A writer from Papua New Guinea’s “PARADISE” in-flight magazine contacted me a while back, re a story on their stamps.
These folks generally mess many things up, like the GRI overprints in World War TWO etc, but overall a bit of a plug for stamps, and a lot of folks read these airline magazines, and who knows a few new collectors may result from it all.
I rounded him up a good number of pix to add to the story.
https://issuu.com/businessadvantage/docs/web_paradise_vol3_ma ... 0/12659011
The rare New Guinea “Wahgi” Flight cover shown, a member here bought for near nothing in one of my famous junk cartons, and later sold it back to me for a very sizeable sum, and a leading member of the judiciary is now the happy owner!
It is like stepping back 100 years in time, it really is. Only 100 or so tourists, and about 20,000 locals, all there to see teams of tribesmen from all over the country strutting around with full feathers and drums and regalia etc.
The Huli Wig Men were THE fiercest looking of the lot! The story is the huge wigs were make from the hair of other tribesmen they had killed. Huge guys, so would not surprise me!
I drove from Mt Hagen to Goroka, and then to Madang a few years back, and it is so dangerous we needed to have 2 or 3 young fit bodyguards, and a driver with us, and welded steel grid sheeting on all windows of the 4WD.