Germania Issues

Weimar Postage Stamps

wmk1

Watermark 1
Lozenges

Germany issued this set of Germania definitives beginning in January 1920.

Due to variations in the printing process, minor variations in color and quality appeared in subsequent printings of most issues.  The major quality variations (Types I and II) can be differentiated by the clarity of the cross at top of the crown, and the alignment of the denominations and “DEUTSCHES REICH” text.

Germania Types

Germania Types

Quatrefoils Watermark

For varieties of MiNr 148 and 151 with waffle watermark, see the 1922 Germania Issues.

Additionally, MiNr 151 & 152 can be found with a quatrefoil watermark.

For assistance in differentiating these issues from earlier and later Germania issues see the Germania Identification Aid.