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Before 1912 the stamps of Austria were used in Liechtenstein, example:


(Stamp of Austria, cancelled in Vaduz)


1912 Johan II, inscription 'K.K. OESTERR. POST IM FURSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN'

'LIECHTENSTEIN' straight

  5 h green
  10 h red
  25 h blue

These stamps have perforation 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
5 h ****** 
10 h****** 
25 h****** 

'LIECHTENSTEIN' curved (1917)

  10 h red
  15 h brown
  20 h green
  25 h blue

These stamps have perforation 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
10 h cc 
15 hcc 
20 hcc 
25 hcc 

Surcharged with fancy design on 'K.K. OESTERR. POST'

  10 h red
  25 h blue
  '1 KRONE' on 15 h brown
  2 1/2 Kr on 20 h 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
10 h ** 
25 h** 
1 K on 15 h** 
2 1/2 K on 20 h ** 
60 th year of reign of Johan II (1918), '1858 1918'
added in design

  20 h green

This stamp has perforation 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
20 h *c 

 

1917 Arms of Liechtenstein, inscription 'K.K. OESTERR. POST IM FURSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN'

  3 h violet
  5 h green

These stamps have perforation 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 hcc 
5 hcc 

Overprinted with fancy desing over 'K.K. OESTERR. POST'

  5 h green
  '40' on 3 h 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
5 h ** 
40 on 3 h** 

 

Later isssues:


(Stamp of 1921)


Postage due stamps

1920 Inscription 'Fuerstentum Liechtenstein Porto'

  5 h red
  10 h red
  15 h red
  20 h red
  25 h red
  30 h red
  40 h red
  50 h red
  80 h red
  1 K blue
  2 K blue
  5 K 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
5 h to 2 Kcc 
5 K** 

 

1928 Inscription 'LIECHTENSTEIN NACHPORTO'

  5 r violet and orange
  10 r violet and orange
  15 r violet and orange
  20 r violet and orange
  25 r violet and orange
  30 r violet and orange
  40 r violet and orange
  50 r violet and orange

Local label

Example:

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com
(1918)

This local label was used in Vaduz-Sevelen.


Fiscal Stamps (Stempelmarke)

Fiscal stamps were issued much earlier than postage stamps in Liechtenstein, the first ones appeared in 1879.

1879 Value in 'KREUZER' (in black) or 'GULDEN' (in black or red)

  5 k red and black
  10 k brown and black
  20 k yellow and black
  25 k green and black
  30 k grey and black
  50 k violet (several shades) and black
  1 G blue and black
  1 G yellow and red (1895)
  2 G brown and black
  2 G violet and red (1895)
  5 G red and black
  5 G blue and red (1895)
  10 G orange and black
  10 G olive and red (1895)

 

1903 New design, value in 'Heller' or 'Krone'

  10 h red and black
  20 h brown and black
  50 h green and black
  60 h brown and black
  1 K brown and red
  2 K violet and red
  5 K blue and red
  10 K green and red

I have also seen the value 1 K(?) with surcharge '1 Franken 1'. Other surcharged stamps might exist.

 

Other design

In this design I have seen 50 p green and orange, 1 F green, 2 F red and brown (2 varieties differing in the value inscription), 2 F red and 5 F blue and black. I don't know when this design was issued.


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