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Overprint Issue Occasion: summary of the different overprint reasons

Increase In Sales Overprint: postage stamp overprinted to increase in sales

Exhaustion Overprint: postage stamp with seldom used face value overprinted for exhaustion

Office Abroad Overprint: postage stamp overprinted for the use in an office abroad

Occupation Overprint: postage stamp overprinted after a military occupation

Validation Extension Overprint: postage stamp overprinted to extend the validation (e. g. Ottoman Empire 1915 - 1916)

Category Change Overprint: postage stamp overprinted to change the stamp category (e. g. definitive stamp -> official stamp)

Habilitado Overprint: withdrawn postage stamp of spanish speaking countries over-
printed to declare these again for valid

Inflation Overprint: postage stamp over-
printed with a new face value because of inflation

Jubilee Overprint: postage stamp over-
printed on the occasion of a jubilee (e. g. 100th anniversary of the kingdom of Wurttemberg)

Colony Overprint: postage stamp overprinted for the use in a colony

Rural Post Office Overprint: postage stamp overprinted for selling on commission in rural post offices (spanish: Campaña = Rural Post Office)

Specimen Overprint: postage stamp over-
printed for the use as specimen to avoid postal use

Face Value Overprint: postage stamp overprinted with a new face value

Partly Face Value Overprint: postage stamp partly overprinted with a new face value

Face Value Differentiation Overprint: same-colour postage stamps with different vace values partly overprinted to avoid mistakes

Olympic Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of olympic games

Phosphorus Overprint: postage stamp overprinted with an under ultraviolet light visible overprint on the occasion of operate a postmark machine

Postage Fee Reduction Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of a postage fee reduction

Postal Statistic Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of a postal statistic

Discount Overprint: postage stamp overprinted for sale under face value

Resello Overprint: withdrawn postage stamp of spanish speaking countries over-
printed to declare these again for valid

Education Overprint: postage stamp overprinted for education of postal clerks

Security Overprint: postage stamp overprinted to avoid forgeries

State Visit: postage stamp overprinted for a state visit of an important personality

Form Of Government Change Over-
print:
postage stamps overprinted after the change of the form of government (e. g. kingdom -> people´s state)

Mourning Overprint: postage stamp over-
printed after the death of an important personality

Independence Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of a independence

Currency Reform Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of a currency reform

Currency Changeover Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of a currency changeover

Christmas Overprint: postage stamp overprinted on the occasion of christmas

Company Advertising Overprint: postage stamp overprinted with official or private advertising (e. g. coffee from Costa Rica)

Charity Overprint: postag stamp overprinted for charitable donation

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