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1850 Arms, inscription 'S.H. POST SCHILLING', imperforated with embossed center.

1 Sh blue 1 Sh blue 2 Sh red 1 s blue

  1 s blue
  2 s 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
1 sRRRRR 
2 sRRRRR 

Typical cancels:

Forgeries, example:

Sperati forgery!
(Could these be Fournier forgeries?)

The genuine stamps should have a blue silk thread (however, this has also been forged). In the above forgeries, the 'L' of 'SCHILLING' is approaching the central oval too much. In the genuine stamps there should be a part of the tail of the eagle. Fournier offers these stamps in his 1914 pricelist for 1 Swiss Franc (both values) as second choice forgeries.


(Another forgery)


In the period from 1 September 1851 to the end of March 1864, the stamps of Denmark were used in Schleswig-Holstein.


1864 Inscription 'HERZOGTH. SCHLESWIG'

Typical Cancellation "3 circles and number" 4 s brown

  1/2 s green
  1 1/4 s green
  1 1/4 s lilac
  1 1/3 s red
  2 s blue
  4 s red
  4 s 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
1/2 s****** 
1 1/4 s green****** 
1 1/4 s lilac ***** 
1 1/3 s red****** 
2 s****** 
4 s red***R 
4 s brown****** 

Cut from an envelope?

1 1/4 s lilac, cut from an envelope?

 

1865 Inscription 'SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

1/2 s red 1 1/4 s green 2 s blue4 s brown


(Reduced size)

  1/2 s red
  1 1/4 s green
  1 1/3 s lilac
  2 s blue
  4 s 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
1/2 s****** 
1 1/4 s***** 
1 1/3 s***R 
2 s***R 
4 s***RR 

 

1856 Inscription 'HERZOGTH. HOLSTEIN

White text on coloured background

  1/2 s green
  1 1/4 s lilac
  2 s 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
1/2 sRR 
1 1/4 sR*** 
2 s****** 
Coloured text on white background

2 s blue

  1 1/4 s lilac
  1 1/3 s (=1 sgr) red
  2 s blue
  4 s (=3 sgr) 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
1 1/4 s****** 
1 1/3 s****** 
2 sRR 
4 s****** 

These stamps have been forged, examples of some Fournier forgeries:

The first two Fournier forgeries above are cancelled with a four ring cancel with '191' in the center. The last one has the cancel 'AHRENSBOCK 19/9 66 9 10 V'. Other cancels that were used by Fournier are:
HUSUM 19/6 12-1 N
WESSELBUREN 24 11 8-10 N
BRAMSTEDE 27 6 1865
FLENSBURG 10/8 67 6-7 N
ALTONA 27/.. 66 2-...
SCHLESWIG 1 4 66 ....
ROTHENKRU.. IN SCHLESWIG 14 11 65 * 4-5 N (in a rectangle)
ALTONA in a straight line
'L.P. No 1' in a double outlined rectangle.
'L' in four concentric circles
5 parallel lines

Probably all the above stamps were forged by Fournier ('Schleswig Holstein', 'Herzogth. Schleswig' and 'Herzogth. Holstein', except the ones with white text). Examples can also be found in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries'. However, no mention of these forgeries is made in Fournier's 1914 pricelist.

 

1864 rectangle, inscription 'HRZGL POST FRM 1 1/4 SCHILLING CRT'

1 1/4 s blue, H.R.Z.G. etc. 1 1/4 s blue 1 1/4 s blue

  1 1/4 s blue ('1 1/4' large)
  1 1/4 s blue (letters with 'H.R.Z.G.L.')
  1 1/4 s blue (two types, letters with 'HRZGL')

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 1/4 s******'1 1/4' large
1 1/4 sR***'H.R.Z.G.L.'
1 1/4 sR***'HRZGL'

There should be an underprint on these stamps leaving a white 'P' in the center of the stamp.

Typical cancel, 3 rings with number inside:


(Reduced view)


(Forged red '131' cancel on a genuine stamp)


Cancels

Numeral cancel

1 1/4 s blue

An often found cancel is the numeral cancel consisting of three concentric circles with a number in the center (I've only seen it in black). The number is different for each town, some numbers with their corresponding towns:

21 Friedrichstadt
37 Korsør (Korsoer)
83 Garding
113 Altona
115 Eutin
116 Glückstadt
117 Heide
118 Heiligenhafen
119 Itzehoe
120 Kellinghusen
121 Kiel
122 Lütjenburg
123 Meldorf
125 Neustadt
126 Nortorf
127 Oldenburg
131 Preetz
133 Segeberg
134 Uetersen
137 Barmstedt
138 Bornhöved
139 Bramstedt
142 Horst
143 Lunden
148 Lauenburg
149 Mölln
156 Hanerau
158 Lensahn
168 - 170 Railway cancels of Holstein
172 Marne
179 Korsoer railway cancel
190 Steamship cancel nr 6
199 Sterup
206 Railway cancel Elmshorn-Itzehoe
214 Pellworm


1920 Issues

1920 Inscription 'PLEBISCIT SLESVIG'

10 p red

  2 1/2 p grey
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p brown
  10 p red
  15 p lilac
  20 p blue
  25 p orange
  35 p brown
  40 p lilac
  75 p blue

These stamps have perforation 14 x14 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
2 1/2 pvcvc 
5 pvcvc 
7 1/2 pcc 
10 pcc 
15 pcc 
20 pcc 
25 pcc 
35 pcc 
40 pcc 
75 pcc 

Larger size

  1 M brown
  2 M blue
  5 M green
  10 M 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
1 Mcc 
2 Mcc 
5 Mcc 
10 M** 
Surcharged '1. ZONE' and value in 'ore' or 'Kr'

  1 o grey
  5 o green
  7 o brown
  10 o red
  15 o lilac
  20 o blue
  25 o orange
  35 o brown
  40 o violet
  75 o 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
1 occ 
5 0cc 
7 occ 
10 occ 
15 o** 
20 o** 
25 o** 
35 o** 
40 o** 
75 o** 
Larger size

  1 K brown
  2 K blue
  5 K green
  10 K 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
1 K** 
2 K**** 
5 K****** 
10 K****** 

I have seen a postcard of 15 p lilac in the same design (no overprint).

CIS overprints:

The above unoverprinted stamps exists with 'CIS' overprint ('Commision Interalliee Schleswig'). They were issued to be used for officials. I have seen the whole set of 10 valued overprinted with 'CIS', they all had the same cancel 'FLENSBURG 22 1 20 7-2N' (cancelled to order, or forgeries?). Example:

Forged overprint?

These 'CIS' overprints have been forged. Shifted overprints are always forged.


(I've been told that this 2 M stamp is genuine)

MAK overprints:

A small amount of the remaining proofs (most of the proofs were destroyed), were overprinted with 'MAK.' (Makalatur). They exist perforated or imperforate. Even inverted and double overprints seem to exist. Any cancelled stamps must be forged (since they could not be used for postage).


(5 p imperforate stamp with overprint 'MAK.'?)


Railway stamps 'Schleswig Angler Eisenbahn'


(Reduced sizes)

Exists in 10 pf red, 20 pf blue, 50 pf brown, 80 pf green, 1 mk blue, 3 Mk orange on blue and 5 Mk green on red.


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