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1899 Stamps of the German Empire of 1889, surcharged in 'Centimos' (Spanish currency)

Value:

  3 c on 3 p brown
  5 c on 5 p green

Eagle:

25 c on 20 p blue

  10 c on 10 p red
  25 c on 20 p blue
  30 c on 25 p orange
  60 c on 50 p brown

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 c on 3 p** 
5 c on 5 p** 
10 c on 10 p** 
25 c on 20 p**** 
30 c on 25 p***** 
60 c on 50 p***** 

A serie without the surcharge in centimes exists, but was not issued because of problems with currency exchange (value:***).

 

1900 Stamps of the German Empire of 1900 (REICHSPOST), overprinted 'Marocco' and surcharged in 'Centimos' or 'Pesetas'

5 c on 5 p green


(Different overprint type)

  3 c on 3 p brown
  5 c on 5 p green (overprint normal)
  5 c on 5 p green (overprint in fancy letters, 1905)
  10 c on 10 p red
  25 c on 20 p blue
  30 c on 25 p orange and black on yellow
  35 c on 30 p orange and black
  50 c on 40 p red and black
  60 c on 50 p violet and black
  1 P on 80 p red and black on red

Larger size

2 P 50 c on 2 M blue

3 P 75 c (red) on 3 M violet
(reduced size)

  1 P 25 c on 1 M red
  2 P 50 c on 2 M blue
  3 P 75 c (red) on 3 M violet
  6 P 25 c on 5 M black and red

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 c on 3 pc* 
5 c on 5 pc*normal letters
5 c on 5 pc**Fancy (gothic) letters; was only sold one day in
Tanger (30 September 1905), but could be used
untill 31 December 1905.
10 c on 10 pcc 
25 c on 20 pcc 
30 c on 25 p*** 
35 c on 30 p**** 
50 c on 40 p** 
60 c on 50 p****** 
1 P on 80 c***** 
1 P 25 c on 1 M ****** 
2 P 50 c on 2 M****** 
3 P 75 c on 3 M****** 
6 P 25 c on 5 MRR 

A 10 c with fancy gothic overprint seems to have been found in 1922 (probably an essay).

Forgeries, example:

The above imperforate stamp is a forgery, the stamp as well as the overprint are forged. Note, for example, that the ornaments in the lower left corner are much larger than in a genuine stamp. For more information on forgeries of the German colonies click here.

 

1905 Stamps of the German Empire of 1903 (DEUTSCHES REICH), overprinted 'Marocco' (with two 'c') in fancy letters and surcharged in 'Centimos' or 'Pesetas'

5 c on 5 p green "Marocco" 1 P on 80 p red and black on red

60 c on 50 p violet and black "Marocco"
(Reduced size)

  3 c on 3 p brown
  5 c on 5 p green 
  10 c on 10 p red
  25 c on 20 p blue
  30 c on 25 p orange and black on yellow
  35 c on 30 p orange and black
  50 c on 40 p red and black
  60 c on 50 p violet and black
  1 P on 80 p red and black on red

Larger size

  1 P 25 c on 1 M red
  2 P 50 c on 2 M blue
  3 P 75 c (red) on 3 M violet
  6 P 25 c on 5 M black and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
With no watermark (1905)
3 c on 3 p** 
5 c on 5 p** 
10 c on 10 p*c 
25 c on 20 p*** 
30 c on 25 p***** 
35 c on 30 p**** 
50 c on 40 p**** 
60 c on 50 p**** 
1 P on 80 p*** 
1 P 25 c on 1 M ***R 
2 P 50 c on 2 M****** 
3 P 75 c on 3 M****** 
6 P 25 c on 5 MRRRR 
With watermark 'Lozenges' (1906)
3 c on 3 p*c 
5 c on 5 pcc 
10 c on 10 pcc 
25 c on 20 pc* 
30 c on 25 p**** 
35 c on 30 pc* 
50 c on 40 p***** 
60 c on 50 p**** 
1 P on 80 pRR 
1 P 25 c on 1 M ****** 
2 P 50 c on 2 M***R 
6 P 25 c on 5 MRR 

 

1911 Stamps of the German Empire of 1903 (DEUTSCHES REICH), overprinted 'Marokko' (with two 'k') in fancy letters and surcharged in 'Centimos' or 'Pesetas'

5 c on 5 p green "Marokko"

  3 c on 3 p brown 
  5 c on 5 p green 
  10 c on 10 p red
  25 c on 20 p blue
  30 c on 25 p orange and black on yellow
  35 c on 30 p orange and black
  50 c on 40 p red and black
  60 c on 50 p violet and black
  1 P on 80 p red and black on red

Larger size

3 P 75 c on 3 M violet "Marokko"

  1 P 25 c on 1 M red
  2 P 50 c on 2 M blue
  3 P 75 c (red) on 3 M violet
  6 P 25 c on 5 M black and red

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 c on 3 pcc 
5 c on 5 pcc 
10 c on 10 pcc 
25 c on 20 pc* 
30 c on 25 pc** 
35 c on 30 pc* 
50 c on 40 p** 
1 P on 80 p*** 
1 P 25 c on 1 M **** 
2 P 50 c on 2 M ***** 
3 P 75 c on 3 M***** 
6 P 25 c on 5 M***R 

 

All German post offices in Morocco were closed in June 1919. Many post offices had already closed at the beginning of World War I.


Forgeries

In the Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries the following cancel can be found: 'TANGER (MAROCCO) *6/3.01* DEUTSCHE POST':

If anybody has seen this forged cancel used on stamps, please contact me!


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