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WORLD: NEW GUINEA - GRI OPTS
Lot
Description
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6321
1914-15 GRI opts basic set 1d/3pf - 8d/80pf (1st is opt on Marshalls), others on DNG, plus Manus & Rabaul 3d reg labels. Mostly F-VF M/MUH, odd blemishes. SG cat £2340. (13) (P)
  A$1100
(US$803)
(€682)
(£605)
  A$1500
(US$1095)
(€930)
(£825)
A$
6322
1914-15 'GRI 5d' 6mm opt DNG Yacht 50pf black & purple/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$1314)
(€1116)
(£990)
  A$2500
(US$1825)
(€1550)
(£1375)
A$
6323
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$6205)
(€5270)
(£4675)
  A$12000
(US$8760)
(€7440)
(£6600)
A$
6324
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$7300)
(€6200)
(£5500)
  A$15000
(US$10950)
(€9300)
(£8250)
A$
6325
1914-15 'GRI 1d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 5pf top marginal blk of 6. VF MUH, some tropicalised spots. Mi 2II, SG 17 cat £210 for M, should be at least double £420 MUH. Rare multiple. (P)
  A$180
(US$131)
(€112)
(£99)
  A$275
(US$201)
(€171)
(£151)
A$
6326
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$200
(US$146)
(€124)
(£110)
  A$300
(US$219)
(€186)
(£165)
A$
6327
1914-15 'GRI 1d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 5pf & 2d on 10pf. VFU, tied to piece by oval 'Rabaul New Britain JAN 14 1915' cancel. Mi 2II & 3II, SG 17-18 cat £110+ plus premium for piece. (2). (P)
  A$100
(US$73)
(€62)
(£55)
  A$150
(US$110)
(€93)
(£83)
A$
6328
1914-15 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt DNG 10pf red & 20pf blue. VF fresh MLH. Mi 3II & 4II. SG 18-19 cat £100. (2) (P)
  A$70
(US$51)
(€43)
(£39)
  A$100
(US$73)
(€62)
(£55)
A$
6329
1914-15 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 20pf top marginal blk of 6. VF MUH, some tropicalized spots. MI 4II, SG 19 cat £300 for M, should be at least double £600 MUH. Rare multiple. (P)
  A$250
(US$183)
(€155)
(£138)
  A$350
(US$256)
(€217)
(£193)
A$
6330
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 25pf black & red on yellow. Superb U, on piece with 'Rabaul' straight-line pmk. Mi 7II, SG 22 cat £250 for loose U & such nice piece with rare cancel should be +50% so east £375. (P)
  A$220
(US$161)
(€136)
(£121)
  A$350
(US$256)
(€217)
(£193)
A$
6331
1914-15 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 30pf. VF appearance, tear at base, MLH. Mi 8II. SG 23 cat £170. Only 661 printed. (P)
  A$70
(US$51)
(€43)
(£39)
  A$100
(US$73)
(€62)
(£55)
A$
6332
1914-15 'GRI 4d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 40pf black & carmine. VF U, Rabaul violet oval pmk. Mi 9II, SG 24 cat £275. Only 888 printed. (P)
  A$190
(US$139)
(€118)
(£105)
  A$300
(US$219)
(€186)
(£165)
A$
6333
1914-15 'GRI 5d' 5mm opt DNG Yacht 50pf. VF fresh MUH, crayon marks on perfs from making positioning lines for opts. Mi 10II. SG 25 cat £325 for M, should be at least double, £650 MUH. Only 569 printed. (P)
  A$230
(US$168)
(€143)
(£127)
  A$350
(US$256)
(€217)
(£193)
A$
6334
1914-15 'GRI 8d' 5mm on DNG Yacht 80pf black & carmine. F-VF fresh M. Mi 11II cat €500. SG 26 cat £425. Only 643 printed. (P)
  A$300
(US$219)
(€186)
(£165)
  A$450
(US$329)
(€279)
(£248)
A$
6335
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Rabaul (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif registration label no 436. M, straight edge at right. Mi 16g, SG 33 cat £275. (P)
  A$120
(US$88)
(€74)
(£66)
  A$180
(US$131)
(€112)
(£99)
A$
6336
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Rabaul (Deutsch Neuguinea) sans serif registration label no. 907. VF fresh MLH. Mi 16g, SG 33d cat £425. Exp Hoffmann-Giesecke. (P)
  A$300
(US$219)
(€186)
(£165)
  A$450
(US$329)
(€279)
(£248)
A$
6337
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Herbertshohe (Deutsch Neu-Guinea) sans serif registration label no 633. F-VF UN, tiny tear at top. Mi 16c, SG 36e cat £500. (P)
  A$200
(US$146)
(€124)
(£110)
  A$300
(US$219)
(€186)
(£165)
A$
6338
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$511)
(€434)
(£385)
  A$1000
(US$730)
(€620)
(£550)
A$
6339
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$88)
(€74)
(£66)
  A$180
(US$131)
(€112)
(£99)
A$
6340
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$292)
(€248)
(£220)
  A$600
(US$438)
(€372)
(£330)
A$
6341
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Kawieng (Deutsch Neuguinea) serif Registration label No 201. VF fresh M. Mi 16dII, SG 42 cat £250. (P)
  A$200
(US$146)
(€124)
(£110)
  A$300
(US$219)
(€186)
(£165)
A$
6342
1915 'GRI 3d' opt Kawieng (Deutsch Neuguinea) serif registration label, blk of 4 no.263, 262, 258, 257. VF fresh 3M/1MUH. Mi 16dII, SG 42 cat £1000 for M singles, MUH should be at least double so £1250 for this. Rare multiple. Alberto Diena photo-cert. (P)
  A$700
(US$511)
(€434)
(£385)
  A$1000
(US$730)
(€620)
(£550)
A$
6343
1914 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt Marshall Yacht 10pf & 20pf. VF MUH, odd tropical spot. Mi 3I & 4I cat €85, SG 52 & 53 cat £54 for M, should be at least double £108 MUH. (2)
  A$30
(US$22)
(€19)
(£17)
  A$50
(US$37)
(€31)
(£28)
A$
6344
1914 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 10pf red. VFU, Rabaul oval cancel. Mi 3I, SG 52 cat £50. (P)
  A$40
(US$29)
(€25)
(£22)
  A$60
(US$44)
(€37)
(£33)
A$
6345
1914-15 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt on Marshalls Yacht 20pf ultramarine. VF fresh MUH. Mi 4I, SG 53 cat £27 for M, should be at least double £54 MUH.
  A$35
(US$26)
(€22)
(£19)
  A$50
(US$37)
(€31)
(£28)
A$
6346
1914-15 'GRI 2d' 5mm opt on Marshalls Yacht 20pf ultramarine. VF fresh MUH. Mi 4I, SG 53 cat £27 for M, should be at least double £54 MUH.
  A$35
(US$26)
(€22)
(£19)
  A$50
(US$37)
(€31)
(£28)
A$
6347
1914 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt Marshall Yacht 25pf black & red/yellow, variety opt shifted upwards over inscription. Vf fresh M. Mi 6I, SG 54(var) cat £450+ plus premium for opt shifted. Only 263 printed in total. Exp Lemaire plus 2020 Ceremuga AIEP photo-certificate. (P)
  A$325
(US$237)
(€202)
(£179)
  A$500
(US$365)
(€310)
(£275)
A$
6348
1914 'GRI 3d' 5mm opt Marshall Yacht 25pf black & red/yellow. VF fresh MUH. Mi 5I, SG 54 cat £450 for M, should be at least double £900 MUH. Only 299 printed. Exp Holcombe with copy of photo-cert of pr from where it came. (P)
  A$600
(US$438)
(€372)
(£330)
  A$800
(US$584)
(€496)
(£440)
A$
6349
1914 '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$511)
(€434)
(£385)
  A$1000
(US$730)
(€620)
(£550)
A$
6350
1914 'GRI 8d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 80pf black & carmine on rose. VFM, tiny perf tear, horiz opt black lines on gum. Mi 9I cat €600. SG 58 cat £475. Only 490 printed. Exp Champion. (P)
  A$170
(US$124)
(€105)
(£94)
  A$275
(US$201)
(€171)
(£151)
A$
6351
1914 'GRI 8d' 5mm opt Marshall Yacht 80pf black & carmine/rose. VF fresh MLH. Mi 9I cat €600, SG 58 cat £475. Only 490 printed. Exp Calves plus 2020 Ceremuga AIEP photo-certificate. (P)
  A$350
(US$256)
(€217)
(£193)
  A$500
(US$365)
(€310)
(£275)
A$
6352
1914 'GRI 8d' 5mm opt Marshalls Yacht 80pf with opt shifted upwards, plus with 2 black opt lines across reverse! Mi 11II cat €500, SG 58 cat £475 plus premium for opt variety. Total of only 490 printed. (P)
  A$350
(US$256)
(€217)
(£193)
  A$500
(US$365)
(€310)
(£275)
A$
6353
1914 '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$5475)
(€4650)
(£4125)
  A$10000
(US$7300)
(€6200)
(£5500)
A$
6354
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$4380)
(€3720)
(£3300)
  A$9000
(US$6570)
(€5580)
(£4950)
A$
6355
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$130
(US$95)
(€81)
(£72)
  A$200
(US$146)
(€124)
(£110)
A$
6356
1915 'OS GRI 1d' opt DNG Yachts 3pf & 5pf VF fresh MLH. Mi D1-2, SG 01-2 cat £135. (2). (P)
  A$110
(US$80)
(€68)
(£61)
  A$150
(US$110)
(€93)
(£83)
A$
6357
1914 stampless cover endorsed 'HMAS Berrima. Active Service. Stamps not procurable'. 'Friedrich Wilhelmshafen' cachet in violet to Sydney, with Sydney machine cancel & 'more to Pay 1d' inc circle, plus Postage Due 1d to pay postage w/o penalty as stamps not available. Important postal history rarity of the Australian occupation of German New Guinea & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$6000
(US$4380)
(€3720)
(£3300)
  A$9000
(US$6570)
(€5580)
(£4950)
A$
6358
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$730)
(€620)
(£550)
  A$1500
(US$1095)
(€930)
(£825)
A$
6359
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$2500
(US$1825)
(€1550)
(£1375)
  A$3500
(US$2555)
(€2170)
(£1925)
A$
6360
1915 Larger reg cover (209x143mm fits on album page) with mixed franking of 'GRI/3d' opt 'Rabaul (Deutsch-Neuguinea)' reg label (SG 33d cat £1650+ on cover), plus NWPI opts 6d, 9d & 1/- 1st wmk Kangaroos (SG 78, 79, 81 cat £165 as loose stamps) all with 'Rabaul New Britain Jun 8 1915' oval pmks to Sydney with 'Registered Sydney 21 JE 5' receiver pmk. VF fresh. Very rare & probably unique high value franking. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$1500
(US$1095)
(€930)
(£825)
  A$2500
(US$1825)
(€1550)
(£1375)
A$
6361
1915 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$1095)
(€930)
(£825)
  A$2500
(US$1825)
(€1550)
(£1375)
A$
6362
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 JW 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$1825)
(€1550)
(£1375)
  A$3500
(US$2555)
(€2170)
(£1925)
A$
6363
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$511)
(€434)
(£385)
  A$1000
(US$730)
(€620)
(£550)
A$
6364
1915 Precursor use of Kangaroos 3d olive & 6d pale blue, both perf OS, 3d with 'Madang 26 NO 15' cds. SG O20 & 23 cat £30 plus premium for use in New Guinea. (2) (P)
  A$100
(US$73)
(€62)
(£55)
  A$200
(US$146)
(€124)
(£110)
A$
6365
1915 GRI 1d opt on DNG 5pg green Postcard, with wmk, opt type A. Superb fresh UN. Mi P1. ACSC NG2A cat $200+. (P)
  A$130
(US$95)
(€81)
(£72)
  A$200
(US$146)
(€124)
(£110)
A$
6366
1915 GRI 1d opt on DNG Yacht 5pf green Reply half Postcard, opt type B. F-VF UN. Mi P3(var). ACSC NG4B cat $200. (P)
  A$100
(US$73)
(€62)
(£55)
  A$150
(US$110)
(€93)
(£83)
A$
6367
1915 GRI 2d opt on DNG Yacht 10pf red Postcard, opt type B. VF UN. Mi P2. ACSC NG5B cat $200. (P)
  A$100
(US$73)
(€62)
(£55)
  A$150
(US$110)
(€93)
(£83)
A$
6368
1915 GRI 2d opt on DNG Yacht 10pf red Postcard opt type B. F CTO 'Rabaul New Britain FEB 27 1915' violet oval pmk. Mi P2. ACSC NG5B ct $200+ for UN, plus premium for nice cancel. (P)
  A$150
(US$110)
(€93)
(£83)
  A$250
(US$183)
(€155)
(£138)
A$
6369
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$256)
(€217)
(£193)
  A$500
(US$365)
(€310)
(£275)
A$
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