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GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS

2913207  1937 NZ Solar Eclipse Expedition cover with USA adhesives tied by 'USS AVOCET/CANTON ISLAND' cancel (JUN 8). Adhesives placed over 'HMS WELLINGTON/NZ SOLAR EXP/CANTON ISLAND/JUN 8' handstamp, with a fine strike of oval 'N.Z. Solar Eclipse Expedition/Phoenix Islands/1937 cachet at left.
Lot 1926:1937 NZ Solar Eclipse Expedition cover with USA adhesives tied by 'USS AVOCET/CANTON ISLAND' cancel (JUN 8). Adhesives placed over 'HMS WELLINGTON/NZ SOLAR EXP/CANTON ISLAND/JUN 8' handstamp, with a fine strike of oval 'N.Z. Solar Eclipse Expedition/Phoenix Islands/1937 cachet at left.
600.00

GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS - Postal History

2907058  1917 (Nov 21) OHBMS cover to WD & HO Wills, Sydney, from 'Collector of Customs, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony', also oval 'OFFICIAL/POSTAGE/FREE' handstamp & 'GILBERT & ELLICE [ISLANDS]/GPO/OCEAN ISLD/NO 21/17/COLONY', cds. Indistinct blue 'Protectorate' seal on reverse. Minor blemishes.
Lot 1927:1917 (Nov 21) OHBMS cover to WD & HO Wills, Sydney, from 'Collector of Customs, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony', also oval 'OFFICIAL/POSTAGE/FREE' handstamp & 'GILBERT & ELLICE [ISLANDS]
120.00
3127433  1939 (Jan 23) oversized Burns Philp envelope to Sydney with KGV ½d block of 4 plus strip of 4 tied by manuscript "HULL IS/7.1.39/JWJ" lined cancel (JWJ = JW Jones the local Burns Philp supervisor), Tarawa '23JA39' transit datestamp and registration handstamp on face, Sydney backstamp, few folds well clear of stamps. Rare commercial item.
Lot 1928:1939 (Jan 23) oversized Burns Philp envelope to Sydney with KGV ½d block of 4 plus strip of 4 tied by manuscript "HULL IS/7.1.39/JWJ" lined cancel (JWJ = JW Jones the local Burns Philp supervisor), Tarawa '23JA39' transit datestamp and registration handstamp on face, Sydney backstamp, few folds well clear of stamps. Rare commercial item.
600.00
3125374  1948 (Nov 4) inwards cover addressed to Caroline Island with 'RETURNED TO SENDER/SERVICE INTERRUPTED' two-line handstamp in violet & other RTS handstamps, Honolulu, Tarawa & Honolulu (return transit) backstamps.
Lot 1929 [1 of 2]:1948 (Nov 4) inwards cover addressed to Caroline Island with 'RETURNED TO SENDER/SERVICE INTERRUPTED' two-line handstamp in violet & other RTS handstamps, Honolulu, Tarawa & Honolulu (return transit) backstamps. Lot 1929 [2 of 2]:1948 (Nov 4) inwards cover addressed to Caroline Island with 'RETURNED TO SENDER/SERVICE INTERRUPTED' two-line handstamp in violet & other RTS handstamps, Honolulu, Tarawa & Honolulu (return transit) backstamps.
145.00
2585616  1958 & 1962 BFPO Mail two ex BFPO airmail envelopes to England, the first in 1958 (Oct15) to Hampshire with QEII 3d Wilding, the second in 1962 (Feb 2) to the legendary Family Favourites radio programme at the BBC in London with 3d Commonwealth Games. Each cancelled 'B.F.P.O./(date)/CHRISTMAS ISLAND' cds. [Atomic bomb tests] (2)
Lot 1930 [1 of 2]:1958 & 1962 BFPO Mail two ex BFPO airmail envelopes to England, the first in 1958 (Oct15) to Hampshire with QEII 3d Wilding, the second in 1962 (Feb 2) to the legendary Family Favourites radio programme at the BBC in London with 3d Commonwealth Games. Each cancelled 'B.F.P.O./(date)/CHRISTMAS ISLAND' cds. [Atomic bomb tests] (2)Lot 1930 [2 of 2]:1958 & 1962 BFPO Mail two ex BFPO airmail envelopes to England, the first in 1958 (Oct15) to Hampshire with QEII 3d Wilding, the second in 1962 (Feb 2) to the legendary Family Favourites radio programme at the BBC in London with 3d Commonwealth Games. Each cancelled 'B.F.P.O./(date)/CHRISTMAS ISLAND' cds. [Atomic bomb tests] (2)
60.00

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Military - World War II Period

2601138
✉FA/B1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)
Lot 2410 [1 of 5]:1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)Lot 2410 [2 of 5]:1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)Lot 2410 [3 of 5]:1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)
240.00
   
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