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2nd Anniversary Independence February 15, 1920

Mi 65 Mi 66 Mi 67 Mi 68 Mi 69 Mi 70

Mi 71 Mi 72 Mi 73 Mi 74 Mi 75

Mi No. Denom. Color Perf. Wm. MNH U Sc No.
65 10 sk. Dark red 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 70
66 15 sk. Violet 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 71
67 20 sk. Blue 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 72
68 30 sk. Light brown 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 73
69 40 sk. Light brown/Blue green 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 74
70 50 sk. Dark red 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 75
71 60 sk. Violet 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 76
72 80 sk. Violet/Red 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 77
73 1 auks. Green/Red 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 78
74 3 auks. Brown/Red 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 79
75 5 auks. Green/Red 11½ 4 3.50 2.50 80
38 26

Data
Print house: Margolinas' Printing Establishment in Kaunas
Printing: Lithographic
Sheet: 10, 20, 50 and 60 skatikø - 80 (10x8);
15 and 30 skatikø - 90 (10x9);
40 and 80 skatikø and 1, 3 and 5 auksinø - 72 (8x9).
Paper: White, with gum. Imported from Leipzig.
Watermarks: Zigzag lines (Vm. 4)
Perforation: 11½
Notes: The issue intended to mention the second anniversary of Independence.

Designers:
Vilius Jomantas - 10, 15 and 20 skatikø stamps;
Paulius Galaunë - 30, 50 and 60 skatikø stamps;
Adomas Galdikas - 40, 80 skatikø and 1, 3 and 5 auksins stamps.

imperforated stamps circulation is not known, but believed that they were little.

60 skatikø and 3 auksinø imperforated stamps is very scarce. It is estimated that 60 skatikø imperforated stamps print only 4 sheets of 80 stamps (total 320).

Note that a 15 skatikø stamp Mi 66 not issued!

Kaunas post office was for 10 000 sets. On February 17-18 a buyer could acquire no more than two sets. Begin from February 19 authorized the purchase of more than five sets.

In other lithuanian post offices stamps appeared later and was sold without any limitation on quantity.

Stamps allowed up to May 5, 1920.


Proofs
Imperforated. White paper, no gum. Unwatermarked

No. Denom. Color
P 65 10 skatikø Light brown
P 65 A -•- Bluish violet
P 65 B -•- Carmine red
P 66 15 skatikø Light brown
P 66 A -•- Bluish violet
P 67 20 skatikø Light brown
P 67 A -•- Bluish violet
P 67 B -•- Dark blue
P 68 30 skatikø Light brown
P 68 A -•- Bluish violet
P 68 B -•- Dark brown
P 70 50 skatikø Light brown
P 70 A -•- Bluish violet
P 70 B -•- Carmine red
P 71 60 skatikø Light brown
P 71 A -•- Bluish violet
P 72 80 skatikø Violet/Red (From sheetlet of 10 cliches)


Imperforated. Buff paper, no gum. Unwatermarked
No. Denom. Color
P 69 Black


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