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1903 Germania Overprints

In April 1903, Germany issued this set of overprints which is a slight variation on the 1900 Germania overprints.

The 1903 overprint is known as the "bold" overprint. It features a 't' that is more pointed at the top; a thicker 'M' with less distinct serifs on top; and the top of the 'a' in ‘Marocco’ is at a slight angle. Additionally, there is slightly less spacing between the 'r' and 'o' in 'Marocco'.

The values printed on the 2- and 3 Mark stamps can be found with underlying stamps of Types I & II.  The overprint on the 5 Mark stamp can be found only on underlying stamp of Type II.

For a description of the differences between Types I & II, see here.

All the denominations found in the 1900 overprints were overprinted using the new, ‘bolder’ type, but only five values were issued for use. The remaining denominations are not common, but also not terribly rare.

Set Date(s)

April 1903

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

1903 Germania Overprints

In April 1903, Germany issued this set of overprints which is a slight variation on the 1900 Germania overprints.

The 1903 overprint is known as the "bold" overprint. It features a 't' that is more pointed at the top; a thicker 'M' with less distinct serifs on top; and the top of the 'a' in ‘Marocco’ is at a slight angle. Additionally, there is slightly less spacing between the 'r' and 'o' in 'Marocco'.

The values printed on the 2- and 3 Mark stamps can be found with underlying stamps of Types I & II.  The overprint on the 5 Mark stamp can be found only on underlying stamp of Type II.

For a description of the differences between Types I & II, see here.

All the denominations found in the 1900 overprints were overprinted using the new, ‘bolder’ type, but only five values were issued for use. The remaining denominations are not common, but also not terribly rare.

Set Date(s)

April 1903

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)