|XXVII. Commemorative issue of the 1st July 1926|
Ferdinand's 60th Birthday Anniversay
Printed by Bayerische Staatsdruckerei in Munich, after designs by painter Ludovic
All proofing was carried out on gummed paper, watermarked "wavy lines", horizontally or vertically.
(Impressions on unwatermarked thick or chalky paper, of accepted and rejected designs, are Visoianu reproductions, and are numbered XXVII A-L - see page XXVII-F)
XXVII M - 28-on proofing cylinder
Horizontal watermark, 28 design/colour trials, 15 x 25B and 5 x 10L - all being 20.5 x 27 mm, together with 8 x 10L in format 19 1/2 x 25 1/2mm. Two of the large format 10 L trials do not present the designer's name. The 4th proof of the third row has a white triangle in top frame to the left. Occasionally encountered perforated.
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All trials in two values, 10 L in two formats.
Colours: (Shades - big variations even within units)
|12. Clear blue||13. Dark blue||14. Ultramarine||15. Olive yellow|
|16. Ochre||17. Orange||18. Carmine||19. Carmine rose|
|20. Brown||21. Yellow-green||22. Green||23. Olive green|
|24. Black-grey||25. Grey||26. Dark violet||27. Brown-violet|
XXVII N - 15-on proofing cylinder
Format 20.5 x 27 mm, vertical watermark.
|1. 25B grey-green||2. 10L grey-green|
XXVII O - Other cylinders
Format 20.5 x 27 mm, vertical watermark, imperf or perf 11
|25B grey-black (perf)||25B orange (imperf)||50B green (perf)|
|5L sepia (imperf)||9L slate-green (imperf)|
|10B orange (perf)||2L grey (perf)||2L slate-green (imperf)|
3) Rejected cylinders
|1L violet (imperf)||10L slate-green (perf and imperf)||10L red-brown (perf)|