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NEW GUINEA "G.R.I." Overprints - Postal History
MAIL TO ENGLAND: 1915 (May 19) cover to Surrey with 'O.S./1d.' on DNG 3pf SG O1 tied by fine oval Rabaul d/s in violet, complete '3rd Batt N and M Forces/Trop Unit' cachet & 'PASSED-BY-CENSOR' h/s both in violet, very fine strikes, 'WORCESTER PARK/3JY/15' arrival b/s, light ironed-out vertical fold & minor repaired tear at the top.
MAIL TO ENGLAND: 1915 (June 8) linen-lined cover to London with scarce combination franking of NWPI 1d plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/ (Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33d tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, London 'REGISTERED/ 2 / 4AU15/WDO' arrival b/s, central horizontal fold.
MAIL TO AMERICA: 1915 (Mar 18) cover to Pennsylvania endorsed "OHMS" & sealed with a largely very fine 'KAISERL DEUTSCHE POSTAGENTUR/STEPHANSORT' wax seal across the flap, 'O.S./1d' on DNG 3pf SG O1 & 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33 tied by oval Rabaul d/s unusually in blue & American 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple, Sydney & Chicago transit & Philadelphia arrival b/s, horizontal fold at the base. [The 1d rate applied only for Forces mail to Empire destinations. The correct rate was 2½d & the cover should have been taxed]
MAIL TO AMERICA: 1915 (May 10) cover to New York State with combination franking of NWPI ½d & 2d plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33 tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet & American 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple, 'CENSORED' h/s in violet of Rabaul & scarce 'PASSED BY CENSOR/25DE15/=CS=' cds of Sydney in rosine (NB: Christmas Day), red/white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' labels tied to the reverse by the rare 'PASSED/ ("31.12.15")/DCC AUST' cachet of the Deputy Chief Censor, Chicago transit b/s, light horizontal fold at the base & a little aged.