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NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
INWARDS MAIL: 1897 triple-rate commercial cover endorsed "p Lark" from NSW to the Landes Hauptmann (= army captain) at Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen with 2½d & 5d tied by Sydney duplex, central fold & a little truncated at left, some soiling.
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INWARDS MAIL: 1900 commercial usage of Hong Kong '4 CENTS' on 3c Postal Card (reply half) to the ship's doctor aboard SMS "Möwe" c/- the German Consulate at Matupi with superb 'AMOY/ A /FE20/00' cds & Hong Kong transit cds, apparently missent to Sydney where endorsed in red "Matupi/New Britain", full message headed "Amoy ab SMS Irene 12 II 00", some soiling & repaired tear at right. An excellent origin/destination item. Ex Murray Collins: sold for $935 at the Macray Watson auction of 31/3/1998.
INWARDS MAIL: 1900 usage of British 2d Size K Registration Envelope with superb 'J & W GOFFEY' (shipping company) cachet at lower-left and rare franking of Jubilees 1½d & 1/- green vertical strip of 3 (one badly damaged) tied by oval 'REGISTERED/EXCHANGE-LPOOL' d/s, to "Ralum/New Britain/Bismarck Archipelago", flap fault & central fold. [The rate was 2½d per ½oz x15 = 3/1½d + 2d registration. The addressee was Emma Forsayth, known colloquially as Queen Emma. Born in Samoa & a descendant of King Malietoa, she & her blackbirder husband traded around New Guinea from 1878. She moved to the Gazelle Peninsula in 1881 where she established large coconut & cocoa plantations, including at Ralum on Blanche Bay, near Rabaul]
INWARDS MAIL: 1890 commercial cover to Dr Carl Weinland at Stephansort with 10pf pair tied by very fine 'MORSUM' cds, fine 'FINSCHHAFEN' backstamp.
INWARDS MAIL: 1902 usage of New Zealand ½d Wrapper to a missionary at "Ulu/New Launberg/New Britain/South Sea Islands", minor blemishes. [Acquired for $381 at the Prestige auction of 23/6/2001]
INWARDS MAIL: 1905 commercial usage of uprated Imperial Russian 3k Postal Card to a missionary's wife at "Sattelberg/by Finschhafen", Cyrillic St Petersburg cds, Cyrillic endorsements but the lengthy letter (tiny script) in German, repaired 12mm tear at right. A remarkable origin/destination item. [Sattelberg (= Saddle Mountain) is a village at an elevation of 900 metres on the Huon Peninsula. A Lutheran Mission was founded there in 1892]
INWARDS MAIL: 1906 commercial usage of very scarce NSW 1d Postal Card with Four-Line Heading HG 28a ("MOSSMAN'S BAY...") from Sydney with message in German & '[HE]RBERTSHOHE' arrival cds.