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Schleswig

25th January 1920

Plebiscites 2

Schleswig 1 to 14
  1-14 xxx

perf 14x15, wmk multiple crosses, typo
Printed by H. H. Thiele, Copenhagen

Description Design Scott SG Mi Y&T  
2½ pfennigs grey 1 1 1      
5pf green 1 2 2      
2½pf yellow-brown 1 3 3      
10pf deep rose 1 4 4      
15pf red-violet 1 5 5      
20pf deep blue 1 6 6      
25pf orange 2 7 7      
35pf brown 2 8 8      
40pf violet 2 9 9      
75pf greenish-blue 2 10 10      
1 mark dark brown 3 11 11      
2m deep blue 3 12 12      
5m green 3 13 13      
10m red 3 14 14      

Schleswig Zone 1
Zone 1
1920 Sc15 SG29

Under the Versailles Treaty of 1919, Schleswig was divided into two zones. On 10th February 1920, Zone 1 (North) voted 75% to join Denmark, which it did on 9th July. On 14th March, Zone 2 (South) voted 80% to remain part of Germany.
A second set of 14 stamps (Sc15-28, SG29-42) to the same design but denominated in Danish currency and overprinted "1.ZONE" was issued for use in the North on 21st May 1920.

Sources: ScC, SGP7.

Images from ebay.

FI ref: 502 Page credit: NB

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