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Lee Franks12/09/2018 23:36:36
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Greetings stampers,
can anyone id the following stamp? It was found in an envelope with a note suggesting that is was worth £3,500. I have searched the Michel and Stanley Gibbons German catalogues, also went to Stampex today, no help there either.
It is a (200 Mark Carmine) Mesh watermark, with 100 Tausend overprint.
Only thing I can think off is that it is a non-issue.

Thank you.

Carmen13/09/2018 10:28:24
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Oops, Lee! You forgot to attach the picture!

Lee Franks17/09/2018 19:37:10
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Alex02/10/2018 10:57:56
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Your stamp is a O/P error (wrong overprint value on wrong stamp, should have been either a 100M or 400M stamp).

The stamp is listed in the Michel Deutschland Spezial catalogue as 289F. It was overprinted at the Erfurt printers.

As to value, your figure of £3500 is quoted both on the internet and the catalogue (depending on whether it is hinged or not) but a copy of this stamp sold last year for under £30 in an auction.

It may be worth your while to get a expertizing certificate to determine whether it is genuine or a forgery.

Alex S.

Edited By Alex on 02/10/2018 10:59:51

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