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1905 / 1920 Yacht Issues

Beginning in 1905, Germany began phasing in the use of watermarked paper on its new issues. Many color and perforation variations exist, primarily due to differences in peacetime and wartime printings.

These issues can be distinguished from previous 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

The copies of MiNr. 38 I A a and MiNr. A 38 I shown above are examples of Plate Flaw I, retouching in the clouds at upper left:

Also shown is a 10×10 sheet of MiNr. 30 I.

For imperforate copies of several of thse issues, see here.

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)

1905 / 1920

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1905 / 1920 Yacht Issues

Beginning in 1905, Germany began phasing in the use of watermarked paper on its new issues. Many color and perforation variations exist, primarily due to differences in peacetime and wartime printings.

These issues can be distinguished from previous 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

The copies of MiNr. 38 I A a and MiNr. A 38 I shown above are examples of Plate Flaw I, retouching in the clouds at upper left:

Also shown is a 10×10 sheet of MiNr. 30 I.

For imperforate copies of several of thse issues, see here.

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)

1905 / 1920

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)