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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2539 << Previous   Next >>

Category: GERMAN NEW GUINEA - Postal History - General

Description: 1900 inwards usage of British 2d Size K Registration Envelope with superb 'J & W GOFFEY' (shipping company) cachet at lower-left and rare franking of Jubilees 1d & 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. Ex Michael Courtis. [The rate was 2d per oz x15 = 3/1d + 2d registration. The addressee was Emma Forsayth, known colloquially as Queen Emma. Born in Samoa & a descendant of King Malietoa, she & her blackbirder (= slave-trader) 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]

Listed in: Postal Stationery - Registration Envelopes , Postal Stationery , Registered Mail & Registration Labels , unusual origins or destinations , GREAT BRITAIN , New Guinea , Germany , GERMAN COLONIES , Postal History , NEW GUINEA German (Deutsch) New Guinea

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00T

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Item was sold for: $300.00T