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Modest group with German NG 10pf x4 tied to piece by 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds & 1903 commercial cover to France with 20pf pair tied by 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds, three unaddresseed covers with GRI on Marshalls '2d.' on 10pf x2 or '2d.' on 20pf, a few WWII Australian Forces covers, Australia Used in TPNG values to 5/- Arms x2, etc.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
1914 (Jan 20) "Zusammenstellung" (= letter bill) for two Seepost letters ex SS "Prinz Waldemar", with two superb strikes of a small 'Maron/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' handstamp, a bit aged.
INWARDS MAIL: Mail from Germany comprising four 1904-06 PPCs (one with Bavarian 5pf, another with Seepost cds & 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE' mail sorter cds), 1907 2pf+3pf Postal Card with full message and 1907 & 1908 covers (the first to Karl Viewig with lengthy letter & background info from the internet) all with 'HERBERTSHOHE' arrival cds, also 1906 10pf 'Kartenbrief' with 'MAX WARMING/HAMBURG' label & superb 'STEPHANSORT' arrival cds & June 1914 mercantile postcard to Herbertshohe with Sydney DLO endorsements & 'PASSED BY CENSOR/25JE15/=C.S=' cds in violet (faults), generally good to very fine.
(Qty 10 items)
INWARDS MAIL: 1905 (stamp missing) & 1910 PPCs from Japan, 1908 uprated 5h Postal Card from Moravia (Austria) with full message, a very fine 1919 cover from Switzerland, and a very spotty 1909 uprated KEVII 1d Envelope from New Zealand.
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INWARDS MAIL: 1889 cover from Wurttemburg to "Finschhafen/Kaiser Wilhelmsland/Neu Guinea" with 10pf pair tied by 'URACH' cds, Genoa & Soerabaja transit b/s, surprisingly fine for such an early inwards item. Ex Fred Pearson: sold for $2128 at the Prestige auction of 5/12/2003. [The first postal agency in German New Guinea opened at Finschhafen in 1888, and closed in 1892. This is one of the earliest inwards items to New Guinea that we have seen. The addressee, Dr Carl Weinland was Medical Officer with the Neu-Guinea Compagnie. Was he the same person as "Dr Wendland", referred to several times in "Governor in New Guinea" by Albert Hahl (1937, English translation by Sack & Clark 1980)?]
INWARDS MAIL: 1890 (Apr 10) commercial usage of Bavarian 10pf Postal Card to Dr Carl Weinland at Stephansort, no arrival cds (as was the normal practice before 1895), minor blemishes. Rare usage to Stephansort before the Neu-Guinea Compagnie headquarters were relocated there early in 1892. [Dr Weinland arrived in May 1889. he died of malaria at Finschhafen in March 1891]
INWARDS MAIL: 1897 triple-rate commercial cover endorsed "p Lark" from NSW to the Landes Hauptmann (= army captain) at Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen with 2½d & 5d tied by Sydney duplex, central fold & a little truncated at left, some soiling.
INWARDS MAIL: 1900 commercial usage of Hong Kong '4 CENTS' on 3c Postal Card (reply half) to the ship's doctor aboard SMS "Möwe" c/- the German Consulate at Matupi with superb 'AMOY/ A /FE20/00' cds & Hong Kong transit cds, apparently missent to Sydney where endorsed in red "Matupi/New Britain", full message headed "Amoy ab SMS Irene 12 II 00", some soiling & repaired tear at right. An excellent origin/destination item. Ex Murray Collins: sold for $935 at the Macray Watson auction of 31/3/1998.
INWARDS MAIL: 1900 usage of British 2d Size K Registration Envelope with superb 'J & W GOFFEY' (shipping company) cachet at lower-left and rare franking of Jubilees 1½d & 1/- green vertical strip of 3 (one badly damaged) tied by oval 'REGISTERED/EXCHANGE-LPOOL' d/s, to "Ralum/New Britain/Bismarck Archipelago", flap fault & central fold. [The rate was 2½d per ½oz x15 = 3/1½d + 2d registration. The addressee was Emma Forsayth, known colloquially as Queen Emma. Born in Samoa & a descendant of King Malietoa, she & her blackbirder husband traded around New Guinea from 1878. She moved to the Gazelle Peninsula in 1881 where she established large coconut & cocoa plantations, including at Ralum on Blanche Bay, near Rabaul]
INWARDS MAIL: 1890 commercial cover to Dr Carl Weinland at Stephansort with 10pf pair tied by very fine 'MORSUM' cds, fine 'FINSCHHAFEN' backstamp.
INWARDS MAIL: 1902 usage of New Zealand ½d Wrapper to a missionary at "Ulu/New Launberg/New Britain/South Sea Islands", minor blemishes. [Acquired for $381 at the Prestige auction of 23/6/2001]
INWARDS MAIL: 1905 commercial usage of uprated Imperial Russian 3k Postal Card to a missionary's wife at "Sattelberg/by Finschhafen", Cyrillic St Petersburg cds, Cyrillic endorsements but the lengthy letter (tiny script) in German, repaired 12mm tear at right. A remarkable origin/destination item. [Sattelberg (= Saddle Mountain) is a village at an elevation of 900 metres on the Huon Peninsula. A Lutheran Mission was founded there in 1892]
INWARDS MAIL: 1906 commercial usage of very scarce NSW 1d Postal Card with Four-Line Heading HG 28a ("MOSSMAN'S BAY...") from Sydney with message in German & '[HE]RBERTSHOHE' arrival cds.
NEW GUINEA - "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Overprints
Very fine selection comprising 1915-16 4d with Nauru cds, Second Wmk 1/- block of 4 & a superb 5/-, Third Wmk £1, Fifth Setting 2/- shades x2 & 5/-, and New Colours 2d both & 4d both, Cat £1000+.
Hagner of abc strips with KGV ½d to 5d and Kangaroos 2d x3, 2½d, 3d x2, 9d x2 & 1/- x2, various watermarks, a few minor blemishes but generally very fine.
(Qty 14 strips)
1915-16 KGV ½d bright green SG 65a Electro 2 complete forme of 30 [R31/60] with Frame Break above Right-Hand Wattles  & unlisted Phlegm Variety  but before appearance of the Plate Cracks on  & , one unit thinned & some minor adhesion from pink interleaving, most units unmounted.
1915-16 KGV 4d chrome-yellow SG 70b type c, unusually with 'PO PLEASANT ISLAND/AU23/16/(NAURU)' cds, Cat £275+. Underappreciated; most examples offered are colour changelings.
1915-16 Kangaroos First Watermark 2½d indigo SG 74 upper-right corner block of 24 (6x4) with Sheet Margins at Top and Right , the descending rows with the Overprint Progressively Misplaced to the Top, unmounted. [Marginal stamps are rare. They are derived from formes of 30 from the first shipment, from which the 2½d and the KGV 1d were the only NWPI stamps issued with sheet margins. The "Five Settings" irregular block of 20 with sheet margin for 3 rows at left only - minor hinge remainders - sold at the Prestige auction of 7/2/2014 for $920]
1915-16 Kangaroos Second Watermark 9d violet SG 89 Plate 1 block of 18 (6x3) [L13/30] - types bcc - generally well centred, a few short perfs at the base, very minor pink stain on the gum from interleaving, unmounted, Cat £288++ (mounted).
1915-16 Kangaroos Second Watermark 9d violet SG 89 Plate 2 block of 18 (6x3) [L43/60] - types bcc - with Broken Inner-Frame at Lower-Right BW #25(2)n  (Cat $900 mounted), generally well centred, unmounted, Cat £288++ (mounted). Ex David Banwell: with his extensive plating notes. [The "Five Settings" Collection had no 9d Plate 2 formes]