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6th issue

June 1924
First airmail issue in the new Gulden currency. New design of an aeroplane over a silhouette of Danzig from a design of M. Buchholz. Nos. 26 to 29 in normal format, no. 30 in a larger format. Perforated 14. watermark vertical webbing. Sheets of 100 except No.30 which was in sheets of 50.

SeriaI No.                   Michel No.                     Value                                    Colour
26                                        202                            10 Pf.                                   Pale red
27                                        203                            20 Pf.                                   Red lilac
28                                        204                            40 Pf.                                   Sepia
29                                        205                            1 Gulden                            Grey olive
30                                        206                            2 1/2 Gulden                     Brown lilac

Numbers issued:
No. 30      100,000   unknown for the other values.

There is a number of different types of No. 30 distinguished by differences in the hatching between the aeroplane and the view of the city. It is interesting also that the five stamps at the left sheet margin each have a wide corner tooth” at the top and bottom caused as a result of a missing perforation hole.

Still more important is the plate fault from Position 41 “Break in the G”. There are 2000 examples of this. In my collection I have one on an airmail letter to South West Africa.

7th issue

25th October 1935
The stamps are now in oblong format except No.35. Aeroplane design. Designed by M. Buchholz, Danzig. Watermark vertical webbing, perforated 14. No.35 with horizontal watermark, for the first time inscribed with the word “Luftpost”.

Serial No.                    Michel No.                   Value                                Colour
31                                        251                              10 Pf.                                 Red
32                                        252                              15 Pf.                                 Yellow
33                                        253                               25 Pf.                                Blackish green/green
34                                        254                               50 Pf.                                Light blue
35                                        255                              1 Gulden                          Lilac

Numbers issued:
No. 31              1,200,000                       No. 34                     199,000
No. 33               555,000                          No. 35                     199,000
No. 34               199,000

For the first time the sheets of this issue bear, in the lower margin Nos. 31 to 34 under positions 95 and 96 and in both side margins on No. 35 next to positions 51 and 60, a so-called “Hausauftragsnummer” I “HAN” No. or printing job number]


 

Danzig Report Vol. 1 - Nr. 62 - January - February - March - 1989, Page 12.


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