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1 MARK black on 30 (Pf) reddish-orange/black
1¼ M burgundy on 3 (Pf) yellow-brown
2 Mark dark blue on 35 (Pf) dull red-brown
3 Mark green on 7½ (Pf) dark orange
5 MK red on 2 ((Pf)) grey
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange

The First issue was overprinted onto Burelage that was light grey. Often this burelage was so faint that it was very difficult to see. These 6 stamps are from this first printing.

1 MARK black on 30 (Pf) reddish-orange/black
1 MARK black on 30 (Pf) red-orange/black
1¼ M burgundy on 3 (Pf) yellow-brown
1¼ M burgundy on 3 (Pf) dark brown
2 Mark dark blue on 35 (Pf) reddish-brown
2 Mark dark blue on 35 (Pf) dull red-brown
3 Mark green on 7½ (Pf) dark orange
3 Mark green on 7½ (Pf) red-orange
5 MK red on 2 ((Pf)) grey
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) red-orange

The Second issue changed the Burelage to a greenish-grey color. This was easier to see and most of the stamps issued on August 20, 1920 were from this second printing. Here are the stamps of the second issue with Greenish-grey burelage with points up, with the color varieties of the basic stamps.

1¼ M burgundy on 3 (Pf) yellow-brown
1¼ M burgundy on 3 (Pf) dark brown
2 Mark dark blue on 35 (Pf) reddish-brown
3 Mark green on 7½ (Pf) dark orange
5 MK red on 2 ((Pf)) grey
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) red-orange
These stamps are from the second issue with Greenish-grey burelage with points-down. The 1 MARK value was not printed with this variety. The 1¼ M and 10 Mark values are shown in both shades.


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