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Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

1939/07/15 Provisional issue. Czechoslovak stamps then in circulation overprinted BÖHMEN u. MAHREN / ČECHY a MORAVA in photogravure.

Stamps were printed in sheets of 100.

Note: some overprint forgeries are made in letterpress.

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Dot missing after the letter u in  BÖHMEN u. MAHREN Dot missing after the letter u in BÖHMEN u. MAHREN. This error appears also on 5 h., 10 h., 1 Kč. (red lilac), 1.20 K., 2.50 K. stamps. ?

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)

A Umlaut on letter O in BÖHMEN missing. Umlaut on letter O in BÖHMEN missing
B 8ÖHMEN instead of BÖHMEN. In literature this error is mentioned to appear on 30 h., 40 h., 1Kč. (red lilac), 1.60 K., 2 K. and 3 K. stamps. 8ÖHMEN instead of BÖHMEN

1939/1942 Definitive issue: fruits and scenery.

Stamps depicting fruits printed in photogravure, perforation comb 14. Stamps depicting scenery printed in line engraving, perforation 12½.

4 K., dark blue

Types

Note: this typology does not correspond to the one in the literature.

  Description
I Image frame in the upper left corner touching the frame, hatching in the upper left corner intact. Image frame in the upper left corner touching the frame, hatching in the upper left corner intact.
II Image frame in the upper left corner is not touching the frame, hatching in the upper left corner damaged. Image frame in the upper left corner is not touching the frame, hatching in the upper left corner damaged.
III Image frame in the upper left corner is missing, hatching in the upper left corner damaged. Image frame in the upper left corner is missing, hatching in the upper left corner damaged.

1943/05/28 Death of the Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich.

Printed in photogravure, perforation 13½ : 13¾.

Constant varieties

  Field number
I 1842 instead of 1942 1842 instead of 1942 11
II White bump on top of the head White bump on top of the head 9., 19., 29., 39., 49.

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 1: 1849 bis April 1945. Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-144-0