SUN DESIGN

The stamp was issued as a supplementary and was originally supposed to be used as postage fordomestic postcards and local letters.

Design by Eduard Poland.

Paper: white, very thin (cigarette).

Gum: yellowish, uneven, often faulty.

Print: Typographed by Joh. & Alma Paalmann in Tallinn. Printer's sheet of 400, arranged in four panes of 100, separated by wide gutters. Counter panes of 100 or 200. The printing is often faulty with a number of minor printing errors present. The print is mostly transparent. The issue had several printings.

Perforation: Imperforate. Postmaster perforations are known.

Proofs: Enlarged positive black prints of the mother dye are known in two sizes. The black prints were used for sheet assembly.

Forgeries are known. Read more about the Sun Design forgeries.

Valid until June 30, 1926.

Literature:
Erik Sjögren,
Distinguishing Features of Jaan Lubi Forgeries of Estonian Stamps, Eesti Filatelist No 28, 1982.

29 Ei - 12
Mi - 9
Zu - 10
SG - 8
YT - 8
Sc - 31
 
Day of Issue:
1919-09-17
Perforation:
Imperforate
Issued:
3.983.257
SI DPC, LL, LPM 1919-09-17 - 1919-12-31
SI Scarce

15 P. Rose

0.10 0.10  
SI
MU
MI
    20:-
25:-
4:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
  Horizontal pair with gutter 5:- 5:-  
B:1 Carmine rose +0.15 +0.15  
B:2 Brownish rose +0.75 +0.25  
C:1 Printed on patched paper +60:- +60:-  
E:1 Paper fold +4:- +4:-  
E:2 Setoff +10:- +10:-  
E:3 Damaged (B)A. Pos. 30 +0.50 +0.50  
E:4 Ditto. Pos. 40 +0.50 +0.50  
E:5 Lower (1)5 w/o stop. Pos. 18 +0.50 +0.50  
E:6 White spot in right rosette. Pos. 20 +1:- +1:-  
E:7 Colored dot in ornament. Pos. 81 +0.50 +0.50  
G:1 Black copy of first assembly (33 x 40 mm). 50:- 50:-  
G:2 Ditto, 66 x 81 mm. 50:- 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.