Heligoland, May 31, 1903, to Luxembourg-Ville, June 2, 1903
Great Britain returned Heligoland to Germany on August 10, 1890, as part of a treaty signed on July 1, 1890, settling territorial claims in Africa.
The tiny North Sea island's stamps were then superseded by those of the German Empire. The picture postcard shown here from 1903 is franked with a 3 pfg. Germania definitive, which pays the printed matter rate to Luxembourg.
Picture postcard printed in Hamburg by M. Glückstadt & Münden
Kaiserstrasse, Heligoland at the turn of the 19th century
Heligoland in 2010