Article 59: Germany Hyperinflation Issue: the 250,000 Mark value on cover

A typical experience for a young collector is to come across the Hyperinflation issues of Germany and think that these stamps are fantastically valuable because of their fantastic denominations. This was the case for me when I was 7 or so years old. Later in life I found out that most of these stamps are worth little mint, and are often found as mint sheets, since newer and higher values replaced lower values within days of the displaced lower values having been issued. Here I show some covers with the 250,000 Mark value, which is amongst the most common on cover, along with one cover with 2,000,000 Mark values. I am not an INFLA expert. Therefore, all of the items shown here are presumed fake before declared genuine. This is especially the case for a few blocks I am showing as well. Quick links are for the main page, covers with rates of 250,000 Marks (September 27, 1923), 350,000 Marks (Late September, 1923), 750,000 Marks (September 22, 1923), 2,000,000 Marks (October 6, 1923), 4,000,000 Marks (November 2, 1923: seems too late for such a "low" rate), two covers; 6,000,000 Marks (cover 1, October 2, 1923) (cover 2, October 8, 1923), 7,000,000 Marks (October 12, 1923), and a whopping 40,000,000 Marks (October 11, 1923), which stands out as suspicious for the date, and blocks of the 1,000,000,000 Mark value, and of the 10,000,000,000 Mark value.
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