Germany 1922-23


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New colours and values 2M to 50M, including both colours of 5M, 20M and 30M values, S.G.204/217, distributed through the U.P.U. Berne as Specimen stamps without being first overprinted “Specimen”. The receiving postal authority affixed the stamps to official records in their Archives and handstamped each one “SPECIMEN” (in some cases with additional green crayon marking), thus confirming their Specimen status. They were later officially released from the Archives and are thus either without gum or are still affixed to paper. As may be expected with such Archival material, some stamps have surface scraping or faults.