Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Covers of the Japanese Naval Administration Period (1914-1922)
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann


This page depicts genuine covers sent during the Japanese Naval Administration Period .

Japanese Naval military mail with cancel 24 October 1914 no 6 Naval Post Office battleship Kawachi, addressed to Tsujigawa/Japan (26.10.14). The letter was sent after the Japanese squadron had occupied Jaluit (3 October 1914), Kosrae (5 October 1914), Pohnpei (7 October 1914) and Chuuk (11 October 1914).
[Source: Peter Vogenbeck Auction April 2002, no. 659]

Postcard, Japan, 2 x 2 Sen green, cancelled "Yaruto" (Jaluit) 17 February 1916. The card, send by Sister Georgir to Mrs Paul Merz, wife of the last German Station chief via the German Consulate in San Francisco is dated 20 November 1915, but includes a small comment that Pater Bruno Schicke died on 24 Jan 1916 (Suggestive of the limited mail services at the time).
[Source: Peter Vogenbeck Auction April 2002, no. 660]

Postcard, Japan 1 Sen, cancelled Tokyo 8 February 1918 with transit cancel of the foreign post office, addressed to Pater Venantius in Ponape/South Sea Islands
[Source: Peter Vogenbeck Auction April 2002, no. 660]

Letter with three German New Guinea 'G.R.I." overprint stamps cancelled by the Japanese Navy Post Office Kosrae on 7 April ### (7-4-22)
[Source: Peter Vogenbeck Auction no 45, item, no. 660]

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Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Covers of the Japanese Naval Administration Period (1914-1922)
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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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