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Denmark

Tuesday, April 1, 1851

Europe 7

Dk1a
Dk2
Watermark Small Crown
  Denmark Scott #1a Denmark Scott #2 Watermark Small Crown  

Imperforate, typographed, with yellow-brown burelage.
Designed by Martinus William Ferslew.
Printed by H. H. Thiele's Enke in Copenhagen.
Paper hand made by Drewsen & sons.

Date Description # issued AFA # Scott # SG Mi Y&T
April 1, 1851
4 R.B.S. brown
15,761,500 1 2 2    
May 1, 1851
2 R.B.S. blue
479,300 2 1 1    

All issue quantities are approximate.
The 2 R.B.S. is found in 10 different types

 

4 Rigsbankskilling (R.B.S.) printings.
Color Printing Plates Cancellation # issued AFA #
Ferslews printing. April 1, 1851.
Chocolate brown I1a I & II Mute (target) cancels 120,000 1 - Ferslew 1 - 1
I1b 3,706,400 1 - Ferslew 1 - 2
I21 - Ferslew 2
Thieles first printing. April 1, 1852.
Brown II I & II Numeral cancels, but mute not unusual 3,983,000 1 Ia
Thieles second printing. July 14, 1853.
Black-brown III I & II Numeral cancels, other types are rare 3,979,200 1 IIa
Red-brown 1 IIb
Thieles third printing. March 31, 1854.
Yellow-brown IV III & IV Numeral cancels, other types are rare 3,972,900 1 IIIb
Chestnut-brown 1 IIIe
Gray-brown 1 IIIc
Olive-brown 1 IIId
Nut-brown 1 IIIf

Ferslew printings have the burelage printed from a copper plate, making for a slightly raised impression.
Thiele used typography and the lines are not rising above the surface of the paper.

 

2 Rigsbankskilling (R.B.S.) printings.
Year Color Printing Description # issued AFA #
May 1, 1851 Greenish blue I Ferslews printing 101,800 2a
May 1, 1852 Blue II Thieles printing 377,500 2b

 

4 Rigsbankskilling (R.B.S.) catalog cross reference.
AFA DAKA Facit Michel Stanley Gibbons Scott Yvert & Tellier
1 - Ferslew 2 1 2 I 1 I 2 2a 2a
1 - Ferslew 1 - 1 1A 2 I 1a
1 - Ferslew 1 - 2 1B 2 I 1b
1 Ia 3a 2 II 1 II 4 2 2
1 IIa 3b 2 III A4b
1 IIb 3c 2 III B 1 II a
1 IIIb 3g 2 IV a 1 II b 5 2b 2b
1 IIIe 3k 2 IV b 1 II c 6
1 IIIc 2 IV c
1 IIId 3o 2 IV d
1 IIIf 3n 2 IV e

 

2 Rigsbankskilling (R.B.S.) catalog cross reference.
AFA DAKA Facit Michel Stanley Gibbons Scott Yvert & Tellier
2a 2 1 I 2 I 1 1a 1a
2b 4 1 II 2 II 3 1 1

 

Sources:
AFA Specialkatalog 1995
DAKA Håndbog 1997 - Klassisk Danmark
Facit Special 1996-97
Michel Skandinavien-katalog 1996/97
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 11, Scandinavia, Fourth Edition 1994
Scott Catalog 2000, Vol. 2
Yvert & Tellier, Tome 3, 1998

Images from David Olson.

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