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North West Pacific Islands



FIRST STAMPS see under individual territories.

FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 15 March 1915.


CURRENCY

Sterling.



General term for the occupied German territories during World War I. It included the area which subsequently became the territory of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Group, the westernmost Solomon Islands of Bougainville and Buka and Nauru. The intention to use these issues in the smaller island groups - the Carolines, Marshall and Mariana Islands - was not implemented as they were occupied by Japanese and not Australian forces.


Postal History
Stamps from the individual islands and territories can be recognized from the postmarks. These stamps were issued until 1922, when they were replaced by the adhesives of the Australian manadate.



South-East Pacific to 1940
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