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1903 Inscription 'FREI DURCH ABLOSUNG NR 21' (for Prussia)

3 p brown 25 p orange and black on yellow

  2 p grey
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange and black on yellow
  40 p red and black
  50 p violet and black 

These stamps have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 pcc 
3 pcc 
5 pvcc 
10 pvcvc 
20 pvcvc 
25 pcc 
40 pcc 
50 pcc 

 

1905 Inscription 'FREI DURCH ABLOSUNG Nr 16' (for Baden)

  2 p grey
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange and black on yellow 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 p****** 
3 p** 
5 p** 
10 pcc 
20 pcc 
25 p****** 

 

1920 Numbers, inscription 'DIENSTMARKE'

With number '21' in the corners (for Prussia)

  5 p green
  10 p red
  15 p brown
  20 p blue
  30 p red on yellow
  50 p lilac
  1 M red

These stamps have perforation 14 and watermark 'Lozenges' ('Rauten').

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pvcvc 
10 pcc 
15 pvcvc 
20 pcvc 
30 pcvc 
50 pcvc 
1 M*c 

Without number in the corners

  5 p green
  10 p red
  10 p orange
  15 p brown
  20 p blue
  30 p red on yellow
  40 p red
  50 p lilac
  60 p red
  75 p blue
  1 M red
  1.25 M blue on yellow
  2 M blue
  3 M brown on red
  5 M brown on yellow
  10 M green on red
  20 M blue on red
  50 M violet on red
  100 M red on red

These stamps have perforation 14 and watermark 'Lozenges' ('Rauten') or 'Crossed lines' ('Waffeln').

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Lozenges'
5 pcc 
10 p redvcvc 
10 p orangevc*1920
15 pvcvcExists imperforate
20 pvcvc 
30 pvcvc 
40 pvcvc1920
50 pvcvc 
60 pvcvc1921
1 Mvcvc 
1.25 Mvcvc1920
2 M *c1920
3 Mvcvc1922?
5 Mvcvc1920
10 Mvcvc1922?
Watermark 'Crossed Lines'
75 pvcc1922?
2 Mvcvc1922
10 Mvcc1922?
20 Mvcvc1922?
50 Mvcvc1922?
100 Mvcvc1922?

Surcharged (1923)

  '5 Tausend' on 5 M brown on yellow
  '20 Tausend' on 30 p red on yellow
  '75 Tausend' on 50 M violet on red
  '100 Tausend' on 15 p brown
  '250 Tausend' on 10 p red
  '400 Tausend' on 15 p brown
  '800 Tausend' on 30 p red on yellow
  1 Mill on 75 p blue
  2 Mill on 10 p red
  5 Mill on 100 M red on red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Crossed Lines'
5 T on 5 Mvcc 
20 T on 30 pvcc 
75 T on 50 Mvcc 
100 T on 15 p vcc 
250 T on 10 pvcc 
400 T on 15 pvcc 
800 T on 30 pvcc 
1 Mill on 75 pvcc 
2 Mill on 10 pvcc 
5 Mill on 100 M vcc 
Watermark 'Lozenges'
800 T on 30 pc* 

These stamps (with and without '21') overprinted 'C.G.H.S.' see under Upper Silesia.


(Stamp with forged cancel?)

 

1920 Stamps of Bavaria and Wurttemberg overprinted 'DEUTSCHES REICH' click here.

10 p orange 2 1/2 M blue

 

Strictly spoken the official stamps of Wurttemberg were also issued under the German Empire, click here for these stamps.

 

1923 Stamps of Germany overprinted 'Dienstmarke' in fancy letters

  20 M lilac
  30 M olive
  40 M green
  200 M red
  300 M green
  400 M brown
  500 M red
  100 Mill grey
  200 Mill brown
  2 Milld brown and green
  5 Milld orange and brown
  10 Milld green
  20 Milld green and brown
  50 Milld blue
  

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 Mvcc 
30 Mvcc 
40 Mvcc 
200 Mvcc 
300 Mvcc 
400 Mvcc 
500 Mvcc 
100 Millc* 
200 Millc* 
2 Milldc* 
5 Milldc* 
10 Milld** 
20 Milld** 
50 Milld** 

 

1923 New currency

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  50 p orange
  100 p lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 pcc 
5 pcvc 
10 pcvc 
20 p *vc 
50 p*c 
100 p** 

Stamps for official railway letters

1874 Inscription 'Frei laut Entschadigungs Conto.'

  (-) black on yellow (2 types, size of inscription different)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUsedRemarks
(-) black on yellow ***On letter: ***

I know that forgeries of these labels exist. For example, the next forgery was made by Peter Winter:


(Peter Winter forgery)


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