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portion of the building shown otì the stamp is a corn granary. This building is the symbol of the city.

OVERPRINTED STAMPS OF DANZIG: Issued on 1st October 1939, the 1924-39 definitive stamps of Danzig are overprinted in black “Deutsches Reich” and new value. Only the 30 Pfg value, which was printed but never issued for the 1938-39 Danzig definitives, has the swastika watermark. The remaining stamps have no watermark. It must be assumed that the 1938-39 issue had been used, otherwise they would have been overprinted instead of the earlier issue. The 14 values are listed in Michel as follows:

716      3    Rpf     on     3       Pfg      brown ..... Danzig:    (289)
717      4    Rpf     on     35    Pfg      ultrainarine .....          (215)
718      5    Rpf     on     5       Pfg      orange ..........             (290)
719      8    Rpf     on     8       Pfg      light green .....            (291)
720      10  Rpf    on     10     Pfg      blue green .......          (292)
721      12  Rpf    on     7       Pfg       light green ......           (236)
722      15  Rpf    on     15     Pfg       red ..............                (293)
723      20  Rpf    on     20     Pfg       gray ............                (245)
724      25  Rpf    on     25     PIg       carmine .........            (294)

725      30  Rpf    on     30     PIg        violet-purple w/m swast
726      40  Rpf    on     40     PIg        blue to dk. blue ....  (295)
727      50  Rpf    on     50      PIg        blue and red ......     (296)
728       1    RM    on       1       G           orange and black ... (297)
729       2    RM    on       2       G           purple-carmine and gray-black ... (208)

VARIETIES: The 30 Pfg (725) exists with inverted swastika watermark. The 40 Rpf on 40 Pfg (726) value is rich in shades, varying from light to dark blue. Both the 1 RM and 2 RM values (728 & 729) exist with either:
x. Thick paper with yellowish gum, or
y. Thin paper with white gum.

The 2 RM was also printed in a dark purple and black scheme (729y) on thin white paper with white gum. The same value exists with the “2 Reichsmark” overprint omitted from field 26-30 (729 x 1) and with “Deutsches Reich” overprint omitted (729 x 11). Figures 8 and 9..

 

Danzig Report  Nr. 3 – May - 1975, Page 7.


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