Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands
Postal Stationery -- Card P 4 - Case Example
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann



The item shown on this page is a philatelically used P4 10 + 10 Pfg reply card. As all other Eagle series cards and stamps, this post card was no longer valid after 30 September 1901. The card was mailed by registered mail on 22 August 1901 from Frankfurt. As it was sent registered mal, and additional 20Pfg postage had to be affixed, which occurred in form a 20Pfg Germania issue. The card arrived at Jaluit on 2 November 1901(backstamp on front). As the validity of the Eagle Series stamps had expired, the stamp imprint on the reply side of the card was struck out and postage in form of a 40Pfg Yacht series stamp affixed. This was in excess of the required postage. Unfortunately the cancel date for Jaluit is not legible. The card was addressed to Ludwigshafen where it arrived on 26 March 1902.

The card was sent to Felix G Becker, who was well known for his stamp dealings. The handwriting of the address on the reply side is Becker's.

[Source: Premier Auctions, Auction 201, November 2001, lot 973]

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Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2002). Postage Stamps used in the German Marshall Islands. Postal Stationery -- Card P 4 - Case Example
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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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