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|1908 Cook Islands, Penrhyn|
PENRHYN ISLAND. 1908 envelope to TAHITI, franked with a New Zealand 2½d overprinted PENRHYN ISLAND 2½ PENI. cancelled COOK ISLANDS 27 MR 08. An unusual destination.
|1893 Cook Islands|
1893 envelope to London franked with a 1½d and a 2½, each cancelled RARATONGA 6 APR 93 with a further strike alongside.
1913 envelope to Australia bearing a 1d and a pair of 2½d, (SG 32 & 33) cancelled RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS, 18 AU 13. A Coff’s Harbour, N.S.W. 18 SE 13 arrival c.d.s. is on the front of the cover and a Sydney 16 SE 13 transit roller cancel is on the back. .
1859 (16 November) entire letter written by the missionary the Reverend George Gill at Raratonga, to his brother at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. The letter went via New Bedford 24 MAY (most probably carried from Raratonga by an American whaler) New York MY 25, Liverpool JU 4 and Newmarket JU 6 59. Also on the front of the letter are 'SHIP' and '26', handstamps, applied in America and a '1/-' manuscript marking applied on arrival in England. The letter has a very interesting account by George Gill of his travels with the Samoan Deputation to the islands and stations in Western Polynesia. In it he says 'The work has progressed and will progress. It would also humble you to see the cruel, naked painted savage, thirsting for human flesh and blood & triumphing in all deeds of wickedness & rapine and murder'. A most interesting account of the times and a scarce letter sent via the USA.