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'The Germans in the Pacific Postmarks and Unusual Items' by Al Kugel.
This exhibit will show markings and various unusual philatelic items related to the German postal activities in areas located around the Pacific Basin -- the offices abroad in China and the former colonies of Kiautschou on the Asian mainland plus New Guinea, Samoa and the Caroline, Marshall and Mariana Island groups. The time period covered for the colonies extends from the inception of postal services in the late 19th Century to the abrupt ending in 1914 when British Imperial and Japanese occupation forces overcame local resistance as World War I began. In China, the offices remained open until that country declared war on Germany in 1917.
This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society. (See the MPHS webpage) The Military Postal History Society (MPHS) is a non-profit organization for philatelists and stamp collectors interested in the collecting and studying of the postal aspects of all wars and military actions of all countries, including soldiers' campaign covers, naval mail, occupation and internment covers, patriotics, propaganda, V-mail, censorship and similar related material.
This exhibit, created by the late Al Kugel, is made up of 10 frames, each frame containing 16 pages. Due to their size, each frame is available as a separate PDF file. (See the PDF information page for additional help with this file format.)
This exhibit, created by the late Al Kugel, is made up of 10 frames, each frame containing 16 pages. Due to their size, each frame is available as a separate web page.