1901 Yacht Issues

German Southwest Africa

The overprint issues used throughout the German colonies were replaced in 1900/1901 with a standardized design, featuring Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht, the Hohenzollern II.

The 1901 Yacht Issues can be distinguished from the 1906 Yacht Issues by the addition of a lozenge-shaped watermark to the 1906 issues.

Several proofs exist, including copies on watermarked paper and this proof of a 2 Pf value.