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Marienwerder

13th March 1920

Plebiscites 5

Marienwerder 1 to 14
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perf 11½ , no wmk, litho
Printed by Officine Grafiche Coen, Milan

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
5 pfennigs green   1 1      
10pf rose red   2 2      
15pf grey   3 3      
20pf brown-orange   4 4      
25pf deep blue   5 5      
30pf orange   6 6      
40pf brown   7 7      
50pf violet   8 8      
60pf red brown   9 9      
75pf chocolate   10 10      
1 mark brown and green   11 11      
2m dark violet   12 12      
3m red   13 13      
5m blue and rose   14 14      

Scott [1] notes that the stamps are also known imperf.
Gibbons [2] states that "Printings were made on thick bluish and greyish paper and on thin yellowish paper.

In a plebiscite called for by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles following WW1, there was a 92% vote in favour of remaning in Germany. After WW2, the area became part of Poland, renamed Kwidzyn.

Sources: ScC [1], SGP7 [2].

Image from ebay.

FI ref: 505 Page credit: NB

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