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Free City Danzig; The Germania Burelage Issue.

3 Mark green on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange with greenish-grey burelage with points-up.
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange with greenish-grey burelage with points-up.
1 MARK black on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange/black with lilac-grey burelage with points-up.
10 Mark black on 7½ (Pf) reddish-orange with lilac-grey burelage with points-up.

Double overprints also occurred on this issue. They were quite uncommon and were often forged, with the second print applied onto genuine stamps. These are all expertised by Danzig experts as genuine.

35 (Pf) reddish-brown and red-brown with greenish-grey burelage with points up. Two shades of this printing error without overprint.
7½ (Pf) reddish-orange with greenish-grey burelage with points down. Without over-print value.

Occasionally stamps received the burelage printing, but did not receive the value and Danzig overprint as these varieties show.

Lilac-grey burelage with points-down printed on the gummed side of stamp when a pre-printing fold exposed the back of the stamp to the printing press. The front of the stamp does not show any burelage
Greenish-grey burelage on the gummed side of the stamp. The image is reversed from that on the front of the stamp as it resulted from an offset from the sheet under it after it was printed.
Lilac-grey burelage on the gummed side of the stamp. The image is reversed from that on the front of the stamp as it resulted from an offset from the sheet under it after it was printed.

These three examples show the burelage printed on the gummed side of the stamps. These were usually the result of pre-printing paper folds, or from offsets from the stamp sheet underneath after printing.


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