Czechoslovakia – stamp varieties 1918-1939

January-February 1923 Definitive issue, Allegory.

Printed in letterpress in three types. Yellowish paper, perforation line 13¾ and 13¾:13½.

Types
Types I, II and III Type I:

  • dot on letter P in POŠTA,
  • leaf below letter O on POŠTA with straight line
  • allegory’s arm not visible between branches

Type II:

  • dot on letter P in POŠTA,
  • leaf below letter O on POŠTA in form of a hook
  • allegory’s arm visible between branches (triangle)

Type I:

  • without a dot on letter P in POŠTA,
  • leaf below letter O on POŠTA having short line
  • allegory’s arm visible between branches
100 (haléřů) 200 (haléřů) 300 (haléřů)
  • Type I: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½
  • Type II: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½
  • Type III: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½
  • Type II: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½
  • Type III: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½
  • Type I: perf. line 13¾
  • Type II: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½
  • Type III: perf. line 13¾ and 13¾:13½

1923-1927 Definitive issue, president Masaryk.

Types

50 haléřů

  • green, 1923, 1925, 1927

Types I and II:
Types I and II
Types III and IV:
Types III and IV

Type I (1923):

  • line engraving,
  • laurel leaves vertically oriented,
  • date between denominations.

Type II (1925):

  • photogravure,
  • background behind inscriptions is flat.

Type III (1927):

  • line engraving,
  • beard on the left wavy.

Type IV (1927):

  • line engraving,
  • beard on the left short.

60 haléřů

  • lilac, 1923, 1925, 1927

Types II and IV:
Types II and IV

Type II (1925):

  • printed in photogravure,
  • background behind inscriptions is flat.

Type III (1927):

  • line engraving,
  • beard on the left wavy.

Type IV (1927):

  • line engraving,
  • beard on the left short.

1 koruna

  • red, 1925-1927

Types II – IV:
Types II, III and IV
Types V – VII:
Types V, VI and VII
Type VIII:
Type VIII

Type II (1925):

  • large format,
  • watermark horizontally or vertically oriented,
  • collar lined (or slightly checkered),
  • right shoulder checkered.

Type III (1925):

  • small format,
  • collar checkered.

Type IV (1925):

  • collar checkered,
  • shoulder lined,
  • background of letters V and A in ČESKOSLOVENSKÁ is flat.

Type V (1926):

  • word POŠTA short (6 mm),
  • background behind inscriptions checkered,
  • beard wavy on the left,
  • portrait frame with thin borderline on the bottom.

Type VI (1927):

  • same as Type V, portrait frame with thick borderline on the bottom.

Type VII (1927):

  • same as Type VI, left beard short.

Type VIII (1927):

  • laurel leaves pointing outwards.

2 koruny

  • blue, 1925-1926

Types II and III:
Types II and III

Type II:

  • large format,
  • watermark horizontally or vertically oriented,
  • collar lined (or slightly checkered),

Type III

  • small format,
  • collar lined

3 koruny

  • brown, 1925-1926

Types II, III and V:
Types II, III and V

Type II (1925)

  • large format,
  • watermark horizontally or vertically oriented,
  • collar lined (or slightly checkered),
  • right shoulder checkered.

Type III (1925)

  • small format,
  • collar checkered.

Type V (1926):

  • word POŠTA short (6 mm),
  • background behind inscriptions checkered,
  • beard wavy on the left,
  • portrait frame with thin borderline on the bottom.

2 January 1930 Definitive issue, president Masaryk.

Printed in line engraving, perforation 9¾.

Types
Type I: without the frame below the portrait Type I: without the frame below the portrait
Type II: portrait framed below

Bibliography


  1. Michel Osteuropa 2005/2006, Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-684-1