The Germania issues of to are Germany's longest running definitive stamp series. The issues span two major German political periods, the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, a time span which includes World War I and its aftermath. There are three major Germania types with numerous minor variation and a multitude of surcharges and overprints.
The result is hundreds of collectible stamps. Many of the stamps are quite affordable with retail prices running from a few cents to several dollars. Of course with the series in use for such a long time, there are a number of hard-to-find and downright rare stamps to taunt collectors. Perhaps the most dramatic of the rarities is the 2-mark value from the series with a quatrefoil pattern watermark of which only four are known. The series was printed on paper with a lozenge pattern.
The quatrefoil pattern was intended for revenue stamps and the 2-mark Germania is one of several accidental uses of the paper on postal stamps. Also very hard to find from the Germania series are intact booklet panes.
The three major types of the Germania series are illustrated in the graphic below. In the orginial design ofstamps were inscribed Reichspost. Beginning with the series ofthe inscription was changed to Deutsches Reich.
The last major change was seen in the issue ofwhen the shading lines in the stamp background were removed. The three types of watermarks seen on Germania stamps are illustrated in the graphic below. The vast majority of stamps either have no watermark or the lozenge watermark. The early Germania stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper.
Beginning with the issue ofstamps were printed on paper with a lonzenge patterned watermark. Late in the Germania lifespan for the issue ofthree Germania stamps were printed on paper with a network patterned watermark.
Two stamps from the issue were printed on paper with the quatrefoil watermark. The quatrefoil paper was intended for use with revenue stamps.
In addition to the variations in design and watermarked papers, the Germania issues also feature bi-color printings and issues that are printed on colored paper. The war time printings are very similar to the peacetime printings but were generally printed on poorer quality paper with a gray or yellowish tint. Also, the colors are dull and the details course in comparison with peacetime printings. Quatrefoil variety. Overprints for the series are heavier.
Note the shape of the "A" which is flat on top with thick serifs. Stamp Identification and Valuation Homepage Index of resources at The Stamp Collector website for stamp identification and price guidance.From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.
Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. Media in category " stamps of the German Empire" The following files are in this category, out of total. Briefmarke Mark. Deutsches Reich - 40 Mark - Dienstmarke - Deutsches Reich. Dienstmarke - farbiges Papier. Dienstmarke - Inflation - Dienstmarke - Inflation. DR Posthorn. DR Landwirtschaftliche Arbeiter. DR Ziffern im Queroval. DR Flugpost Holztaube. DR Landwirt mit Pferd und Pflug. DR Wartburg.
DR Ziffern im Kreis. DR Ziffern im Kreis mit Posthorn. DR Ziffern im Rechteck mit Aufdruck. DR Landwirtschaftliche Arbeiter mit Aufdruck. DR Ziffern im Kreis mit Aufdruck.We present you the rarest and most expensive stamps, but this is not an all-encompassing set. Various nuances, such as a secret mark or a curl, not obvious and not evident at first sight, can make an ordinary stamp expensive. So not every stamp that looks like a stamp that appears on this page can be that expensive.
If you want to identify your stamp that looks like one of the stamps on this list, you need to check all of its varieties this information is available to our subscribers on our website. It is widely known that Germans are among the most devoted stamp collectors. Today Germany owns ten largest stamp auction houses that make approx.
Many rare and precious German items were destroyed in the multitude of wars and strife from the early and middle of the 20th century.
But many of the stamps have been preserved and are very popular among collectors nowadays.
Baden 9 Kreuzer error is the most valuable German stamp with only 4 specimens that are left in existence. The error that makes this stamp so valuable consists in the following: the item was supposed to be printed in pink but a few sheets were printed in green.
As the Postal Service explained, it planned to issue 6 Kreuzer stamp in green that is why such an error occurred. This adds to the history and rarity of these stamps. Audrey Hepburn stamp is a quite scarce modern German philatelic issue.
More than 14 million copies of these interesting stamps were released but only two sheets of 30 specimens survived. The other items were destroyed in connection with the fact that the son of the actress took the rights to publish it. He decided to do so because his mother appeared on the stamp with a cigarette in her mouth.Old hitter Deutsche Reich stamps briefmarken timbre. P1.
However, several copies of the stamp appeared on the envelopes - at least four such items are believed to exist today. Nobody knows how exactly these items appeared. German "Kerstfest" stamp error is one more German philatelic rarity. Just before being issued, this item was noticed to have a serious mistake.
The Dutch word "Kerstfest" was spelt totally wrong - it should have been be "Vrolijk kerstfeest". Due to this spelling error in the Dutch sentence the entire printing run was rejected and the stamps were reprinted with the correct spelling.
The One kreuzer black, or Schwarzer Einser, was the first postage stamp issued in the Kingdom of Bavaria. The item was designed by Johann Peter Haseney and issued on 1 November Although aroundcopies were printed, almost all items were removed from the postal circle in October Some of the stamps remained valid for postage until 31 August Schwarzer Einser is designed in black and in the center is a large numeric denomination, but lately the other varieties of these unique philatelic items emerged due to the damage to the engraving press and engraving itself, such as color dots and damaged angles.
Germany, Varieties of Postage Stamps of the Weimar Republic
One Kreuzer black stamp in a very fine condition with a faint corner crease was auctioned by Heinrich Koehler in May, Kaiser Wilhelm invert is a scarce inverted-center error with the face value of 5-mark that was issued during World War I.The eighteen values are all from an earlier Bavarian series, and have been overprinted with "Deutsches Reich" in Gothic font in black ink.
There are three designs, a vertical Bavarian lion rampant in an oval for the lower values, and two designs featuring the denomination in an oval. Issues range from 5 Pf. With clean cancellations. As there may be more than one item available, the image in the listing is indicative. All items are of equal quality. Quoted in the Michel specialised catalogue with a CV of 75,- Euro. This item will be sent on a stock card, in a card-backed envelope.
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