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DLR Printings on PB Plates

18 Jan 1865

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1,178 sheets 120on

H-paper only


This value was obviously produced in two printings, one in light green and one in green. That about 140,000 stamps were sufficient for more than 25 years demonstrates the small size of the population and the not too prosperous conditions in those days. All that changed with the gold boom in the 1890ís.

Issued Jan 1865: First printing: Light (Sage) green  200 sheets in one delivery

issued in October 1868: Second printing: Green 978 sheets.  two deliveries