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Currency: 60 Kreuzer = 1 Gulden

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1860/62 Arms of Baden, background shaded

6 k blue 9 k brown

  1 Kreuzer black
  3 Kreuzer blue
  6 Kreuzer orange
  6 Kreuzer blue
  9 Kreuzer red
  9 Kreuzer brown

For the specialist: two different perforations exist; 13 1/2 in 1860 (1 k black, 3 k blue, 6 k red and 9 k red) and 10 in 1862 (1 k black, 6 k blue and 9 k brown).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Perforated 13 1/2
1 k ****also exists with red gum
3 k*****shades of colour exist
6 k******shades of colour exist
9 kRR 

Perforated 10

1 k**** 
6 k****** 
9 kR*** 

 

1862 Arms of Baden, background white, value in KREUZER

3 k red "109" in five circles cancellation 6 k blue 30 k orange

  1 Kreuzer black (1864)
  3 Kreuzer red
  6 Kreuzer blue (1864)
  9 Kreuzer brown (1864)
  18 Kreuzer green 
  30 Kreuzer orange


(3 k red, perforated 13 1/2)

For the specialist: these stamps are perforated 10, but in 1862 one value (3 k red) was issued perforated 13 1/2 since the perforating machins to make the perforation 10 were not yet ready, instead the old perforating machine was used. Be aware of forged cancels on the 30 Kr stamp (since cancelled stamps are much more valuable than uncancelled ones). The remainders of the 6 kr, 9 kr and 30 kr stamps were sold to stamp dealers. An imperforated variety of the 3 Kr stamp exists, it was mainly used in the city of Stockach (extremely rare). The 18 k is rare in used and unused condition.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Perforated 13 1/2

3 k RRR*** 
Perforated 10
1 k**** 
3 k ***c 
6 k***shades of colour exist
9 k***shades of colour exist
18 kRRRR 
30 k**RRRBeware of forged cancels!

Misprint:


(A severely misperforated stamp)

Forgeries:


(Fournier forgery with a different perforation)

Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps, they have a different perforation (as far as I have seen). I do not know if there are any differences in the design compared to a genuine stamp. I've seen all values of this serie forged by Fournier. In the Fournier album of philatelic forgeries, the above cancel is given ('79' in 5 concentric circles) as well as '60' in 5 concentric circles, '8' in 5 concentric circles (see example below), '31' in 3 concentric circles, 3 concentric circles and a dot in the middle, an '8' in a small circle, three circular cancels with 'KEHL 2 NOV 6-7 N', 'RASTATT 14 OCT 5-10 V' and 'FURSTENBERG 17 2 MBG'. I have furthermore seen 'KARLSRUHE 2 Mrz' in two straight lines. The cancel "109" in 5 concentric lines is listed under Bavaria in the Fournier album, however I have seen this cancel on Baden (see below for examples). Maybe the cancel "12" in 5 concentric lines could also be found on these Baden forgeries?


(The Fournier forged cancels as they can be found in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries')

 

Other examples of Fournier forgeries:

Fournier forgery with cancel 'KEHL 2 NOV 6-7 N'

"60" cancel "KARLSRUHE 2 Mrz" cancel "8" cancel "109" cancel "109" cancel
(Reduced sizes)


(Fournier forgeries with '8' in a small circle cancel and Rastatt cancel, reduced sizes)

Fournier is known to have made forgeries of the 30 kr. He took ordinary 3-kreuzer stamps of the 1862 issue, where the colour was chemically removed, and later reprinted it in orange, from a forged engraving of the rare 30-kreuzer value. During the two operations, the cancellation was not removed. So, these forgeries have the paper, perforation and cancellation genuine and are very dangerous! Fournier seems to have considered this forgery one of his masterpieces (this text is translated from Serranne, in the french introduction of the 'Fournier album of philatelic forgeries').


(Inscription 'FAKSIMILE' in the shield)


A Sperati forgery, I don't know the distinguishing characteristics of this forgery

The above 18 k stamp has the inscription 'FAKSIMILE' on the central part of the arms. I've also seen this forgery with the word 'FAKSIMILE' scratched out (but still faintly visible).

The above stamp doesn't have any value inscription, forgery, proof or some kind of lable? The inscriptions and perforation are different from the genuine stamps. I have also seen this label in blue.

The 3 k imperforate stamp was forged by Peter Winter (with cancel 'STOCKACH 28 DEZ' or uncancelled as shown above).

Forged cancel:


(Forged cancel on a genuine 30 k stamp, reduced size)

Other forged cancels were made by Rudolph Thomas (probably to 'enhance' some 30 k stamps), the following cancels (with fixed dates) are known:
'OBERKIRCH 10 JUL'
'GRIESSEN 7 OCT
'STOKCACH 7 OCT'
If anybody has a picture of these forged cancels, or more information, please contact me!

 

1868 Arms of Baden, background white, value in KR.

  1 KR. green
  3 KR. red
  7 KR. blue

The remaining stamps of this serie were sold to stamp dealers in 1878.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 k** 
3 k*c 
7 k*** 


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