In 1921, Dr. Heinrich Schnee (the former governor of German East Africa), founded the Reichkolonialbund, an organization dedicated to pursuing the recovery of the
colonial empire that Germany had lost as a result of the Treaty of Versailles. As part of its campaign, the organization issued propanda labels for the following lost colonies:
Marshall Islands, Samoa, Mariana Islands, Togo, Kiaochow, German New Guinea (pictured above), Caroline Islands, Cameroun, German Southwest Africa and German East Africa.
German colonial stamp for Kiaochow
featuring the Royal Yacht Hohenzollern.
Adinolfi, Stefano and Casper Boks. The Stamp Galleries. 1997-2001.
"German mourning labels." Gibbons Stamp Monthly. July 2004: 77.
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