Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Australische Hauptline
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann

Cancel image taken from Friedemann

Ships that carried the Australische Hauptline Cancel never touched any of the Marshall Islands ports. Friedemann details the background of a fraudulent scheme whereby a person with access to the cancel of the München created a large number of favour cancels on German colonial stamps, particularly on those from the Marianas.

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Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2003). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Cancels--Australische Hauptline
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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.

© Dirk H.R. Spennemann 2003
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