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German New Guinea

1897 / 1899 Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps issued for use in German New Guinea were overprints of German Krone / Adler issues.

They were first issued in September 1897.  As with the Krone / Adler issues, multiple color variants exists due to the various printings.

The period of use for these stamps was short-lived, as they were replaced in December 1900 by the first Yacht issues.

A single 10x10 sheet of MiNr. 5 b was printed with an inverted overprint.

The 3 Pf and 25 Pf can be found with plate flaws on the underlying stamps.

MiNr. 1 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw II — break in 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw III — damaged 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

In addition, numerous overprint flaws exist across all values.

Overprint Flaw X — short foot on 't'

Overprint Flaw XI — damaged leg on 'h'

Overprint Flaw XII — short foot on 'c'

Overprint Flaw XIII — open 'e' in 'Guinea'

Set Date(s)

September 1897 / 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1897 / 1899 Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps issued for use in German New Guinea were overprints of German Krone / Adler issues.

They were first issued in September 1897.  As with the Krone / Adler issues, multiple color variants exists due to the various printings.

The period of use for these stamps was short-lived, as they were replaced in December 1900 by the first Yacht issues.

A single 10x10 sheet of MiNr. 5 b was printed with an inverted overprint.

The 3 Pf and 25 Pf can be found with plate flaws on the underlying stamps.

MiNr. 1 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw II — break in 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw III — damaged 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

In addition, numerous overprint flaws exist across all values.

Overprint Flaw X — short foot on 't'

Overprint Flaw XI — damaged leg on 'h'

Overprint Flaw XII — short foot on 'c'

Overprint Flaw XIII — open 'e' in 'Guinea'

Set Date(s)

September 1897 / 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)