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Lot #626

GERMAN COLONIES Mariana Islands Ship Mail

1900 (13 Sep) Hong Kong 1c picture postcard franked with 5pf green, tied by Saipan Marianen cds, sent via Sydney and transferred to a vessel of the Australian mainline for further transmission to Bremenhaven, with a good strike of "Deutsche Seepost Neu-Guinea Zweigline (Hong Kong)" and arrival pmk below, some overall toning, otherwise a fine card from Saipan (the Neu-Guinea Zweigline postal ship Munchen served from August 17 to December 15, 1900, with only two voyages containing mail, service suspended due to unprofitability)

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