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DENMARK 1851-1881

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Curreny 96 Skilling = 1 Rigsbankdaler, after 1875 100 Øre = 1 Krone

Capital Kopenhagen

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1851 Inscription '2 RIGSBANK SKILLING'

2 R.B.S. blue

  2 R.B.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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 R.B.S.RRRR 

Reprints were made in 1886 and 1901 (both no watermark). If anybody posesses information about these reprints, please contact me!


(I've been told that this is a reprint)

Forgery:

The stamps should have a watermark (small crown). The above forgery doesn't have this. The cross on the crown is very clearly visible (in contrast to the genuine stamps). There is no dot behind 'POST' in this forgery, the posthorn is thin. This forgery is also described in 'The Spud Papers'. I've been told that this could be a forgery made by the Spiro brothers. Though the cancels are quite different from the usual 'Spiro' products. The only cancels found on these forgeries are numeral cancels with '107', '108' or '112' in the center (non of them were used on the genuine stamps). A blue frameline can sometimes be observed around the stamp.

Other forgeries:


(Forgeries)

 

1851 Arms, crown and swords, imperforated (4 s and 16 s also rouletted, 1863)

4 (FIRE) R.B.S. brown 4 s brown 8 s green 8 s green cancel, three ring cancel '1' 16 s lilac

  2 s (1854) blue
  FIRE R.B.S. brown (different shades of brown)
  4 s brown (different shades of brown)
  8 s green
  16 s 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
Imperforate
2 s***** 
4 R.B.SRR* 
4 s***cTwo types: type 1: dots in corners
type 2: wavy lines in corners (1857)
8 s ******Two types: type 1: dots in corners
type 2: wavy lines in corners (1857)
16 sR*** 
Rouletted
4 s****1863
16 sRRRR1863

A similar stamp with value in 'CENTS' was issued for Danish West Indies.

These stamps should have a watermark (small crown). But caution! There exist also forgeries with watermark! Genuine stamp with watermark:

Typical numeral cancels:

Three rings cancel, here with '29' Three rings cancel '112' I've been told that this is a cancel of Hamburg

More information on numeral cancels can be found in: 'Denmark Numeral Cancels, European Philately 8, J.Barefoot 1983'.


(I've been told that this numeral cancel '3' was used in Lubeck, Germany)

Other numeral cancels:
2: Hamburg (K.D.O.P.A Hamburg)
11: Cappeln
47: Fredericia
97: Augustenborg
113: Altona
138: Bornhöved
140: Brunsbüttel
146: Wandsbeck
154: Blankenese
176: Ringsted

Rouletted stamps were issued in 1863, some none official perforations also exist, examples:

Perforated stamp Perforated stamp

Reprints:

Reprints of most of these stamps exist (no watermark). If anybody posesses information about these reprints, please contact me! I've been told that the next stamps are reprints:

I've been told that the next two stamps of 16 s are reprints made in 1885:


(Reprints of 1884, reduced sizes)

Forgeries:

Forgery of the 2 s stamp:

Forgery!

Two forgeries of the 16 s stamp:


(Forgeries, note the lettering and the size of the ornaments at the bottom)

Two forgeries of the 8 s stamp:

 

1864 Arms, crown and swords, new type

2 s blue and 4 s red 8 s cancellation '1' in circles 8 s brown 16 s olive

  2 s blue
  3 s lilac
  4 s red
  8 s brown
  16 s olive

These stamps are perforated 13, 13 x 12 1/2, 13 1/2 x 13 or 12 1/2.

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 s***** 
3 s****** 
4 s***c 
8 s RR*** 
16 sRR*** 

Reprints exist of all values, made in 1886 (no watermark and imperforate). If anybody posesses information about these reprints, please contact me!

Typical cancel, three rings:

Three rings cancel, here with '70'

I have seen postal stationary in the same design (16 s olive).

 

1870 Value in an ellipse

Value in Sk(illing) 

3 s grey and lilac 8 s grey and brown 16 s grey and green

  2 s grey and blue
  3 s grey and lilac
  4 s grey and red
  8 s grey and brown
  16 s grey and green
  48 s brown and lilac

Reprints exist of all values. If anybody posesses information about these reprints, please contact me!

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 s** 
3 s****** 
4 s***c 
8 s ****** 
16 s****** 
48 sRRR 

Value in Ore (1875)

3 o blue and grey 4 o grey and blue 5 o red and blue 8 o red and grey 12 o grey and red 16 o grey and brown 20 o red and grey 25 o grey and green 50 o brown and lilac 100 o grey and yellow

  3 o blue and grey
  4 o grey and blue
  5 o red and blue
  8 o grey and red
  12 o grey and red
  16 o grey and brown
  20 o red and grey
  25 o grey and green
  50 o brown and lilac
  100 o grey and yellow

These stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2 or 12 1/2.

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 occ 
4 ocvc 
5 o****1879
8 ocvc 
12 o*vc 
16 o*c 
20 o**** 
25 o*c 
50 o*c 
100 o*c 

Surcharged

'4 ORE' on 8 o grey and red '35 ORE' on 16 o grey and brown 35 o on 20 o red and grey

  '4 ORE' on 8 o grey and red (1904)
  '35 ORE' (blue) on 16 o grey and brown (1912)
  '35 ORE' (blue) on 20 o red and grey (1912)
  '80 ORE' on 12 o grey and red (1915)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4 o on 8 o cc 
35 o on 16 o ** 
35 o on 20 o ** 
80 o on 12 o ****** 

Typical cancels:

Two rings cancel, I have only seen this cancel once Number cancel 4 s grey and red, cancelled '36' Cancel '89'

Postcards in the same design:


(Reduced size)

All these stamps have a watermark 'crown':

Frontside Backside, with watermark 'crown'

 

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Danish dictionary

Forfalskning = forgery


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