Announcements & Events

Steamer Henny Woermann while in Lome, Togo, 26 March 1912

“Wilhelmshavener Issue” cancelled in Münster, 25 November 1901

Announcements

(New!) New album pages available

New album pages for the German PO in China and Morocco, as well as for the postmarks of Deutsch-Ostafrika and Deutsch-Südwestafrika, are now available for download.

(New!) New issue of Vorläufer uploaded

The May 2024 issue of Vorläufer is now available in the Vorläufer Archives.

German-American Salon set for Boston 2026

The German-American Salon for Boston 2026 is officially set. Our GPS President gave the ArGe Kolonial a short presentation on the show and invited all their members to attend.

Soliciting Journal Articles

We are currently seeking articles for the next issue of Vorläufer.  If you have an idea for a topic or a completed article for publication, please contact Oliver Wyrtki at the address shown on the Contact Us page, or contact the site admin through the form on the same page.

Reminder Regarding Exhibits & Presentations

Just a reminder that we maintain an archive of exhibits and presentations on German Colonial topics.  You can find the Exhibits & Presentations page here – also linked from the menu at the top of every page.  If you have digital copy of an exhibit or presentation that you would like to share with the community for everyones education and enjoyment, please contact Jed Dorman at the address shown on the Contact Us page or through the form on the same page.

“Wilhelmshavener Issue” cancelled in Münster, 25 November 1901

Upcoming Events

Quarterly Zoom Meetings

We hold Zoom meetings at least once a quarter.  For details on the next meeting, keep an eye on this space or contact Oliver Wyrtki at the address shown on the Contact Us page, or contact the site admin through the form on the same page.

We will be having our next Show and Tell on Sunday, 23 June 2024 at time TBD.   Contact Oliver Wyrtki for details or to receive a Zoom invite.

Meeting at NAPEX

We will have a German Collectors/GPS meeting at NAPEX on Saturday, 8 June at 2 pm. If you are in the Washington, Baltimore, or Richmond area and are going to the show, stop on by. We will go over happenings, exhibits and upcoming auctions.

GPS Zoom Meetings

The Germany Philatelic Society (our parent organization) has also started to hold online meetings via Zoom. Please visit their website for further details.

Great American Stamp Show 2024

The GCCG Annual meeting will again be at the Great American Stamps Show, on Saturday, 17 August at 3 pm. We hope to have it on Zoom, but the internet connection is still up in the air. More info to come.  If you are interested in presenting at that meeting, please contact Oliver Wyrtki at the address shown on the Contact Us page, or contact the site admin through the form on the same page.

Tsingtau, Kiautschou, 10 July 1914, with Russian Censorship