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The GermanStamps.net Collection

Germany & Related Areas, 1872 - 1945

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5,000 – 250,000 Mark Inflation Overprints

In August 1923, Germany began issuing overprints of prior issues in an attempt to keep up with the rapid hyperflation of the Mark.

This initial set contains overprints of stamps from the 1921 Definitives (both Lozenge and Waffle watermark), 1922 Laborers, and lower-value 1923 Number in Circle issues, as well as the same in previously unreleased color/value combinations.

The larger value overprints can also be found with 19 (“V” suffix), 20 (“III” suffix), or 22 (“II” suffix) vertical bars instead of the standard 21.

Numerous plate flaws exist on both the underlying stamps and the overprints. The stamp at the upper right of this bock of 4 shows an unlisted overprint flaw — the "5" shifted to the right.
The stamp in the center of this block of 9 shows plate flaw I of MiNr. 278 — an inverted "8".

Set Date(s)

24 August / Late September 1923

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

5,000 – 250,000 Mark Inflation Overprints

In August 1923, Germany began issuing overprints of prior issues in an attempt to keep up with the rapid hyperflation of the Mark.

This initial set contains overprints of stamps from the 1921 Definitives (both Lozenge and Waffle watermark), 1922 Laborers, and lower-value 1923 Number in Circle issues, as well as the same in previously unreleased color/value combinations.

The larger value overprints can also be found with 19 (“V” suffix), 20 (“III” suffix), or 22 (“II” suffix) vertical bars instead of the standard 21.

Numerous plate flaws exist on both the underlying stamps and the overprints. The stamp at the upper right of this bock of 4 shows an unlisted overprint flaw — the "5" shifted to the right.
The stamp in the center of this block of 9 shows plate flaw I of MiNr. 278 — an inverted "8".

Set Date(s)

24 August / Late September 1923

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)