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French Zone of Occupation, issues for Baden


Definitives from years 1947-1949 were printed in multiple types that appear in the same sheet of stamps. In case of small denominations (up to 60 pfennig) types are arranged by columns. In case of large denominations (84 and 90 pfennig and 1 mark) types are arranged by rows.

Designs that were printed in multiple denominations may or may not have the same types. Details are described in tables below representing each type.

Presentation of types


JOHANN PETER HEBEL Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Johann Peter Hebel, Types III, I and II
Types III, I and II
Type I:

  • collar line on the right touches the right cheek,
  • note also hair curls on temple.

Type II:

  • collar line not touching the cheek.

Type III:

  • collar line touching the cheek,
  • additional dot on the upper lip.
Denomination Year Type I Type II Type III
2 pf., gray 1947 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9
12 pf., dark opal green 1947 2, 5, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 6
60 pf., deep orange 1947 2, 5, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 6
2 pf., deep orange 1948 2, 5, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 6
12 pf., crimson 1948 2, 5, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 6
60 pf., gray 1948 2, 5, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 6
2 pf., deep orange 1948/49 1-10
80 pf., red 1948/49 2, 5, 7, 10 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 6

 

GIRL IN NATIONAL COSTUME Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Girl in national costume, Types III, II and I
Types III, II and I
Type I:

  • without horizontal lines on the outline of the small sail,
  • instead, a tiny dot where the middle horizontal line should be.

Type II:

  • two horizontal lines on small sail.

Type III:

  • three horizontal lines on small sail.
Denomination Year Type I Type II Type III
3 pf., brown 1947 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 2, 7 1, 6
15 pf., purple 1947 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 2, 7 1, 6
45 pf., cerise 1947 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 2, 7 1, 6
6 pf., violet brown 1948 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 2, 7 1, 6
15 pf., blue 1948 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 2, 7 1, 6
5 pf., light blue 1948/49 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 4, 9 5, 10
6 pf., violet brown 1948/49 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 4, 9 5, 10

 

HANS BALDUNG Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Hans Baldung Types II and I
Types II and I
Type I:

  • collar line at the back of the head solid.

Type II:

  • the collar line thin and interrupted.
Denomination Year Type I Type II
10 pf., slate blue 1947 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6
20 pf., blue 1947 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6
75 pf., bright blue 1947 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6
10 pf., dark brown 1948 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6
20 pf., brown 1948 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6
10 pf., dark green 1948/49 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6
20 pf., cerise 1948/49 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 6

 

PALACE RASTATT Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Palace Rastatt, Types V, I, VI and III
Types V, I, VI and III
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Palace Rastatt, Types II and IV
Types II and IV
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Palace Rastatt, Types VII and VIII
Types VII and VIII
Type I:

  • a dot in shading above letter A in BADEN.

Type II:

  • thin horizontal line in shading above letter A in BADEN,
  • colored horizontal line next to B of BADEN.

Type III:

  • thin horizontal line in shading above letter A in BADEN (similar to Type II).

Type IV:

  • thin horizontal line in shading above letter A in BADEN (similar to Type II),
  • colored edge of monument’s pedestal.

Type V:

  • the second vertical line of letter N of BADEN wider on top,
  • a dot in shading above letter A in BADEN.

Type VI:

  • path above numeral 1 in 16 wider on top and blurry.

Type VII:

  • light in palace tower,
  • two dots above letter B in BADEN on the left.

Type VIII:

  • light in palace tower off,
  • one dot above letter B in BADEN on the left.
Denomination Year Type I Type II Type III Type IV Type V Type VI Type VII Type VIII
16 pf., olive green 1947 5, 10 2, 3, 7, 8 4, 9 1, 6
24 pf., crimson 1947 5, 10 2, 7 1, 6 3, 8 4, 9
16 pf., violet 1948 5, 10 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 4, 9
24 pf., dark green 1948 5, 10 2, 7 3, 8 4, 9
4 pf., violet 1948/49 1, 6 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10
40 pf., brown 1948/49 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

 

HÖLLENTAL Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Höllental Types I and II
Types I and II
Type I:

  • line above D in BADEN short.

Type II:

  • line above D in BADEN prolonged.
Denomination Year Type I Type II
84 pf., blue green 1947 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, field 46 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, field 41
84 pf., rose brown 1948 ? ?
90 pf., rose brown 1948/49 1-10

 

FREIBURG CATHEDRAL Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Freiburg Cathedral: Types I and II
Types I and II
Type I:

  • white outline on the second edge.

Type II:

  • without the outline on the second edge.
Denomination Year Type I Type II
1 M., dark brown 1947 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
1 M., bright blue 1948 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

 

GIRL FROM SCHWARZWALD Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Schwarzwald Girl: Types II and I
Types II and I
Type I:

  • five dots in the ornament on girl’s hat.

Type II:

  • six dots in the ornament.
Denomination Year Type I Type II
8 Dpf., blue green 1948 1-10
30 pf., cerise 1948 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 3, 8
8 pf., rose brown 1948/49 1-10

 

GRAND DUCHESS STEPHANIE Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Grand Duchess Stephanie: Types II and I
Types II and I
Type I:

  • ruffle on the right arm closed.

Type II:

  • ruffle on the right arm open.
Denomination Year Type I Type II
50 pf., bright blue 1948 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 1, 5, 6, 10

 

GERMAN POSTAGE STAMP CENTENARY 20 pf. Description
Germany, Baden postage stamp: Centenary of German postage stamp, 20pf., Types I and II
Types I and II

Type I:

  • roof rack detached from the roof.

Type II:

  • roof rack attached to the roof of the bus.
Denomination Year Type I Type II
20 pf., brown 1949 Columns: 3, 5 and Fields 1, 6, 21, 26, 41, 46 Columns: 2, 4 and Fields: 11, 16

Varieties


1 May 1947. The first definitive issue. Historical figures and scenery of Baden.

Constant varieties

2 pfennig Field number
I Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Curved line on forehead and thin line trough denomination Curved line on forehead and thin line trough denomination 14
II Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: White dot on the collar White dot on the collar 25
III Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Gray dot above letter N in BADEN Gray dot above letter N in BADEN 50
IV Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Gray spot above the head on the right Gray spot above the head on the right 67
V Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Letter N in BADEN broken Letter N in BADEN broken 70
VI Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Dot on the upper frame next to S of JONYNAS Dot on the upper frame next to S of JONYNAS 97
10 pfennig Field number
I Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Dot next to cap on the right and thin line over upper part of numeral 1 Dot next to cap on the right and thin line over upper part of numeral 1 22
II Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Lower left part of the field with inscription BADEN damaged Lower left part of the field with inscription BADEN damaged 80
12 pfennig Field number
I Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Upper frame between letters H and A in JOHANN Upper frame between letters H and A in JOHANN 2
II Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Letter S in JONYNAS damaged (similar to letter E) Letter S in JONYNAS damaged (similar to letter E) 7
III Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Dot in the field above numeral 1 and dot in letter E in BADEN Dot in the field above numeral 1 and dot in letter E in BADEN 12
IV Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: White spot on top of letter D in BADEN White spot on top of letter D in BADEN 21
V Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: White dot on letter S in JONYNAS White dot on letter S in JONYNAS 27
15 pfennig Field number
I Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Vertical colored line on girl's temples Vertical colored line on girl’s temples 12
II Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Horizontal line next to the tower in the center on the right Horizontal line next to the tower in the center on the right 86
III Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Shade between the large sail and the rope on the right Shade between the large sail and the rope on the right 88
16 pfennig Field number
I Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: White spot between letters B and A in BADEN White spot between letters B and A in BADEN 75
20 pfennig Field number
I Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: Borderline on the left damaged Borderline on the left damaged 21
II Germany, Baden postage stamp, plate error: White spot in the field next to the right cheek White spot in the field next to the right cheek 77

 

June – September 1948. The second definitive issue. Historical figures and scenery of Baden.

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in available literature)

12 pfennig
1 Germany French Occupation Zone Baden 1948 postage stamp error: Letter P of PF. connected to the box with country name Letter P of PF. connected to the box with country name.
2 Germany French Occupation Zone Baden 1948 postage stamp error: Whitening on top of letter D of BADEN Whitening on top of letter D of BADEN.
30 pfennig
1 Germany French Occupation Zone Baden 1948 postage stamp error: Letter P of PF. broken on top Letter P of PF. broken on top.
50 pfennig
1 Germany French Occupation Zone Baden 1948 postage stamp error: White dot on first vertical stroke of letter N in BADEN White dot on first vertical stroke of letter N in BADEN.

 

Sheets


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Complete sheets of stamps
2 pfennig, gray: Johann Peter Hebel 26.11.1947
10 pfennig, slate blue: Hans Baldung 5.12.1947
12 pfennig, dark green: Johann Peter Hebel 14.5.1947
15 pfennig, purple: girl in national costume 8.12.1947
16 pfennig, olive green: palace Rastatt 12.12.1947
20 pfennig, blue: Hans Baldung 5.1.1948

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 2: Ab Mai 1945 (Alliierte Besetzung bis BRD), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-145-9