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).
Prior to the creation of the provisional stamps, however, an unknown number of items were sent with an overpayment — 6 Pf. of postage (3 Pf. x2) — in order to cover the 5 Pf. postcard rate. This overpayment became unnecessary on 10 July 1910 when the provisional overprinted/bisected issues were created.