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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Ship/Paquebot Markings
C of A - Postal History
1932 (Nov) triple-rate cover to Singapore with KGV 2d vertical strip of 3 tied by two superb strikes of the straight-line 'Nieuw-Holland' ship's cancel & fine 'SOERABAJA' cds alongside. Ex Kevin Nelson. [The addressee, Oscar Blau, was for many years the Sydney agent for Eau de Cologne 4711. During World War I he was interned as an "enemy alien" at Liverpool German Concentration Camp where he collected covers from the inmates there & from other camps. The "Oscar Blau Hoard" of POW & civilian internee mail was discovered only in 1995, and remains one of the most important finds of Commonwealth Period postal history]
SAMOA - The German Post Office - Postal History
1909 "busy" cover with scarce albeit philatelic combination franking of Samoa 1mk marginal example plus Niue 1d 2½d & 3d all tied by Apia cds, 'Apia (Samoa)' registration label & superb 'Paquebot' handstamp, embossed 'KAISERLICHES GOUVERNEMENT VON SAMOA' wafer on the flap tied by 'ALTENBURG' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
AUCTION CATALOGUES: Cavendish name sales "Martin Willcocks' Worldwide Registered Mail" (25/6/1999), "Barrie Jay's British Postal History" (16/6/2000), "George Crabb's Collections" (20/10/2000), "Vivien Sussex's Valuables by Post" (6/3/2002), "John Gunn's Worldwide Maritime Mail" (26/9/2002), "The Pinkus Great Britain Line-Engraved" (27/11/2008) & "Angus Parker's Yemen" (22/4/2009).(Qty 7)
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