Bayern Overprints

Weimar Postage Stamps

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.

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

MiNr 119 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 119 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 121 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 121 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 122 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 122 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 123 Pate Flaws
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MiNr 125, 126, & 127 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 125, 126, & 127 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 130 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 130 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 134 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 134 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 135 & 136 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 135 & 136 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 137 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 137 Plate Flaws
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MiNr 138 Plate Flaws(click to enlarge)

MiNr 138 Plate Flaws
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