Prestige Philately Auction 233 CatalogueLot 2528Catalogue by countryNetherlands Colonies
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NEW GUINEA (German) - Forerunners (Vorlaufer)
1889 (Oct 7) cover from Wurttemberg with 10pf pair tied by 'URACH' cds to "Finschhafen/Kaiser Wilhelmsland/Neu Guinea" & endorsed "Via Genoa", 'GENOA' & 'SOERABAJA' transit backstamps, surprisingly fine for such an early inwards item. Ex Fred Pearson & Michael Courtis: acquired for $2340 at the Mossgreen auction of 19.6.2015. [The first postal agency in German New Guinea opened at Finschhafen 15.2.1888, and closed 19.3.1891. 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.
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1891 usage of 10pf Envelope to Netherlands Indies with an almost fine strike of the rare 'HATZFELDTHAFEN/23 6/91' cds uprated with 5pf x2 & 20pf tied by three further poor to fair strikes of the cds, imperforate registration label (Einfeldt #1, fault at lower-left, gum-stained), 'SOERABAIJA' & 'WELTEVREDEN' transit & 'AUSG' arrival b/s. PO 1.4.1888; closed 30.9.1891. Ex Michael Courtis: acquired at the Prestige auction of 12.10.2012 for $2645. [Carried by the steamer "Schwalbe" on its second New Guinea-Singapore run. Hatzfeldthafen is a small settlement on the central north coast of Madang Province]