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1899 48° Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps produced especially for the German colony in Karolinen were overprinted versions of German Krone / Adler issues.

This series was first available for use on 12 October 1899.

In May 1900, a second set of overprints was introduced bearing the same “Karolinen” overprint, but at a steeper angle (56°).  The 48° Overprints are much rarer, and are valued as such.

The 3 Pf and 25 Pf can be found with plate flaws on the underlying stamps.

MiNr. 1 I Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 5 I Plate Flaw II — break in 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 I Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

Set Date(s)

12 October 1899

Watermark(s)

None

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Certificate(s)

1899 48° Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps produced especially for the German colony in Karolinen were overprinted versions of German Krone / Adler issues.

This series was first available for use on 12 October 1899.

In May 1900, a second set of overprints was introduced bearing the same “Karolinen” overprint, but at a steeper angle (56°).  The 48° Overprints are much rarer, and are valued as such.

The 3 Pf and 25 Pf can be found with plate flaws on the underlying stamps.

MiNr. 1 I Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 5 I Plate Flaw II — break in 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 I Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

Set Date(s)

12 October 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)