The first stamps issued for use in German New Guinea were overprints of German Krone / Adler issues.
They were first issued in September 1897. As with the Krone / Adler issues, multiple color variants exists due to the various printings.
The period of use for these stamps was short-lived, as they were replaced in December 1900 by the first Yacht issues.
A single 10x10 sheet of MiNr. 5 b was printed with an inverted overprint.