Hamburg 1859 Imperf

From Stamps of the World

  • Date of Issue:1 January 1859
  • Design: C.G. Hencke
  • Printer:
  • Printing: typo by Th. G. Meissner
  • Watermark: snake line
  • Perforations: none
  • Catalogue N°s Michel 1-7

Stamps[edit]

Beware of forgeries with thin margins (cuts from perforated 1864 issue).

1/2 schilling, deep black, luxus, lines cancel, geprüft. Mi1
1 sch brown
2 sch red, 4 thin lines. Mi3
3 sch blue, 4 thin lines. Mi4
3 sch deep blue, 4 thick lines. Mi4
4 sch yellow-green Mi5a
4 sch blue-green Mi5b
4 sch blue-green, double cancel Mi5b
7 sch orange with oval cancel in 1863. The only value less rare used. Mi6
9 sch yellow, rare truly used, sold 2,500 SF in 1993, Mi7
9 sch yellow, sold 700 SF in 2001, Mi7
9 sch, unusual red circle cancel Mi7

Pairs[edit]

1/2 sch with Fusspoststempel 2. Sold 7,000 SF in 1978.
3 sch, used 4 lines. Proposed 1,500 DM in 1984.
3 sch, Prussian blue, unused, left border.
4 sch, ideal object, used 4 lines, proposed 35,000 DM in 1976.
7 sch, unused, from a block.

Covers[edit]

1 & 3 sh in 1860