5-10 Milliarden Inflation Overprints

Weimar Postage Stamps

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Watermark 2
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This set of inflation issues was issued beginning 26-23 November 1923.

The stamps were printed in a combination of rotary (“W”) and flat plate (“P”) methods, with either rouletted perforation (“B”) or K14:14.25 perfs (“A”).

A recurring plate flaw exists across the underlying stamps — a broken (“sprung”) rosette on the left of the design, denoted by the “HT” suffix. This plate flaw can be found at positions 12, 18, 63, & 68 of come printings.

Normal (left) & Broken [“Sprung”] Rosette (right)