Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society
The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first year of operation of the Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society following the amalgamation of the Germany & Colonies Stamp Club (established 1947) and the Stockton German Study Group (1960).

The G&CPS celebrated its inaugural year in 1964 with the first Germania Posta philatelic exhibition held in Stockton.

Title: Unknown Marshall islands stamp
Posted By: Giles du Boulay (
Posted On: 27/05/2019 at 06:33:31
Message: Hello Barry, and thanks to Michael for posting the image. First of all I'm sorry about the continuing problem we are having with image posting. Sometimes it works (usually on lower resolution pictures) and sometimes it doesn't. Our web manager is having a great problem in sorting it out. The 'stamp' is one of the so-called 'mourning labels' with black edges produced after WW1, in early 1920 and possibly by a stamp dealer in Würzburg, for the territories and colonies lost to Germany following the Treaty of Versailles.There were nine different labels for the lost territories like Danzig, Elsaß etc and ten for the colonies including your Marshall-Inseln one.Souvenir sheets were also available on which the labels could be stuck. There were two different printings with and without watermark and perf 10.8 and 11.2, and more modern reprints/forgeries. Hope this helps Giles, Chairman G&CPS
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