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GERMANY INFLATION PERIOD, Part 2

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From 1921 to 1923 Germany was hit by a large inflation, in 1921 you could send a letter for a about 50 pfennig, in 1923 this went up to 50000000000 Marks! In 1923 a new currency was introduced.

Warning: Since these stamps were only in use for very short periods (the inflation of the money was very rapid), unused stamps are more common than used stamps. Especially for rarer used stamps, forged cancellations can be found very often!


(Forged cancel 'BRAUNSCHWEIG', reduced size)

For previous issues of the inflation period click here.

 

1923 Number

100 M violet

  100 M violet
  200 M red
  300 M green
  400 M brown
  500 M orange
  1000 M grey

These stamps have watermark 'Crossed Lines' and perforation 14. Imperforate stamps are bogus.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
100 Mvcvc 
200 Mvcvc 
300 Mvcvc 
400 Mvcc 
500 Mvcc 
1000 Mvcc 

Surcharged

  '20 Tausend' on 200 M red
  '30 Tausend' (blue) on 200 M blue
  '75 Tausend' on 300 M green
  '75 Tausend' on 400 M green
  '75 Tausend' on 1000 M green
  '100 Tausend' on 100 M violet
  '100 Tausend' on 400 M green
  '125 Tausend' on 1000 M red
  '250 Tausend' on 200 M red
  '250 Tausend' on 300 M green
  '250 Tausend' on 400 M brown
  '250 Tausend' on 500 M red
  '800 Tausend' on 200 M red
  '800 Tausend' on 300 M green
  '800 Tausend' on 400 M brown
  '800 Tausend' on 400 M green
  '800 Tausend' on 500 M green
  '800 Tausend' on 1000 M green

  '2 Millionen' on 200 M red (perforated or roulated)
  '2 Millionen' on 300 M green
  '2 Millionen' on 500 M red
  '1 Milliarde' on 100 M lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 T on 200 M vcc 
30 T on 200 Mvcc 
75 T on 300 Mvcc 
75 T on 400 Mvcc 
75 T on 1000 M vcc 
100 T on 100 Mvcc 
100 T on 400 Mvcvc 
125 T on 1000 M vcc 
250 T on 200 Mcc 
250 T on 300 Mc* 
250 T on 400 Mc* 
250 T on 500 Mvcc 
800 T on 200 Mvc* 
800 T on 300 Mvcc 
800 T on 400 M green vc* 
800 T on 400 M brown vc* 
800 T on 500 Mc** 
800 T on 1000 Mvcc 
2 Millionen on 200 MvcvcPerforated
2 Millionen on 200 MccRouletted
2 Millionen on 300 Mvcc 
2 Millionen on 500 Mcc 
1 Milliarde on 100 Mvc* 

 

1923 Number

  5000 M blue
  50000 M brown
  75000 M violet

  '2 Millionen' on 5000 M red (perforated or roulated)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5000 Mvc* 
50000 Mvcc 
75000 Mvc* 
2 Millionen on 5 T vccPerforated
2 Millionen on 5 TvccRouletted

 

1923 Number

  500000 M brown
  1000000 M blue
  2000000 M lilac
  4000000 M green
  5000000 M red
  10000000 M red
  20000000 M blue
  30000000 M brown
  50000000 M green
  100000000 M grey
  200000000 M brown
  500000000 M olive

Surcharged

  '5 Milliarden' on 2 Millionen lilac
  '5 Milliarden' on 4 Millionen green
  '5 Milliarden' on 10 Millionen red
  '10 Milliarden' on 20 Millionen blue
  '10 Milliarden' on 50 Millionen green
  '10 Milliarden' on 100 Millionen grey

For the specialist: the stamps in the value 10000000 Mk red, 20000000 Mk blue, 50000000 Mk brown, 500000000 Mk olive, '5 Milliarden' on 10 Millionen red, '10 Milliarden' on 20 Millionen blue and '10 Milliarden' on 50 Millionen green exist with the following special perforation:


(Special perforation: rouletted)


(The watermark on these stamps is 'Crossed Lines')

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
500000 Mvcc 
1000000 Mvcvc 
2000000 Mvcc 
4000000 Mvcc 
5000000 Mvcvc 
10000000 MvcvcExists rouletted
20000000 MvcvcExists rouletted
30000000 Mvcc 
50000000 MvccExists rouletted
100000000 Mvcvc 
200000000 MvcvcExists rouletted
500000000 Mvcvc 
Surcharged
5 Milld on 2 Mill c* 
5 Milld on 4 Millc* 
5 Milld on 10 Mill ccExists rouletted
10 Milld on 20 Mill c*Exists rouletted
10 Milldc*Exists rouletted
10 Milldcc 

A bogus issue for 'Rheinland' exist, the stamps are overprinted with 'R.R.' and value:

 

1923 Number

With rouletted perforation With rouletted perforation

  1000000000 M brown
  2000000000 M brown and green
  5000000000 M orange and brown
  10000000000 M light green and dark green
  20000000000 M green and brown
  50000000000 M blue and dark blue

These stamps exist with both normal perforation and rouletted perforation (except the 10000000000 Mk light green and dark green, which only exists with normal perforation).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Perforted
1 Milldvcc 
2 Milldvcc 
5 Milldvcc 
10 Milldvcc 
20 Milldcc 
50 Milldc* 
Rouletted
1 Milldcc 
2 Milldcc 
5 Milldcc 
20 Milldcc 
50 Milldc* 


Currency in Goldmark

1923 New Currency, value

20 p blue

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  50 p orange
  100 p 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 pcvc 
5 pcvc 
10 pcvc 
20 p*vc 
50 p*c 
100 p**vc 

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