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British Occupation Overprint Issues

On 16 December 1914, the Commonwealth forces occupying the German Marshall Islands issued their first overprinted stamps. The stamps are Marshall-Inseln MiNr. 13-25 overprinted "G.R.I." (abbreviation of Georgius Rex Imperator) with new values in Shillings and Pence.

The overprints can be found in several typesettings, but Michel lists two major types, Type I and Type II.

Line spacing of the first typesetting (Type I, catalog suffix "I") is 5 mm (MiNr. 1-9) or 3.5-4 mm (MiNr. 10-13). Line spacing of the second typesetting (Type II, catalog suffix "II") is 6 mm (MiNr. 1-9) or 5.5 mm (MiNr. 10-13).

Set Date(s)

16 December 1914

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

British Occupation Overprint Issues

On 16 December 1914, the Commonwealth forces occupying the German Marshall Islands issued their first overprinted stamps. The stamps are Marshall-Inseln MiNr. 13-25 overprinted "G.R.I." (abbreviation of Georgius Rex Imperator) with new values in Shillings and Pence.

The overprints can be found in several typesettings, but Michel lists two major types, Type I and Type II.

Line spacing of the first typesetting (Type I, catalog suffix "I") is 5 mm (MiNr. 1-9) or 3.5-4 mm (MiNr. 10-13). Line spacing of the second typesetting (Type II, catalog suffix "II") is 6 mm (MiNr. 1-9) or 5.5 mm (MiNr. 10-13).

Set Date(s)

16 December 1914

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)