Greetings all. I'm taking a break from my 1851 3c plating and started working with some German stamps and covers. Below is a cover I've been looking at and wanted to confirm with folks here that I am describing it correctly and that I have properly identified the stamps. I was also wondering if anyone had a table showing the postage rates in Germany during this time (1920s). Sounds like Michel has one in its catalog but I have not acquired one of those yet.
The cover looks to have to be sent from Dortmund, Germany to New York, City using a 150 mark rate. It is postmarked with a machine cancel from Dortmund, Germany dated February 5, 1923.
I have identified the stamps to be:100 mark is a Mi 219
- I couldn't determine the watermark, so I am using perforations to distinguish from Mi 247. I dont have a gauge that measures 1/4 inch increments but it lines up best with 14.5.30 mark is a Mi 208P
- It looks to be a two-color posthorn with flat plate printing showing thick letters, large stars and thick cords.20 mark is a Mi 230W
- It is a single color posthorn with rotary press printing showing thin letters and small stars.
Another question would be if there is anything present/or not that would lead on to conclude this is a fake? Thanks in advance for your input.