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The 50 Pfennig value was used to pay supplemental postal service fees.

The ink used on a few of the very early printing (1889-90) is red under ultraviolet light. The color, in parenthesis, is that seen under UV light.





(fire red)

 dark brown-red
(dark fire red)

(wine red)

dark brown-carmine
(wine red)

Other printings used a non-florescent ink.







  reddish lilac-brown

 dull rose-brown


 dark lilac-brown

The Kohl handbook simply lists the first use of this value as "November, 1889".


 November 23, 1889