Thurn and Taxis 1859-1861 imperforate

From Stamps of the World

Description[edit]

  • Issue Dates: 14 September 1859-1861 (?) December 1859 for Hans Grobe
  • Designed by: C. Naumann, F.M. Kepler (Petersburg)
  • Printed by:
  • Print Process: Typo on white paper
  • Perforations: none
  • Catalogue N°s Michel 13-25, Yvert 7-13, 36-41

The space between stamps was only 0,1 to 1 mm, so that most stamps are cut in part.

Groschen currency[edit]

1/4 Sgr pale red, issue 1861, used 32, Mi13
1/2 Sgr green, issue 1860, used 26, Mi14
1 Sgr blue
2 Sgr rose, issue 1861, blue rings 71 in Thuringia, Mi16
3 Sgr brown-red
5 Sgr lilac
10 Sgr orange, rings cancelled 23 (Fulda), Mi19

Covers[edit]

Mixed franking in 1860 with 5 and 10 Sgr issue 1859. Sold 8,000 SF in 2001.
5 Sgr on a cover from 291 (Gera) to Turkey in 1867. Sold 1,200 SF in 2000.
5 Sgr on a cover from 301 (Bremen) to Switzerland.

Kreuzer currency[edit]

1k pale green, used 220 Mi20
3k pale blue issue 1860, used 167 Mi21
6k rose issue 1860, used (132?)
6k rose, luxus, used 270 Mi22
9k yellow issue 1860
15k lilac
30k orange, rare used 163 Mi25

Covers[edit]

15 kr from Frankfurt in 1864ca (the 6 kr are of the 1862 issue). Cover to Albania (now Greece) sold 2,400 SF in 2000.