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Bayern Overprints

On 6 April 1920, Germany issued this set of overprints of the Bavarian “Farewell” series, the last set of stamps issued specifically for Bavaria. Three of the overprints (MiNr. 128, 132, 135) are denominations not released as part of the Bavarian set (Bayern MiNr. 178-195).

Two printing varieties exist for the larger denomination overprints.

Large Denomination Overprint Types

The stamps can be found with many plate flaws and overprint varieties/errors.

Overprints varieties include the following:  (images courtesy of Jason Drake)

Overprint Varieties/Errors

Plate flaws are those of the original Bavarian issues.  Examples are as follows:  (images courtesy of Jason Drake)

MiNr. 119 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 121 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 122 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 123 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 125, 126, & 127 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 130 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 134 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 135 & 136 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 137 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 138 Plate Flaws

Set Date(s)

6 April 1920 / 1921

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Bayern Overprints

On 6 April 1920, Germany issued this set of overprints of the Bavarian “Farewell” series, the last set of stamps issued specifically for Bavaria. Three of the overprints (MiNr. 128, 132, 135) are denominations not released as part of the Bavarian set (Bayern MiNr. 178-195).

Two printing varieties exist for the larger denomination overprints.

Large Denomination Overprint Types

The stamps can be found with many plate flaws and overprint varieties/errors.

Overprints varieties include the following:  (images courtesy of Jason Drake)

Overprint Varieties/Errors

Plate flaws are those of the original Bavarian issues.  Examples are as follows:  (images courtesy of Jason Drake)

MiNr. 119 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 121 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 122 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 123 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 125, 126, & 127 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 130 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 134 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 135 & 136 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 137 Plate Flaws

MiNr. 138 Plate Flaws

Set Date(s)

6 April 1920 / 1921

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)