RED CROSS

A charity issue with a surcharge to benefit the Estonian Red Cross.

Design by Karl Triumph.

Paper: thick white wove (0.08 mm). A thinner white paper with a mesh pattern can be found.

Gum: white and smooth. The remainders, returned to the Estonian Red Cross, were retained in a bank in Tallinn, which burned down in the war. The stamps were damaged in the fire - the paper and the gum turned brownish. Some of these stamps have appeared in the market, and these can be easily recognized.

Print: The probable printing sheet = 2 panes of 100, separated by gutter.

Perforation: 13 1/2 x 14.

Forgeries are not known.

Proofs exist.

Valid until July 31, 1933.

132 Ei - 125
Mi - 90
Zu - 93
SG - 91
YT - 113
Sc - B20
 
Day of Issue:
1931-08-01
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
50.434
SI DPM 1931-08-01 - 1933-07-31
SI Scarce

2 + 3 s. Green-carmine

6:- 8:-  

SI
MU
MI

    75:-
75:-
40:-
  Block of four 5x 6x  
E:1 Red print shifted to the left +1.50 +1.50  
G:1 Green-carmine 22:-    
G:2 Ditto, w/o red print and gum, yellowish paper, with or w/o reg. No 25:-    

 

133 Ei - 126
Mi - 91
Zu - 94
SG - 92
YT - 114
Sc - B21
 
Day of Issue:
1931-08-01
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
49.615
SI DPC 1931-08-01 - 1933-07-31
SI Scarce

5 + 3 s. Red-carmine

6:- 8:-  

SI
MU
MI

    60:-
50:-
40:-
  Block of four 5x 6x  
C:1 Thinner paper +2:- +2:-  
E:1 Blue set-off of the cross +1.50 +1.50  
G:1 (20) s with white dot 22:-    

 

134 Ei - 127
Mi - 92
Zu - 95
SG - 93
YT - 115
Sc - B22
 
Day of Issue:
1931-08-01
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
49.970
SI DL, PC-Finland 1931-08-01 - 1933-07-31
SI Scarce

10 + 3 s. Light blue-carmine

6:- 8:-  

SI
MU
MI

    50:-
55:-
40:-
  Block of four 5x 6x  
E:1 Narrow cross +1.50 +1.50  
G:1 Light blue-carmine 22:-    

 

135 Ei - 128
Mi - 93
Zu - 96
SG - 94
YT - 116
Sc - B23
 
Day of Issue:
1931-08-01
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
43.722
SI IL 1931-08-01 - 1933-07-31
SI Scarce

20 + 3 s. Dark blue-carmine

12:- 15:-  

SI
MU
MI

    70:-
--
50:-
  Block of four 5x 6x  
C:1 Thinner paper +2:- +2:-  
E:1 Blue setoff of the cross +5:- +5:-  
E:2 (20) s with white dot +2:- +2:-  
G:1 Dark blue-carmine 22:-    

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.