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Grand Duke Vytautas 500th Anniversary Air Post June 9, 1930

Mi 307 Mi 308 Mi 309

Mi 310 Mi 311 Mi 312 Mi 313

Mi No. Denom. Color Perf. Wm. MNH U Sc No.
307 5 ct Black/Ochre/Brown 14 3 H 0.80 0.40 C40
308 10 ct Dark blue/Gray/Black 14 3 H 0.80 0.40 C41
309 15 ct Maroon/Gray/Blue 14 3 H 0.80 0.40 C42
310 25 ct Dark brown/Orange/Carmine 14 3 H 1.50 1.00 C43
311 40 ct Dark blue/Dull green/Violet 14 3 V 2.00 1.00 C44
312 60 ct Blue green/Gray violet/Black 14 3 V 2.50 1.00 C45
313 1 Lt Brown red/Gray lilac/Black 14 3 V 4.00 2.00 C46
12.00 6.00

Data
Print house: Government Printing Establishment (Kaunas)
Printing: Lithographic
Sheet: 40 (8x5 or 5x8)
Paper: White (yellowish), with gum
Watermarks: Honeycombs (Wm. 3)
Perforation: 14
Notes: A commemorative Air post issue.

On stamps Mi 307-309 – the Prime minister Juozas Tûbelis,
on Mi 310-311 – The Grand Duke Vytautas and a plane over the Kaunas city,
on Mi 312-313 – The Grand Duke Vytautas and the president Antanas Smetona.

Although the official date of issue is june 9, 1930, covers with dates june 7 and 8 are known.

All stamps withdrawn from circulation as on July 15, 1934.


Essays

Design in horizontal format with the Gediminas Pillars and two swallows carrying letters, somewhat indistinct.

Engraved. Perforated 10½, thick white paper, with gum. No watermarks. Numerals "1" in shields. Circular network (burelage) printed over stamp.

Denomination Color Notes
E 313 1 Lt Violet Network Green
E 313 A -•- Orange red Network Yellow brown
E 313 B -•- Light brown Network Yellow brown

Perforated 10½, thick white paper, with gum. No watermarks. No numerals in shields. No network (burelage) printed over stamp.

Denomination Color Notes
E 313 C without Light violet
E 313 D -•- Dark violet
E 313 E -•- Orange red/ Yellow
E 313 F -•- Brown
E 313 G -•- Olive brown

Imperforated, thick white paper, with gum. No watermarks. No numerals in shields. No network (burelage) printed over stamp.

Denomination Color Notes
E 313 H without Gray violet

Engraved. Imperforated. No watermarks. Numerals 1" in shields. Circular network (burelage) printed over stamp.

Denomination Color Notes
E 313 I 1 Lt Olive green Network Orange red
E 313 J -•- Dark blue Network Red

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