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German East Africa

1893 Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps produced especially for German East Africa were overprinted versions of German Empire issues.

This series was first available for use on 1 July 1893.

Rare variations exist due to variations in the size of the surcharge on several positions within the sheets.

Numerous plate flaws exist.

MiNr. 1 Plate Flaw II — broken ‘O’ (right)

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

MiNr. 2 Plate Flaw IV — ‘C’ with cedilla (right)

MiNr. 2 Plate Flaw V — ‘comet’ at upper right (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw III — short foot on’P’ (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw IV — crossbar on’T’ (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw V — line through left ‘PF.’ (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw VI — dot in left frame between leaves (right)

MiNr. 4 Plate Flaw IV — broken talon (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw III — broken ‘T’ (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw IV — right value overprint damaged (right)

Set Date(s)

1 July 1893

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1893 Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps produced especially for German East Africa were overprinted versions of German Empire issues.

This series was first available for use on 1 July 1893.

Rare variations exist due to variations in the size of the surcharge on several positions within the sheets.

Numerous plate flaws exist.

MiNr. 1 Plate Flaw II — broken ‘O’ (right)

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

MiNr. 2 Plate Flaw IV — ‘C’ with cedilla (right)

MiNr. 2 Plate Flaw V — ‘comet’ at upper right (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw III — short foot on’P’ (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw IV — crossbar on’T’ (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw V — line through left ‘PF.’ (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw VI — dot in left frame between leaves (right)

MiNr. 4 Plate Flaw IV — broken talon (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw III — broken ‘T’ (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw IV — right value overprint damaged (right)

Set Date(s)

1 July 1893

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)