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JEVER 1923 Uncataloged Overprint!! Marien-Gymnasium 350th Anniv. Notgeld Germany

$ 1,495.00
An incredible find, this complete set has never before been known to exist with this overprint from the 350th "Johrfier" (local Oldenburg-region dialect for Jahrfeier, or "anniversary celebration") of the Marien-Gymnasium school in Jever. Already a rare set with no overprint, there is one overprint from 1922 that is listed with a much higher catalog value over the regular notes, but it is definitely not this one!

This is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a museum-level rarity.

The Marien-Gymnasium is not named after the Virgin Mary, it is named after Maria of Jever, who founded the school in 1573 and who is depicted on the top note.

Maria of Jever was the noblewoman who ended up ruling Jeverland after her brother's death and overcame a great many struggles to benefit her people tremendously, including, as the note states, granting city rights to Jever in 1536. The date underneath her photo is the year of her death in 1575, which is an interesting story: her death was kept a secret for some time under the pretense that she was in bed, while a servant would eat food placed outside her door every day to keep up the appearance she was alive.

More on Maria of Jever can be found on Wikipedia here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_of_Jever

CONDITION: AUNC+, small age spot on one note, slight rounding of corners, see photos

  • All notes guaranteed genuine. You will receive exactly the notes in the photos.
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