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Marshall-Inseln

1899 Krone / Adler Overprints

In September 1899, Jaluit received the first batch of the new overprint issues with “Marshall Inseln” replacing “Marschall Inseln.” These issues were produced in much greater numbers than the 1897 Jaluit Overprints or 1899 Berlin Reprints, though much like their predecessors, they were phased out as legal postage within a short period of time.

In early 1901, the phase-out of the 1899 Overprints began, and as of 30 September 1901, all overprint issues, including all of the 1897 and 1899 sets, were no longer legal postage. Instead, the 1901 Yacht Issues became the sole legal postage within the Marshall Islands.

The 3 Pf and 25 Pf values can be found with plate flaws.

MiNr. 7 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 11 Plate Flaw II — break in ‘I’ (right)

MiNr. 11 Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

Set Date(s)

November 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1899 Krone / Adler Overprints

In September 1899, Jaluit received the first batch of the new overprint issues with “Marshall Inseln” replacing “Marschall Inseln.” These issues were produced in much greater numbers than the 1897 Jaluit Overprints or 1899 Berlin Reprints, though much like their predecessors, they were phased out as legal postage within a short period of time.

In early 1901, the phase-out of the 1899 Overprints began, and as of 30 September 1901, all overprint issues, including all of the 1897 and 1899 sets, were no longer legal postage. Instead, the 1901 Yacht Issues became the sole legal postage within the Marshall Islands.

The 3 Pf and 25 Pf values can be found with plate flaws.

MiNr. 7 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 11 Plate Flaw II — break in ‘I’ (right)

MiNr. 11 Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

Set Date(s)

November 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)