lot # 10686 - brit. colonies Australia
Occupation of New Guinea 1914: ½ d. green in three horizontal pairs, one stamp defective at top with 1 d. red Die II pair, all punctured small "OS", used on 1915 cover to Bethanie Junction, Queensland tied by "MOROBE / 27. JUN 1915" handstamps in grey-black; with circular "IOMA / PAPUA" cds below in black (July 1). Reverse with four line "CENSORED / by / District Officer / Morobe. New Guinea" handstamp in violet and obverse with circular "PASSED CENSOR / BRISBANE" (July 31) in red. Imperfections not detracting from a splendid and rare cover.rnProvenance: Premier, Melbourne, 19 July 2003, lot 1190.
Michel Catalogue 297: Australia - The DUBOIS Collection (part I)