STAMP – GERMAN COLONIAL – GERMAN EAST AFRICA – 2 ½ HELLER – POSTMARKED DAR ES SALAAM.
This is a canceled postage stamp from German East Africa (Deutsche Ostafrika), the largest of Germany’s colonies outside of China. The capital of German East Africa was Dar es Salaam. This particular stamp is in the amount of 2 ½ Hellers. The stamp has been cut from the envelope or postcard on which it was originally mailed.
The stamp’s theme is Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal yacht, the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern. The Kaiser spent a great deal of time on his yacht. Its opulence and strength projected the German Empire’s power. The stamp is brown in color.