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CZECHOSLOVAKIA Provisional issues and miscellaneous

Ceskoslovenska - Tchéco-Slovaquie - Czechoslowakei

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Stamps of Austria used in what was later called Czechoslovakia, examples:

Prague cancel Stamp of Austria used in Prague Stamp of Austria used in Prague Gablonz a/d Neisse Prag cancel


From December 1918 to Mars 1919, due to a shortage of stamps, bisected stamps of Austria and Hungary were used overprinted 'FRANCO'


I have seen the same stamp, with the same overprint, same cancel with same date and city name on an almost identical piece of paper.

 


Provisional issues

1919 Stamps of Austria or Hungary overprinted 'POSTA CESKOSLOVENSKA 1919'

ATTENTION: these stamps were primarily issued for stamp collectors, they were only used during a very short period!

Overprint on stamps of Austria:

3 h violet 30 h violet 40 h olive

  3 h violet
  5 h green
  6 h orange (blue overprint)
  10 h red
  12 h blue
  15 h brown
  20 h green
  25 h blue
  30 h violet
  40 h olive
  50 h green
  60 h blue
  80 h brown
  90 h lilac
  1 K red on yellow (blue overprint)
  2 K bleu
  3 K red
  4 K green
  10 K violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 hcc 
5 hcc 
6 hccWith black overprint: RRR
10 h** 
12 hcc 
15 hcc 
20 hcc 
25 hcc 
30 hcc 
40 hc* 
50 hc* 
60 hc* 
80 hc* 
90 h** 
1 K**With black overprint: R
2 K**** 
3 K****** 
4 K****** 
10 KRRRR 
Overprint on newspaper stamps of Austria (1908 or 1916 issue)

4 h green "Newspaper"

  10 h red (1908 type of Austria)
  2 h brown (perforated or imperforated)
  4 h green
  6 h blue
  10 h orange
  30 h 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
10 hRRRR1908 type of Austria
2 hcc 
4 hcc 
6 hcc 
10 h** 
30 h** 
Overprint on express stamps of Austria

2 h red on yellow "Express"

  2 h red on yellow (triangular stamp)
  5 h green on yellow (triangular stamp)
  2 h red on yellow (overprint exists in blue or black)
  5 h green on yellow

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 h******Triangular stamp
5 hRRRRTriangular stamp
2 h ccExists with black overprint: ***
5 hcc 
Overprint on airmail stamps of Austria
  1.50 K violet
  2.50 K yellow
  4 K grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1.50 KRRRR 
2.50 KRRRR 
4 KRRRR 
Overprint on postage due stamps of Austria (various types)

5 h red Genuine overprint!

  1 h grey
  2 h red
  4 h red
  5 h red
  6 h red
  10 h red
  14 h red
  15 h red
  20 h red
  25 h red
  25 h red (other type)
  30 h red
  30 h red (other type)
  40 h red
  50 h red
  50 h red (other type)
  1 K blue
  5 K blue
  10 K blue
  10 on 24 h blue
  15 on 2 h violet
  15 on 36 h violet
  20 on 54 h orange
  50 on 42 h 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 h****** 
2 hRRRRRR 
4 h****** 
5 hcc 
6 h** 
10 hcc 
14 hRR 
15 hcc 
20 h** 
25 h******1908 type of Austria
25 h**1916 type of Austria
30 hRRRR1908 type of Austria
30 h**1916 type of Austria
40 h** 
50 hRRRR1908 type of Austria
50 hRRRR1916 type of Austria
1 K**** 
5 K****** 
10 KRRRR 
10 on 24 hRRRR 
15 on 2 hRR 
15 on 36 h cc 
20 on 54 hRR 
50 on 42 h** 

Many forged overprints exist. Other non official overprints also exist, examples:

"Ceska Posta" on 2 h express stamp of Austria
('Ceska posta' and 'DOPLATIT' on stamps of Austria)


(Lion and 'CESKO SLOVENSKO STAT' on stamp on Austria)


('CESKO SLOVENKY STAT' and lion on 15 h postage due stamp of Austria)

 

Overprints on stamps of Hungary:

Bird

"POSTA CESKOSLOVENSKA 1919" on 3 f orange

  1 f black
  2 f yellow
  3 f orange
  6 f olvie
  50 f red on blue
  60 f green on red
  70 f brown on green

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 fRRRRRR 
2 f** 
3 f****** 
6 f** 
50 f** 
60 f****** 
70 fRRRRRR 
War issue
  10 + 2 f red
  15 + 2 f violet
  40 + 2 f 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
10 + 2 f** 
15 + 2 f** 
40 + 2 f** 
Harvester

15 f violet (value white on coloured background)

  2 f brown
  3 f lilac
  5 f green
  6 f blue
  10 f red (value coloured on white background)
  10 f red (value white on coloured background)
  10 f red (inscription MAGYAR POSTA)
  15 f violet (value coloured on white background)
  15 f violet (value white on coloured background)
  20 f brown (inscription MAGYAR KIR POSTA)
  20 f brown (inscription MAGYAR POSTA)
  25 f blue
  35 f brown
  40 f olive

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 fcc 
3 fcc 
5 fcc 
6 fcc 
10 f**value red
10 fRRRRvalue white
10 f****'Magyar Posta'
15 fccvalue violet
15 fRRRRvalue white
20 f**'Magyar Kir Posta'
20 fRRRRRR'Magyar Posta'
25 f** 
35 f** 
40 f** 
Parlement

  50 f lilac
  75 f blue
  80 f green
  1 K red
  2 K brown
  3 K violet and grey
  5 K brown
  10 K brown and lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
50 f**** 
75 f**** 
80 f**** 
1 K**** 
2 K****** 
3 K****** 
5 KRR 
10 KRRRR 
King Charles

  10 f red
  20 f brown
  25 f 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
10 fcc 
20 fcc 
25 f** 
Queen Zita
  40 f olive
  50 f lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
40 f** 
50 f****** 
Newspaper stamp
  2 f 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
2 fcc 
Express stamp
  2 f olive and 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
2 fcc 
Postage due stamps

Genuine overprint
(Genuine 5 f; very rare stamp, only 250 printed!)

  1 f green and black
  1 f green and red
  2 f green and black
  2 f green and red
  5 f green and black
  5 f green and red
  6 f green and red
  10 f green and red
  12 f green and black
  12 f green and red
  20 f green and red
  30 f green and red
  50 f green and black

The basic stamps have watermark 'Cross' (most common) or 'Crown' (RR to RRR).

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 f green and black RRRRRR 
1 f green and redRRRR 
2 f green and blackRRRR 
2 f green and red** 
5 f green and blackRRRRRR 
5 f green and red****** 
6 f** 
10 fcc 
12 f green and black RRRRRR 
12 f green and red** 
15 f**** 
20 f** 
30 f****** 
50 f RRRR 

Forged overprints exist, example:


Provisional scouts issue

1918 Inscription 'POSTA CESKYCH SKAUTU VE SLUZBACH NARODNI VLADY'

A 20 h orange also exists. These stamps were issued on November 7 1918, and are also known as Scout Stamps. When Czechoslovakia first became a nation they had no postal carriers and used Buy Scouts to deliver the mail. These stamps were used for a very short time. Mint stamps can be found much more often than used stamps (beware of philatelic used stamps!). Used stamps have a special postmark: a roman style "N.V." in a CDS. There are excellent forgeries known of these stamps.


Sudetenland

Overprints on Czech stamps after the occupation of Sudetenland by Germany (1939), overprint reads 'Wir sind frei' (we are free):

20 h red


Theresienstadt

1943 Stamp issued for the concentration camp Theresienstadt


(Reduced size, genuine stamp)

Be aware, many forgeries exist!


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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