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FORGERIES - FOURNIER: Extensive range on pages from Cape of Good Hope, German & Italian States, Hungary, Scandinavia, Spain, Latin America, etc. Excellent reference material.
(Qty 300 approx)
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
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: sold at our auction of 19.6.2015 for $2340. [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]
1889 (Dec 28) inwards cover to Dr Weinland at "Stefansort" (sic) with Wurttemberg 10pf x2 tied by 'REUTLINGEN' cds, largely very fine 'FINSCHHAFEN/24 4/90' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Dr Carl Weinland died of malaria at Finschhafen in March 1891]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1876 OHMS cover to "The Royal Postmaster/Heligoland" with Perth cds, '[crown]/PAID' & very late usage of the 1850s undated double-oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/[crown]/PERTH/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' handstamp (PMI #PO1), Swiss 'AMBULANT/11 III 76/No 1' & '.../12 III 76/No 28' TPO transit backstamps and European 'P.D.' (= Paid to Destination) h/s. A fantastic origin/destination cover. [PMI records the oval h/s 19.9.1854 to 23.9.1858 only: see also Lot 289875.
In 1814, Heligoland (or German, Helgoland) was ceded by the Danes to the British who, in 1890, exchanged it for the German rights in Zanzibar and Witu on the East African mainland. Thereafter, except for seven years immediately after World War II, Helgoland was controlled by Germany.
1879 stampless official cover to "The Postmaster/Berlin/Prussia" with very fine strikes of 'PERTH/SP11/ WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds & '[crown]/PAID' h/s plus very late usage of the 1850s undated 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/ [crown]/PERTH/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' h/s at lower-left, boxed 'HOF-LEIPZIG' b/s, soiling on the face. Very unusual item to a scarce destination. Ex John Forrest: sold at the Prestige auction of 14.8.2010 for $1048.
1889 (Aug 25) cover front to "Bayern/Germany" with 6d indigo-violet (rounded corner) & DLR 3d tied by two very fine to superb strikes of 12-bar '5' with superb unframed 'CARNARVON/=W.A.=' cds - the later of only two recorded examples - alongside. Striking! Renamed from Gascoyne 15.8.1884 but known by that name until 1889. Pope & Reynolds Census #2 of only three recorded covers, and illustrated by them at page 113]