The mother die used for postal stationery cliches

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This website is made by Lars Engelbrecht. I collect postal stationery from Denmark in the period 1871-1905 with the imprinted stamps in the "bi-coloured" design. On this website I describe the postal history and different varieties of these early Danish postal stationery. 

Please also visit my SALES LIST of postal stationery.

Postal stationery sent to Danish West Indies


The bi-coloured descripes the links between the "bi-coloured" postal stationery and stampsImprinted stamps descripes the different types of the bi-coloured stamp imprints. Essays tells about the essays made prior to the postal stationeryCliches shows the cliches, that the postal cards are printed with - together with photos taken around year 1900 of the making of the cliches at the printer. Literature shows a list of all relevant literature. 

Catalog is a complete catalog with prices. If you want to buy or trade with Danish or Scandinavian collectors and dealers, we mostly use the catalogs of Mr. Ringström (1968 and 1985) and Mr. Oluf Pedersen (1985 and 1999). Germans use the Michel catalog. These catalogs have a different numbering, but on this website, you find a cross reference catalog numbering key to the Higgins & Gage, Michel, Ringström and Pedersen numbering. 

Postal cards, Reply cards, Letter cards and Wrappers gives an introduction to the different postal stationery types with bi-coloured stamp imprints. In frames, I show a lot of new varieties in the early (small) postal cards. Colours shows the different colour shades of blue that are often difficult to destinguish. 

Rates shows all rates for danish postal cards in the period with pictures of postal stationery with most rates, and postmarks shows the Danish postmarks used in the bi-coloured period. 

In postal stationery you will find a general description of postal stationery and examples of different danish postal stationery. Links has more than 100 links to other websites on postal stationery. 

Site map gives you an overview of the content on this website, and search gives you the possibility to search on all of this website.

Exhibition shows the most interesting postal stationery of my collection and my five frame exhibit: "Bicolored Postal Stationery of Denmark 1871-1905".

And there is much more: The official notices about the first postal cards, the printers lists describing the number of copies made,  etc. If you have one or more of these postal cards and wonder how much it is worth, the price is between $3 and $50 (see my catalog with prices in Dkr (7 Dkr = $1)), but with additional franking the price can be up to $2000. If you have cards, you are welcome to mail me a scan of the cards, and I can give you a price.

Postal card uprated with 16 ore on front and 192 ore on back
4 ore postal card uprated with 16 ore on front and 192 ore on back (place mouse on picture to see back)




Here you can see my eight frame exhibit "Bi-coloured" Postal Stationery of Denmark 1871-1905 in the latest version. The exhibit was awarded a large gold medal (96 points) and Special Prize at the international FIP stamp exhibition Portugal 2010.

See my five frame exhibit

You are also welcome to see the development in my exhibit: The 2010 version (96 points), 2006 version (95 points), the 2003 version (90 points) and the 2002 version (87 points).


More than 100 links to other postal stationery related websites.

Links to more than 100 postal stationery websites



30 August 2010: New version of Eight frame exhibit
21 March 2008: Updated list of rates
14 April 2006: New version of Eight frame exhibit
30 July 2005: New link added: 8 frame exhibit of Danish Weaponstype Postal Stationery
4 August 2004: Updated list of postal rates
2 August 2004: New article on 2 skilling essays
16 July 2004: Pictures of all five 2 skilling essay types added
2 August 2003: New version of
Five frame exhibit
14 July 2003: 17 new links added
30 May 2003: New pages added
2 May 2003:
Five frame exhibit