This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of frame 1 of 10 for the The Germans in the Pacific Postmarks and Unusual Items exhibit pages created by the late Al Kugel. 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.
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.
To view the text within all 10 frame images, see: web page containing the text content of all 10 exhibit frames.