from this setting. 2021 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$180
(US$137)
(€115)
(£101)
  A$300
(US$228)
(€192)
(£168)
A$
2899
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 30pf black & orange. VF fresh MUH. Mi 8II. SG 23 cat £170 as M, should be at least double, £40 MUH. Only 661 printed. (P)
  A$230
(US$175)
(€147)
(£129)
  A$350
(US$266)
(€224)
(£196)
A$
2900
1914-15 'GRI 4d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 40pf black & carmine. VFU, Rabaul violet oval pmk. Mi 9II, SG 24 cat £275. Only 888 printed. (P)
  A$180
(US$137)
(€115)
(£101)
  A$300
(US$228)
(€192)
(£168)
A$
2901
1914-15 'GRI 5d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 50pf black & purple on buff (6th setting, Pos 5). VF fresh MLH. Mi 10II, SG 25 cat £325+, plus premium for this rare setting. Only total 569 printed. 2021 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$250
(US$190)
(€160)
(£140)
  A$400
(US$304)
(€256)
(£224)
A$
2902
1914-15 'GRI 3s' 5½mm opt DNG Yacht 3Mk violet-black, variety 'no stop after I' (opt setting 7), which is listed by SG on the 1s/1Mk & 2s/2Mk, but NOT listed on the 3s/3Mk! VF MLH with original gum, stamp evenly lightly tropicalized. Mi 15II(var), SG 29(a) cat £10,000 as normal SG 29, while the pro-rata calculation from cat values of varieties 1s/1Mk & 2s/2Mk would make cat £22,000 for the variety 3s/3Mk. Unique example of this important variety which will surely get SG listing in future. 1986 Holcombe photo cert, while new AIEP photo-cert can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$20000
(US$15200)
(€12800)
(£11200)
  A$30000
(US$22800)
(€19200)
(£16800)
A$
2903
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Herbertshohe (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif Registration label no. 727. VF fresh MUH, dull gum from interleaving as always. Mi 16c, SG 36e cat £500 for M, should be at least double, £1000 MUH. Less than 300 printed & rare MUH. Certificate can be requested on request. (P)
  A$700
(US$532)
(€448)
(£392)
  A$1000
(US$760)
(€640)
(£560)
A$
2904
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Kawieng (Deutsch-Neuguinea) sans serif registration label no.824. V-VF UN. Mi 16dI, SG 37 cat £1000. Very rare with only around 100 printed & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$700
(US$532)
(€448)
(£392)
  A$1000
(US$760)
(€640)
(£560)
A$
2905
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Kieta (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif Registration label no.127, variety 'no stop after d'. F-VF fresh UN. Mi 16e(var), SG 38b cat £850. Very rare. 2003 Gibbs photo cert. (P)
  A$600
(US$456)
(€384)
(£336)
  A$900
(US$684)
(€576)
(£504)
A$
2906
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Manus (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif registration label no 33. M, tiny tear at top & disturbed gum. Mi 16fI, SG 39 cat £325. (P)
  A$120
(US$91)
(€77)
(£67)
  A$180
(US$137)
(€115)
(£101)
A$
2907
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Manus (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif Registration label no. 576. VFM. Mi 16fI, SG 39 cat £325. (P)
  A$220
(US$167)
(€141)
(£123)
  A$325
(US$247)
(€208)
(£182)
A$
2908
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Kawieng (Deutsch Neuguinea) serif Registration label No 333. VF fresh MUH. SG 42 cat £250 for M, should be at least double, £500 MUH. (P)
  A$400
(US$304)
(€256)
(£224)
  A$600
(US$456)
(€384)
(£336)
A$
2909
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Kawieng (Deutsch Neuguinea) serif Registration label No 995. F-VF fresh UN. Mi 16dII, SG 42 cat £250. (P)
  A$150
(US$114)
(€96)
(£84)
  A$250
(US$190)
(€160)
(£140)
A$
2910
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt Marshalls 25pf black & red on yellow (10th setting, Pos 1). VF fresh MLH. Mi 5I. SG 54 cat £450+, plus premium for this rare setting. Only 299 printed & very few from this setting. Exp Buhler, plus 2021 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$375
(US$285)
(€240)
(£210)
  A$500
(US$380)
(€320)
(£280)
A$
2911
1914-15 'GRI 8d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 80pf black & carmine. VF fresh MUH. Mi 9I cat €1200, SG 58 cat £475 for M, should be at least double, £950 MUH. Only 490 printed. Holcombe & Brun photo certs of blk of 4 it came from. (P)
  A$700
(US$532)
(€448)
(£392)
  A$1000
(US$760)
(€640)
(£560)
A$
2912
1914-15 'GRI 8d' 5mm opt Marshall Yacht 80pf black & carmine on rose. VF fresh MLH. Mi 9I cat €600, SG 58 cat £475. Only 490 printed. Exp Calves, plus 2020 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$325
(US$247)
(€208)
(£182)
  A$500
(US$380)
(€320)
(£280)
A$
2913
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 se-tenant error multiple. 1959 BPA photo cert, while diff new cert can be obtained on request. (2) (P)
  A$7500
(US$5700)
(€4800)
(£4200)
  A$10000
(US$7600)
(€6400)
(£5600)
A$
2914
1915 'OS GRI 1d' opt DNG Yachts 3pf & 5pf VF fresh MLH. Mi D1-2, SG O1-2 cat £135. (2). (P)
  A$110
(US$84)
(€70)
(£62)
  A$150
(US$114)
(€96)
(£84)
A$
2915
1914-15 GRI 2d opt DNG 10pf red Postcard, large stops in GRI. Superb UN. Mi P2; ACSC NG5B cat $200. (P)
  A$100
(US$76)
(€64)
(£56)
  A$150
(US$114)
(€96)
(£84)
A$
2916
1914 Local cover franked 'GRI' 6mm opt 2d/10pf carmine variety '1 for I' tied by '*Rabaul Oct 17 1914*' 2-line violet FDI pmk. Mi 3I(var). SG 3a cat £500+ as loose stamp & 'from x3' on cover, plus large premium for FDI. Holcombe photo cert. (P)
  A$1000
(US$760)
(€640)
(£560)
  A$1500
(US$1140)
(€960)
(£840)
A$
2917
1914-15 Censored cover (creases) franked no opt Kangaroo ½d & 2d both perf OS, tied by 2 strikes of s/l 'Herbertshohe' violet h/s. To Sydney endorsed 'Censored' & 'from Rev J Margetts New Britain'. (The perf OS Kangaroos originate from Australian Army stocks supplied from Sydney to Rabaul as an emergency measure to overcome shortages of stamps). Excellent pmk strikes & fantastic provisional usage cover, certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$2000
(US$1520)
(€1280)
(£1120)
  A$3000
(US$2280)
(€1920)
(£1680)
A$
2918
1915 GRI 1d opt DNG Yacht 5pf green Postcard with wmk, opt type A. VF UN. Mi P1, ACSC NG2A cat $200. (P)
  A$100
(US$76)
(€64)
(£56)
  A$150
(US$114)
(€96)
(£84)
A$
2919
1915 Local cover (no flap) franked GRI 1d 6mm opt on DNG Yacht 3pf tied by Rabaul New Britain JAN 4 1915' oval pmk. Sent locally at correct rate. SG 1 cat £850+ & 'from x3' on cover. Rare stamp that is almost never seen on cover. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$1500
(US$1140)
(€960)
(£840)
  A$2500
(US$1900)
(€1600)
(£1400)
A$
2920
1915 Registered cover franked 'GRI 1d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 3pf & 'GRI 3d' opt Rabaul (Deutsch Neuguinea) Registration label w/o hyphen both tied by oval 'Rabaul MR 1 1915' pale violet pmks. SG 16 & 33 cat £435+ as loose stamps alone & 'from x3' on cover. Rare & attractive correctly franked cover. (P)
  A$900
(US$684)
(€576)
(£504)
  A$1300
(US$988)
(€832)
(£728)
A$
2921
1915 Registered cover franked GRI 2½d 6mm opt on DNG Yacht 20pf, plus 5mm opt GRI 1d pr inc '1 & d spaced' variety & opt 3d Registration Label, tied by 'Rabaul New Britain MAR 17 1915' oval pmk. To Sydney with 2-line 'Passed by Censor J W Bell Capt' & b/s '3rd Batt N & M Forces, Trop Unit' h/s, plus 'Sydney & Hunters Hill' cds. SG 6, 51/51e & 33 cat £1060+ as loose stamps & 'from x3' on cover. Extremely rare franking & desirable cover from proper usage. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$2500
(US$1900)
(€1600)
(£1400)
  A$3500
(US$2660)
(€2240)
(£1960)
A$
2922
1915 Registered cover piece franked GRI 1d 6mm opt on DNG Yacht 5pf & 2½d on 10pf & 20pf, plus opt 3d Registration Label of Rabaul. All tied by 'Rabaul New Britain MAR 23 1915' oval pmks. VFU. SG 2, 5, 6 & 33d cat £960+ & would be 'from x3' on cover. (P)
  A$700
(US$532)
(€448)
(£392)
  A$1000
(US$760)
(€640)
(£560)
A$
2923
1915 Registered cover franked 'GRI 3d' opt Rabaul (Deutsch-Neuguinea) with hyphen Reg Label & NWPI 1st opt type b Kangaroo 2½d 1st wmk, tied by oval 'Rabaul New Britain MAY 1 1915' pmks. To Sydney with arrival b/s. SG 33d & 74 cat £566 as loose stamps & 'from x3' on cover. RPSV photo cert. (P)
  A$1200
(US$912)
(€768)
(£672)
  A$1800
(US$1368)
(€1152)
(£1008)
A$
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