NEW GUINEA 1914 SG3, 7a, 8, 33 Cover G.R.I. 3d on 25pf '1' for 'I'
Stock Code: P190012066
1914 (Oct 17) 'Weller' registered first day cover (blue envelope with printed 'Hamburgische Sudsee-Aktiengesellschaft / Hauptfiliale Rabaul' heading), bearing New Guinea 2d on 10pf carmine x5, 3d on 25pf black and red/yellow x2 (both from setting I, pos. 10, showing variety '1' for 'I'), and 3d on 30pf black and orange/buff x2, all with 6mm space from first setting, tied by individual very fine strikes of the two-line RABAUL cancel in violet (Gibbs type 2). A 'RABAUL' 3d black and red registration label (from setting A) was added later and tied by the type 5 'RABAUL' straight line cancel in violet. Most attractive and undoubtedly unique with two examples of the 3d on 25pf variety. Detailed Holcombe cert (1992), giving plating.
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