STAMP – GERMAN COLONIAL – GERMAN EAST AFRICA – 20 HELLER – POSTMARKED LOSSA.
his is a cancelled postage stamp from German East Africa ( Deutsche Ostafrika). This was the largest of the German colonies outside of China. The capital of German East Africa was Dar es Salaam. This particular stamp is in the amount of 20 Hellers. The stamp shows cancellation in Lossa.
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 yellow in color.