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    THE STUART LEVEN NEW GUINEA 1888-1942, 1914-15 G.R.I. ISSUES, POSTAL HISTORY, MARITIME

    Lot 1229
    Estimate: $600T Realised Price : $1,150

    1914 (Christmas Day) postcard piece bearing GRI 2d on 10pf Carmine, SG 3, tied by straight-line '(S.S.)'MATUNGA' ' and handstamped date '25 DEC 1914'. The Matunga was later captured by a German Raider. Rare

     

    Lot 1230
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,150

    1915 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape at top bearing combination of 'G.R.I./1d' on 5pf Green (damaged) and Australia Kangaroo 2d punctured 'OS', tied by 'SYDNEY/16 JA 15' datestamp in transit, cachet of Methodist Mission on reverse, cover with faults and portion of flap missing. [This cover was probably carried on the 'S.S. 'MATUNGA'' which sailed from Rabaul on 6 January after loading copra at Herbertshöhe on 4-5 January, hence missing censorship at Rabaul and self-explains Sydney transit datestamps. A remarkable item

     

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