Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Forged Nauru Cancels
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann

The loss of the colonies at the early stage of the war meant that the prices for cancelled colonial stamps increased dramatically during the war. This gave rise to a range of cancel forgeries. Shown are some examples of forged Nauru cancels

[Source: e-bay May 2002]

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Forged Cancel. Apart from the fact that such G.R.I. overprinted stamps were never used on Jaluit or Nauru, the date of 1 June 1914 is also incorrect, as Nauru was not occupied by Australian forces until ###. . Illustrations of genuine G.R.I occupation cancels used in New Guinea can be found here.

Forged Cancel and forged GRI overprint
[Source: e-bay December 2001]

Forged Cancel and forged GRI overprint
[Source: e-bay September 2001]

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Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Cancels--Forged Nauru Cancels
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Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.

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