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IMPRINTED STAMPS

 

THE THREE TYPES

Like the "real" bi-coloured stamps, the "bi-coloured" stamps on postal cards have normal and inverted frames.

But there is a third stamp imprint on the postal stationery: The double inverted frame, not found on stamps.

Normal frame Inverted frame Double inverted frame

If you divide the three frames on values, you get this picture:

 

Normal frame

Inverted frame

Double inverted frame

2 skilling  

X

 
4 skilling

X

   
3 øre    

 X

4 øre

X

   
6 øre

X

X

 
8 øre  

X

X

10 øre    

X


On stamps there are clear differences between skilling and øre values: On skilling stamps there are shells in the crown, but in øre stamps, there are stars in the crown.

Shells in crown

Stars in crown


On postal cards not only the skilling issues have shells in the crown, also 4, 6 and 8 ore have. This indicates, that the ore stamps on some postal cards are made from skilling stamp issues.

This means that the 4 ore on postal cards shoud be made from a 4 skilling stamp and not a 4 ore stamp. This is proved by comparing the "4".

4 with streight right line

4 with slant right line


4 with streight right line is found on 4 skilling stamps and 4 skilling and 4 ore postal cards. 4 with slant right line is only found on 4 ore stamp.

 

 
PROOF

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.

Proof

SEE ALSO

See also my article (from NFT) about varieties in the imprinted stamps. 

 

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 Last updated: 5 August 2003