The 10 Pfennig Germania is a classic example for determining whether a stamp is valuable or not. Everyone has one – it is found in every album. And they all have one thing in common: all of them are red, at least as far as the basic colour is concerned.
Dark carmine red, dark red carmine, bright red carmine, carmine, dark carmine, dark pink or dark red? In this case, the value of the stamp depends on just a small colour nuance. One of the colours is like having 5 correct numbers in the lottery, another is like having 2 with a bonus number, but the vast bulk of them are only worth a fraction of the price of a lottery ticket. How often have you won the lottery?
There are specialist experts who are responsible for determining the exact shade of the red Germania. And only when this stamp has been examined or certified by the relevant experts is it deemed to be as such.
In the case of the 10 Pfennig Germania, there are also differences in printing type, watermark and perforation. If you already have a verified or certified Germania 10 Pfennig red, you are welcome to e-mail us a digital photo or scan of the stamp and the certificate at: firstname.lastname@example.org