On 2 July 1910, the East Asian Cruiser Squadron and two auxiliary vessels unexpectedly arrived at Ponape, remaining there until 7 July.
During that short period, Ponape’s supply of 5- and 10-Pfennig stamps was exhausted.
To fill the void, the Ponape postal administrator used a variety of provisionals, including unaltered German Germania issues, cash payment frankings, Karolinen 3 Pfennig Yacht Issues surcharged “5 Pf.” (MiNr. 7 Pv), and Karolinen 20-pfennig Yachts bisected vertically (MiNr. 10 H).
Handwritten notations of cash payment (in German, Barfrankierung) were used on 13 & 31 July 1910.