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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 is this plate flaw on MiNr. 14, and the plate flaw shown above on MiNr. 21 a I.

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

The larger format Mark 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 is this plate flaw on MiNr. 14, and the plate flaw shown above on MiNr. 21 a I.

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

The larger format Mark 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)