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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 red
  6 Kreuzer green
  9 Kreuzer red
  18 Kreuzer blue
  70 Kreuzer lilac

The first stamps issued (in the value 1 k to 18 k) have orange silk threads. Reprints exist with red silk threads. In 1859 the stamps (1 k to 18 k) were re-issued without silk threads. Reprints of these re-issues also exist. The 70 k value was only issued in 1873, it has black separating lines around the stamp (first only one line, later two lines).

Certified genuine

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
With orange silk threads
1 kRR*** 
3 kRR* 
6 kRR*** 
9 kRR*** 
18 kRRRR 
Without silk threads (1859)
1 kRR*** 
3 kRR* 
6 kRRR*** 
9 kRRR*** 
18 kRRRR 
70 kRRRRRR1873

Perforated or rouletted (1859-1865)

1 k green 3 k red

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

  1 Kreuzer brown
  1 Kreuzer green
  3 Kreuzer yellow
  3 Kreuzer red
  6 Kreuzer blue
  6 Kreuzer green
  7 Kreuzer blue
  9 Kreuzer red
  9 Kreuzer brown
  9 Kreuzer lilac
  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
With perforation 13 1/2 (1860)
1 k brownRR***On thick or thin paper
3 k yellow****On thick or thin paper
6 k green R***On thick or thin paper
9 k redRR***On thick or thin paper
18 k blueRRRR 
With perforation 10 (1862)
1 k brownRRR 
1 k green*****1863
3 k yellowR** 
3 k red****1863
6 k greenRR*** 
6 k blueRR***1863
9 k redRRRR 
9 k brownRR*** 
18 k orangeRRRR1863
Rouletted (1865)
1 k green**** 
3 k red**** 
6 k blueRR*** 
7 k blueRRRIssued in 1868;
An error exists with '7' as an inverted '2'
9 k brownRR*** 
18 k yellowRRRR 
Forgeries, examples:


A very primitive forgery of the 70 k value with bogus '114'(?) cancel

3 times 70 K forgeries on envelope

Forgery!

The above forgeries of the 70 k all seem to have the same cancel: a 'piece of cake'-alike cancel (Fächerstempel in German) with inscription 'STUTTGART POSTAMT SEP 8'.


(Forged letter, reduced size, probably a product of Peter Winter)

Peter Winter forgery
(A Peter Winter forgery)

The above forged 70 k stamp on letter has some very special cancels: 'STUTTGART Charge' with black lozenges between the two words. The letter is adressed to 'Messieurs Pansan et Montgolfier', it further has the written text 'Einschreiben'. Note, that the same forged letter (same text!) has also been used by Peter Winter to generate a forged letter from Bremen!

Could all the other 'products' above have been made by Peter Winter as well?

A picture of what I think should be a genuine 'STUTTGART Charge' cancel:

Senf forgery:


(Senf forgery, with inscription 'FALSCH.')

The next stamp is a forgery of a 18 k value. The upper left hand side of the lower '18' should be somewhat thicker in the genuine stamps. The scroll at the left hand bottom side also should not go as far outwards as in this forgery. I presume this forgery was made by Fournier, although the cancel 'WANGEN 20 10 59' does not appear in 'The Fournier album of philatelic forgeries'.

Cancels that do appear in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries' are:
'*BLAUBEUDEN* 17 AUG 1853' in a circle with cut-off bottom
'* CANNSTATT 15 JUN 99 * in a single circle
'OKT 13 10-11 V M.NECKAR F' part of a circular cancel
'STUTTGART 21 NOV 11-12 1861' in a double circle
'KIRCHHEIM 9 OKT 13' part of a circular cancel
'TUTTGART Nr1 17 KT 3' part of a circular cancel
'NIJAGST' part of a circular cancel
'TUTTLINGEN 2 APR 1867 3 N 6' circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
'ROTH ? ? 56' circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
'STUTTGART 12 4 (1) ' in a single circle
'STUTTGART 2 MAR 18??' circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
'STUTTGART 24 NOV. 1868 3 N 6' circular cancel (two rings outside and one inner circle)
'STUTT POST JU' part of a fancancel


(I've been told that this stamp is a forgery, possibly a Fournier forgery, it has a Cannstatt cancel but I can't read the date)


(Reprint sheet with six 70 k stamps, inscription at the bottom reads: 'Zur Erinnerung an die NAPOSTA 81 Stuttgart von SAFE, Schwabische Albumfabrik Reutlingen', I presume this sheet was issued in 1981)

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 'Besigheim', double outer ring)


(Certified genuine 70 kr stamp with blue fancancel or 'Fächerstempel' from Stuttgart)


Steigbügelstempel 'ALTSHAUSEN'

 

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