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War Orphans Benefit Air Post March 2, 1924

Mi 237 Mi 238 Mi 239 Mi 240

Mi Nr. Denom. Color Overp. on Overp. color Perf. Wm. MNH U Sc No.
237 20 ct on 20 ct Yellow 220 R 11 5 20.00 20.00 CB1
238 40 ct on 40 ct Emerald green 221 V 11 5 20.00 20.00 CB2
239 60 ct on 60 ct Rose 222 V 11 5 20.00 20.00 CB3
240 1 Lt on 80 ct Dark brown 223 B 11 5 25.00 25.00 CB4
85.00 85.00

Data
Print house: -
Printing: Overprint colors: Black (B), Red (R), Violet (V)
Sheet: As the original stamps
Paper: As the original stamps
Watermarks: As the original stamps
Perforation: As the original stamps
Pastabos: New currency air post issue overprinted with surcharged values for the benefit of the orphans of World War I.

Overprinted surcharges designed by Jonas Buračas.


Surcharges
A B C D
on Mi 237 on Mi 238 on Mi 239 on Mi 240
Red Violet Violet Black
Warrior's cross with shield Coat of arms of Klaipėda (Memel) Coat of arms of Klaipėda (Memel) Columns of Gediminas
Caution: Values 40 ct and 60 ct overprinted in violet (B and C) run in water!

Overprinted Essays

On imperforated color proofs of the new currency air post issue.
White paper, with gum. Watermarks - parquetry (Wm.5)
Overprint: Warrior's cross with shield (A) or Columns of Gediminas (D) in black or red.

Denom. Overprint Overp.color Notes:
E 237 2 ct on 20 ct A Black Overprinted on P 220
E 238 2 ct on 40 ct A Black Overprinted on P 221
E 239 2 ct on 60 ct A Red Overprinted on P 222
E 239 A 2 ct on 60 ct A Red Overprinted on P 222
E 239 B 1+2+3 Lt on 60 ct D Black Overprinted on P 222

Inverted overprint: Warrior's cross with shield (A), or Columns of Gediminas (D) in black or blue

E 237 2 ct on 20 ct A Blue Overprinted on P 220
E 237 A 2 ct on 20 ct A Blue Overprinted on P 220
E 237 B 1+2+3 Lt on 20 ct D Black Overprinted on P 220
E 238 A 2 ct on 40 ct A Blue Overprinted on P 221
E 238 B 2 ct on 40 ct A Blue Overprinted on P 221
E 238 C 2 ct on 40 ct A Black Overprinted on P 221
E 239 C 2 ct on 60 ct A Blue Overprinted on P 222
E 239 D 60+50 ct on 60 ct A Blue Overprinted on P 222

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