MAP DESIGN

Issued for franking of Money Orders and Parcel Post Cards.

Design by Karl Triumph.

Paper: The 300 Mk. value and the first printing of the 100 Mk. were printed on Ligat paper. The second printing of the 100 Mk. was made on wove paper.

Gum: As usual the Ligat paper has a yellowish, streaky gum, whereby the gum of the wove paper is white, smooth and shiny.

Perforation: 14 x 13 1/2, comb perforation.

Print: Two-color typography by the GPW. The sheets have an underprinted protective network.
The printer's sheet consists of 200 stamps, arranged in panes of 50 (counter pane) separeted by gutters. No gutter pairs are known. Each pane of the 100 Mk. is enclosed in an rectangular frame in the color of the stamp. All panes have marginal figures on the left and top side.

Essays and proofs are known.

Forgeries are not known.

Valid: The stamps were sold over the counter until the Krooni overprints were issued. Valid until December 31, 1940.


65 Ei - 73
Mi - 40
Zu - 43
SG - 43
YT - 60
Sc - 78
 
Day of Issue:
No 65 1923-03-14
No 65I in 1926
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
65-332.901
65I-300.000
SI Not recorded
All commercial covers rare

100 Mk. Olive-blue (light violet), ligat paper

16:- 1.50  

SI
MU
MI

    150:-
--
75:-
  Block of four 5x 10x  
E:1 Colored spot instead of P(O) +6:- +1:-  
E:2 Left 1(0) connected with oval frame +3:- +0.75  
G:1 Essay, 60 x 40mm, different design, white thick paper 75:-    
G:2 Olive-light blue (light violet), wove paper 25:-    
G:3 Ditto, w/o network 25:-    
G:4 Ditto, w/o blue print 25:-    
G:5 Black, greyish paper 28:-    
G:6 Ditto, size 60 x 40 mm 50:-    
65I 100 Mk. Olive green-blue (light violet), wove paper 20:- 1.75  
All commercial covers rare     75:-
  Block of four 5x 10x  
A:1 Wide stamp, 35 mm +5:- +5:-  
A:2 Narrow stamp, 29 1/2 -32 1/2 mm +5:- +5:-  
A:3 Perforation through stamp (right imperforate) +10:- +10:-  
E:3 Interrupted ornament above (E)E and (P)O +2:- +1:-  

90 Ei - 74
Mi - 54
Zu - 57
SG - 43a
YT - 61
Sc - 79
 
Day of Issue:
1924-10-14
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
98.595
SI Not recorded
All commercial covers rare

300 Mk. Brown-blue (yellow)

40:- 7.50  

SI

    150:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
A:1 Narrow stamp, 30-32 mm +5:- +5:-  
A:2 Vertically narrow stamp, 22 mm +5:- +5:-  
B:1 Reddish brown-blue +4:- +1:-  
E:1 Ornament interrupted above (P)O +3:- +2:-  
E:2 Colored line in right rosette +3:- +2:-  
E:3 Lake Peipsi white instead of blue +3:- +2:-  
E:4 Colored spot in left 30(0) +3:- +2:-  
E:5 Broken rail tracks +3:- +2:-  
G:1 Brown-blue (yellow), ligat paper, w/o gum 25:-    
G:2 Brown-blue (yellow), horiz. ribbed paper 25:-    
G:3 Ditto, w/o network 25:-    
G:4 Brown-blue (yellow), white sateened paper, w/o gum 25:-    
G:5 60 x 40mm, black, greyish paper 50:-    

Please note that all prices are estimates in USD, based on the average retail market of 1985, when the original catalogue/handbook was written. The prices are considerably higher today.