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The GermanStamps.net Collection

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German Southwest Africa

Bern Issues

In February 1897, 800 copies of MiNr. 1-4, I-II were printed specifically for the Universal Postal Union office in Bern, Switzerland. 760 sets were distributed to member countries, 5 to each member nation. The remainder were used by the Reich Post Office for exchange with a Mr. Antoine in Berlin.

These issues differ slightly from the postally-issued MiNr. 1-4, I-II.  They feature a heavier overprint.

Set Date(s)

February 1897

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Bern Issues

In February 1897, 800 copies of MiNr. 1-4, I-II were printed specifically for the Universal Postal Union office in Bern, Switzerland. 760 sets were distributed to member countries, 5 to each member nation. The remainder were used by the Reich Post Office for exchange with a Mr. Antoine in Berlin.

These issues differ slightly from the postally-issued MiNr. 1-4, I-II.  They feature a heavier overprint.

Set Date(s)

February 1897

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)