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Grand Duke Vytautas 500th Anniversary February 15, 1930

Mi 293 Mi 294 Mi 295 Mi 296 Mi 297

Mi 298 Mi 299 Mi 300 Mi 301

Mi 302 Mi 303 Mi 304

Mi 305 Mi 306

Mi No. Denom. Color Perf. Wm. MNH U Sc No.
293 2 ct Yellow brown/Dark brown 14 - 0.50 0.20 242
294 3 ct Dark brown/Violet 14 - 0.50 0.20 243
295 5 ct Yellow green/Orange 14 - 0.50 0.20 244
296 10 ct Violet/Light green 14 - 0.50 0.20 245
297 15 ct Rose/Violet 14 - 0.50 0.20 246
298 30 ct Dark blue/Gray violet 14 - 1.00 0.20 247
299 36 ct Gray violet/Dark gray 14 - 1.50 0.40 248
300 50 ct Gray green/Dull blue 14 - 1.00 0.50 249
301 60 ct Dark blue/Lilac rose 14 - 1.00 0.60 250
302 1 Lt Blue green/Gray brown/Red brown 14 - 4.00 1.50 251
303 3 Lt Red brown/Rose/Dark violet 14 - 6.00 2.50 252
304 5 Lt Olive brown/Gray/Red 14 - 15.00 3.50 253
305 10 Lt Dark blue/Light blue/Gray lilac 14 - 40.00 20.00 254
306 25 Lt Dark brown/Light blue/Blue green 14 - 80.00 70.00 255
150.00 100.00

Data
Print house: Government Printing Establishment (Kaunas)
Printing: Lithographic
Sheet: 100 (10x10) ir 50 (5x10)
Paper: White (yellowish), with gum
Watermarks: No watermarks
Perforation: 14
Notes: Designer Adomas Varnas.

Printed on sheets of 100 stamps (Mi 293-295 and 302-306) and sheets of 50 (Mi 296-301).

Very many minor varieties occur in this issue. Color variations also exist because of different printings and mixing of inks, especially with the centers.

All stamps withdrawn from circulation as on July 15, 1934.


Essays

Some similarity in the design of the frame compared to the regular issue. The center of this design has the Pillars of Gediminas instead of the Grand Duke Vytautas.

Perforated 10½ , thick paper, with gum, no watermarks.

Denomination Color
E 293 2 ct Dark grayish green
E 293 A -- Green
E 293 B -- Dark blue
E 293 C -- Red
E 296 10 ct Grayish blue

Imperforated, thick paper, with gum, no watermarks.

Denomination Color
E 293 D 2 ct Dark grayish green

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