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1st New Currency Definitive February 24, 1923*

Mi 187 Mi 188 Mi 189 Mi 190 Mi 191 Mi 192

Mi 193 Mi 194 Mi 195

Mi No. Denomination Color Perforation Wm. MNH U Sc No.
187 10 ct. Violet 10¾ 3 V 8.00 0.10 165
188 15 ct. Scarlet 10¾ 3 V 3.00 0.20 166
189 20 ct. Olive brown 10¾ 3 V 3.00 0.20 167
190 25 ct. Dull blue 10¾ 3 V 3.00 0.20 168
191 50 ct. Yellow green 10¾ 3 V 3.00 0.20 169
192 60 ct. Orange red 10¾ 3 V 3.00 0.30 170
193 1 Lt Orange/Yellow green 10¾ 3 H 12.00 0.20 171
194 3 Lt Brown red/Gray blue 10¾ 3 H 18.00 0.90 172
195 5 Lt. Brown/Light blue 10¾ 3 H 25.00 1.20 173
75.00 3.50

Data
Print house: Unknown. "Part printed in J. Margolinas printhouse, other part in unknown printhouse". (Riθardas Vainora, Source (lt.)
Overprint colors: Litography
Sheet: 100 (10x10)
Paper: White, with gum
Watermarks: Honeycombs (Wm.3)
Perforation: 10¾
Notes: The 1st definitive issue with new currency.

Mi No. 192 (60 ct. no watermarks) appeared in the bottom part of the sheet due to some defect in the production of the paper. Only one stamp in a sheet existed. Sixteen wre located.

Some margins were left unperforated, because of narrow margins of the full sheet. Most of fantails will be found with narrower margins.

The total issue of Mi No. 187 (10 ct. with watermarks honeycombs (Wm.3) and Mi No. 212 (1st Supplementary Definitive issue, 10 ct. with watermarks parquetry (Wm.5) is 3 012 600 combined.

*Values 20 ct., 25 ct., 50 ct., 60 ct., 1 Lt., 5 Lt. were delivered to the Postal Administration on February 24, 1923. 10 ct. and 16 ct. must have been delivered in the interim.

Values 10 ct., 15 ct., 20 ct., 60 ct. were withdrawn from circulation on November 1, 1934.

Values 1 Lt., 3 Lt., and 5 Lt. were withdrawn from circulation on October 1, 1933.

Counterfeits!
The high values 3 Lt. and 5 Lt. were counterfeited by the Postal Administration General Adolfas Sruoga. These are now called Sruoga's counterfeits. Theywere never released on market and never sold. They were substituted for the genuine ones in stock. They were printed on correct paper with watermarks, gum and right perforation. The colors were slightly different. After World War II some samples found their way into collectors' hands.


Proofs

Imperforated. Dark gray paper. No watermarks. No gum.
Denomination Color
P 187 10 ct. Black
P 195 5 Lt Black
P 195 A -•- Black (outside frame and design)

Imperforated. Slightly gray paper. No watermarks. No gum.
Denomination Color
P 190 25 ct. Blue
P 190 A -•- Violet
P 190 B -•- Green

Imperforated. White paper. Watermarks Wm. 3 H. With gum.
Denomination Color
P 190 C 25 ct. Blue
P 190 D -•- Violet
P 190 E -•- Yellow
P 190 F -•- Green
P 190 G -•- Orange red
P 190 H -•- Olive brown
P 190 I -•- Rose
P 190 J -•- Carmine

Imperforated. White paper. Watermarks Wm. 3 H. With gum.
Denomination Color
P 195 B 5 LT Blue/Yellow
P 195 C -•- Blue/Yellowish green
P 195 D -•- Blue/Blue green
P 195 E -•- Blue/Gray
P 195 F -•- Blue/Lilac
P 195 G -•- Blue/Orange
P 195 H -•- Violet/Yellow
P 195 I -•- Violet/Yellow green
P 195 J -•- Violet/Blue green
P 195 K -•- Violet/Gray
P 195 L -•- Violet/Orange
P 195 M -•- Green/Yellow
P 195 N -•- Green/Yellow green
P 195 O -•- Green/Blue green
P 195 P -•- Green/Gray
P 195 R -•- Green/Lilac
P 195 S -•- Green/Orange
P 195 T -•- Red/Yellow
P 195 U -•- Red/Yellow green
P 195 V -•- Red/Blue
P 195 X -•- Red/Gray
P 195 Y -•- Red/Lilac
P 195 Z -•- Red/Orange
P 195 AA -•- Orange/Blue green
P 195 BB -•- Orange/Gray
P 195 CC -•- Orange/Lilac
P 195 DD -•- Brown/Yellow
P 195 EE -•- Brown/Yellow green
P 195 FF -•- Brown/Blue green
P 195 GG -•- Brown/Gray
P 195 HH -•- Brown/Lilac
P 195 II -•- Brown/Orange
Counterfeits!
Two values exist imperforated. With gum. Different watermarked paper - triangular stars.
1 Litas - Orange/Green
2 Litas - Brown red/Gray (a value non-existent)

Interesting samples:


Proof. Printed on thick yellowish paper.
Not mentioned on "Postage stamps of Lithuania" catalog.