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NEW GUINEA: c.1915 "Similar medicine being served out to the Germans who flogged the Rev Mr Cox", minor soiling, unused. [Just before the Australian troops arrived in German New Guinea, a group of Germans flogged the Methodist missionary Rev WA Cox. The Australians took the perpetrators to Rabaul & administered "eye-for-an-eye" floggings, in the presence of the German residents who were required to attend. Photography was banned but an enterprising American sailor took this snap, which he later sold to the German Consul at Soerabaja. The incident is included in Vol X of "The Official History of Australia in the War" (1927). Sold for $299 in or sale of 17/10/2008]
1923 (Oct 19) commercial cover (213x134mm) to a Catholic missionary at "Doilon (Madang)/New Guinea via Australia" absolutely festooned on both sides with 90 (yes, ninety) Hyper-Inflation adhesives comprising 75,000mk on 1000mk blocks of 12 & 60! (folded to the back), 100,000mk x6 & 2,000,000mk on 5000mk x12 all cancelled with 'KALDENKIRCHEN/(RHEINLAND)' cds, a bit soiled/ aged. A truly amazing cover, with a total franking of 30 million marks! [Deulon was on Alexishafen, about 16km north of Madang]
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NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
Commercial covers including 1892 to Sydney via Singapore (b/s) witn 20pf pair tied by 'HERBERTSHOH' cds, 1909 to Belgium with superb 'ARNO KAPELL/SIMPSONHAFEN/DEUTSCH NEU-GUINEA' cachet on the flap, 1909 to Germany with 'KAISERL GOUVERNEMENT VON DEUTSCHE-NEU-GUINEA' seal on the flap (crossed by vertical fold), condition a bit mixed. (Qty 4)
1900 usage of Queensland 1d Scenic Postal Card uprated with 2d, to "SMS Möwe/Matupi/Deutsch Neu Guinea" with 'SINGAPORE' transit cds, philatelic but most appealing.
1901 Hentschel cover to Germany with Germania 5pf & 25pf tied by two superb strikes of the 'STEPHANSORT' cds, perforated registration label, 'MUSKAU' arrival b/s, opened at top & base.
1902 commercial triple-rate cover to Germany (b/s) "via Sydney per D Tanglin" with Germania 10pf x4 tied by very fine 'MATUPI' cds, imperforate registration label (Einfeldt #1; faults), flap & large red wax seal largely removed but the sender's endorsement "Abs Johs Schmidt/Matupi Bismarck Ar[...]" remains, vertical fold & minor soiling/toning.
1904 Dutch PPC ("Groet uit Banda") to Sydney with German 10pf tied by light but obvious 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/NEU/GUINEA/ZWEIGLINIE/(SINGAPORE)/28 10/04 b' cds, minor blemishes. Cockrill & Gottspenn state "Very rare cancellation".
1907 local commercial usage to "Tumleo/Berlinhafen" of 5pf Postal Card with two very fine strikes of the Berlinhafen cds, lengthy message. Ex Leven. [Tumleo is a tiny settlement to the east of Aitape]
1911 commercial front to Germany with a Russian transit handstamp in rosine.
1914 Nacnahme (COD) parcel card from Germany to the Neu Guinea Compagnie at Peterhafen with 20pf & 60pf x4 (only one 60pf on the face) tied by 'ERFURT' cds, very fine 'FRIEDRICH- WILHELMSHAFEN/25 7/14' arrival b/s & partial strike of the FW'hafen Customs seal, minor blemishes. [Peterhafen is on Garowe Island in the Witu Group. It was one of the remotest German outposts. A similar card also to Peterhafen sold for $1092 at our auction of 9/2/2008]
POSTAL CARDS: 1905-07 commercial usages of 5pf (3, from Finschhafen, Herbertshohe - to Holland, uprated & the message headed "Vuna Pope" - or Matupi) or 10pf (from Matupi), also three philatelically used comprising 'Nur für Marine-Schiffsposten' 10pf (may not be a New Guinea usage), 1909 5pf (+ 3pf pair) to Vladivostok with Nagasaki transit & Cyrillic arrival cds on the face, and 10pf PTPO "Gruss aus Stephansort", (Qty 7)
POSTAL CARDS: Selection on leaves apparently all-different & generally superb unused; plus philatelic usages of Oveprints 10pf (2, one a PTPO type with Gruss aus Neu-Guinea) & 5pf (2, from Kieta or Herbertshohe the latter uprated with 3pf x2 with Vladivostok arrival cds on the face). (Qty 18)
NEW GUINEA - "G.R.I." Overprints
c.1914 defaced '____/["eagle"]/Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen' mailbag seal (Powell #21; rated F) largely fine strike tying an invalid German New Guinea 10pf to piece; & another single with oval Rabaul datestamp. Ex "Ello". (Qty 2)
NEW GUINEA - "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Overprints
c.1916 commercial cover to Germany at the correct 2½d rate with a Maron trader's imprint at upper-left & very fine vertical-oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No. 2/A.N.& M.E.F.' handstamp in violet, flap missing. [Maron was one of the most remote outposts, an island 160km NW of Manus, itself an out-of-the-way place]
1916 usage to Melbourne of a stampless New South Wales OHMS "penalty" envelope, endorsed "Rabaul" at lower-left & with 'RABAUL' cds. Rare external usage of NSW Postal Stationery. Ex Leven.
1917 Blatter cover to Switzerland via Sydney (b/s) with scarce albeit philatelic franking of 1/- type a & 2/- type c tied by Rabaul cds, German-type registration label, superb '[crown/PASSED CENSOR/ 23MAR1917/RABAUL' d/s in violet on the reverse, very fine Italian 'MILANO/POSTA ESTERA' transit h/s on the face.
1918 commercial cover to Rev Theile in Queensland with KGV 1d tied by Rabaul cds of 11OC18, Brisbane transit b/s of 4NO18 where 'T1D' h/s applied to collect the unpaid ½d War Tax that came into effect only on 28/10/1918. Ex Leven. [The only such cover we have seen from New Guinea. Presumably, the clerk did not notice it had been posted prior to the War Tax being introduced. Not surprisingly, there is no evidence that the fine was paid]