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WORLD : PAPUA
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6181
Queensland used in Papua: 1895 Long OHMS cover (addressee excised) precursor franking QLD 2½d red lined background pr tied by barred oval BNG pmk, with 'Port Moresby British New Guinea 20 JY 95' cds. To London with b/s of 'Thursday Island' transit & London arrival. SG 191. Rare precursor usage. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$900
6182
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d to 1/-, wmk horiz. VF fresh M/MLH. SG 1-7 cat £317. (7) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$220
6183
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, horiz wmk. VFU appearance, sm thin, 'Samarai' cds. SG 8 cat £550. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
6184
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, horiz wmk. VFU 'Port Moresby 1 NO 05' cds. SG 8 cat £550. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$450
6185
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, horiz wmk. VFU appearance, diag crease, barred 'BNG' pmk. SG 8 cat £550. 2017 APS photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
6186
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d black & green wmk horiz thick paper blk of 4. VF fresh MUH. SG 9 cat £92 as M singles, should be at least double, £192 MUH. (P)
 SOLD at A$70
6187
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi ½d black & yellow-green & 2d black & violet, vertical wmk, thin paper, comb perf. VF fresh M. SG 9a & 11a cat £93. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$70
6188
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 4d black & sepia, vertical wmk, thin paper, comb perf. VF MUH. SG 13b cat £350 for M, should be at least double, £700 MUH. Only 270 issued. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
6189
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 6d black & myrtle-green, vertical wmk, thin paper, comb perf. F-VF fresh MLH. SG 14a cat £1200. Only 175 issued & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
6190
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
6191
1901-05 BNG Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, vertical wmk, thin paper, comb perf. Superb fresh MLH. SG 16a cat £600. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
6192
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$2000
6193
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$1400
6194
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$2300
6195
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$3500
6196
1906 Large Papua opt Lakatoi 2/6 black & brown, horiz wmk. Superb fresh MLH. SG 20 cat £170+. Unusually nice. (P)
 SOLD at A$140
6197
1906 Large Papua opt Lakatoi 1/- black & orange, wmk vertical, thick paper. Superb U w/c with neat cnr barred cancel. SG 27 cat £1400. Very rare so nice. 2003 Ceremuga AIEP photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
6198
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$12000
6199
1907 small Papua opt Lakatoi 2d black & violet, error opt DOUBLE, with variety inverted 'd' for 'p' (pos 21), vert wmk. F-VF MUH, left marginal, overall fresh. SG 40a cat £4250+ for M, should be at least double, £8500+ MUH, plus premium for the positional variety. Major rarity as only 1 sheet of 30 existed & only 3 with the positional variety. 2017 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3700
6200
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 & cert can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1100
6201
1908-10 Lakatoi small Papua ½d black & green wmk sideways, perf OS UR cnr marginal blk of 4, perf 12½ variety OS diag down to right. VF CTO with gum, 'Port Moresby 11 OCT 10' cds. SG O21(var). (4). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
6202
1908-10 Lakatoi small Papua ½d black & green, wmk sideways, perf 12½, perf OS blk of 4, variety 'OS sl diag down to right'. VF CTO with gum, 'Port Moresby 11 OCT 10' cds. SG O21(var). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
6203
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 -cert can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
6204
1910-11 Lakatoi Large Papua 2/6 black & brown, type B, right marginal blk of 4, on large piece from registered envelope. VFU, 'Port Moresby 14 JUN 11 Papua' cds. SG 82 cat £240 for singles. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
6205
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
6206
1911-15 Lakatoi 2/6 rose-carmine. Superb fresh MUH. SG 91 £42 for M, should be at least double, £84 MUH. (P)
 SOLD at A$60
6207
1911-15 Lakatoi 2/6 rose-carmine. Superb fresh MUH. SG 91 £42 for M, should be at least double, £84 MUH. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$60
6208
1916-32 Lakatoi set ½d to 10- inc 9d & 1/3. VF MUH. SG 93-105 & 127-8 cat £270 for M, should be at least £540 MUH & rarely seen thus. (15) (P)
 SOLD at A$500
6209
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$700
6210
1916-31 Lakatoi 5/- black & deep green, LL cnr marginal blk of 4 with CA monogram. Superb fresh MUH. SG 104 £220 for M, should be at least double, £440 MUH, plus premium for monogram blk. (P)
 SOLD at A$375
6211
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
6212
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
6213
1930 Airmail plane opt Lakatoi 1/- sepia & olive, opt in deep carmine-lake, Harrison printing, yellowish paper, 2 examples showing 2 opt types with wing strut solid or hollow. VF M/MLH. SG 117(var). Only a sm 1st part of printing was in deep lake. 2018 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (2) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$180
6214
1930 Airmail opt on 1/- sepia & olive, Harrison printing, error opt INVERTED, from position 23. VF fresh MLH, nice original gum. SG 117a cat £15,000+. Only 1 sheet of 40 printed & the 'inverted aeroplane' is the most famous error of Papua. Exp Sanabria, plus copy of 2016 PF/NY photo cert, while new AIEP expert photo cert can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$11000
6215
1930 Airmail opt on 1/- sepia & olive, Harrison printing, error opt INVERTED, being the most famous error of Papua. Superb fresh MUH, with 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$17000
6216
1931-32 OS opt Lakatoi set ½d to 2/6. VF fresh MLH, top value MUH. SG O55-66 cat £130+. (12) (P)
 SOLD at A$100
6217
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
6219
1932-40 Pictorial set ½d-£1 BLOCKS OF 4. VF MUH in ea blk lower 2 stamps have horiz line of sl darker gum colour. SG 130-45 cat £2200 for M singles, should be at least double, £4400 MUH, plus premium for extremely rare set of blks -1st we have ever seen. (16 blks) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3000
6220
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
6221
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
6222
1932-40 Pictorial £1 black & olive-grey, top value. VF MUH. SG 145 cat £275 for M, should be at least double, £550 MUH. (P)
 SOLD at A$300
6223
1934 British Protectorate set 1d-5d as large DIE PROOFS in issued colours, on chalk-surfaced paper, with approval initials & dates in the LR cnrs. Overall F-VF, stamp areas & surrounding margins are nice condition & all nice colours, & while there are some faults well away from the stamps these could be trimmed off if that is preferred (The die proofs were solidly glued on both sides of margins using inorganic adhesive in sunken presentation mounts from which they have been removed & professionally cleaned. The remains of the mounts are inc with the lot & on reverse have violet oval 'Commomwealth Bank of Australia Fitzroy, Victoria Stamp Printing Branch' h/s, & also approval initials & dates matching those on the proofs). SG 146-49(p). The only proofs of this issue recorded & an obsolutely unique set for the specialist. 2014 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$8000
6224
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee opt Pictorial 1d variety 'accent flaw' on LL stamp of Ash imprint blk of 4. VF MUH, gum sl tropicalised. SG 150a cat £192 for M singles, should be at least double, £384 MUH premium for imprint blk. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
6225
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee opt Pictorial 5d variety 'accent flaw' on left stamp of Ash imprint pr. VFU, sl ink stain on back. SG 153a cat £124+ as singles, plus premium for imprint. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
6226
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee opt Pictorial 5d variety 'accent flaw' on LL stamp of Ash imprint blk of 4. VF MUH. SG 153a cat £400 for M singles, should be at least double, £800 MUH, plus premium for imprint blk. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$550
6227
1930s-52 'STAMP DUTY / £100 £100' overprint Lakatoi 2/6 maroon & pink, with '31/3/52' m/s cancel on original page 'Statement of Nominal Capital' (£200,000) of the Companies Ordinance document for registration of Gibbes Sepik Airways Ltd. Bft 18. Great rarity with only several recorded, which actually makes it rarer than any of the rarest overprint errors or paper varieties of the postage stamps of Papua. This is the highest denomination revenue stamp of Papua & as such of major importance for the specialist. 2014 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$12000
6228
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, overall in unusually nice condition. ACSC PAP4 cat $3000+. Extremely rare envelope & probably unique destination. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1700
6229
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$1300
6230
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$350
6231
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
6232
1930 'AIR MAIL' plane opts on 3d, 6d & 1/- the latter opt in dark carmine (from small 1st part of printing) on cover reg Samarai to Richmond. VFU. SG 116, 117(var) & 118. The 1/- with dark carmine being extremely rare especially on cover with very few known. 2001 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$450
6233
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
6234
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
6235
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
6236
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$80
6237
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$80
6238
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
6239
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
6240
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)
 AVAILABLE at A$275
6241
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$275
6242
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, signed by pilot. F-VF. AAMC P91 cat $350. Only 40 flown. Very scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
6243
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
6244
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
6245
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. Only 117 flown. Scarce (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
6246
1936 Registered Pictorial Jubilee cover franked KGV Silver Jubilee opt set 1d-5d, tied by 'Port Moresby 6 JA 36' cds. To Canada with transit & arrival b/s. VF. SG 150-53 cat £15 as loose stamps.
 AVAILABLE at A$20
6248
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)
 SOLD at A$300
6249
1936 FFC Port Moresby-Daru franked plane opt 3d Lakatoi tied by 'Port Moresby 15 AP 36' cds, Daru arrival cds, signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P100 cat $500+. Rare, only around 12 flown. (P)
 SOLD at A$300
6250
1936 Port Moresby-Daru FFC (4th trip) franked Declaration 1d pr, tied by 'Port Moresby 24 AP 36' cds. Daru arrival b/s & signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P101 cat $500. Very rare. (P)
 SOLD at A$250
6251
1936 Port Moresby-Daru FFC (5th trip) franked Pictorial ½d & 1½d tied by 'Port Moresby 28 MY 36' cds. Daru arrival b/s & signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P103 cat $500. Very rare. (P)
 SOLD at A$230
6252
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
6253
1937 FFC Port Moresby-Lake Kutubu franked Coronation 1d (2), tied 'Port Moresby 11 OC 37' cds, reverse arrival endorsement & signature of Officer in Charge at Lake Kutubu Police Camp, plus signed by pilot. VF. AAMC P117 cat $600+. Only 17 flown. Very rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$180
6254
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$180
6255
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$40
6256
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. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
6257
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. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
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