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Lot 1260

New Britain, 1915, mixed franking registered cover from Rabaul to Sydney, Australia, franked with "G.R.I./3d" Rabaul (Deutsche Neuguinea) Registration label (43a) plus "G.R.I./2d " overprint on Marshall Islands 10pf & 20pf Yachts (32, 33) plus North West Pacific Islands two 2½d Kangaroos & a 1d KGV (2, 12) and Australia 1d & 3d ’Roos perforated "OS" (SG O17d, O19), all tied by three Rabaul, New Britain double-lined double ovals, Jan 11, 1915; manuscript sender's endorsement "Garrison Duty, Rabaul, No. 118, H.L.H., Treasury" and red manuscript censor's "Censored, W Fey Capt, 14/1/15"; intact "Kaiserl. Hauptkasse [Imperial Capital] Rabaul" on flap; slight toning and creasing, Fine, with 2012 Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

A MARVELOUS AND VERY RARE COVER, DESPITE ITS APPARENT PHILATELIC NATURE.
Realized $1,080.
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