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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Papua to St. Lucia

Lots 424-433 Lots 434-438

Lot 424    

Papua, 1905, "British New Guinea", 2s6d Black & Brown, Thin Paper, watermark horizontal, watermark vertical, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh with rich colors, F.-V.F. Scott No. 8 $700.
SG No. 16a    £600 ($740).

Realized: $240

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Lot 425 o   

Papua, 1917, Lakatoi, 1d on 4d Pale Olive Green, Cooke imprint strip of 3, canceled "Port Moresby, 15 Jan 1921", right stamp partly separated, Very Fine. Scott No. 77 var.
SG No. 109w    £360 as singles ($440).

Realized: $200

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Lot 426    

Papua, Airmail, 1930, 3d Sepia Black & Bright Blue Green, Harrison Printing on Yellowish Paper, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine. Scott No. C2a $2,200.
SG No. 115    £3,750 ($4,610).

Realized: $675

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Lot 427    

Pitcairn Islands, Posted in Pitcairn Island. 1925 No Stamps Available, clear two-line handstamp on cover to Allston, Mass., with violet "T" in circle due handstamp and "Cristobal, C.Z., Paquebot, Jun 20" duplex postmark; light cover edge wear, Very Fine, a rare no stamps available cachet handstamp usage from Pitcairn Island.
SG No. C12; £2,750 ($3,380)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $675

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Lot 428    

Pitcairn Islands, 1936 Karl Lewis Cover, handpainted "Pitcairn Island (From the Sea)" cachet cover franked with New Zealand, 1935, ½d green, pair tied by "Pitcairn Island, N.Z. Postal Agency, 19 No, 26" cds's, Balboa C.Z., Paquebot duplex postmark; couple small cover tears hat bottom, still Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $375

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Lot 429    

Pitcairn Islands, New Zealand 1936, 1d+1d Health + 2½d Pictorial, tied by "Pitcairn Island, N.Z. Postal Agency" cds's on 1937 cover to the U.S.S. "Henderson" in Hong Kong, China, forwarded by the U.S. Consul in Hong Kong to San Francisco, Cal., reverse with blue S.S. Bounty cachet handstamp, Hong Kong transit cds, "American Consulate, Hong Kong, Apr 23, 1937" date stamp and "U.S.S. Sacramento, Canton, China, Apr 28, 1937" postmark, Very Fine, scarce usage.
SG No. Z44+Z53    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 430 BK   

Pitcairn Islands, 1940, 4sh8d Black on Green Cover, complete unexploded booklet, containing the complete set of the first issues, reverse with "Pitcairn Islands, 7 Jul 47" postmark, original staple replaced, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare booklet; with 1994 D. Tomeraasen and D. Brandon certificates.
SG No. SB1    £3,250 ($4,000).

Realized: $850

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Lot 431    

Pitcairn Islands, New Zealand 1940, 7d Black and Red, tied by "Pitcairn Island, N.Z. Postal Agency, 14 Oc, 40" cds on registered cover to Auckland, New Zealand, with provisional "R/No. 9, Pitcairn Island" handmade registry label alongside, Very Fine.
SG No. Z70    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $230

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Lot 432    

Pitcairn Islands, 1940, ½d-2sh6d Views Complete, on three registered covers to Herts, England, all tied by "Pitcairn Islands, Post Office, Dec 15, 44" cds's, registry handstamp and censor tape at left, Very Fine.
SG No. 1/8    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $180

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Lot 433    

Pitcairn Islands, Pitcairn Island, Post Office, 30. Jul. 43, bold cds on Parcel Post form for package to the U.S.; few nicks at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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