3200 lonely varieties?
It kind of makes you think about the never edited Olympia stamp a few years ago.
Yet again, there is upheaval in Germany, as a remarkable variant was found of the so-called Dohnanyi stamp, dedicated to Dohnanyi, a resistance fighter who was murdered in 1945. Two alert collectors have each been able to get hold of a specimen on which the year ‘2002’ is not printed next to the name ‘Germany’ but in the outer corner of the black bar. There was no forgery but a problem in the printing process. 3200 specimens of the stamp were printed before the ‘shred of magenta’ of the portray was noticed. The printing process was stopped and a new version was produced, this time with a portray which was less red. The opportunity was used to shift down the year ‘2002’ to just near the country name ‘Germany’.
The 3200 red originals obviously should have been destroyed, but the two recent findings prove that a number of ‘red Dohnanyi’s’ has slipped through. So, if you would receive mail from Germany, ‘be cautious’.