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German East Africa

1896 / 1899 Krone / Adler Overprints

In April 1896, a second set of overprints was issued for use in German East Africa. These overprints featured a diagonal surcharge as opposed to the earlier horizontal surcharge, and for the first time, included the name of the colony.

Plate flaws exist on the underlying issues of MiNr. 6 and MiNr. 8.

MiNr. 6 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 8 Plate Flaw III —short foot on 'P' (right)

Set Date(s)

April 1896 / 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1896 / 1899 Krone / Adler Overprints

In April 1896, a second set of overprints was issued for use in German East Africa. These overprints featured a diagonal surcharge as opposed to the earlier horizontal surcharge, and for the first time, included the name of the colony.

Plate flaws exist on the underlying issues of MiNr. 6 and MiNr. 8.

MiNr. 6 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 8 Plate Flaw III —short foot on 'P' (right)

Set Date(s)

April 1896 / 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)