1906 / 1919 Overprints

China

Watermark 1X Vertical
Lozenges

This set of overprints was released beginning in 1906. The stamps are overprints of the German “Germania” issues.

They differ from previous Germania overprints by the use of watermarked paper. 

Printing continued into 1919, leading to numerous variations caused by differences in peacetime and wartime printing capabilities.