PÄRNU

Commemorating the Centenary of the health resort in Pärnu.

Design by Georg Westenberg, showing the Spa and Hospital (5 and 18) and the Seashore Hotel (10 and 30).

Paper: pure white chalk-surfaced paper (English).

Gum: white with a light mesh pattern.

Print: Printing sheet of 200 stamps, arranged in two panes of 100 each. A souvenir sheet (size 137 x 90 mm) with all four values was issued.

Perforation: 14 x 13 1/2.

Proofs exist.

Forgeries: The so called proofs, printed poorly on ungummed inferior quality paper stem from reprints privately made with the genuine plates after the World War II.

Valid until December 31, 1939.

192 Ei - 191
Mi - 148
Zu - 152
SG - 148
YT - 167
Sc - 144
 
Day of Issue:
1939-06-20
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
1.200.000
SI DPC 1939-06-20 - 1939-12-31

5 S. Green

3:- 0.50  

SI
MU
MI

    4:-
4:-
3:-
  Block of four 6x 8x  
B:1 Dark green +25:- -  
E:1 Paper fold +4:- +4:-  
G:1 Green +0.50 +0.50  
G:2 Violet +23:-    
G:3 Red +23:-    
G:4 Blue +23:-    

 

193 Ei - 192
Mi - 149
Zu - 153
SG - 149
YT - 168
Sc - 145
 
Day of Issue:
1939-06-20
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
1.600.000
SI DL, PC-Finland, Sweden1939-06-20 - 1939-12-31

10 S. Lilac

1:- 0.50  

SI
MU
MI

    4:-
5:-
3:-
  Block of four 6x 10x  
B:1 Dark lilac +0.25 +0.25  
E:1 Paper fold +4:- +4:-  
E:2 Colored line in design +0.50 +0.25  
E:3 Colored dot in (O)S +0.50 +0.25  
E:4 Colored dot in (1)0 +0.50 +0.25  

 

194 Ei - 193
Mi - 150
Zu - 154
SG - 150
YT - 169
Sc - 146
 
Day of Issue:
1939-06-20
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
140.000
SI IPC 1939-06-20-1939-12-31
SI Scarce

18 S. Carmine

2.75 3:-  

SI
MU
MI

    35:-
--
30:-
  Block of four 6x 8x  
E:1 Damaged letters +4:- +4:-  
E:2 Interrupted line above the second window +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 Colored dot +0.50 +0.50  
E:4 Colored line +0.50 +0.50  
E:5 White dot between EE +0.75 +0.75  

 

195 Ei - 194
Mi - 151
Zu - 155
SG - 151
YT - 170
Sc - 147
 
Day of Issue:
1939-06-20
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
180.000
SI IL, R-L-Finland, Sweden 1939-06-20 - 1939-12-31
SI Scarce

30 S. Blue

3:- 3.25  

SI
MU
MI

    40:-
--
25:-
  Block of four 6x 8x  
B:1 Dark blue +0.25 +0.25  
E:1 White dot in (O)S +0.50 +0.50  
E:2 Colored dot +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 White spot over first flag +0.50 +0.50  

 

196 Ei - 195
Mi - Bl.4
Zu - 156
SG - MS
YT - Bl.4
Sc - 147a
 
Day of Issue:
1939-06-20
Perforation:
14 x 13 1/2
Issued:
49.400
SI not possible
All covers with No 196 rare
Souvenir Sheet, imprint dark green-carmine
5+10+18+30, 139 x 90 mm
18:- 45:-  
      75:-
  Se-tenant pairs:
5 + 10 horizontal
30 + 18 horizontal
5 + 30 vertical
10 + 18 vertical

6:-
8:-
8:-
6:-

10:-
20:-
20:-
10:-
 
E:1 Õ instead of / statt (R)O +1:- +1:-  
E:2 Shifted stamps +1:- +1:-  
E:3 Damaged frame +0.50 +0.50  
E:4 White dot between TI, 18 S +1:- +1:-  

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.