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Stamps (29)

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Images (45)
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Name: Caroline Islands (DR-KAR)
What: country

The Caroline Islands are a group of Pacific islands to the north of New Guinea, and include the islands of Ponape, Truk, and Yap. Originally claimed by Spain, they were ceded to Germany in 1899, but taken by Japan in 1914, and under Japanese control until after WWII. They later became the independent nation of Micronesia.

The Carolines had their own stamps while under German control, and thereafter used stamps of Japan and later the USA.

Areas: Germany, Pacific

Stamps issued from 1899 to 1919

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1940: 29



Watermarks used: DR_WZ_1_Rauten.jpglozenges; some types unwatermarked

Currencies used: 100pf=1dm=1mk=1m (German mark)

Overprints: Caroline Islands (1)



Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect Karolinen

Catalogs:
Michel

Cross-references
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Stamp problems

Related albums
ARC - German Colonies


Chart of stamps issued by year (blue), plus estimate of types still unrecorded (dotted red lines):
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Chart of stamps (blue) with illustrations (green):
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Year set sizes:
Year postage
1899 6
1900 6
1901 13
1902 0
1903 0
1904 0
1905 0
1906 0
1907 0
1908 0
1909 0
1910 1
1911 0
1912 0
1913 0
1914 0
1915 2
1916 0
1917 0
1918 0
1919 1