OVERPRINTS ON RED CROSS IN 1926

A surcharged issue to benefit the Estonian Red Cross. Due to increased tariffs the Red Cross Issue of 1921 was overprinted with new values. Sales price: 6 and 12 Mk.

Print: Offset OPT by the GPW, commissioned by the Estonian Red Cross. The OPT can be shifted horizontally or vertically.

Perforation: 13 1/2 x 14 and imperforate x 14. The perforation was made after the overprinting.

Proofs are not known.

Forgeries are not known.

Valid: Sold over the counter until December 31, 1927. 38.758 of the 5/6 and 37.260 of the 10/12 value were sold over the counter. The remainders (55.342 and 53.996) were handed over to the Estonian Red Cross and sold to dealers and collectors. Invalid from March 1, 1928.

101 Ei - 49
Mi - 60
Zu - 63
SG - 60
YT - 84
Sc - B13
 
Day of Issue:
1926-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
86.260
SI DPC 1926-06-15 - 1928-02-29
All covers are rare

5/6 on 2 1/2-3 1/2 Mk. Orange/brown/red

2:- 4:-  

SI
MU
MI

    100:-
100:-
75:-
  Block of four 5x 6x  
B:1   Orange/olive-green/red +4:- +4:-  
E:1 Shifted OPT +1.50 +1.50  
E:2 Double OPT +10:- +10:-  
E:3 Damaged numerals in OPT +2:- +2:-  
E:4 Missing numerals in OPT +10:- +10:-  
101I 5/6 on 2 1/2-3 1/2 Mk. Horizontally imperforate. Issued: 7.840 10:- 17:-  
All covers are rare     150:-
  Block of four 5x 5x  
B:1 Orange/olive-green/red +4:- +4:-  
E:1 Shifted OPT +1.50 +1.50  
E:2 Double OPT +10:- +10:-  
E:3 Damaged numerals in OPT +2:- +2:-  
E:4 Missing numerals in OPT +10:- +10:-  

 

102 Ei - 50
Mi - 61
Zu - 64
SG - 61
YT - 85
Sc - B14
 
Day of Issue:
1926-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
83.652
SI DL 1926-06-15 - 1928-02-29
All covers rare

10/12 on 5-7 Mk. Blue/brown/red

2:- 4:-  

SI
MU
MI

    100:-
100:-
75:-
  Block of four 5x 6x  
B:1   Blue/olive-green/red +4:- +4:-  
E:1 Shifted OPT +1.50 +1.50  
E:2 Damaged numerals in OPT +2:- +2:-  
E:3 Missing numerals in OPT +10:- +10:-  
E:4 Paperfold +4:- +4:-  
102I 10/12 on 5-7 Mk. Horizontally imperforate. lssued: 7.604 10:- 17:-  
All covers are rare     150:-
  Block of four 5x 5x  
B:1 Blue/olive-green/red +4:- +4:-  
E:1 Shifted OPT +1.50 +1.50  
E:2 Damaged numerals in OPT +2:- +2:-  
E:3 Missing numerals in OPT +10:- +10:-  

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.