Germany-Empire 1872 used

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Description

  • Issue Dates : 1 January - 1 June 1872, 1 Jan. 1874
  • Designed by : H.G. Schilling
  • Printed by :
  • Print Process : Typo, eagle embossed
  • Perforations : 13²:14
  • Catalogue Michel N°s 1-6, 14, 16-22, 29

Groschen currency. The postmarks of earlier types are called Nachverwendete Altdeutschland Stempel.

Arms Type I (small shield - issued in January - April)

Hufeisen postmark = Horseshoe. Note the 2 shades of 1/2 Groschen.

Groschen fractions

1/4 gr Prussian frame at ALTENHUNDEM (Westphalia). Mi1
1/4 gr DC in 1873 at STEELE Mi1
1/3 circle at BERLIN P.EXP.III in April 1872. Mi2
1/3 gr DC at LEIPZIG in AUG 72.
1/3 gr Hufeisen of Düsseldorf Mi2
1/3 gr TuT type at CASSEL in June.
1/2 gr orange-vermilion at Wiesbaden (DE) on 14 January 1872 Mi3
1/2 gr reddish Hufeisen of Hamburg Mi3
1/2 gr orange, circle at Strasbourg (FR) Mi14
1/2 gr orange pair TuT type at VÖHL, issued 1 April Mi14

1 Groschen

1 gr Antiqua at STRASSBURG (France) in May 1872. Mi4
1 gr Antiqua at Rommerskirchen_(DE) (NRW) in August 1872.
1 gr Hufeisen at MUHLHAUSEN i.ELS. (France) in Sept 1872
DC at RUHRORT year unknown
With a railway postmark in May.
1 gr DC Antiqua at Lünen (?) in October 1872. Mi4

2 Groschen

2 gr DC at GOCH in July 1872
2 gr Hufeisen at DÜSSELDORF in Sept. 1872. Mi5
2 gr DC at NEUSS in Nov. 1872
2 gr DC in 1873
2 gr DC at MÜHLHAUSEN (Elsass) in 1873

5 Groschen

5 gr, Prussia type frame at DEUTSCH EYLAU in Poland Mi6
5 gr, Prussia type frame at WALD.

Arms Type II (large shield - issued in June)

Groschen currency (north)

The 21/2 Groschen was added in November 1872. The most usual is the 1 Groschen.

1/3 gr, Hufeisen at Wuppertal-Elberfeld (DE) Mi17a

1 Groschen

1 gr carmine, circle at FRIEDBERG in Hesse in 1873 Mi19
1 gr carmine, circle at LÜTTRINGHAUSEN (NRW) in April 1874.
1 gr carmine, Prussia type DC at Rawicz (PL) in Poland in 1874.
1 gr carmine, Prussia type DC at GÜTERSLOH in Westphalia in 1874

2 - 5 Groschen

2 gr blue Thurn and Taxis type at CASSEL in 1872 Mi20
2 gr DC at HÜCKESWAGEN (NRW) in 1874.
2 gr block of 4, Prussia type DC at BROMBERG in Poland in 1873
2² gr, reddish-brown, Prussia type frame Mi21a
5 gr grey-brown, Prussia type DC at USCZ, in Poland in 1874 Mi22

Covers

2&1 gr in December 1872, cover with Horseshoe postmarks from MARKICH (Alsace) to Paris. Mi20&19
1 gr in 1873 from GOTHA to Constantinopel (Mi19) with insufficient marking (twice!).