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BAVARIA 1876-1913 (Germany)

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ARMS OF BAVARIA (Pfennig issues)

1876 Arms of Bavaria, value in 'pfennig', the lions and arms are embossed

5 p lilac 5 p green, perforated 14 1/2 5 p green, perforated 11 1/2 50 p red

  2 Pfennig grey
  3 Pfennig green
  3 Pfennig brown
  5 Pfennig green
  5 Pfennig lilac
  10 Pfennig red
  20 Pfennig blue
  25 Pfennig brown
  25 Pfennig orange
  30 Pfennig green
  40 Pfennig yellow
  50 Pfennig red
  50 Pfennig brown
  80 Pfennig lilac

For the specialist, two types of perforation exist: a wide one (11 1/2, issued 1876) and a narrow one (14 1/2, issued 1888), not all values exist in both perforations. For similar stamps, but value in 'KREUZER' click here.

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 'Wide wavy lines', perforated 11 1/2 (1876)
3 p green***vc 
5 p green***** 
5 p lilac**** 
10 p***vc 
20 p***c 
25 p brownR* 
50 p red**** 
50 p brownR** 
Watermark 'Narrow vertical wavy lines', perforated 11 1/2 (1881)
3 p green*vc 
5 p lilac**c 
5 p greencc1911
10 p red*vcImperforate: R (1890)
20 p **vc 
25 p brown***c 
50 p brown***c 
Watermark 'Narrow horizontal wavy lines', perforated 14 1/2 (1888)
2 p *vc1900
3 p green*c 
3 p brownvcvc1890
5 p lilac*** 
5 p greencvc 
10 pvcvcImperforate: ***
20 pvcvc 
25 p brown**** 
25 p orange*c1890
30 pcvc1900
40 pcvc1900
50 p brown***cShades of brown
80 pcc1900

Larger sizes values in 'MARK'

1 M lilac, imperforated 1 M lilac 3 M brown

  1 M (imperforated, 1874) lilac
  1 M lilac (1876)
  2 M orange (1876)
  3 M brown (1900)
  5 M green (1900)

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' (1874)
1 MRRRimperforate
1 MR***perforated 11 1/2
Watermark 'Wide wavy lines', perforated 11 1/2 (1876)
1 M***vc 
2 M***** 
Watermark 'Narrow vertical wavy lines', perforated 11 1/2 (1881)
1 M*c 
2 M****1891
3 M****1900
5 M****1900
Watermark 'Narrow horizontal wavy lines', perforated 11 1/2 (1911)
1 M** 
2 M** 
3 M**** 
5 M**** 
Surcharged '20' in blue in the four corners

20 on 3 p brown

  20 on 3 Pf 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
Watermark 'Narrow horizontal wavy lines', perforation 14 1/2
20 on 3 pvcvc1920

I have seen a 5 pf green stamp with overprint '1 Piastre', I presume this is a bogus issue.

Private reprint:


(A reprint mini-sheet of the 5 p green made for the 78th Deutscher Philatelistentag in Munchen, 1977, note the wavy watermark alike paper)


(Zoom-in of the stamp on the reprints sheet)

 

1876 Postage due stamps, arms, overprinted 'Vom Empfanger Zahlbar'

3 p grey 5 p grey "Vom Emfanger Zahlbar"

  2 Pf grey
  3 Pf grey
  5 Pf grey
  10 Pf grey
  '2' on 10 Pf grey (non issued)

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 'Wide wavy lines', perforation 11 1/2 (1876)
2 p** 
5 p** 
10 pccExist bisected: R
With error 'Empfäng': RR
Watermark 'Narrow vertical wavy lines', perforation 11 1/2 (1883)
3 p****** 
5 p****** 
10 p*cWith error: 'zahlbar' only: R
With error: 'Empfänger' only: RR
Watermark 'Narrow horizontal wavy lines', perforation 14 1/2 (1888)
2 pcc1895
3 pcc 
5 pc* 
10 pc* 
2 on 3 p?RRRNon issued, nevertheless 6 stamps (3 pairs) were
used in Aichach on 4 September 1895

 

1908 Railway stamps, arms, overprinted with 'E' (Eisenbahn=Railway)

20 p blue with red "E"

  3 p brown (overprint red)
  5 p green (overprint red)
  10 p red (overprint green)
  20 p blue (overprint red)
  50 p brown (overprint green)

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 'Narrow horizontal wavy lines', perforation 14 1/2
3 p** 
5 pcc 
10 pcvc 
20 pcc 
50 p** 

1911 90th birthday of Prince Luitpold

10 p red

  3 Pf brown
  5 Pf green
  10 Pf red
  20 Pf blue
  25 Pf violet

Slightly larger size

80 p violet

  30 Pf orange
  40 Pf green
  50 Pf brown
  60 Pf green
  80 Pf violet

Specialists distinguish two types for the stamps in the values 3 p to 80 p: small and large head of the 'R' of 'MAERZ' (the 'E' is also different in the middle horizontal stroke). The values 2 p to 25 p have watermark 'horizontal wavy lines', the values 30 p to 80 p 'vertical wavy lines'. All stamps have perforation 11 1/2.

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 pcvc'911' instead of '1911': RR
5 pcvc 
10 pcvc'911' instead of '1911': **
20 pcc 
25 pcc 
30 pcc 
40 pcc 
50 p*c 
60 p*cOnly one type
80 p*c 

Larger size and design changed

1 M brown 10 M yellow 20 M brown

  1 Mark brown
  2 Mark green
  3 Mark red
  5 Mark blue
  10 Mark yellow
  20 Mark brown

The Mark values have watermark 'vertical wavy lines'. They have perforation 11 1/2.

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 M*c 
2 M** 
3 M**** 
5 M**** 
10 M****** 
20 M****** 

Perforated with 'E' to serve as railway stamps (1912)

3 p brown "Perforated E"

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p violet
  50 p 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
3 p** 
5 pcc 
10 pcvc 
20 pcc 
25 p** 
50 p*** 

 

1911 25 years reign of Luitpold, head of Luitpold and two angles

10 p red and yellow

  5 Pf green, yellow and black
  10 Pf red yellow and black

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 pcc 
10 pcc 

The above stamps have perforation 11 1/2 (and no watermark). These stamps are cancelled with the date '10 jun 11' specially for collectors, here an example of the town of Selbitz.

"Special Cancellation"
(Special Cancellation 10 JUN 11, here from the town of Selbitz)

 

For stamps of Bavaria issued from 1914 to 1920, click here.


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