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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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British Commonwealth

Lots 360-369 Lots 370-373

Lot 360    

Niue, 1902, ½d green, horizontal pair, tied by violet "Niue, New Zealand, 9 May, 1903" cds's on cover to Christchurch, reverse with Auckland transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and choice, a fine and scarce early cover. SG No. 2.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $250

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Lot 361    

North Borneo, 1941, 2¢ purple & greenish blue, "War Tax" overprint, in combination with 1939, 2¢ purple & greenish blue, two singles + 8¢ scarlet (S.G. 304+308) on corner card cover to Gaymoor, N.Y., tied by "Kudat, North Borneo, Jul 1, 1941" cds's, with censor tape and handstamp on reverse; cover opening nicks and tears at top, otherwise Very Fine. SG No. 319.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 362    

North Borneo, 1894, 3¢ + 3¢ blue on cream, paid reply postal card, unsevered card tied by "Sandakan, 13 Ap, 1897" cds and addressed to Shanghai, China, reverse with Hong Kong transit and British "Shanghai, Ap 23, 97" receiving cds, reply unused, Very Fine, a very scarce usage.
Higgins and Gage No. 11    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $200

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Lot 363    

Papua New Guinea, Postage Due, 1960, 6d on 7½d blue, used with 1960, 1d to 3s Postage Dues complete (J1-J5), each tied by "Port Moresby, Papua & New Guinea, 10 MR 60" cds on cover, Very Fine and scarce postage due used set. SG No. D1.
Scott No. J6; $775    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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Lot 364    

Pitcairn Islands, Pitcairn Island N.Z. Postal Agency, 1939 (Dec 14), Agency c.d.s. with ''AHUREI / ILE RAPA 17-12-39'' c.d.s. alongside, visit of the U.S.S. ''North Star'' carrying Rear Admiral Byrd and 44 members of the U.S. Antarctic Service, anchored off Pitcairn for water and repairs, with printed ''Aboard the ANTARCTIC SNOW CRUISER'' on the unused envelope, rare item, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 365 o   

Rhodesia, 1892, Arms, £10 brown, town cancels, strong bright color, F.-V.F. Scott No. 19.
SG No. 13    £700 ($910).

Realized: $230

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Lot 366    

Rhodesia, 1898, Arms, 1d rose, horizontal pair, tied by "Umtali, Rhodesia, JY 27, 00" cds on cover to Maritzburg, Natal, manuscript "Compulsory registered" marking at top left, reverse with "G.P.O. No. 95, Caution, Valuable articles should never be forwarded by post unregistered…This letter has been registered because it contains - "a Bank Note"" tied by manuscript "Recd Open", various backstamps including Field Post Army (8.1) cds and Pieter Maritzburg Natal (8.6) cds and "Returned Letter Branch, G.P.O." cds, large "8d" in circle due handstamp; some wear and flaws, Fine and rare Boer War compulsory registered use. SG No. 77.
Scott No. 60    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $525

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Lot 367    

Samoa, 1849 Malua To Vaiee, Samoa, interisland folded letter datelined "Mal(ua) - Mar 4/48" from G. Pratt to Rev. Henry Bishop, sent along with a dozen files, Very Fine, a scarce interisland usage.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Malua was the headquarters for the London Missionary Society.

Realized: $110

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Lot 368    

Samoa, 1895, Palms, ½d purple brown, 1d green, perf 11¼, watermarked N Z & Star (7mm apart), horizontal pair of 1d, tied by bold "Apia, Samoa, Feb 24, 97" double-circle datestamp on handsome 1897 cover to Branden Vt., reverse with San Francisco (3.13) transit and Brandon arrival cds, Very Fine. SG No. 57-58.
Scott No. 9d, 11e    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $170

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Lot 369    

Samoa, 1895, Handstamped Surcharge, 1½d on 2d dull orange, 3d on 2d dull orange, perf 12 x 11½, two singles of 1½d, tied by well-struck "Apia, Samoa, Mar 27, 95" double-circle datestamps on 1895 registered cover to Rostock, Germany, "Registered" and "R" in oval handstamps, red London Registered (4.25) transit oval, Rostock (4.26) arrival backstamp; couple toned perfs of little consequence, a Very Fine use. SG No. 73-74.
Scott No. 24a-25a    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $180

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