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GERMAN NEW GUINEA - Postal History - General
1906-08 registered philatelic mail comprising 1) "coins" PPC to Paris with Yachts 30pf & 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds, a bit grubby; 2) cover with 10pf & 20pf tied by light 'FINSCHHAFEN' cds; 3) cover with 40pf tied by 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds; and 4) cover with 3pf x2 & 40pf tied by very fine 'FINSCHHAFEN' cds; registration labels Einfeldt #3i 2 8 & 3a; also 5) philatelic cover with Yacht 50pf tied by 'FRIEDRICH-WILHELMSHAFEN' cds & 'Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen/ (Deutsch Neu-Guinea)' h/s in lieu of a registration label. [Registered postcards are very scarce]
1907 commercial registered cover from "Matupit/Neu Pommern" (endorsed on the flap), to Germany with Yachts 20pf pair tied by 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds & registration label, large-part superb strike of 'T.'-in-octagon h/s applied at Rabaul (?), 'FRANKFURT' arrival b/s & readdressed to India, largely very fine strike of the unusual boxed 'SEA POST OFFICE/ 6 /BOMBAY___/16FE08/NO...' registration (?) d/s in purple on the face & 'DHARAMTALA/CALCUTTA' arrival b/s, minor blemishes & a little truncated at the top. Ex Michael Courtis: acquired for $977.
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1909 cover endorsed "...SMS Planet" on the flap, to Germany with Yachts 10pf tied by 'SIMPSONHAFEN/.../21 2/09' cds, unusually with no arrival b/s; with the enclosed letter headed "Simpsonhafen 17th II 09" on Japanese illustrated wood paper.
(Qty 2 items)
1909 cover to German East Africa "via Hongkong" with Yachts 5pf & 25pf tied by very fine 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds & 'R' label (Einfeldt #8), faint Hong Kong & very fine 'ADEN/REG' cds, light 'DARESSALAM' arrival b/s & redirected to "Kilossa" with 'MOROGORO' transit & 'KILOSSA' arrival b/s. A terrific origin/destination item.
1911 apparently commercial cover to Germany with Yachts 40pf tied by one of two light strikes of the scarce 'MARON/.../12.12.11' cds & 'Maron/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' 'R' label (Einfeldt #1), 'LODERBURG' arrival b/s, the addressee's name erased. [Maron is a small island in the Hermit Group some 180km NW of the western tip of Manus, & was the most remote of German New Guinea post offices]
1912 flapless philatelic cover with Yachts 5pf & 25pf tied by two fine to very strikes of the scarce 'MARON/.../31.1.12' cds & 'Maron/(Deutsch-Neuguinea' 'R' label (Einfeldt #1). PO .-12.1910; closed 5.8.1914. Michael Jashke-Lantelme Certificate (2013).
1914 PPC ("Missionstation St Michael mit Hafen") with Yachts 3pf tied to the view-side by a very fine strike of the rare 'DEULON/(DEUTSCH-/NEUGUINEA)/2.3/14' cds, addressed but not posted. Ex Harold Gough: sold at the Prestige auction of 17.10.2008 for $1725.
1914 philatelic cover to Germany with 10pf & 20pf tied by two of three strikes of the rare 'MANUS/(DEUTSCH-/ NEUGUINEA/23.4/14' cds & 'Manus/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' 'R' label (Einfeldt #1), very fine 'LAGGENBECK/14.6.14' arrival b/s. Michael Jaschke-Lantelme Certificate (2013).
1914 use of German New Guinea 10pf Postal Card to Germany with very fine strike of the rare 'MANUS/(DEUTSCH-/NEUGUINEA/21.1/14' cds, the message headed ".../Admiralitats Inseln/Sudsee". Rare commercial mail from this most remote office. PO 6.12.1912; closed late-1914. [Manus Island is almost 400km NNE of Madang]
1914 Chinese merchant's cover addressed to "Chi Fun/Pororan/Buka" & in Chinese, Yachts 40pf tied by 'RABAUL/.../9.6.14' cds with time at the base, defective 'R' label, small German/French 'Nicht abgeholt/non réclamé' label & presumably returned to the sender, a few blemishes & repaired tear at upper-left. A remarkable internal cover: Pororan is a small remote island off the west-central coast of Buka Island.
1914 (June 22) registered linen-lined cover (240x114mm) with 'REICHSBANK-HAUPTKASSE/[Arms]' cachets in blue across the flap & endorsed per "Dampfer Prinzess Alice", from Berlin with Germania 40pf to "Gouvernements- Hauptkasse" (= Treasury) at Rabaul, light spotting & slightly truncated at right. [WWI was declared 4.8.1914 and it is unlikely that this letter ever made it to Rabaul; lengthy article in German included which states the "Princess Alice" left Manila on 8.8.1914 for Yap where she transferred reservists to the SMS "Emden" and gives three possible scenarios : 1) the mail was left with the German Consul in Manila; 2) it was carried by the SMS "Cormoran II" from Yap to Deulon where she arrived on 24.9.1914 (the Deulon Postal Agent reported handing over a sack of mail to the Australians after he closed the office on 25.9.1914); or 3) it remained on board the "Cormoran II" and was confiscated by the Americans after she was detained at Guam on 14.12.1914.] ** Illustration on page 171
1914 (Aug 21) Danish 10o Posthorn Envelope to "New Mecklenburgh/German New Guinea" with Christian X 10o added tied by 'FARUM' cds, re-addressed but no arrival markings, couple of minor blemishes. [This cover may well have got as far as Singapore or Sydney. However, at some point, it would have been stopped & returned as undeliverable]
NEW GUINEA "G.R.I." Overprints - Postal History
LOCAL LETTERS: 1915 (Jan 4) cover endorsed "Rabaul Garrison" to "L Lehmeier/Headquarters Staff" with 5mm Setting '1d.' on DNG 5pf SG 17 tied by oval Rabaul datestamp in violet. [Pte Lehmeier arrived on the 'Berrima', the first Australian ship to reach New Guinea. He was eventually promoted to Captain]
LOCAL LETTERS: 1915 (Jan 4) double-rate cover to "Cpl P Hayes/QM Section A Coy/Barracks" with 5mm Setting '2d.' on DNG 10pf as SG 18 but with 'R.I' Closer tied by oval Rabaul datestamp in violet, flap removed. German PS (USA) Certificate (1975).
LOCAL LETTERS: 1915 (Apr 3) to "FM Johnson/Lands Office" with 'O.S./1d.' on 3pf SG O1 and 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33 - short perfs at left - both tied by oval Rabaul datestamp in violet, minor soiling & an amateurishly repaired tear at upper-left. Ex "Bismarck": sold at the Prestige auction of 19.7.2003 for $1287. [Registered local covers are rare]
LOCAL LETTERS: 1915 (May 4) cover to "Harbor Master" with 'O.S./1d.' on 3pf SG O1 tied by oval Rabaul datestamp in violet, minor blemishes.
LOCAL LETTERS: 1915 (Apr 3) OHMS cover to "Director of Supplies" with 'O.S./1d.' on 3pf SG O1 tied by boxed 'RABAUL/3APR1915' d/s in blue (Powell #54; rated G), the cover truncated at left. [At least the equal of the "Ello" cover to NSW that sold for $1322]
LOCAL LETTERS: 1915 (May 5) OHMS cover to "OC Troops" with 'O.S./1d.' on 3pf SG O1 tied by oval Rabaul datestamp in violet, two vertical folds.
OTHER INTERNAL MAIL: 1915 (Jan 4) double-rate cover to "Cpl Stanton/.../Madang" with '2d.' on Marshalls 10pf SG 52 and 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33 tied by three superb strikes of the oval Rabaul d/s in violet. [4.1.1915 was probably the First Day of Issue of the surcharged registration labels. It is therefore possible that this cover, though a significant item, is philatelic]
OTHER INTERNAL MAIL: 1915 (Jan 8) double-rate cover to "S Scott/Madang" with 6mm Setting '2d.' on DNG 20pf SG 4 tied by fine oval Rabaul d/s in violet, minor blemishes. German PS (USA) Certificate (1975).