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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 1582:1937 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

3120493
 1939-54 Ocean Island Selection addressed to Australia with 1939-40 5½d rate covers x2 both endorsed for airmail service within Australia, 1943(?) 4d surface rate endorsed "via New Zealand", 1948 1/8d airmail rate, 1954 2½d surface rate, also 1939 two complete KGVI sets on separate FDCs (one with faults) both addressed to Ooma (small village on Ocean Island). [The sender/recipient J.C Dulfer was the resident civil engineer on Ocean Island] (7)
Lot 1583 [1 of 6]:1939-54 Ocean Island Selection addressed to Australia with 1939-40 5½d rate covers x2 both endorsed for airmail service within Australia, 1943(?) 4d surface rate endorsed "via New Zealand", 1948 1/8d airmail rate, 1954 2½d surface rate, also 1939 two complete KGVI sets on separate FDCs (one with faults) both addressed to Ooma (small village on Ocean Island). [The sender/recipient J.C Dulfer was the resident civil engineer on Ocean Island] (7)Lot 1583 [2 of 6]:1939-54 Ocean Island Selection addressed to Australia with 1939-40 5½d rate covers x2 both endorsed for airmail service within Australia, 1943(?) 4d surface rate endorsed "via New Zealand", 1948 1/8d airmail rate, 1954 2½d surface rate, also 1939 two complete KGVI sets on separate FDCs (one with faults) both addressed to Ooma (small village on Ocean Island). [The sender/recipient J.C Dulfer was the resident civil engineer on Ocean Island] (7)Lot 1583 [3 of 6]:1939-54 Ocean Island Selection addressed to Australia with 1939-40 5½d rate covers x2 both endorsed for airmail service within Australia, 1943(?) 4d surface rate endorsed "via New Zealand", 1948 1/8d airmail rate, 1954 2½d surface rate, also 1939 two complete KGVI sets on separate FDCs (one with faults) both addressed to Ooma (small village on Ocean Island). [The sender/recipient J.C Dulfer was the resident civil engineer on Ocean Island] (7)
95.00
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 1584 [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 1584 [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 1585 [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 1585 [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 2164 [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 2164 [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 2164 [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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