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ESSAYS & PROOFS

 

POSTAL CARD ESSAYS

Prior to the postal cards, 2 skilling essays were made in different shapes.


2 skilling postal card essay type I


2 skilling postal card essay type II

Some of these essays have been preserved, and five main types are known (table 1).

Table 1: The five types

Essay type Size First textline Second textline Border Colours

(in several shades)

1 142 x 77 mm BREV-KORT
40 x 4½ mm
With brackets Greek Blue, red
2 126 x 93 mm BREV-KORT
39 x 6 mm
Without brackets Cross Blue, red, brown, green
3 126 x 93 mm BREVKORT 35 x 6 mm Without brackets Cross Blue
4 126 x 93 mm BREV-KORT antiqua
42 x 4½ mm
Without brackets Cross Blue, brown, green
5 126 x 93 mm BREV-KORT antiqua
57 x 7 mm
Without brackets Greek Blue, brown, green

Besides these five main types the essays are printed in several shades of the colours listed in table 1, and the essays are printed on different kind of paper. Combining the five main types, colour shades and paper, 28 different types of essays are known (Benedictus, 1970 og Ringström, 1985).


2 skilling postal card essay type III


2 skilling postal card essay type IV


2 skilling postal card essay type V

 

Read more about the postal card skilling essays in this article from The Posthorn.

LETTER CARD ESSAYS

Colour proof: Blue 8 øre (the colour of 4 øre letter cards)

8 øre letter card essay. Without Coat of Arms and with text in red.

Essay of the 1902 overprints. Overprint in blue (the issued overprints were in black).

Read more about the letter card essays in this article from the United Postal Stationery Society.

WRAPPER ESSAY

The only recorded 2 skilling wrapper essay
 

Black print of the 4 øre wrapper.

 

PROOFS

When making the double inverted frame cliche (for 3 ore, 8 ore and 10 ore imprinted stamps), proofs (blackprints) were made. This proof is known in both positive and negative printing.


Imprinted stamp proof

 

 

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 Last updated: 21 March 2008