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Ozeanreederei – Second Issues

Ozeanreederei – Second Issues

To mail an item via the Deutsch Ozean-Reederi, the sender had to bring the mail to the Insurance Bank offices in either Berlin, Hamburg, or Bremen. The Insurance Bank would then issue an insurance certificate which bore an imprint of the 50 Mark Ozean-Reederei design, and which was valid for mailings up to the 50 Mark rate (up to 50 grams). The certificate had three detachable coupons, one each for the insurance bank, the agency bank, and the sender.

Ozeanreederei – First Issues

Ozeanreederei – First Issues

To mail an item via the Deutsch Ozean-Reederi, the sender had to bring the mail to the Insurance Bank offices in either Berlin, Hamburg, or Bremen. The Insurance Bank would then issue an insurance certificate which bore an imprint of the 50 Mark Ozean-Reederei design, and which was valid for mailings up to the 50 Mark rate (up to 50 grams) The certificate had three detachable coupons, one each for the insurance bank, the agency bank, and the sender.

Marine Schiffspost Cancels

Marine Schiffspost Cancels

Beginning in approximately 1895, Germany issued circular MSP cancellers to its naval vessels. The cancellers were of an identical design, but each with a unique MSP number. A ship could carry the same canceller (and therefore the same MSP number) for years or for only a single voyage.