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Schleswig Holstein 1850 issue

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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?


Fournier forgery; 'Proof' of the 1 1/3 Sch value.


Highly suspicious item with "AHRENSBOCK 19/9 66 9 10 V", which is known to have been used by the stamp forger Fournier.

 

1865 Inscription "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN"

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

  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 s *** ***  
1 1/4 s *** **  
1 1/3 s *** R  
2 s *** R  
4 s *** RR  


Fournier forgery: 'Proof' of the 4 Sch value.


Forgery, possible some kind of cut from a postcard?

 

1865 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 s R R  
1 1/4 s R *** Reprint: RR
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 1/4 s *** ***  
1 1/3 s *** ***  
2 s R R  
4 s *** ***  

A private reprint of the 1 1/4 s with white letters was made by Albin Rosenkranz (only 1000 reprints were printed by him). There are some small dots above the right star in this reprint. The "G" of "SCHILLING" is closed. The large "1" has a lot of shading lines (which do not appear in the original stamps). Non-existant essays were also made in the colour black and also in the color blue.

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


'Proof' of Fournier

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 (see image below):
"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 three concentric circles
5 parallel lines
"ELMHORN 26 5 67" in a single circle (no picture is availalbe in the Ragatz version of the Fournier Album)


Forged Fournier cancels taken from a 'Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries', reduced sizes


Forged 'L' in three concentric rings, possibly a Lubeck cancel used on Schleswig forgeries by Fournier?

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.


Another forgery(?) of the 4 Sch stamp with the lettering different from the genuine stamps.

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 1/4 s *** *** '1 1/4' large; 'SLM' means 'Schilling Lauenburgischer Munze'
1 1/4 s R *** 'H.R.Z.G.L.', 'SRM' means 'Skilling Rigs Mint'.
1 1/4 s R *** 'HRZGL'

There should be an underprint on these stamps leaving a white 'P' in the center of the stamp. The 1 1/4 s with 'HRZGL' inscription was reprinted with help of Albin Rosenkranz (1910?); the reprint has the 'S' of 'POST' joining the upper white space. The 'R' of 'CRT' has a broken top. It is described in Ohrt's reprint book. Non-existant reprints of 'Essays' in black and also in red were printed at the same time.


Rozenkranz reprints in blue and red and a Rozenkranz 'proof'.


Forgery with dots on the "I"s in "SCHILLING".


Some forgeries in the wrong colors: lilac (2 different types!) and black.


Other deceptive forgery, in my view the background pattern is different.

Typical cancel, 3 rings with number inside:


(Reduced view)


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

 

Schleswig Holstein 1920 issue and miscellaneous


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