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French Zone of Occupation, issues for the Saar Protectorate


January – March 1947. Definitive set: professions and scenery of Saarland. Denomination in Reichmarks, printed in photogravure.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
2 pf., gray Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Thin vertical line over miner’s entire body. Thin vertical line over miner’s entire body. 73
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on miner’s left leg. Big colored spot on miner’s left leg. 64
3 pf., orange Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored line above numeral 3 in denomination. Big colored line above numeral 3 in denomination. 7 (plate A)
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot on the right wall of the mine. Colored spot on the right wall of the mine. 50 (plate A)
6 pf., dark green Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot connecting mine’s ceiling with miner’s right hand. Colored spot connecting mine’s ceiling with miner’s right hand. 1
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored cloud around church tower, colored spot connecting miner’s elbow with right wall. Colored cloud around church tower, colored spot connecting miner’s elbow with right wall. 41
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Thin line splitting miner’s right hand. Thin line splitting miner’s right hand. 1
8 pf., scarlet Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Line above 8 bent. Line above 8 bent. 44
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Dot above church tower. Dot above church tower. 82
10 pf., rose violet Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big white circle in the center of mine wall to the right. Big white circle in the center of mine wall to the right. 46, plate B
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot connecting mine’s ceiling with miner’s right hand. Colored spot connecting mine’s ceiling with miner’s right hand. 1
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Line between the miner’s neck and hand. Line between the miner’s neck and hand. 87
IV Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Indentation in horizontal frame above zero in denomination. Indentation in horizontal frame above zero in denomination. 4
12 pf., olive green Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot connecting mine’s ceiling with miner’s right hand. Colored spot connecting mine’s ceiling with miner’s right hand. 1
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Finishing stroke of numeral 2 missing. Finishing stroke of numeral 2 missing. 80
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  White spot on the first letter A in SAAR. White spot on the first letter A in SAAR. 6
15 pf., brown Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Cracked windows right from the furnace. Cracked windows right from the furnace. 63
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Pale circle after R in SAAR. Pale circle after R in SAAR. 48, plate B
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on the left side of the furnace. Big colored spot on the left side of the furnace. 80, plate B
IV Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Right side of upper frame damaged. Right side of upper frame damaged. 33, plate B
16 pf., ultramarine Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Window above middle workman’s head cracked. Window above middle workman’s head cracked. 36
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Spike in the back of the worker to the right. Spike in the back of the worker to the right. 78, plate B
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on left worker’s shoulder blade. Big colored spot on left worker’s shoulder blade. 7, plate B
IV Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot below left worker’s hand. Colored spot below left worker’s hand. 100, plate A
20 pf., brown rose Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Window to the right broken. Window to the right broken. 43 (?)
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big pale spot on the back of the right worker. Big pale spot on the back of the right worker. 84, plate B
24 pf., brown orange Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Left window broken. Left window broken. 6
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Letters A in SAAR connected. Letters A in SAAR connected. 40
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Two dots in numeral 2 of denomination. Two dots in numeral 2 of denomination. 37 (partially)
30 pf., light olive green Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Thick bent line next to kneeling girl’s head (the feather flaw). Thick bent line next to kneeling girl’s head (the feather flaw). 59, plate B
40 pf., orange brown Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored dot next to kneeling girl’s head (the hair knot flaw) Colored dot next to kneeling girl’s head (the hair knot flaw) 50
45 pf., crimson Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on kneeling girl’s hip. Big colored spot on kneeling girl’s hip. 43
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Horizontal line over kneeling girl’s knees (coat hanger flaw). Horizontal line over kneeling girl’s knees (coat hanger flaw). 66
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot on numeral 4 of denomination value. Colored spot on numeral 4 of denomination value. 64
75 pf., bright blue Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on top of the tower (the stork nest flaw). Big colored spot on top of the tower (the stork nest flaw). 78
80 pf., deep orange Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on top of the left wall (the gargoyle flaw). Big colored spot on top of the left wall (the gargoyle flaw). 12
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big vertical crack in the tower. Big vertical crack in the tower. 99, plate A
84 pf., brown Position in a sheet
I Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Thin line on the left side of the coat, two small dots above letter M in MARSCHALL. Thin line on the left side of the coat, two small dots above letter M in MARSCHALL. 19, plate B
II Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored dot below letter N of NEY. Colored dot below letter N of NEY. 48
III Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Bent curve on coat, close to the left frame. Bent curve on coat, close to the left frame. 32 (?)

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
3 pf., orange
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot on upper frame (field 2) Colored spot on upper frame (field 2)
8 pf., scarlet
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big dot after PF. Big dot after PF.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Thin line above PF. Connecting cave wall with 8. Thin line above PF. Connecting cave wall with 8.
3 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Additional line before letter P of PF. connecting cave wall and bottom frame of design. Additional line before letter P of PF. connecting cave wall and bottom frame of design.
15 pf., brown
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Bump on top frame. Bump on top frame.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot above letter R in SAAR. Big colored spot above letter R in SAAR.
16 pf., ultramarine
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  A tool on the floor between workers. A tool on the floor between workers.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot on the right side of the top frame. Big colored spot on the right side of the top frame.
3 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored dot on furnace. Big colored dot on furnace.
4 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot on left frame behind left worker’s thigh. Colored spot on left frame behind left worker’s thigh.
20 pf., brown rose
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Upper left corner damaged. Upper left corner damaged.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Two windows above middle worker’s head broken, colored spot on left worker’s leg. Two windows above middle worker’s head broken, colored spot on left worker’s leg.
3 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Two top windows above middle workman’s head broken. Two top windows above middle workman’s head broken.
4 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Top frame bent (left stamp). Top frame bent (left stamp).
5 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Vertical line above left worker’s head (right stamp). Vertical line above left worker’s head (right stamp).
24 pf., brown orange
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Windows above middle worker’s head broken. Windows above middle worker’s head broken.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Thin line above left worker’s head. Thin line above left worker’s head.
3 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Vertical thin line over numeral 2 in denomination. Vertical thin line over numeral 2 in denomination.
40 pf., orange brown
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Big colored spot in the smoke coming out of the factory. Big colored spot in the smoke coming out of the factory.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Additional colored circle in the sky left from the standing girl’s head. Additional colored circle in the sky left from the standing girl’s head.
80 pf., deep orange
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Borderline of upper right corner missing. Borderline of upper right corner missing.
2 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Grass line above letters S and A damaged. Grass line above letters S and A damaged.
3 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot in the center of top frame. Colored spot in the center of top frame.
4 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored dot in zero in denomination value. Colored dot in zero in denomination value.
84 pf., brown
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Vertical line on coat, right from star decoration. Vertical line on coat, right from star decoration.
1 m., gray green
1 Germany SAAR postage stamp error:  Colored spot on top of the hill. Colored spot on top of the hill.

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 2: Ab Mai 1945 (Alliierte Besetzung bis BRD), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-145-9