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1905 Ponape Provisional Bisect

On 20 April 1905, a typhoon damaged the Ponape post office. Among the losses were the Ponape canceller and a large number of stamps.

Among the key losses were a stock of 5 Pf stamps, which were a high-demand value. To fill the void, the Ponape post office used bisected 10 Pf stamps cancelled by the old Ponape official seal.

This provisional use ceased on approximately 9 July 1905.

Set Date(s)

20 April - 9 July 1905

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

1905 Ponape Provisional Bisect

On 20 April 1905, a typhoon damaged the Ponape post office. Among the losses were the Ponape canceller and a large number of stamps.

Among the key losses were a stock of 5 Pf stamps, which were a high-demand value. To fill the void, the Ponape post office used bisected 10 Pf stamps cancelled by the old Ponape official seal.

This provisional use ceased on approximately 9 July 1905.

Set Date(s)

20 April - 9 July 1905

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)