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December 1900 Jaluit Provisionals

In December 1900, the Jaluit post office extinguished its supply of 5- and 25-Pf stamps. To fill the void, the Postmaster, Herr Dominick, bisected 10- and 50-Pf stamps.

From 2-10 December 1900, about 240 postcards were franked with the bisected 10 Pf stamps, and 48 registered postcards were franked with the bisected 50 Pf stamps.

These provisional bisects can only be found validly used on postcards.  In the days following the arrival of a new supply of 5 Pf and 25 Pfg stamps, however, several bisects on cover were created for philatelic purposes.  These fabrications were canceled with the actual Jaluit canceller, backdated to the period 2-10 December 1900.  They were then sent to Ponape in the Carolines, where they received a Ponape arrival mark.  Several examples are shown below (MiNr. 9 H fab and MiNr. 12 H fab).

Set Date(s)

2-10 December 1900

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

December 1900 Jaluit Provisionals

In December 1900, the Jaluit post office extinguished its supply of 5- and 25-Pf stamps. To fill the void, the Postmaster, Herr Dominick, bisected 10- and 50-Pf stamps.

From 2-10 December 1900, about 240 postcards were franked with the bisected 10 Pf stamps, and 48 registered postcards were franked with the bisected 50 Pf stamps.

These provisional bisects can only be found validly used on postcards.  In the days following the arrival of a new supply of 5 Pf and 25 Pfg stamps, however, several bisects on cover were created for philatelic purposes.  These fabrications were canceled with the actual Jaluit canceller, backdated to the period 2-10 December 1900.  They were then sent to Ponape in the Carolines, where they received a Ponape arrival mark.  Several examples are shown below (MiNr. 9 H fab and MiNr. 12 H fab).

Set Date(s)

2-10 December 1900

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)