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1901 / 1904 Germania Overprints

This set of overprints was released beginning in 1901. The stamps are overprints of the German “Germania” issues.

The 2-5 Mark values can be found in multiple types due to differences in the underlying Germania issues.

MiNr. 25 Type I has fewer lines in the end of the ornamental blossom at upper left, while Type II has more lines.

 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

With MiNr. 26 Type I, the breast armor touches the horse, the torso of the Emperor is bent backwards, and the horse reins sag.  With MiNr. 26 Type II, the breast armor sits higher on the Emperor, the back of the Emperor is straighter, and the horse reins are straight.

 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

With MiNr. 27 Type I, the denomination is thicker, the ear is missing, and the “R” is without serifs.  With Type II, the denomination is thinner, the ear is present, and the “R” has serifs.

 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

Types III and IV are Type I with additional retouching in the frame, either in red and white (III) or just white (IV).

Normal (top) & Retouched in Red & White (bottom)

Set Date(s)

March 1901 / April 1904

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1901 / 1904 Germania Overprints

This set of overprints was released beginning in 1901. The stamps are overprints of the German “Germania” issues.

The 2-5 Mark values can be found in multiple types due to differences in the underlying Germania issues.

MiNr. 25 Type I has fewer lines in the end of the ornamental blossom at upper left, while Type II has more lines.

Set Date(s)

March 1901 / April 1904

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

Type I (left) & Type II (right)

With MiNr. 26 Type I, the breast armor touches the horse, the torso of the Emperor is bent backwards, and the horse reins sag.  With MiNr. 26 Type II, the breast armor sits higher on the Emperor, the back of the Emperor is straighter, and the horse reins are straight.

Type I (left) & Type II (right)

With MiNr. 27 Type I, the denomination is thicker, the ear is missing, and the “R” is without serifs.  With Type II, the denomination is thinner, the ear is present, and the “R” has serifs.

Type I (left) & Type II (right)

Types III and IV are Type I with additional retouching in the frame, either in red and white (III) or just white (IV).

Normal (top) & Retouched in Red & White (bottom)