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 (carmine)

Circle at FRIEDBERG in Hesse in 1873 Mi19
Circle at LÜTTRINGHAUSEN (NRW) in April 1874.
Prussia type DC at Rawicz (PL) in Poland in 1874.
Prussia type DC at GÜTERSLOH in Westphalia in 1874
Prussian Railway postmark from BRESLAU-BERLIN Poland

2 - 2² 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 Groschen

5 gr grey-brown, Prussia type DC at LINNICH in 1873 Mi22
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!).