Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Fraudulent use of Japanese Cancels
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann

When the Japanese occupied German Micronesia, the German stamps were demonetized and could no longer be used for postage. Some of the the stamps were courtesy 'cancelled' with the chops of Japanese officers. From the Carolines we have examples where German stamps were 'cancelled' with Japanese cancellers (see above). These are creations for the philatelic market and do not represent genuine useage.

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Bibliographic citation for this document

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