Re-issue of the provisional issue of Pärnu ordered by the GPO in Tallinn. The re-issue was meant to prevent speculation in the original OPT's. However, either unintentionally or by purpose, the re-issue turned into a "white elephant". The OPT is slightly different and supplementary values were added.
Russian stamps of different issues provided with a three line horizontal black OPT "Pernau 8. V11 1941. The Roman II of the original OPT was changed to Arabic 11.
The issue was available in all Post Offices but was not valid for franking. Postally used covers, some even registred, are known, but should be treated as philatelic products.
Printing: typographed by "OMA" in Pärnu. Three different OPT plates were used. The number of sheets printed with plates No 1 and 2 is not known. The plates can be distinguished as follows:
Plate No 1. 10 x 10 impressions. Used for ail values
with the exception of 1 and 2 kop.
Prices: No 8 given under each separate stamp
Plate No 2. 10 X 10 impressions. Used for all values
with the exception of 1, 2 and 3 kop.
No 4-5 given under each separate stamp
Plate No 3. 5 x 5 impressions. Used for the values
of 1 and 2 kop. only.
Prices: 200% of normal prices. Numerous other smaller printing flaws exist in all three plates.
Proofs: Original impression of OPT on white (business forms) paper is known. Price:30 USD (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).
Forgeries are not known. The same impression used on other stamps (Timiryasev 30 kop., Majakovski, Coat of Arms 60 kop.) are unauthorized and are of no philatelic value.
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.