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- Order number: 902192
You can rarely find such a beautiful complete set today, which is not surprising in view of the small edition (of 9 stamps there were only 5,000 copies at the time).
Ponewesch is a district town in central Lithuania and was the third largest city in the country in 1941 and at the same time the economic center of northern Lithuania. There were mills, tobacco and yeast factories, various distilleries and larger trading companies for flax and fruit.
After the occupation of Lithuania by German troops in June 1941, new, postal-independent district areas were established there on July 25th of the same year, including Ponewesch-Land from the Lithuanian city of Ponewesch and the Lithuanian districts of Birzai, Rokischken, Utena , Ukmerge and Zarasai on the Baltic Sea.
In order to maintain the postal service, six different postage stamps of the Soviet Union with a four-line letterpress overprint "Laisva / Lietuva / 27-VI-41 / Panevezys (Ponewesch)" appeared in the same year. Some of the stamps were printed in different colors, in black, purple, green or red.
Today I can offer you a complete set of this unique series:
- 5 kopeks brown-red with the imprints in red, black and purple;
- 10 kopeks dark blue gray;
- 15 kopeks gray-green with the imprints in red, black and purple.
- 20 kopeks green with the prints in green and purple;
- 30 kopeks Prussian blue with the imprints in red, black and purple;
- and the maximum value of 60 kopeks in the color carmine.
All stamps are in fine mint condition and have of course been checked and are valued at € 693 in the special Germany catalog.