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    REST OF THE WORLD, NIUE, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 1218
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1861 (22 May?) entire written in native language and headed 'Niue', addressed to Rev. Nisbet in Samoa, hand-carried and without postal markings. Fine and a rare early letter from Niue

     

    Lot 1219
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1902 (12 Jul) registered 'Hambly' cover to Melbourne franked with 1902 d Green (7) and 1d Carmine (5) tied by Niue double-circle cds in purple, with mss 'Registered' in blue pencil, and 'R' in circle applied at Auckland, with Auckland and Melbourne backstamps. Some toning around perfs, but attractive

     

    Lot 1220
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $210

    1902 (Aug) registered cover to Wellington with 1902 1d Carmine tied by 'A' barred obliterator on arrival, and with manuscript 'Registered/Niue' in blue pencil. Clearly the registration fee has not been paid, however the letter seems to have been accepted as fully registered. Some spotting on cover, an unusual usage

     

    Lot 1221
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1902 (21 Oct) registered 'Bolitho' cover to Auckland with 1902 d, 1d and 2d cancelled Niue double circle cds in purple, with manuscript 'registered' and Auckland arrival backstamp. Some minor tone spots, but an early registered usage

     

    Lot 1222
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1903 (30 Apr) registered cover to Christchurch with 1902 d, 1d and 2d tied by Niue double circle cds in purple, with Christchurch arrival backstamp and very fine

     

    Lot 1223
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $170

    1903 (9 May) cover to Christchurch with 1902 d pair tied by Niue double circle cds in purple, and with Auckland and Christchurch backstamps. Fine and seemingly commercial usage

     

    Lot 1224
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1903 (17 Jun) OHMS registered front to Messrs Wilcox Smith & Co. in Dunedin, with 1902 2d Blue (3) and 6d Rose-red tied by Niue double circle cds in red, and with manuscript 'Registered'. Philatelic but very attractive

     

    Lot 1225
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1903 (14 Jul) registered cover (opened out for display) to Germany (readdressed from Dresden to Radebeul) with 1902-03 d pair, 1d, 2d, 3d, 6d and 1/- tied by Niue double circle ds in magenta. Reverse with 'AUCKLAND/REGISTERED' transit cds and Dresden and Radebeul arrival ds. Cover with some tine spots and some peripheral toning on stamps, otherwise a good philatelic usage of the full set of current stamps (the 3d, 6d and 1/- had only been issued on 2 July 1903)

     

    Lot 1226
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1903 (6 Oct) long (220 x 94mm) registered cover to Christchurch, New Zealand with 1902 1d Perf 14 and 3d tied by Niue cds, and with manuscript 'Registered'. Light toning on right side of cover, and with vertical fold, reverse with Auckland transit and Christcurch arrival ds. A fine commercial usage

     

    Lot 1227
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $125

    1904 (20 Jan) registered cover to San Francisco with 1902 d and 2d (2) tied by Niue cds, with manuscript 'Registered', and with Auckland and San Francisco backstamp, very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 1228
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $125

    1904 (28 Jan) registered cover to San Francisco correctly rated with 1902 d, 1d (2) and 3d tied by Niue cds, and with manuscript 'Registered', reverse with Auckland transit and San Francisco arrival ds. Clean and Attractive

     

    Lot 1229
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1904 (9 May) registered philatelic cover to Berlin with 1902 d Green, 2d blue and 1/- Bright Red tied by Niue cds, printed 'Registered' endorsed by sender, backstamped at Auckland and on arrival at Berlin. Light stain at lower right, otherwise fine and very attractive, the 1/- is a difficult stamp on cover

     

    Lot 1230
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $160

    1905 (25 Aug) cover to Paris with 1902 d (3) and 1d tied by Niue cds, reverse with Auckland roller cancel transit. Fine, and correctly rated for 2d foreign rate

     

    Lot 1231
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1907 (21 Feb) 'Tattersalls' cover to Hobart, Tasmania with 1d perf. 14 tied by Niue cds, with Auckland machine cancel backstamp and Hobart arrival cds, usual filing hole (skilfully repaired), and a fine commercial use

     

    Lot 1232
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $130

    1907 (30 Apr) 'Tattersalls' cover to Hobart, Tasmania with 1d perf 14 tied by Niue cds, with Auckland machine cancel backstamp and Hobart arrival cds. Unusual filing hole, otherwise fine and scarce commercial use

     

    Lot 1233
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $125

    1908 (15 Sep) registered cover to New york with 1902 d and 2d tied by Niue cds, with a second strike on provisional registration label, and with Auckland, Seattle and New York backstamps, very fine

     

    Lot 1234
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1909 (25 Jan) registered use of New Zealand 1d lettercard with 1902 1d Perf 14, 2d and 3d, all tied by 'APIA/SAMOA' bridge-type cds, and with straight line 'Paquebot' and Apia registration label, addressed to Hobart, and redirected to Altenburg, Germany (24 March 1909 arrival backstamp). No message and presumably philatelic in origin, but a scarce use of New Zealand stationery from Niue

     

    Lot 1235
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $100

    1909 (18 Dec) cover to Samoa with 1902 d and 1d pair tied by Niue cds, with Apia arrival backstamp. Some mild toning of perfs and vertical fold, however attractive and to a less common destination

     

    Lot 1236
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1911 (4 May) cover to Oxford, England with 1902-03 1d, 2d and 3d and 1911 d tied by Niue cds, few minor peripheral tone spots on adhesives, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 1237
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1913 (18 Aug) cover to Coffs Harbour, N.S.W. with 1902 d Green pair and 2d Blue pair tied by Niue cds, backstamped Sydney roller cancel. and with Coffs Harbour arrival cds on face. Fine and Attractive

     

    Lot 1238
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1915 parcel tag with 1902 1d pair and 3d and 1911 6d tied by Niue cds (date indistinct), addressed to 'Private Kalotau/Niue Contingent/Maori Camp/Narrow Neck/Auckland'. Some creasing and damaged where removed from parcel, but very rare. 150 Niue islanders served with the New Zealand Maori contingent in Egypt and France during World War I

      

    Lot 1239
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $90

    1915 (14 Apr) cover to Montreal, Canada with 1902 1d Carmine pair and 1911 d Green tied by Niue cds. Vertical fold otherwise fine and an unusual destination

     

    Lot 1240
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1918 (9 May and 11 Nov) pair of 'Wilson' registered covers to Birmingham, the first franked with 1911 d Green (2) and 1917-21 1d Carmine and 1d slate, the other with 1917-21 1d Slate and 3d Chocolate, each tied by Niue cds with an additional strike on provisional registration label, very fine (2 covers)

     

    Lot 1241
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1918 (5 Jun) N.Z. stationery envelope uprated with 1917 1d block of 4 addressed to Auckland, tied by Niue cds, and prepaying 2d postage plus 3d registration fee, with blank registration label with Niue cds. Some minor marks, but otherwise attractive and a scarce use of postal stationery from Niue

     

    Lot 1242
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $135

    1918 (5 Aug) OHMS cover to Auckland with 1917-21 1d Slate tied by Niue cds, sent via Samoa (Apia 28 AU 18 backstamp), where the letter was censored and struck with boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/3/G.R.I./SAMOA', fine and very scarce

     

    Lot 1243
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $135

    1918 (14 November) registered cover to Wilmington, California, with 1902 3d Yellow-brown and 1917 3d Chocolate tied by Niue cds, with additional strike on provisional registration label, Auckland and San Francisco backstamps. A few minor blemishes but attractive

     

    Lot 1244
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $250

    Group of covers franked with 1920-31 Pictorial issues, all but three registered and largely philatelic usages, and including 6d and 1/- solo frankings, 1d pair on 1924 cover to Dublin, 2d block of 4 on 1928 cover to New Jersey, 1d, 3d and 4d on 1931 cover to Toronto, Canada, and 1931 2d on 1d block of 4 on cover to Wellington. Some small faults but generally very fine (10 covers)

        

    Lot 1245
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    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1920 (3 Mar) cover to Christchurch with 1911 d Green and 1917 1d Carmine tied by Niue cds, fine and apparently a commercial usage

     

    Lot 1246
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1920 (23 Nov) registered cover to Auckland with 1917-21 2d block of 4 cancelled central Niue cds, with an additional strike on provisional registration label. Couple of minor marks, otherwise very fine

     

    Lot 1247
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1923 (7 Apr) registered 'Meister' cover to Kansas with 1917-21 1d Slate, 1d Orange-brown and 3d Chocolate tied by Niue cds (unusually in a watery purple ink), with additional strike on provisional registration label. Addressed to Leavenworth and forwarded to Wichita, with Honolulu and arrival backstamps, fine

     

    Lot 1248
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    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1924 (17 Apr) registered 'Meister' cover to Dorrance, Kansas, with 1917-21 d Green and 6d Carmine tied by Niue cds, with a further strike on provisional registration label, with San Francisco transit cds on reverse in violet, and straight line 'REGISTERED' in same colour, fine

     

    Lot 1249
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $210

    1926 (15 Sep) OHMS registered cover to San Jose, Costa Rica with 1917-21 2d KGV pair and 1920 Pictorial d, 1d and 1d tied by Niue cds, and with provisional registration label similarly tied, reverse with Cristobal (Canal Zone) transit and San Jose arrival ds. A fine and apparently commercial usage to an extraordinary destination

     

    Lot 1250
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1929 (9 May) photographic picture postcard with 1920 4d Pictorial tied by Niue cds to picture side, no addressing so apparently posted again under cover. The message on the reverse reads 'A view on the reef looking out on the Pacific. The three gentlemen in uniform are Officers of the HMS Laburnum of the NZ Naval Station paying annual visit'. Fine and scarce

     

    Lot 1251
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1931 (2 Oct) cover to London with 1920 Pictorial 3d pair tied by Niue cds, endorsed 'Via Vancouver Canadian Air Service', underpaid and double circle 'T/20/CENTIMES' applied (presumably at Niue), and on arrival at London with '2d/S.E.1' and 2d postage due affixed. Fine and very scarce

     

    Lot 1252
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    Estimate: $280 Realised Price : $360

    Group of covers franked with 1932 No Wmk and 1932-36 Wmk NZ and Star Pictorials issues, mostly philatelic franking with eleven registered, and including 1935 d printed matter rate to Switzerland, 1d on 139 cover to N.S.W. cancelled at Danger Island, d - 1/- set on 1939 cover to England, d and 2d on 1936 cover to Canada, d strip of 3 and 1d on 1932 cover to Virginia, and other combination franking, mostly to N.Z. and England. Few with small faults but mostly fine to very fine and a useful group (16 covers)

          

    Lot 1253
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $65

    1940 (21 May) OHMS cover addressed to R.J.G. Collins at Christchurch, with double circle 'OFFICIAL/NIUE./PAID.' frank in violet, initialled and tied by Niue cds. Fine and scarce

     

    Lot 1254
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1943 (18 Oct() registered cover to Rotorua, N.Z. with 1932-36 2d Pictorial pair and single tied Niue cds, with Niue Black and blue registration label, and with 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/D.D.A./26' sealing tape tied by octagonal 'Crown.PASSED/DDA/26' censor mark in purple. Few minor marks but scarce censored mail

     

    Lot 1255
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1946 parcel label addressed to Woolworths, Wellington, NZ, showing the use of the circular 'OFFICIAL/NIUE/PAID' frank in purple with 'OFFICIAL' scored through and 'Postage' added in red manuscript ink. This provisional use occurred when a large consignment of hats and baskets was despatched from Niue and the Postmaster feared there may be a shortage of higher value adhesives. Light diagonal crease and some minor spotting, but scarce

     

    Lot 1256
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1946 parcel label addressed to Woolworths, Wellington, NZ showing use of the circular 'OFFICIAL/NIUE/PAID' frank in purple with 'OFFICIAL' scored through and 'Postage' added in red manuscript ink. This provisional use occurred when a large consignment of hats and baskets was despatched from Niue and the postmaster feared there may be a shortage of higher value adhesives. Two very minor crease otherwise fine

     

    Lot 1257
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Range of covers bearing the 1950 Pictorial issue, mostly commercial, and including 1d and 6d on 1966 covers to NZ (2), 1d and 4d on 1967 cover to NZ, 1d and 3d pair on 1967 cover to NZ, 6d pair and 9d on 1964 cover to England, 6d and 1/- on 1957 cover to USA, 3d pair on 1964 cover to Tonga (with an amazing '31' year slug error), 3d on 1957 cover to England. Plus a few philatelic covers, including FDCs. Few small faults, but mostly fine, and a useful group (14 covers)

         

    Lot 1258
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    Trio of parcel labels bearing the 1950 Pictorial issue, comprising 1952 (5 Nov) with 9d, 1/- and 3/-, and two dated 1955 (10 Jan) with 2d and 3/- plus 1953 6d Coronation, and with 1d, 9d and 3/-, addressed to New Zealand, the first to The Commercial Bank of Australasia, and the other two (with N.Z. Parcel post labels) to Woolworths. Fine and very scarce commercial uses (3)

     

    Lot 1259
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    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    1951 (13 Jun) formular aerogramme to New Jersey franked with 1944-46 1/- Pictorial tied by Niue cds, a philatelic but scarce usage

     

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