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1916 Official Stamps, two lions and arms, inscription 'DIENSTMARKE'

30 p orange

  3 pf brown
  5 pf green
  7 1/2 pf green
  10 pf red
  15 pf red
  20 pf blue
  25 pf grey
  30 pf orange
  60 pf green
  1 Mk violet

The watermark on these stamps consists of 'Horizontal wavy lines', the perforation is 11 1/2. Specialists distinguish between greyish paper and white paper for the values 7 1/2 p, 15 p, 20 p and 1 M.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 p vcvc 
5 p vcvc 
7 1/2 pvcvc 
10 pvcvc 
15 pcvc 
20 pcvc 
25 pvcvc 
30 pcvc 
60 pcc 
1 M** 

 

1919 Official Stamps, two lions and arms, inscription 'DIENSTMARKE' overprinted 'VOLKSSTAAT BAYERN'

10 p red

  3 pf brown
  5 pf green
  7 1/2 pf green
  10 pf red
  15 pf red
  20 pf blue
  25 pf grey
  30 pf orange
  35 pf orange
  50 pf olive
  60 pf green
  75 pf brown
  1 Mk violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 p vcc 
5 p vcvc 
7 1/2 pvcc 
10 pcc 
15 pcvc 
20 pccImperforate: *
25 pcc 
30 pcc 
35 pcc 
50 pcc 
60 pcc 
75 pcc 
1 M**Two shades of violet

 

1920 Official Stamps, inscription 'DIENSTMARKE', 'Farewell issue' of 'Abschiedsausgabe'

Lion

30 p violet

  5 pf green
  10 pf orange
  15 pf red
  20 pf violet
  30 pf blue
  40 pf brown

Numeral with arms

80 p blue 90 p olive

75 p red, note the wavy watermark

  50 Pf red
  60 Pf green
  70 Pf violet
  75 Pf red
  80 Pf blue
  90 Pf olive

Numeral

1 M brown 1 1/4 M green 3 M red

  1 M brown
  1 1/4 M green
  1 1/2 M red
  2 1/2 M blue
  3 M red
  5 M black

For the specialist, this issue has a watermark 'Horizontal wavy lines' (5 p to 40 p) or 'Vertical wavy lines' (50 p to 5 M), see the 75 p for an example.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 p cc 
10 pcc 
15 pcc 
20 pcc 
30 pcc 
40 pcc 
50 pcc 
60 pcc 
70 pcc 
75 pcc 
80 pcc 
90 pcc 
1 Mcc 
1 1/4 M cc 
1 1/2 Mcc 
2 1/2 Mcc 
3 M**Imperforate: ***
5 M** 

 

Overprinted 'DEUTSCHES REICH'

Lion

10 p orange

  5 pf green
  10 pf orange
  15 pf red
  20 pf violet
  30 pf blue
  40 pf brown

Numeral with arms

  50 Pf red
  60 Pf green
  70 Pf violet
  80 Pf blue
  90 Pf brown

Numeral

2 1/2 M blue 5 M black

  1 M brown
  1 1/4 M green
  1 1/2 M red
  2 1/2 M blue
  3 M red
  5 M black

Several misprints and errors exist of this issue.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 p cc 
10 pvcvc 
15 pvcvc 
20 pvcvc 
30 pvcvcDouble overprint: RR
40 pvcvc 
50 pvcvc 
60 pcvc 
70 pcc 
75 pcc 
80 pcc 
90 pcc 
1 MvcvcExists imperforate
1 1/4 Mvcvc 
1 1/2 Mvcc 
2 1/2 Mcc 
3 Mcc 
5 M** 


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