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GERMAN NEW GUINEA - Postal History - General
1903 cover with Yachts 40pf tied by 'MATUPI/8 4/02' cds & imperf registration label, to Sicily with poor 'PALERMO' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
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NAMATANAI: German 'Namatanai/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label on cover with local plantation imprint at U/L & endorsed at L/L "letter for enemy country/enclosed", to Switzerland with ½d & 1d both type c + 2d & 3d both type a all tied by 'NAMATANAI/15MR17' cds in violet (the 'makeready' obscuring 'QUEENSLAND' at base beginning to wear), violet/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' labels applied at Sydney, superb 'POSTA ESTERA/MILANO' transit b/s & Italian censor labels tied by 'MILANO/POSTA ESTERA' h/s in red, poor Bern arrival b/s, the labels at top lifted for display to reveal the stamps & postmarks. A cracker of a cover. [Namatanai is at a central point on New Ireland, 258km SE of Kavieng]