The First issue 1918 Perforated

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

2

2A

A1

5k carmine w brwn & blck

German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918 1,600,000
  2B A1

5k carmine w black map

German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
  2C A1

5k carmine w edge of map

German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine Two color fine printing German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine Two color fine printing map inverted German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Mixed map fine/course printing German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Mixed map fine/course printing map inverted German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Black map printing German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine pair Black map printing map inverted German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        5k carmine White unprinted edge German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
                   
Proofs
        Proof black on chalky paper   11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        Proof black on map paper   11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        Proof carmine on label paper   11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        Proof carmine printed on map side German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
                   
Variations
        Offset German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
                   
Perforation Variations
        Pair without horizontal perf. German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        Pair without vertical perf. German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        Top edge imperf. German Maps 11 1/2 Unwmk. 1918  
        Bottom edge imperf.   11 1/2      
        Right edge imperf.   11 1/2      
        Pair with horizontal double perf.   11 1/2      
        Pair with vertical double perf.   11 1/2      
        Horizontal Perf though stamp   11 1/2      
        Pair without horizontal perf. (Mixed map)   11 1/2      
        Pair without vertical perf. (Mixed Map)   11 1/2      
        Left edge imperf  (White edge of map)   11 1/2      
        Right edge imperf (White edge of map)   11 1/2      
        pair with horizontal double perforation (White edge of map)   11 1/2      

 

Perf. Variations