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


In addition to the stamps as issued, standard Imperial German Eagle Issue stamp occasionally occur with colonial postmarks. This use was legal, but normally frowned upon. An example is the 20 Pfennig Eagle stamp shown at left, which is cancelled in Jaluit. 'Mitläufer' on the other hand are stamps which have been placed over and baove the normally required rate,m and which normally would not occur in the colony. Common are 2Pf Eagle series stamps which are placed on envelopes as 'Mitläufer', usually to create philatelic variation. [1]

Example of a Mitläufer with a Yap Cancel

Example of a Mitläufer with a Saipan Cancel

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Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Mitläufer
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Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2680, Australia.

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