Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
8— Germania Issues
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann


The standard German postage stamps of the Eagle as well as the Germania series were valid for postage in the colonies. On occasion people would post items using these Imperial stamps rather than stamps designed for the colonies.

Demand letter franked with 10 Pf Germania (correct postage) with cancel Jaluit 7 June 1903 and backstamp Berlin 9 August 1903.
[Source: Peter Vogenbeck, Auktion no. 41, April 2002, lot no. 731

In addition, items exist where forged Jaluit cancels were applied on Germania stamps. An example of a forged military mail cover can be found here.

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Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Germania Issues
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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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