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Papua Postcard 1938 Cunard White Star "Franconia"

 
 
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Posted 08/24/2019   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add perf12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Port Moresby,New guinea 4-11-38
Greetings from this far-off spot where cannibals still eat "long pig".
look us up on your map.You may want the stamp.
Uncle BOB

(Long pig is an antiquated term for human flesh, eaten by cannibals.)
Isn't that cute?


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Posted 08/25/2019   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That reminds me of this politically incorrect approval envelope of stamps from Papua that someone posted on the forum a while back:
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Posted 08/25/2019   04:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dépends on ones point of view.
Names of Papua

Papua has gone through several name changes. After their first encounter with New Guinea in 1511, the Portuguese named the island "Ilhas dos Papuans" ("Island of the Fuzzy Haired"), using the Malay word papuwah. Early Dutch explorers called it New Guinea because the black inhabitants reminded them of the blacks that lived in Guinea in western Africa and later called the western half Dutch New Guinea.

http://factsanddetails.com/indonesi...ry-4032.html
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