28th May 1897
perf 13½x14½, no wmk
|Stamps of Germany overprinted "“Marschall-Inseln” in black §|
|3 pfennigs dark brown||1899||1||G1|
|3pf light brown||1a||G1a|
|25pf orange ‡||5|
|50pf red-brown ‡||6|
† Scott  dates all of the first set to 1897. Gibbons  does nott
‡ Scott states that Sc5 and Sc6 were not issued, although some are known cancelled. Gibbons does not list them.
§ A second set of the same values was issued in 1899-1900 overprinted “Marshall-Inseln”, i.e. without the "c".
A group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. They became a German protectorate in 1885, then were under Japanese control from 1920 until 1947 when they became a United States Trust Territory.
They began to issue their own stamps in 1984.
|1984 Sc31-34 SG1-4|