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NEW GUINEA - Postal History
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: ARGENTINA: 1937 (Dec 1) cover with Undated 2d x3 tied by Rabaul cds, registration h/s in black, Buenos Aires b/s & 'CERTIFICADOS/90/CENTRAL' h/s on the face. Rare destination. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 14.8.2010 for $335.
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TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: GERMANY: 1928-39 surface covers including 1928 with Lutheran Mission at Finschhafen imprint at U/L & 'FINCHHAFEN' cds, two with 'POST OFFICE/WAU' cds & large registration h/s, 1938 window envelope apparently at 'Samples' rate of 2d with boxed 'Nachgebuhe' (= forwarded) h/s, 1939 mission cover with Zollamtlich (= Customs) labels tied by Nurnberg cds with swastika, & two others, condition variable.
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1936-39 commercial airmails 1 & 2) standard 1/9d rates with Undated Birds or Bulolo 9d & 1/-; 3) with Undated Airs 9d + Coronation 1/- (rare on cover); and 4) double-rate - 1/9d + 1/8d = 3/5d - with Undated 1d 4d & 1/- strip of 3; 5) with 'LUTHERAN MISSION FINSCHHAFEN' h/s at L/L with Undated 1d & Undated Airs 2/- paying "all-up" airmail; 6) with Undated Airs 2/- underpaid 1d but not taxed. An excellent group.
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: HAWAII: 1931 commercial cover to Hawaii with Huts 6d paying 3d postage + 3d registration tied by a largely fine strike of the scarce 38mm 'POST OFFICE/16JUN1931/KIETA' cds (Powell #70), superb registration h/s in violet, Sydney transit & Honolulu arrival backstamps, US 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple, a few blemishes. We have seen very few commercial registered covers cancelled with any of the oversize datestamps. [Acquired at the Prestige auction of 12.2.2010 for $661]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: JAPAN: 1940 (May 8) WR Carpenter cover at 5d rate for airmail to Australia with superb 'SALAMAUA' cds (small date wheels that we have not noted previously) & 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied by boxed Censor No 25 h/s, Hong Kong transit b/s of 28MY/40 & triangular censor #9 h/s in green, light vertical fold. [The dateline was regular as late as 15JUL39: see Lot 2782]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: NETHERLANDS: 1934 cover with 'MIVA-SUDSEE-EXPEDITION 1934' h/s & typed "Kieta...New Guinea", Żd 1d & 1Żd tied by Rabaul cds, minor blemishes. [MIVA = Missions-Verkehrs-Arbeitsgemeinschaft. It is a Catholic body that to this day provides transport to missions around the world]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1939 (July 3) airmail cover with 'KNILM Fairchild Aerial Survey' imprint at top & endorsed on flap "FC Polderman/radio-operator.../Tadji via Wewak" with Bulolo 4d 6d & 1/- tied by 'SALAMAUA' cds, Townsville transit b/s. [Founded in 1921, Fairchild created the most important global aerial survey archive. It operated in New Guinea 1939-40. Tadji is a small town on the north coast, near Aitape]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1939 (July 14) double-rate airmail cover with 'KNILM Fairchild Aerial Survey' imprint at top & endorsed on flap "Tadji c/- APC Wewak" with Bulolo 5d 6d x2 & 1/- x2 tied by 'WEWAK' cds, Salamaua & Townsville transit b/s, 'DEVENTER' arrival cds & boxed 'T' h/s, forwarded to Scheveningen where Postage Due 1c pair added. [Correctly rated 1/9d for the first Żoz + 1/8d for each successive Żoz. It appears the 2c fee was charged in Holland for the redirection]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1936 (Sep 15) all-up airmail cover with Undated Airs 1d & 2/- tied by light 'FINCHHAFEN' cds. [The rate if flown to Italy then by rail was 1/9d but if by air all the way it was 2/1d]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: UNITED STATES: Mostly OHMS surface-rate covers comprising 1931 with large 'POST OFFICE/KIETA' cds, 1936 with 'CATHOLIC MISSION/KAIRURU - PO WEWAK' h/s, 1937 with 'POSTAGE PAID/RABAUL' cds, five - four of them registered - with 'OS' Overprints including 1925 with Huts 6d, 1931 with Huts 1/- & 1937 with Undated 6d.
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1927 Pflum hand-illustrated cover to United States with rare albeit philatelic combination franking of Huts 1d & 2d tied by 'RABAUL' cds plus United States 8c green & 16c indigo Airs tied by San Francisco duplex. Ex Ray Kelly. [Prepayment of the US internal airmail fee of 8c per zone was permitted from 1924. Pflum pre-serviced his covers with the stamps of both countries & examples from Australia & Papua are known with the American stamps cancelled at the point of posting]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1927 Pflum hand-illustrated cover to United States with rare albeit philatelic combination franking of Huts 1d & 2d tied by 'RABAUL' cds, plus United States 8c green & 16c indigo Airs tied by San Francisco duplex.
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1929 (Oct 12) unsealed cover with '...Lutheran Mission, Finschhafen/...' imprint at top over 'Printed Paper Only/USA', to Wisconsin with 1d Huts only, central fold & some discolouration of the paper. [The heavily-subsidised printed matter rate was 1d per 2oz]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1937 (May) stampless OHMS airmail cover endorsed "Australia-London/and in USA", also endorsed "Official/FREE", Rabaul cds & registration cachet, Brisbane transit b/s & New York arrival b/s.
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1938 (Feb 28) double-rate cover to California endorsed "Airmail/via Port Moresby/London/and in USA" with Undated 1d x4 & Undated Airs 2/- x2 tied by 'BULOLO' cds, minor faults. [The rate for airmail to London, ship to New York and domestic US airmail was 2/2d for the first Żoz plus 2/1d for the next Żoz; the sender was either unaware of the reduction for the second Żoz or paid a 1d late fee]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1939 (Jan 10) airmail cover endorsed "Per China Clipper/from Manila to USA", to Illinois with Undated Airs 9d 1/- & 2/- tied by 'RABAUL' cds, ironed-out horizontal fold. Rare. [Both Breckon & Walker mention a 4/8d Clipper rate but that was via Hong Kong. Neither mentions a via Manila rate]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1940 (Jan) double-rate all-up airmail cover endorsed "North Atlantic Service", to New York with Bulolo 3d 1/- & 5/- tied by 'RABAUL' cds, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label (unusually folded to the face) & boxed Censor No 10 h/s in violet, minor imperfections. A rarity: the outstanding wartime cover from New Guinea & only the second cover we have handled with the 5/-: see also Lot 2766. [The all-up rate via London and trans-Atlantic Clipper was 3/2d per Żoz. This was most unusual because most rates at the time were a 1d less for each additional Ż ounce. It readily explains the 1d underpayment & also why it wasn't taxed]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1941 (Jan 6) double-rate airmail cover to Kansas endorsed "TO SYDNEY ONLY" (in error) with Bulolo 1d x3 5d x2 & 1/- x2 tied by 'BULOLO' cds, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied by boxed Censor No 25 h/s. [The rate via airmail to London & ship to the States was 1/7d for the first Żoz + 1/6d for the next Żoz = 3/1d]