KROON VALUES

Regular issue of kroon values during the years 1933-1940.

Design: 1 kroon Narva Falls - Karl Triumph.
2 krooni Harbour of Tallinn - GeorgWestenberg.
3 krooni Harvesting - Günther Reindorff.

Paper: white, thick (0.08 mm) or medium thick (0.065-0.07 mm, second issue of 1 kroon only).

Gum: yellowish, uneven, often with air bubbles. Sometimes an off-white more even gum can be found.

Print: The first issue of the 1 kroon value was printed in photoengraving, all other issues in recess-printing (line engraving). We assume, that all issues were printed in sheets of 50, i.e. the counter pane. No marginal figures are present. Register crosses (two) can be found on top of the sheet. Less frequently (2 krooni) a third cross can be found on the left margin,

Perforation: 13 1/2 x 14 - 3 krooni. 14 x 13 1/2 - all others.

Proofs: Essays, regular and irregular proofs exist.

Forgeries: After the war so called proofs of 1 kroon and 2 krooni on colored paper (white back) have been printed with genuine plates stolen from the GPW. The quality of the print is mostly acceptable. These reproductions also appear in strips.

Valid until December 31, 1940.

140 Ei - 133
Mi - 98
Zu - 101
SG - 99
YT - 121
Sc - 112
 
Day of Issue:
1933-04-01
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
380.000
SI R-IL, spec. delivery 1935-01-01 - 1939-03-31
SI rare

1 Kr. Greyish black

5:- 0.50  

SI
MU
MI

    75:-
--
40:-
  Block of four 5x 10x  
A:1 Wide stamp, 34 instead of 33 mm +2:- +2:-  
B:1 Blueish black +2:- +0.25  
E:1 Damaged frame +0.50 +0.50  
E:2 Left frame with double line +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 White stroke beside the right 1 +0.50 +0.50  
E:4 Colored dot +0.50 +0.50  
G:1 Greyish black, w/o gum 25:-    

 

205 Ei - 134
Mi - 159
Zu - 162
SG - 99a
YT - 145A
Sc - 149
 
Day of Issue:
1940-04-15
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
200.000
SI All covers rare

1 Kr. Slate green

0.50 2:-  

SI
MU
MI

    80:-
--
50:-
  Block of four 4x 8x  
E:1 Interrupted line above EESTI +0.50 +0.50  
E:2 White dot +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 Colored dot +0.50 +0.50  
E:4 Colored stroke through the stamp +0.50 +0.50  
G:1 Slate green 25:-    
G:2 Ditto, w/o gum 25:-    
G:3 Essay, brown, 36.5 x 24.5 mm 50:-    
G:4 Essay, slate green, 36.5 x 24.5 mm 50:-    
G:5 Black, chalky paper 50:-    
G:6 Ditto, 20.5 x 30 mm 50:-    
G:7 Dark grey-bronze, white paper 30:-    

 

180 Ei - 135
Mi - 137
Zu - 141
SG - 127
YT - 158
Sc - 138
 
Day of Issue:
1938-04-11
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
200.000
SI All covers rare

2 Kr. Blue

0.50 1.50  

SI
MU
MI

    100:-
--
60:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
B:1 Light blue +0.10 +0.25  
G:1 Blue, w/o gum 25:-    
G:2 Light blue, w/o gum 25:-    

 

149 Ei - 136
Mi - 108
Zu - 111
SG - 107
YT - 131
Sc - 116
 
Day of Issue:
1935-03-01
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
268.500
SI All covers rare

3 Kr. Brown

0.75 1.25  

SI
MU
MI

    125:-
--
60:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
E:1 Damaged E(E). Pos. 14 +1:- +1:-  
E:2 Colored dot +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 Large colored spot between S and T +0.75 +0.75  
G:1 Brown 25:-    
G:2 Reddish brown, carton paper 25:-    
G:3 Black on newsprint 28:-    

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.