... Bulgarian plate errors ...

1901 April uprising




Both of the 1901 April uprising issues picturing the famous cherry cannon have specific plate errors regularly repeated in the sheet. 5 distinct varieties can be found in the following pattern: I-II-III-IV-V-I-II-III-IV-V-....





Type I:
Outer frame
broken over 18

Type II:
Spot under 18


Type III:
Broken line
under denomination

Type IV:
White spot
in left ornament

Type V:
Outer right
frame line broken






Type I:
No special characteristics

Type II:
White spot in ornament

Type III:
Dot in head of 5

Type IV:
White spots in ornament

Type V:
Broken circle of left head



Note that the 1901 April uprising issues also exist as forgeries!

Source:
- R. Weinbrecht: Handbuch Bulgarien, Postwertzeichen Teil 1 1879-1944, issued 1993