Marshall Islands

German Colonies

In 1885, Germany bought the Marshall Islands from Spain, and made them a German protectorate.

Post offices throughout the colony included:

Jaluit (29 March 1889 – 29 September 1914)
Nauru (14 July 1908 – 8 November 1914)


German ships at anchor, Jaluit, Marshall Islands

Germany lost control over the Marshall Islands in the early stages of World War I, and the islands became a League of Nations mandate at the cessation of hostilities.

Map of post offices — Google Earth

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