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1901 Yacht Issues

The overprint issues used throughout the German colonies were replaced in 1900/1901 with a standardized design, featuring Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht, the Hohenzollern II.

The 1901 Yacht Issues can be distinguished from subsequent Yacht Issues by the units of currency and the watermarks:

1901:  Pesa/Rupien values, no watermark
1905:  Heller values, no watermark
1905/1920:  Heller/Rupien values, lozenge watermark

Plate flaws of several issues exist.  Among these are plate flaws of the 5 Pesa, 10 Pesa, and 20 Pesa issues.

MiNr. 13 Plate Flaw I — break in frame below left value (right)

MiNr. 14 Plate Flaw I — white line in upper frame (right)

MiNr. 16 Plate Flaw I — spot below right value (right)

The Rupien values can all be found with the same plate flaw, retouching in the clouds above the bow of the yacht.

MiNr. 19-21 Plate Flaw I — retouching in clouds above bow

The 3 Rupien value can be found with a printing error, a Type III frame with a Type I center.  For a description of these types, see here.

For proofs and essays of these issues, see the 1901 2 Pesa Proof and 1901 Color Proofs.

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)

1 January 1901

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1901 Yacht Issues

The overprint issues used throughout the German colonies were replaced in 1900/1901 with a standardized design, featuring Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht, the Hohenzollern II.

The 1901 Yacht Issues can be distinguished from subsequent Yacht Issues by the units of currency and the watermarks:

1901:  Pesa/Rupien values, no watermark
1905:  Heller values, no watermark
1905/1920:  Heller/Rupien values, lozenge watermark

Plate flaws of several issues exist.  Among these are plate flaws of the 5 Pesa, 10 Pesa, and 20 Pesa issues.

MiNr. 13 Plate Flaw I — break in frame below left value (right)

MiNr. 14 Plate Flaw I — white line in upper frame (right)

MiNr. 16 Plate Flaw I — spot below right value (right)

The Rupien values can all be found with the same plate flaw, retouching in the clouds above the bow of the yacht.

MiNr. 19-21 Plate Flaw I — retouching in clouds above bow

The 3 Rupien value can be found with a printing error, a Type III frame with a Type I center.  For a description of these types, see here.

For proofs and essays of these issues, see the 1901 2 Pesa Proof and 1901 Color Proofs.

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)

1 January 1901

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)