Prussia 1850-59 Definitives - King Friedrich Wilhelm IV (type 1)

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  • Issue dates: 15 November 1850-1859
  • Designed by: Prof. F. E. Eichens
  • Printed by: Staatsdruck Berlin
  • Print process: Engraved
  • Perforations: Imperforated
  • Watermark: Laurels (except 1859 issue)
  • Michel Catalog Numbers : 1 to 5, 13

Issued in 1850[edit]

1/2 Silbergrochen[edit]

6pf/½Sgr unused, white paper Mi1.
1/2 Sgr, 4 rings 369 at Essen Mi1.
Pair, DC at POGORZELLI in Poland.

1 Sgr[edit]

1Sgr on rose paper, 4 rings 270 at Cottbus Mi2a.
1Sgr circle cancelled at GLOGAU Mi2.
Rare block of 4, 420 at Forst (Brandenburg) Mi2a. Sold 3,800 DM in 1983.
Same, 586 at Hattingen (Westphalia) Mi2a
293 at Czarnikau Poland. Shade feuerrot Mi2c.

2 Sgr[edit]

2Sgr, blue paper, R2 frame cancelled Mi3.
2Sgr circles cancelled 1 at Aachen Mi3.
2Sgr used in Poland, 266 at COESLIN (now Koszalin).
2Sgr 397 used in Belgium, at Eupen.
2Sgr with rare red cancel, 1748 at Cologne.
Rare block of 4 at Perleberg (Brandenburg).
7 Sgr Stationery cut and 2 Sgr, with 285 at Crossen an der Oder, Poland.
6 Sgr Stationery cut and 2 Sgr, with 823 at Leinefelde, Thuringia.

3 Sgr[edit]

3 Sgr, yellow paper, 4 rings 424 at Frankfurt am Oder. Mi4
3 Sgr, 4 rings 1389 at Sendenhorst, Westphalia. Mi4
Rare horizontal strip of 5 at Heydekrug, Lithuania.
Very rare horizontal strip of 6 at Schwedt (Brandenburg).

Issued in 1856[edit]

VIER PFENNINGE

Green, 4 rings 174, at Brandenburg, Mi5a
4pf, frame type R2, Mi5a
4pf fragment, DC in HAMBURG post office, Mi5a
Strip of 4, 596 at Heiligenstadt. Sold 2,000 DM in 1983 by Grobe.
Block of 6 cancelled 1587 at Wartenburg in Ostpreussen (Poland). Sold 4,000 DM in 1983 by Grobe.

Issued on 31 May 1859[edit]

Recessed in Berlin. 1/2 Silbergroschen (6 Pfennige).

Frame at MUSKAU on a 2 Sgr stationery, Mi13a
6pf/½Sgr frame at MUSKAU (Silesia, Saxony) Mi13b