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Fourth Berlin issue May 8, 1919

Mi 50 Mi 51 Mi 52 Mi 53 Mi 54

Mi 55 Mi 56 Mi 57

Mi 58 Mi 59 Mi 60

Mi No. Denom. Color Perforacija Wm. MNH U Sc No.
50 10 sk. Red 11¼x12, 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.20 50
51 15 sk. Lilac 11¼x12, 12 2 V 0.40 0.20 51
52 20 sk. Dull blue 11¼, 11¼x12, 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.20 52
53 30 sk. Ochre 11¼x12, 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.20 53
54 40 sk. Gray brown 11¼x12, 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.20 54
55 50 sk. Light green 11¼, 11¼x12, 14x13¾ 2 H 0.40 0.20 55
56 60 sk. Violet/Red 14x13¾ 2 H 0.40 0.20 56
57 75 sk. Ochre/Red 12x11¼ 2 H 0.40 0.20 57
58 1 auks. Gray/Red 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.20 58
59 3 auks. Brown/Red 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.30 59
60 5 auks. Green/Red 13¾x14 2 V 0.40 0.50 60
4 2.50

Data
Print house: H. S. Herman Printing Co. of Berlin, Germany
Printing: Lithographic process from four plates
Sheet: 100 (10x10)
Paper: White, with gum
Watermarks: Wavy lines (Wm. 2, vertically and horizontally)
Perforation: 11¼x12, 11¼, 12x11¼, 14
Notess: Lowercase "auksinai" changed to uppercase in 1, 3 and 5 auks. stamps (No. 58-60).
Issue has many variations.

Mi 51 A (15 sk., lilac imperforated) are much less frequent than other imperforated stamps. Mi 52 G and 52 H (20 sk., with broken "K" in "skatikø") came out only in the printing of one of the four plates (5 pos.). Mi 55 H, 55 I, 55 J (50 sk., with the point after the "Lietuvos") is from the other plate, issued in July 4, 1919.

After Poland occupation of Vilnius region (pl. Litwa Úrodkowa) part of stamps were overprinted.


Proofs
Imperforated, buff paper. No watermaks, no gum.

No. Denom. Color
P 30 10 skatikø Dull carmine
P 30 A -•- Pale rose
P 31 15 skatikø Violet purpure
P 32 20 skatikø Dark blue
P 33 30 skatikø Dull orange
P 34 40 sskatikø Brown
P 35 50 skatikø Greenish blue
P 35 A -•- Green
P 35 B -•- Blue
P 36 75 skatikai Orange/Carmine
P 36 A -•- Double center, one 90 degrees
P 36 B -•- Quadruole center
P 37 1 auksinas Gray/Carmine
P 38 3 auksinai Brown/Carmine
P 38 A -•- Double center
P 38 B -•- Double center, one inverted
P 38 C -•- Triple center, one inverted
P 38 D -•- Triple center, double inverted
P 38 E -•- se-tenant pair,normal and triple center with double inverted
P 39 5 auksinai Blue green/Carmine
P 39 A -•- Doble center
P 39 B -•- Doble center, one inverted
P 39 C -•- Triple center, one inverted

Essays
Imperforated, whitw paper. No watermaks, no gum.

No. Denom. Color
E 35 50 skatikø Red/Black
E 36 75 skatikai Rose/Black
E 36 A -•- Green/Black
E 36 B -•- Yellow/Black
E 37 1 auksinas Rose/Black
E 37 A -•- Green/Black
E 37 B -•- Blue/Black
E 37 C -•- Yellow/Black
E 38 3 auksinai Rose/Black
E 38 A -•- Blue/Black
E 38 B -•- Yellow/Black
E 39 5 auksinai Rose/Black
E 39 A -•- Yellow/Black

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