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BAVARIA 1914-1920 (Germany)

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1914 King Ludwig III

Note: imperforated stamps exists of this issue (and the overprints) and were mainly made for stamp collectors.

15 p red 20 p blue "Imperforated"

  2 p grey
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p green
  10 p red
  15 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p black
  30 p orange
  40 p olive
  50 p brown
  60 p green
  80 p violet

Larger size


(Note the watermark 'vertical wavy lines')

  1 M brown
  2 M violet
  3 M red

Very large size

  5 M blue
  10 M green
  20 M brown

Surcharged

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  '2 1/2' on 2 p grey

Imperforated
  The values 3,20,25,30,40,50,60 and 80 p exist imperforated.

Specialist distinghuish between the first very nicely printings (Friedensausgabe or peace issue) and later deterioating printings (Kriegsausgabe or war issue). All stamps have watermark 'horizontal wavy lines', except 1 M, 2 M and 3 M which have watermark 'vertical wavy lines'. The stamps are perforated 14 x 14 1/2 (if perforated of course).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 pcc1918
3 pvcvc 
5 pvc vcShades of green
7 1/2 pvcvc1916
10 pvcvcShades of red
15 pvcvc1916, Shades of red
20 pvcvc 
25 pvcvc 
30 pvcvc 
40 pvcvc 
50 pvcvc 
60 pvcvc 
80 pvcvc 
1 Mvcvc 
2 Mcc 
3 Mcc 
5 Mcc 
10 M** 
20 M** 
2 1/2 on 2 pvcvc1916

Overprinted 'VOLKSSTAAT BAYERN',
  (all these values exist imperforated)

7 1/2 p green "Imperforated" 30 p orange

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p green
  10 p red
  15 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p black
  30 p orange
  35 p orange
  40 p olive
  50 p brown
  60 p green
  75 p brown
  80 p violet

Larger size

1 M brown "Imperforated" 2 M violet

  1 M brown
  2 M violet
  3 M red

Very large size

5 M blue

  5 M blue
  10 M green
  20 M 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 p to 50 pvcvc35 p exists without overprint
60 pc c 
75 pvcvc 
80 pcvc 
1 Mcvc 
2 Mcvc 
3 Mcc 
5 Mcc 
10 M** 
20 M** 
Overprinted 'FREISTAAT BAYERN'
  (all these values exist imperforated)

3 p brown 5 p green "Imperforated"

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p green
  10 p red
  15 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p black
  30 p orange
  40 p olive
  50 p brown
  60 p green
  75 p brown
  80 p violet

Larger size
  1 M brown
  2 M violet
  3 M red

Very large size

5 M blue 10 M "Imperforated"

  5 M blue
  10 M green
  20 M 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 p to 30 pvcvc 
40 pc c 
50 pvcvc 
60 pcc 
75 pcc 
80 pcc 
1 Mcc 
2 Mcc 
3 Mcc 
5 M** 
10 M** 
20 M** 
Overprinted '5 Pf fur kriegsbeschadigte FREISTAAT BAYERN'

5 p on 10 p red

  10 + 5 p red
  15 + 5 p red
  20 + 5 p blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 + 5 pvcvc 
15 + 5 pvc vc 
20 + 5 pvcvc 
Overprinted 'Freistaat Bayern' and surcharged 
  (all these stamps exist imperforated)

1,25 M on 1 M green Imperforated stamp

  '1,25 M' on 1 M green
  '1,50 M' on 1 M orange
  '2,50 M' on 1 M grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1,25 M on 1 Mcc 
1,50 M on 1 M c cExists without overprint
2,50 M on 1 MccExists without overprint
Perforated with 'E' to serve as railway stamps (1914)

10 p red "Perforated E"

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue

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**** 
5 p* * 
10 p*vc 
20 p** 

These stamps exist overprinted 'SARRE' and bars to be used in the Saar district in 1920.

Note that the imperforated stamps of this issue are often cancelled to order, example 'Stadt Am Hof 14 JUN 1920':


 

1919 Stamps of Germany overprinted 'Freistaat Bayern'

On Germania type

7 1/2 p orange

  2 1/2 p grey
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p orange
  10 p red
  15 p violet
  20 p blue
  25 p orange and black on yellow
  35 p brown
  40 p red and black
  75 p green and black
  80 p red and black on red

On large sized stamps of Germany

2 M blue

  1 M red
  2 M blue
  3 M violet
  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
2 1/2 p to 25 p vcvc 
35 pvcc 
40 pc c 
75 pcc 
80 pcc 
1 Mc* 
2 Mcc 
3 Mcc 
5 Mc* 

 

1920 Various designs, 'Abschiedsausgabe' or 'Farewell issue'

Ploughing

5 p green

  5 p green
  10 p orange
  15 p red

Woman

40 p brown

  20 p violet
  30 p blue
  40 p brown

Sowing

60 p green

  50 p red
  60 p blue
  75 p red

All the above stamps have watermark 'horizontal wavy lines' and perforation 14 x 14 1/2.

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 pvcvcImperforate: ***
10 pvccImperforate: ***
15 p vcvc 
20 pvcvcTwo types, differing in the '20'
Imperforate: ***
30 pcvc 
40 pvcvc 
50 pccImperforate: ***
60 pccImperforate: ***
75 p cc 

Madonna with child

  1 M red and grey
  1 1/4 M blue and brown
  1 1/2 M green and brown
  2 1/2 M black and brown

The stamps in the values 1 M to 2 1/2 M have watermark 'Vertical wavy lines' and perforation 11 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 Mcc 
1 1/4 Mcc 
1 1/2 Mcc 
2 1/2 MccExists printed in two different methods

Goddess and arms

  3 M blue
  5 M orange
  10 M green
  20 M black

The stamps in the values 3 M to 20M have watermark 'Vertical wavy lines' and perforation 11 1/2.

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 Mc*Imperforate: ***
5 M**Imperforate: ***
10 M**Imperforate: ***
20 M***Imperforate: **

Overprinted 'DEUTSCHES REICH' to be used in Germany

Ploughing

  5 p green
  10 p orange
  15 p red

Woman

  20 p violet
  30 p blue
  40 p brown

Sowing

75 c red

  50 p red
  60 p blue
  75 p red
  80 p blue

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 pvcvcImperforate: ***
10 pvcvcImperforate: ***
15 p vcvc 
20 pvcvcOnly one type
Imperforate: R
30 pvcvcImperforate: ***
40 pvcvc 
50 pvcvc 
60 pvcvc 
75 pvcc 
80 pvcc 
Madonna with child

2 1/2 M black and brown

  1 M red and grey
  1 1/4 M blue and brown
  1 1/2 M green and brown
  2 M black and brown
  2 1/2 M black and brown (overprinted in 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
1 Mcvc 
1 1/4 Mcvc 
1 1/2 Mcc 
2 MvccWithout overprint: ***
2 1/2 MccExists printed in two different methods
Goddess and arms

3 M blue

  3 M blue
  4 M red
  5 M orange
  10 M green
  20 M black

The overprint on the values 3 M to 20 M exists in two types differing in the 'R' of 'Reich' (the second type with a fatter 'R' is rarer).


(Type 1 and type 2)

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 Mc* 
4 M**Imperforate: ***
Without overprint: ***
5 Mc* 
10 M** 
20 M** 

The values 80 p, 2 M and 4 M were not officially issued without overprint, yet they do exist:


(Non issued stamps without overprint)


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