Category: GERMAN COLONIES
CAROLINE ISLANDS: 1910 apparently commercial cover with 'SUDSEE-EXPEDITION/DER/HAMBURGISCHEN WISSENSCHAFT LICHEN/STIFTUNG' imprint on the flap, to Germany with 20pf bisect Mi 10H tied by 'PONAPE/KAROLINEN/12 10/07' cds & a reasonable strike alongside of the second-type mailbag seal ('PONAPE' shorter than 'KAROLINEN'), horizontal and vertical folds, Cat €9000. Bothe Certificate (1967).ÞÞFriedemann at page 773 states that demand from sailors aboard a visiting naval squadron depleted stocks of the 5pf and 10pf value, resulting in the '5pf' on 3pf Provisional Surcharge and the 20pf provisional bisect. At page 775, it is stated that about 500 covers were processed with the 20pf bisect.
CAROLINE ISLANDS , Bisects , postal seals , Germany , Transport - ships & boats , GERMAN COLONIES