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Displaying 1 - 20 of 29 Lots in Category - NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea - Postal History



Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised




771

C

B

1901 stampless cover to Germany with fine strike of 'KAIS-DEUTSCHE/MARINE-/SCHIFFSPOST/No 7/9 10/01' cds, 'Kommando/SMS Möwe' cachet at upper-left & the ship's "Arms" cachet on the reverse, 'KIEL' arrival b/s, ironed-out vertical fold & repaired lower-right corner. Ex Jürgen Kessing.

300.00

$230.00






773

C

A-

1902 commercial printed matter cover to the local administration office at Saipan with 3pf tied by 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds, Sydney transit b/s & 'SAIPAN/MARIANEN' arrival cds on the face. [The rate within the German Community was 3pf per 50g, so the item weighed no more than 50g]

400.00T

$550.00T




774

C

A

1903 usage of Gerstenberg PPC to Germany with 5pf tied by one of two strikes of 'KAIS.DEUTSCHE/MARINE-/ SCHIFFSPOST/No 7' cds used aboard SMS "Möwe".

200.00T

$150.00T






775

C

B

1904 usage of Lagerverwaltung PPC ("Ins Wasser gebautes Papuadorf" = Papuan floating village) to NSW with rounded-boxed 'PAQUEBOT' h/s at lower-left & 10pf tied by 'SYDNEY' cds, poor 'WAVERLEY' arrival cds, minor bend. Lovely card.

400.00T

$400.00T




776

C

A-

1905 internal commercial cover with 10pf tied by very fine 'KAEWIENG' cds (defective '05' slug), light 'FRIEDRICH-WILHELMSHAFEN' arrival cds on the face.

250.00T

$190.00T




777

C

A

1905 commercial usage of New Zealand Department of Tourist & Health Resorts PPC ("Lake Manawapouri") with 1d tied to the viewside by 'PATEA' cds, to "Mrs Fellmann/Mission Station/Raluana/Neu Pommern/Bismarck Archi", fine 'HERBERTSHOHE' arrival cds.

250.00

$420.00




778

PS

B

1906 5pf Postal Card to Matupi with very fine 'HERBERTSHOHE' cancel & 'SIMPSONHAFEN' arrival b/s, message headed "Paratava" ironed-out vertical fold. Scarce internal mail. [From Rudolf Wolff, owner of Paratava Plantation near Toma. His wife & children were killed by natives in 1902]

450.00

No longer available




779

C

(B)

1908 PPC with 'Dr O Reche/Südsee-Exped.../Dpfr Peiho/Post: Simpsonhafen/DEUTSCH-NEUGUINEA' cachet in violet, the message headed "Simpsonhafen 1 Aug 1908" & signed "Otto Reche", to Berlin with 5pf tied by light 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds, heavy central fold that has been reinforced on the view-side. Acquired some years ago for €800.

750.00T

$600.00T














780

C

A/B

1908-14 commercial registered covers to Germany (4) or Bohemia comprising 1) with 'Curt A Schultze, Lebzechtsdorf, Käwieng...' imprint at the top, 'KAEWIENG' cds & 'Käwieng' registration label; 2) & 3) with 'RABAUL/.../8-9V' or '.../9-10V', the latter with 'Rudolph Richter/Matupi/...' h/s on the flap & endorsed "via Sibirien"; 4) with 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds & 'Martin Pfuhle/MATUPI/...' h/s on the flap; 5) with 'STEPHANSORT' cds; and 6) with 'FRIEDRICH-WILHEMSHAFEN' cds & Neu Guinea Compagnie imprint at the top; a few minor problems. (Qty 6)

1200.00T

$1,300.00T




781

CL

B

1909 double-rate cover with 'NEW BRITAIN CORPORATION LTD' imprint at upper-left, to the company's head office in Sydney (b/s) with scarce solo franking of 50pf tied by 'KIETA' cds, 'Kieta/(Deutsch Neu-Guinea)' registration label, minor blemishes & folded at far left.

500.00T

$725.00T






782

C

A-

1910 commercial insured double-rate cover endorsed "Wert 500 Mark - 625 Fr", to Germany with rare solo franking of 2mk blue tied by 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds, Hong Kong transit & 'ASCHAFFENBURG 2' arrival b/s, sealed with 'KAISERLICHES BEZIRKSAMT' (= local administration) impressed in red wax, arrival rate notation in blue pencil. We have seen very few such covers from New Guinea. [The rate was 20pf postage + 20pf delivery fee + 110pf (36pf per 240mk x3 = 108pf), a total of 1mk50pf. Despite the overpayment, this is undoubtedly a commercial use]

1750.00T

$1,350.00T






783

C

B

1911 commercial cover to the German Consulate in Japan, 10pf pair tied by Rabaul cds, English-language 'KOBE' transit b/s & on the face 'MOJI' arrival cds plus Japanese-language cds & Japanese characters in red, minor wrinkling. Exceptional origin/destination cover.

600.00T

$480.00T




784

C

A+

1911 apparently commercial cover to Germany with 40pf & two unnecessary 3pf tied by three superb strikes of the 'FINSCHHAFEN' cds, 'Finschhafen/Deutsch Neu-Guinea' registration label 'NURNBERG 2BZ' arrival b/s & superb '278' postman's handstamp. Superb!

300.00T

$230.00T




785

C

A

1914 commercial cover to Germany with 10pf tied by one of two strikes of the 'MOROBE' cds.

750.00T

$850.00T




786

C

A

1914 entire address panel on parcel piece (145x105mm) with typed endorsements "Sender: Lutheran Mission/ Finschhafen -D.Neuguinea" & "Korrekturbogen/Proof-sheet" and 'Drucksache' (= printed matter) h/s at upper-left, to Brisbane with rare franking of 25pf 30pf & 1mk tied by superb 'FINSCHHAFEN' cds. A marvellous & colourful item. [The foreign printed matter rate was 5pf per 50g so the packet weighed 1.550kg, as endorsed at left in blue pencil]

1500.00T

$1,400.00T






787

C

A

1914 parcel card to Germany with rare franking of 80pf single & - on the reverse - a pair tied by 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds, black/yellow-buff '573 Herbertshöhe/(Deutsch Neu-Guinea)' label, on arrival struck with Hamburg Customs "castle" cachet (on the reverse) & 'Zoll ("30") Pf' customs duty assessed plus 'Versollungs - bz Bestellgebühr 20Pf' (= 20pf carrier's fee to be paid by the addressee) h/s in violet on the reverse. Friedrich Steuer Certificate (1989). [2mk40 paid the rate for a parcel weighing between 1kg & 5kg] [** Please note that the estimate of $100 listed in the printed catalogue is a typographical error **]

1850.00T

$2,400.00T










788

C

B

1914 green commercial cover to Germany with boxed 'VIA SIBERIEN' h/s in violet & 10pf tied by superb strike of the scarce 'DEULON/.../6.7/14' cds (rated E by Powell), Russian four-line censor cachet in Cyrillic applied at Vladivostok, central fold & minor peripheral damage. A rare cover. Ronald Steuer Certificate (1999). [By the time the cover reached Vladivostok, World War I had commenced. This is stated to be the only such censored cover recorded from Deulon]

2500.00T

$3,000.00T








789

C

A-

1914 (July 25) 'Briefkarte/Feuille d'avis' (= package receipt) for three parcels for carriage on SMS "Comet" with Rabaul & Finschhafen arrival cds. Rare post office stationery.

750.00

$575.00












790

C

A+

1914 usage of plain 'Postkarte' with 'FELD-/nur für die Wehrabteilung und/für die Expeditionstruppe' h/s and Rabaul mailbag seal both in violet, to Hollandia (Dutch New Guinea!) with the message headed "Bitabaka [sic] 10 September 1914", 10pf affixed but tied by Australian-pattern 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds of 4DE15, Bothe guarantee h/s. Superb! Horst Lantelme Certificate (1993). [When War was declared, on 4/8/1914, no suitable military stationery was available so this provisional expedient was resorted to. This is the only example we have recorded used to any external destination apart from Germany]

Bita Paka was the site of an important radio station, of major strategic importance. The "Battle of Bita Paka", on 11/9/1914 was Australia's first engagement of World War I. 25 naval reservists overcame stiff resistance, losing seven killed & five wounded. The Germans lost an NCO and about 30 armed Melanesians. This item was written the day before the Australian offensive. The postcard was impounded and held at Herbertshohe for more than a year before being released. The sender identified himself as a Feldwebel (= sergeant), so he was probably the NCO who died in the engagement.

2500.00T

$3,200.00T






791

C

A

1914 money order card for 12mk55pf payable in Germany with 20pf tied by 'FINSCHHAFEN/.../30 9/14' cds & superb 'Finschhafen/Deutsch Neu Guinea' h/s in violet at the base, receipted on the reverse & returned with another strike of the cds dated '1 2/15'. [Powell states that the PO closed in -/12/1914 but that the date may have been in January - when three Australian warships arrived - or in February 1915. This item proves that the PO was still functioning in February. Loughran's LRD for the cds is 18/2/15]

1000.00T

$2,200.00T




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