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1900 / 1901 Yacht Issues

The overprint issues used throughout the German colonies were replaced in December 1900 with a standardized design featuring Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht, the Hohenzollern II

The larger value issues of the set were released in March 1901.

The 1900/1901 Yacht Issues can be distinguished from the 1914 Yacht Issues by the addition of a lozenge-shaped watermark to the 1914 issues.

A plate flaw can be found on MiNr. 13.

MiNr. 13 Plate Flaw I — spot below right value (right)

MiNr. 13 Unlisted Plate Flaw — extra line in smoke (right)

In 1923, the Reichspostministerium Markenverwertungsstelle (German Postal Ministry) conducted a sale of old German postage to help fund reparations payments to the Allies.  Due to the hyperinflation of the time, the sales prices printed on the envelopes could vary wildly, but were typically equivalent to about US$1.  Many of the sets were mixes of watermarked and unwatermarked issues, depending on what was left in stock.  The envelopes had a seal on the reverse of either the Reichspostministerium Markenverwertungsstelle or the Reichspost Museum in Berlin.

The larger format Yacht Issues of the German Colonies have slight differences in color, perforation, or frame/center types. For a detailed description of the frame/center types, see the guide to Colonial Frame & Center Types.

Set Date(s)

December 1900 / March 1901

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

1900 / 1901 Yacht Issues

The overprint issues used throughout the German colonies were replaced in December 1900 with a standardized design featuring Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht, the Hohenzollern II

The larger value issues of the set were released in March 1901.

The 1900/1901 Yacht Issues can be distinguished from the 1914 Yacht Issues by the addition of a lozenge-shaped watermark to the 1914 issues.

A plate flaw can be found on MiNr. 13.

MiNr. 13 Plate Flaw I — spot below right value (right)

MiNr. 13 Unlisted Plate Flaw — extra line in smoke (right)

In 1923, the Reichspostministerium Markenverwertungsstelle (German Postal Ministry) conducted a sale of old German postage to help fund reparations payments to the Allies. Due to the hyperinflation of the time, the sales prices printed on the envelopes could vary wildly, but were typically equivalent to about US$1.  Many of the sets were mixes of watermarked and unwatermarked issues, depending on what was left in stock.  The envelopes had a seal on the reverse of either the Reichspostministerium Markenverwertungsstelle or the Reichspost Museum in Berlin.

The larger format Yacht Issues of the German Colonies have slight differences in color, perforation, or frame/center types. For a detailed description of the frame/center types, see the guide to Colonial Frame & Center Types.

Set Date(s)

December 1900 / March 1901

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)