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Karolinen

1900 56° Krone / Adler Overprints

In May 1900, a second printing of Karolinen overprints came into use. This second printing featured the same “Karolinen” overprint, but at a steeper angle (56°) than the earlier printing (48°).

The 56° Overprints are the more common variant, and are valued as such.

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

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

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

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

Set Date(s)

May 1900

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1900 56° Krone / Adler Overprints

In May 1900, a second printing of Karolinen overprints came into use. This second printing featured the same “Karolinen” overprint, but at a steeper angle (56°) than the earlier printing (48°).

The 56° Overprints are the more common variant, and are valued as such.

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

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

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

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

Set Date(s)

May 1900

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)