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 The 25 Pfennig value was used to pay supplemental fees for additional postal services

  The early orange-yellow shade reappeared in 1898. These can be found with later cancel dates.    

 orange-yellow
(1889-93)
 orange-yellow
(1898 and after)
 chrome-yellow
(1890-91)

     

 reddish-orange
(1891-1900)

dark reddish-orange
(1893-1900)

 red-orange
(1899-1900)

The Kohl Handbook states that the first day of use for this value was March 7, 1890. The Michel catalog lists an ambiguous "1889" with no further information. German study groups make no reference to plate flaws found befor 1890.

 

 January 26, 1890