• Login Password

    Please Login. You are NOT Logged in.

Login to Use StampAuctionNetwork.
New Member? Click "Register".

StampAuctionNetwork Extended Features

StampAuctionNetwork Channels


 
You are not logged in. Please Login so that we can determine your registration status with this firm. If you have never registered, please register by selecting [Membership.Register] and check the box for this auction firm if you want to bid with them. Then Login.
 

logo

British Empire continued...

New Zealand & Dependencies continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2221 imagePitcairn Island (From the Sea): 1935 (May 30) to Oklahoma, A warm portrayal of the "barren island" cachet variety, with a complementary 1½d New Zealand King George V tied by one of two "Pitcairn Island/30 MY. 35./N.Z. Postal Agency" daters, further tied by a "Cristobal, C.Z./Aug 29/10AM/Paquebot" duplex—a three-month journey, and showing that mail from Pitcairn went around the world in both directions (see previous Lot)! "Ship's Mail" in heavy manuscript reading up the left edge of the cover. Reverse is blank other than a typed ") N (" opening remarque. A relatively early cover (the earliest dated by JP is Nov. 25, 1934), with nice dual-country route markings., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,600-3,200
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2222 imagePitcairn Island (From the Sea): 1935 (Dec. 27) to Pennsylvania, A "barren island" cachet in cooler tones, bearing 1d postage as a horizontal pair of ½d New Zealand definitives, tied by single Pitcairn Islands dater. Reverse with only typed ") N (" remarque. A few toned spots on face, with top edge of reverse lightly soiled. Still a pretty cover from a remote location., Nearly Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,400-3,000
SOLD for HK$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2223 imageLook-out Point, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific: 1937 (Dec. 10) to New Jersey, A second cachet (of the six Lewis prepared) for Pitcairn, with a foreground of buildings, with trees and mountains in the background. Two ½d New Zealand definitives each tied by Pitcairn Island double-ring c.d.s., the cachet bearing an unlisted variety in the caption ("Look-out Point."). Blue handstamped ") N (" remarque and inverted vertical oval kan across flap. Accompanied by newspaper clipping, undated, noting the islanders' being "convinced the end of the world is imminent.", Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

image image

Est. HK$3,600-4,000
SOLD for HK$3,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2224 imageRarotonga, Cook Islands: 1934 (June 18) to California, A new earliest known usage from the Cook Islands, as JP 68:5 (pp. 267-268) notes covers between Apr. 20, 1935, and May 28, 1936. The cachet, also unlisted in JP for Rarotonga, depicts two banana trees with a mountain rising in the distance. 2d and 1d Cook Islands pictorials are each cancelled by "Rarotonga/18 JE 34" daters, the year date obscured by the black in the stamps' designs. While the date could be 1939 (therefore making it a new last-known cover), the fact that Lewis' "From:-/RAROTONGA [spaced], Cook Islands./_ _ _ _" inscription is on the bottom of the backflap suggests an early date. An interesting cover whenever sent., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$2,800-3,200
SOLD for HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2225 imageRarotonga, Cook Islands: 1934 (Aug. 28) to California, An uncacheted cover, pre-dating those listed in JP by eight months. The 3d postage is paid by two Cook Islands pictorials, each tied by a "Rarotonga/28 AU 34" split-ring c.d.s. Inscription at upper left as usual (compare the previous cover). Black typed ") N (" on reverse. Cleanly opened at top. A neat early cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,600-3,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2226 imageRarotonga, Cook Islands: 1935 (Apr. 20) to Missouri, A lovely example from the first date noted by JP. Cachet depicts a schooner and buildings on stilts on the water, with trees, birds and mountains in the background—a design based on Cook Islands Scott #77. A single 1d Captain Cook pays the postage, tied by split-ring "Rarotonga/20 AP 35" c.d.s. A typed ") N (" remarque at top with a blue handstamped kan vertical oval seal across flap. Expertly opened at right., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$2,600-3,000
SOLD for HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2227 imageAvarua, Island of Rarotonga, South Pacific: 1936 (July 12) to Washington, DC, An unlisted origin caption on a lovely example of the shoreline road cachet design, which post-dates the last-known cover listed in JP by six weeks. Single 1d Captain Cook placed at top center with "Rarotonga/12 JL 36" split-ring c.d.s. tying. Back with only ") N (" remarque. Great color and a sole-known inscription., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,600-3,000
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2228 imageRarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific: 1936 (Dec. 30) to Oklahoma, A pretty Type I (shoreline road) cachet, franked by a horizontal pair of ½d Cook Island pictorials tied by a "Rarotonga/30 DE 36" split-ring c.d.s. The cover boasts an inscription variety unlisted in JP, all three lines here being spaced all capitals. No opening remarque on back, just a heavy square kan handstamp across the flap. A nice late cover, posted seven months after the latest described in JP. Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$2,600-3,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2229 imageRarotonga, Cook Islands: 1939 (Apr. 12) to Maryland, An unlisted cachet for the Cooks, on a new last-known cover sent nearly three years after the covers reviewed in JP. The all-over design, by Lewis' master painter, portrays a sailboat in harbor as seen between two palm trees. 2½d postage is tied by two "Rarotonga/12 AP 39" three-ringed c.d.s.'s. Reverse with typed ") O (" remarque and manuscript "open this" immediately below, with the flap sealed by vertical oval blue kan handstamp. A wrinkled lower left corner is hardly visible through the design. A gorgeous cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,400. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$3,000-3,400
SOLD for HK$5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Burma
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2230 imageMandalay, Upper Burma: 1940 (Oct. 23) Censored to Michigan, A new last-known cover. JP 68:5, p. 293, notes that covers are uncommon and dated between Mar. 30, 1933, and July 26, 1939, while this example was mailed 15 months later. Bearing the standard all-over cachet of the royal palace with bridge and bastion, the postage here totals 3A6p, each stamp tied by a "Mandalay Civil Lines/23 OCT 40" comb/bridge-style dater. Penciled address correction at center, with triangular "Passed/Censor/7/Rangoon" handstamp at center top. Back of cover shows evidence of contact with water, as both the ") N (" and double-circle kan handstamps are blurred. Unevenly opened at left with minor resultant reduction (Censor 7 no doubt more concerned with security than with artistic conservation). Nevertheless, a beautiful cover worthy of the finest collection., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
SOLD for HK$14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2231 imageSuva, Fiji: 1934 (Oct. 29) to California, A new earliest-known cover, mailed six months prior to those recorded at JP 68:5, p. 284. The cachet, also undocumented in JP, shows a still-smoking steamer at a short pier, with palms before and mountains behind. Three King George V definitives totaling 3d are tied by two "Suva/29 OC 34/Fiji" c.d.s.'s (the day difficult to read). Clean reverse other than ") N (" opening remarque typed at top center. A simple cachet, but prettily executed on a previously unknown cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2232 imageBay of Suva, Fiji: 1935 (Apr. 11) to Oklahoma, On a previous earliest-known dated cover from Fiji, with the standard cachet from the island showing a boat alongside a pier, with trees and building in foreground and mountains in the distance. The three King George V definitives are tied by four "Suva/11 AP 35/Fiji" daters. Sole marking on reverse is a typed ") N (" remarque. Back with a few toned areas of no consequence. A pretty cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2233 imageSuva Bay, Fiji Islands: 1935 (June 28) to Ohio, The standard ship-in-port cachet franked by two 1½d definitives, each tied by "Suva/28 JU 35/Fiji" dater. Typed ") N (" remarque at top, ignored as the cover was opened along the flap at some point. A small surface tear to back of envelope mentioned solely for accuracy. A nice example., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2234 imageBuca Bay, Fiji Islands: 1935 (Sept. 12) to Oklahoma, A standard cachet, but from an unrecorded location. Three definitives tied by two clear "Buca Bay/12 SEP 35/Fiji" c.d.s. strikes, with a "Suva/18.SP.35/Fiji" transit on reverse. No opening instruction, but a near-circular kan handstamp (slightly darkening) seals the flap. A unique cover?, Very Fine despite the transit wear along top.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2235 imageSuva, Fiji: 1936 (Nov. 21) to North Dakota, On a scarcer hand-addressed cover. Standard cachet, postage and cancel, but with the location inscription on two lines at lower right, the recipient's address at upper left. JP 68:5 (p. 284) notes that these covers have the address and caption (when present) in green ink. The caption here is in green (perhaps), but the address is most clearly in black. JP surmises that Lewis sent a stock of "blank" cachets to Fiji, some of which were "sold unauthorized and mailed." Reverse is without any of Lewis' standard markings, with damage to the backflap including the right quarter missing. The face, however, is largely pristine and will make a great addition to your collection or exhibit., Fine to Very Fine only because of back damage.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
Malaya
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2236 imageKwala Lumpur, Malaysia: 1938 (Mar. 21) to Missouri, An unrecorded third cover from Kuala Lumpur, the other two dated Oct. 30, 1937, and Dec. 15, 1939 (JP 68:5, p. 292), bearing an unrecorded inscription at upper left. The all-over cachet is the standard design used for this location, three figures walking a country road. Postage totaling 12c is tied by two strikes of "Station Street (Kuala Lumpur)/21 MR/1938/F.M.S." handstamp of the Federated Malay States. Blue handstamped ") N (" remarque and genkan seal on reverse. A nice example with an interesting alternative spelling of the city's name., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$2,200-2,600
SOLD for HK$14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2237 imageTanjong Katong, Singapore, Straits Settlements: 1937 (Aug. 11) to Pennsylvania, A warm cachet depicting a view from the beach, with the blue 12c Coronation issue nicely offsetting the design's colors. Stamp tied by "Singapore/11 AU/1937/11" c.d.s. Opening remarque omitted on reverse, which bears only a negative thick-character horizontal oval kan handstamp in bright blue. Mounting residue on reverse. Opened at left. A pretty cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2238 imageIsland of Nauru, South Pacific Ocean: 1935 (Dec. 31) Registered to Pennsylvania, A new earliest-known cover, with both cachet for this location and inscription undocumented. The sole cover known to JP (68:5, p. 264) dates from "perhaps 1939", and is captioned "Nauru Island/Central Pacific". Here, Lewis has moved the island south, using a generic cachet of five palms on a beach with the sun on the horizon (used also at, e.g., Danger Island & Penrhyn; see Lots 2214 & 2219 above). In addition to its mailing date—nearly four years earlier than the previously known cover—this is a Registered cover, thus bearing a staggering 1sh6p in postage (Silver Jubilee overprints), each of the four stamps tied by a "Nauru/12 DE 35/Central Pacific" c.d.s., with a 27 FE 36 Melbourne Registry transit below. The reverse with a red Nauru Registry label across the flap; San Pedro, Calif, MAR 21 and Greenville, PA, MAR 25 Registry transit and receiver. Opened at top. Small tear at top is barely visible and does not affect stamps or markings. A remarkable cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,600. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$3,200-3,600
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2239 imageAnnabele Bay, Nauru Island, Central Pacific: 1937 (Dec. 9) to New Zealand, A spectacular cover from an unrecorded location, on an unrecorded cachet design, mailed prior to the previous sole-known cover—and sent from one Karl Lewis agent to another. The cover is inscribed "Annabele Bay" (Anibare Bay?) with a cachet depicting five palms on a rocky (?) beach with sea beyond. Each of the three stamps comprising the 3d postage is tied by a light but fully legible "Nauru/-9 DE 37/Central Pacific" c.d.s. The reverse with the usual ") N (" remarque and blue oval kan handstamp, but it additionally bears the four-line notice: "Posted By/Les. V. Douthat./Nauru Island./Central Pacific" in his own hand. The original recipient's address was scratched off the cover, with "H W Geoghegan/P.O. Box 39, Symond St." written in—Geoghegan being Lewis' agent in Auckland. A true Grail for the Lewis collector or researcher, illustrating the ties among his network., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000. (Image1) (Image2)

image

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2240 imageRabaul, New Guinea: 1935 (Apr. 26) to Missouri, An early cover, the first known being dated Mar. 2, 1935. Cachet depicting a village scene of huts, franked by 3d of Airmail-overprinted Birds-of-Paradise (no scrolls), each tied by well-struck "Rabaul/26AP35/New Guinea" c.d.s.'s. No back markings. Opened right., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction

Previous Page, Next Page or Return to Table of Contents


StampAuctionCentral and StampAuctionNetwork are
Copyright © 1994-2016 Droege Computing Services, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Back to Top of Page