Lot 1437New Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 1d on German New Guinea 5pf green, "1" for "I", "G.R.I." and value 6mm apart, tied on piece by purple Rabaul straight line date stamp cancel, well centered, Very Fine. SG No. 2a.
Scott No. 2a $475.
Lot 1438 oNew Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 2d on German New Guinea 10pf carmine, "G.R.I." and value 6mm apart, block of 4, purple "Rabaul, Oct 17, 1914" First Day straight line date stamp cancel, Very Fine, a scarce multiple. SG No. 3.
Scott No. 3 $1,040 for singles.
Lot 1439New Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 1d on German New Guinea 5pf green, "d" inverted, "G.R.I." and value 5mm apart, Stephansort circular cancels, strong color, Very Fine, a very rare variety with all examples known are used. SG No. 17e.
Scott No. 17c $3,750.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 G.R.I. 1D ON GERMAN NEW GUINEA 5PF GREEN WITH "D" INVERTED.
Lot 1440 oNew Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 1d on Marshall Islands 3pf brown, "1" with straight top serif, left stamp in horizontal pair, purple Rabaul oval date stamp cancels, Very Fine. SG No. 50c, 50.
Scott No. 30b, 30 $495.
Lot 1441New Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 1d on Marshall Islands 5pf green, "1" and "d" spaced, tied on piece by Stephansort circular cancel, well centered, Very Fine and choice. SG No. 51e.
Scott No. 31f $350.
Lot 1442New Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 2d on Marshall Islands 10pf carmine, no period after "G", tied on piece by light strike of Rabul boxed date stamp, rich color, Very Fine, a very rare used example of this no period variety, unlisted used in both Scott and S.G. catalogs. SG No. 52e.
Scott No. 32e; $875 for mint Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 1443 oNew Britain, 1914, G.R.I. 2d on Marshall Islands 20pf ultramarine, surcharge doubled, clearly showing two strong separate overprints, purple Rabaul oval date stamp cancels, well centered, Very Fine and choice. SG No. 53g.
Scott No. 33b $5,250.
AN EXTREMELY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 G.R.I. 2D ON MARSHALL ISLANDS 20PF ULTRAMARINE WITH SURCHARGE DOUBLED - A GREAT NEW BRITAIN RARITY.
In Robert Gibbs book "G.R.I.", he states that several examples have been recorded but only one used copy is known (ex-Bute).
Lot 1444New Britain, 1915, G.R.I. 3d on Rabaul registration label, "Deutsch Neuguinea", tied on piece by blue Rabaul oval date stamp cancel, Fine and scarce. SG No. 33d.
Scott No. 43b $600.
Lot 1445 oNew Zealand, 1862, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 6d black brown, rouletted 7, Large Star watermark, showing full roulettes on all sides, light barred oval cancel, large to huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamps at top and left, rich bold color, Superb, a magnificent roulette issue and certainly one of the finest known; with 2017 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 14c var.
SG No. 53 £475 ($620).
Lot 1446New Zealand, Postal-Fiscal, 1931, 5s green, plate proof on thin card, horizontal pair with left sheet margin, large margins all around; some minor creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, very rare. SG No. F149P.
Scott No. AR50P Estimate $250 - 350.