German Colonies

Collectors Group

A U.S.-based organization focused on sharing enjoyment and knowledge about the postage stamps and postal history of Germany’s colonies and post offices abroad.

Postcard from DNG to Kiautschou to DSWA to Dresden, 1900

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About Us

Find out more about the history of the GCCG, its membership, and its philatelic associations.


Learn about our award-winning journal, Vorläufer.


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German Colonies for Beginners

Learn the basics of collecting the German Colonies & Post Offices Abroad.

Online Resources

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Exhibits & Presentations

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Announcements & Events

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Links to external websites with information useful to collectors of the German Colonies & Post Offices Abroad.