German Stamps / Deutsche Briefmarken
 

Tanga Prepaid Frankings

1288_001

PU 3

1288_002

PU 3 A2

1288_006

PU 3 B2




On 18 January 1916, a new system was introduced to reduced the usage of postage stamps, which were in short supply due to WWI.


Envelopes could be sent to Morogoro, Dar-es-Salaam, or Tanga to receive a prepaid franking mark. The mark consisted of the value and the official seal of the post office.


The envelopes could then be used at any local post office.