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WURTTEMBERG, OFFICIAL STAMPS, INSCRIPTION: 'AMTLICHER VERKEHR'

1881-1919 Inscription 'AMTLICHER VERKEHR'

  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p grey
  3 p brown
  3 p green
  5 p violet
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p orange
  10 p red
  15 p brown
  15 p violet
  20 p blue
  25 p brown
  25 p orange
  25 p brown and black
  35 p brown
  30 p orange and black
  40 p red and black
  50 p green
  50 p brown
  1 M yellow
  1 M violet
  1 M grey and black

For the specialist: These stamps exist without watermark and with watermark crosses and circles (issued from 1906 on see picture below). They have perforation 11.


(Reduced size)

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
2 p * c With or without watermark
2 1/2 p c c With watermark
3 p brown c c With or without watermark
3 p green *** ** Without watermark
5 p violet ** * Without watermark
5 p green c vc With or without watermark
7 1/2 p c c With watermark
10 p c vc With or without watermark
15 p brown * c With watermark
15 p violet c c With watermark
20 p * c With or without watermark
25 p brown *** *** Without watermark
25 p orange * c With or without watermark
25 p brown and black c c With watermark
30 p * c With watermark
35 p * * With watermark
40 p c c With watermark
50 p green *** *** Without watermark
50 p brown * * With or without watermark
1 M yellow RR RR Without watermark
1 M violet *** * With or without watermark
1 M grey and black * * With watermark

I have seen postal stationery of 5 p violet, 5 p green, 10 p red and 25 p brown in the same design. I have also seen a postcard with an impression of a 2 p grey, overprinted with three horizontal bars and a further impression of a 3 p brown just next to this 2 p.


25 p 'Postanweisung' postal stationery, I've also seen a 15 p yellow in a similar design

I know that the forger Fournier made a forgery of the 1 M yellow value. Click here for such a Fournier Forgery.


Fournier forgery of the 1 M yellow stamp.


Distinguishing characteristics: left genuine, right Fournier forgery. The Fournier forgery has the oblique line below 'AMT..' all the way to the horizontal line below 'EINE'. In the genuine stamp, this line stops well before this line


Postal forgeries with the stars in front and behind "POST" larger and the lettering rather different. Also no dot behind the words "PFENNIG" or "MARK". According to 'Fakes & Forgeries of Germany + Colonies, No 2, 1966, page 46, these forgeries were made in 1902 by Anton Wolf of Stuttgart. Wolf made at least two more forgeries, possibly different colours of the same values or the crown overprints (next issue).

 

1906 Overprinted with a crown and "1806-1906"

  2 p grey
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange
  30 p orange and black
  40 p red and black
  50 p brown
  1 M violet

For the specialist: Many of these stamps exist cancelled to order. I've seen the 50 p value imperforate (I've been told it was a proof).

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
2 p *** *** Without watermark
3 p ** ** Without watermark
5 p ** ** Without watermark
10 p ** ** Without watermark
20 p *** ** Without watermark
25 p *** *** Without watermark
30 p *** *** Without watermark
40 p RR RR Without watermark
50 p R R Without watermark
1 M R R Without watermark


Forged overprint made by the stamp forger Fournier (image taken from a 'Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries')

 

1916-1919 Overprinted value and "Pf."

  '25 Pf.' on 25 p orange
  '50 Pf.' on 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
25 p on 25 p ** ** With or without watermark (R)
50 p on 50 p * * With watermark

 

1919 Overprinted "2" in blue

  '2' on 2 1/2 p grey

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
2 p on 2 1/2 p c c With watermark

 

1919 Overprinted "Volksstaat Wurttemberg"

3 p brown 5 p green 30 p orange and black 35 p brown

  2 1/2 p grey
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  7 1/2 p orange
  10 p red
  15 p violet
  20 p blue
  25 p brown and black
  30 p orange and black
  35 p brown
  40 p red and black
  50 p brown
  1 M grey 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
All stamps with watermark
2 1/2 p c c  
3 p ** **  
5 p c c  
7 1/2 p * *  
10 p c c  
15 p c c  
20 p vc c  
25 p c c  
30 p c c  
35 p * *  
40 p c c  
50 p c c  
1 M c *  
Surcharged '75'

  '75' (in red) on 3 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
75 p on 3 p * * With watermark

 

1920 Overprinted "Deutsches Reich" in fancy letters

  5 p green
  10 p red
  15 p violet
  20 p blue
  30 p orange and black
  40 p red and black
  50 p brown
  1 M blue 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
All stamps with watermark
5 p * *  
10 p c c  
15 p c c  
20 p c c  
30 p * *  
40 p * *  
50 p * *  
1 M * *  

WURTTEMBERG, OFFICIAL STAMPS, Inscription 'Staatsmarke' or 'Bezirksmarke'

1916 King William II, inscription "STAATSMARKE"

1 M lilac

  2 1/2 p grey
  7 1/2 p orange
  10 p red
  15 p brown
  20 p blue
  25 p grey
  30 p green
  40 p lilac
  50 p brown
  1 M lilac

Many of these stamps are cancelled to order. Two cancels were used, a circle with 'o STUTTGART Nr.1 o 6 OKT 16' and a larger circle with '+ STUTTGART 1 + 6 OKT 16 10-12 V':

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
2 1/2 p * *  
7 1/2 p c c  
10 p * *  
15 p c c  
20 p * *  
25 p * *  
30 p * *  
40 p * *  
50 p * *  
1 M ** **  

 

1916 Arms of Wurttemberg, inscription "BEZIRKSMARKE"


Right stamp cancelled to order with 'o STUTTGART Nr.1 o 6 OKT 16' cancel


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 p grey
  7 1/2 p red
  10 p red
  15 p brown
  20 p blue
  25 p grey
  50 p brown

These stamps have been cancelled to order in large quantities, two cancels were used, a circle with 'o STUTTGART Nr.1 o 6 OKT 16' and a larger circle with '+ STUTTGART 1 + 6 OKT 16 10-12 V' (see also previous issue).

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
2 1/2 p * *  
7 1/2 p c *  
10 p * *  
15 p c *  
20 p * *  
25 p * *  
50 p * *  

 

1920 Views of several cities, inscription "STAATSMARKE"

50 p yellow

  10 pf red (Stuttgart)
  15 pf brown (Ulm)
  20 pf blue (Tubingen)
  30 pf blue (Ellwangen)
  50 pf yellow (Stuttgart)
  75 pf brown (Ulm)
  1 M red (Tubingen)
  1.25 M violet (Ellwangen)
  2.50 M bleu (Stuttgart)
  3 M green (Stuttgart)

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
10 p c c  
15 p c c  
20 p c c  
30 p c c  
50 p c c  
75 p c c  
1 M c c  
1.25 M c c  
2.50 M c c  
3 M c c  

I've seen this whole set with a very neat cancel (cancelled to order?) 'STUTTGART 31 MRZ 20 10-12 V' in a single circle.


Example of such a cancel

A reprint was made by the firm Gehringer in 1979. It consists of a minisheet with one 75 p green stamp (the color is different from the genuine stamp?). The inscription on top of the sheet is 'NUBRIA '79' and below 'Neu-Ulmer und Ulmer Briefmarkenausstellung 1979 Edwin - Scharff - Haus'.

 

1920 Inscription "BEZIRKSMARKE" and "Volksstaat Wurttemberg"

  10 pf red
  15 pf brown
  20 pf blue
  30 pf green
  50 pf yellow
  75 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
10 p * *  
15 p c c  
20 p c c  
30 p c c  
50 p c c  
75 p * *  

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