The German Empire purchased the Marshall Islands from Spain in 1885 and established a trading outpost on Jaluit Atoll. This card is franked with a pair of 1¢ definitive Franklin stamps (Scott #300) to pay the UPU postcard rate of 2¢.
The postcard was sent to Carl Teschke, Captain of the SS Triton. However, I have not been able to find further information on either the captain or the vessel. Most likely one of the numerous small trade ships sailing the Pacific.
|1907 UPU rate postcard from American Samoa to Jaluit, Marshall Island, Southseas.|
Map of postmarks on the card.
1) Dec ??, 1906, Pago, Pago
2) Dec 12, 1906, Apia, Samoa
3) March 20, 1907, Jaluit, Marshall Inseln