Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Cancels--Jaluit Linie Cancel
Steamer Oceana (1901-02)

by Dirk H.R. Spennemann

The Jaluit-Gesellschaft operated two steamers in Micronesia, the Oceana (from 1901-1903) and the Germania (from 1904-1914). The initial route of the Oceana ran Sydney-Jaluit-Pohpei-Yap-Palau-Pohnpei-Jaluit-Sydney, using cancel Oceana I. Voyages commenced 1 January 1901. When the Norddeutscher Lloyd terminated its Sydney-HongKong run end of 1901, the Jaluit Gesellschaft extended its run to HongKong and included German New Guinea in its route.

Cancel Oceana I

Cancel used on the Jaluit-Gesellschaft steamer Oceana until mid 1902

Type I Cancel of the Oceana September 1901

Source: Priwe, E. (1912) "Deutsche Südsee-Dampferposten." Friedemann's Philatelistische Berichte 50, pp. 893-897.

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Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Cancels--Jaluit Linie Cancel, steamer Oceana (1901-02)
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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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