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WURTTEMBERG 1857-1865

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1857 Arms of Wurttemberg, inscription FREIMARKE

Imperforate (1857)

1 k brown 6 k green, typical  3 ring cancellation 9 k red 18 k blue 70 k lilac

  1 Kreuzer brown
  3 Kreuzer orange
  6 Kreuzer green
  9 Kreuzer red
  18 Kreuzer blue
  70 Kreuzer lilac (1873)

The first stamps issued (in the value 1 k to 18 k) have orange silk threads and were printed quite close together (0.75 mm). In 1859 the stamps (1 k to 18 k) were re-issued without silk threads, the distance between two stamps is now larger (1 to 1.25 mm). The 70 k value was only issued in 1873, it has black separating lines around the stamp (first only one line, later two lines); it was printed in blocks of 6 stamps.

6 k green, typical  3 ring cancellation
Stamps of the first issue with silk threads (clearly visible as the horizontal line in the 6 k stamp)


Two stamps of the second issue without silk threads; printed further apart

Certified genuine
Two 70 k stamps with one separating line

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
With orange silk threads
1 k RR ***  
3 k RR *  
6 k RR ***  
9 k RR ***  
18 k RR RR  
Without silk threads (1859)
1 k RR ***  
3 k RR *  
6 k RRR ***  
9 k RRR ***  
18 k RR RR  
70 k RRR RRR 1873
Perforated or rouletted (1859-1865)

1 k green 3 k red
Perforated

1 k green 6 k blue 7 k blue 18 k orange
Rouletted

  1 Kreuzer brown
  1 Kreuzer green
  3 Kreuzer orange
  3 Kreuzer red
  6 Kreuzer blue
  6 Kreuzer green
  7 Kreuzer blue
  9 Kreuzer red
  9 Kreuzer brown
  18 Kreuzer blue
  18 Kreuzer orange

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
With perforation 13 1/2 (1860)
1 k brown RR *** On thick or thin paper
3 k orange *** * On thick or thin paper
6 k green R *** On thick or thin paper
9 k red RR *** On thick or thin paper
18 k blue RR RR  
With perforation 10 (1862)
1 k brown RR R  
1 k green *** ** 1863
3 k orange R **  
3 k red *** * 1863
6 k green RR ***  
6 k blue RR *** 1863
9 k red RR RR  
9 k brown RR *** Two shades exist; red-brown and dark brown
18 k orange RR RR 1863
Rouletted (1865)
1 k green *** *  
3 k red *** *  
6 k blue RR ***  
7 k blue RR R Issued in 1868;
An error exists with '7' as an inverted '2'
9 k brown RR ***  
18 k yellow RR RR  

The 3 k red, 6 k blue and 9 k brown were issued in colors corrresponding to the German-Austrian Postal Union convention. Since the 18 k was printed in blue previously, its color was changed to orange.


An 18 Kr green with the corners chopped off is a cut from a parcel card from 1874.

Forgeries and reprints

Wurttemberg Forgeries of the 1857-1865 issues, part 1
Wurttemberg Forgeries of the 1857-1865 issues, part 2
Fournier Forgeries of Wurttemberg.

Cancels:

I have seen two different types of town-date-cancels, one with a single outer ring and another with a double outer ring, examples:

3 k red
'Heilbronn', single outer ring and inner ring cancel; 'Besigheim', double outer ring, single inner ring; 'MERGENTHEIM single outer ring and red single outer ring cancel


(Certified genuine 70 kr stamp with blue fancancel or 'Fächerstempel' from Stuttgart and 'GMÜND STADT-POST' black fancancel)


Steigbügelstempel 'ALTSHAUSEN' and 'ELLWANGEN'


'Bahnstempel' or railway cancels for 'GR.SACHSENHEIM' and 'ESCHENAU' consisting of a halfcircle

 

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