The First issue 1918 Imperf.

Date of Issue:   December 18th, 1918
Design:  Rising sun and three ears of wheat within a ring, Designed by Ansis Cirulis
Printing: Single colour lithography by A. Schanakenburg, Riga.  Two different lithographic stones.
Paper: Printed on the back of German military maps.
Perforation: Imperforated and 11/12

 

Picture Scotts # Mich # Type Description Paper Perf. Water Year Printed
1 1A A1 5k carmine w brwn & blck German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918 1,600,000
  1B A1 5k carmine w black map German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
  1C A1 5k carmine w edge of map German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine Two color fine printing German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine Two color fine printing map inverted German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Mixed map fine/course printing German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Mixed map fine/course printing map inverted German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Black map printing German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Black map printing map inverted German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine White unprinted edge German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
                   
Proofs
        Proof black on chalky paper   Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Proof black on map paper   Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Proof carmine on label paper   Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Proof carmine printed on map side German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
                   
Variations
        Offset German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Double print German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Inverted double print German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Printed on both sides German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  
        Map Design show through German Maps Imperf. Unwmk. 1918  

Pairs

Dubious origins

Variations of back sides

Used Examples