Beiträge von Aabenraaer

    Hi Ulrich

    The full interpretation of the addressing:

    "To Peter Paulsen
    c/o Farmer Peter Petersen
    by Flensburg"

    and re-addressed to Sterup. I note on the back that Mariehof is mentioned, which is the direct translation of Mariegaard.

    As far as I remember, was the rate at that time between Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein 6 skilling, and it seems that the cover has been up-taxed in red crayon with "2,5" to make up for the difference up to the 4 skilling stamp. I can not detail this marking/rating further, but there are most likely experts here on DASV that can :)

    I can not immediately identify the box-postmark on your 3rd picture, but it seems like a type that is commonly used in SH in this period - likely a bureau postmark.

    Good cover - thanks for sharing:thumbup:



    Yes, in Danish it reads "Indlagt ?????prøve uden værdi" = "Embedded ?????sample without value" (I can't decipher the ?????).

    I have seen such "Muster-ohne-Wert" covers quite a few times, without actually understanding what this means.

    I'd be happy, if someone can clarify
    - what is a Muster shipment ?
    - why was it important to mark it with "no value" ?

    Cheers, Ole

    Hi Kemser

    Very interesting cover. Interesting detail with the verschiedene Tönungen - an advanced variation of mix-franking.

    It's a bit difficult to see on the scan, but both stamps are definetely print 1, 1a, 2 or 3. If they are different shades, I guess the upper one is dk#4 print 2 and is the lower is print 1 ?


    Hi bayern klassisch

    Nice franking! Fun fact: The green 8 sk (dk#8) was not replaced until March 1st 1868 with the "new" 8 sk (dk#14).
    Meaning: had the letter been sent 18 days later, it would probably have been franked with dk#14 + dk#13.

    Cheers Ole

    Hi DSBerlin

    Great stuff - thanks for sharing! Very interesting with the post offices selling Prussian stamps to be used in SH (including Lauenburg) and to understand exactly the practice behind it.

    Interestingly, it seems that - otherwise much rarer - postmarks from fx Schwarzenbeck and Büchen, are more "common" than eg "Altona" on Prussian stamps.

    Strange niche in SH philately- and I am happy to follow your obervations on this subject!

    Cheers, Ole


    After many years with tears, sweat and a blood red budget, I have finally collected all five ESR-type postmarks from Schleswig-Holstein.
    They are all coverfronts and addressed to Frederik Höyberg, Visby Mølle, as all covers with SH ESR-postmarks are (with the very few exceptions discussed elsewhere in this thread).

    This is a major milestone in my collection and for a long time, I have been looking forward to take below photo😊


    I can add another detail to this cover: There exist surprisingly many covers from Apenrade franked with 3 x 4 skilling, compared to fx Hadersleben or Sønderborg. They are almost always addressed to Rostock (probably originating from same correspondance), and as far as I recall, this is the only "non-Rostock" cover I have seen from Apenrade with 3 x 4sk.


    Here is another example of a Prussian stamp used in SH:

    1 sbgr with DK antiqua-type postmark from Schwarzenbeck to Lübeck.

    Seems like the SH stations on the Hamburg - Berlin railway (Büchen, Schwarzenbeck and Friedrichsruh) is the primary origin of this phenonema - leaving DSBerlin's excellent Ratzeburg ganzsache as the exception that confirms the rule (Ratzeburg not a Hamburg-Berlin Bahn station).

    Could it be, that these Prussian stamps were only sold in the towns on the Hamburg-Berlin railway ?



    Hi DSBerlin

    Good advice by nordlicht - and good findings by you😊

    Interesting btw, that you have both Büchen and Friedrichsruhe on Preussian stamps. As far as I remember were both stations on the Hamburg-Berlin railway - perhaps a connection? (nordlicht😊?)

    Both antiqua postmarks from Büchen and Friedrichsruhe are in the very difficult end. Rare and attractive material - interesting chapter in SH postal history!