This is an unused 4 POSTAGE STAMP SET from Colonial German New Guinea. The stamps depict Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal yacht, the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern, in vivid colors. The original glue is in place on each stamp’s reverse. The set contains a five-mark stamp, a ten-pfennig stamp, a five-pfennig stamp, and a three-pfennig stamp.
It is an amazing set of very difficult-to-find stamps from Deutsch-Neuguinea, Germany’s very small colony in New Guinea. It is also interesting to note that German New Guinea actually was Imperial Germany’s very first overseas colony! These stamps date from approximately 1897 to 1914, when Australia took over the territory at the beginning of WW I.