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Lot 4436

1914-1920 Hüttenhain correspondence, comprising 32 envelopes, 11 cards and two telegraph forms, constituting a correspondence between Heinrich Hüttenhain, a farmer in Okahandja, and his wife, who was in Europe during World War I. The correspondence shows the difficulty of mail connections with enemy countries, with a wide range of usages, including censorship, incoming, redirected and "Friedensbureau" mail; also included and reflected in the above counts are covers from other correspondence that complement the display, as well as a 1905 field postcard written by Hüttenhain in South West Africa and collateral material, a Fine-Very Fine collection providing historical and personal insights about the period and the impact of events on German settlers, as well as magnificently illustrating the related postal history.
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000

Heinrich Hüttenhain originally came to South West Africa as a German soldier during the Herero Rebellion and settled there as a farmer in Okahandja. At the outbreak of World War I, his wife returned to Europe and did not come back to South West Africa until the 1920s. The circumstances and postal history of this period are comprehensively detailed in Berichte No. 120 (February 2005).


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