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Wurttemberg Die Briefmarke Newspaper Wrappers

Süddeutsches Tausch - und Offertenblatt für Briefmarkensammler
Heustrasse Nr 9, Esslingen an Neckar


From June 1894 to June 1898, inclusive, a total of 49 monthly issues of the "Die Briefmarke" magazine were issued and posted using printed to private order newspaper wrappers. The following is based on observations of the copies I have in my possesion or copies I have seen. All wrappers are postmarked Esslingen Bahnhof.

The easiest way of identifying an item is by first reading the postmark date and then checking what items correspond with that date.

Three different typestyles were used in the first line of the header
Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke typestyle 1
typestyle 1 - June 1894 to September 1894

Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke typestyle 2
typestyle 2 - October 1894 to April 1895

Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke typestyle 3
typestyle 3 - May 1895 to June 1898



STATE 1 - typestyle 1

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1894

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke
Type 1 - 150 mm to 154 wide; 297 to 303 deep
The left hand edge of H lines up with left edge of right foot of k (not very easy to see)
Full stop after 9 is same size as that after Nr (this is very clear to see)
Copies postmarked 12.06.1894, 13.06.1894, 20.06.1894, 14.07.1894, and 15.09.1894

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke
Type 2 - 151 mm to 152 wide; 300 to 302 deep
The left hand edge of H lines up with right edge of the left foot of k
Full stop after 9 is smaller then that after Nr and slightly raised
Copies postmarked 13.08.1894, 14.09.1894 and 15.09.1894


STATE 2 - Typestyle 2, "An" is over "He" of "Herrn", full stop after 9

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1894
Type 3 - 149 to154 mm wide; 297 to 301 mm deep, horiz lines are144 mm
Copies postmarked 15.10.1894, 16.10.1894, 16.01.1895, 14.02.1895, 16.02.1895, 27.02.1895 and 14.03.1895


STATE 3 - As previous but no full stop after 9

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1894
Type 4 - 149 to154 mm wide; 299 to 301 mm deep
Copies postmarked 04.11.1894, 14.11.1894, 15.12.1894, 16.12.1894, 17.01.1895 and 14.02.1895


STATE 4 - "An" is now over "rn" of "Herrn"
Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 5 - 159 to 160 mm wide; 320 to 321 mm deep, "An" is over "rn" of "Herrn"
Copies postmarked 14.03.1895, 15.03.1895 and 19.03.1895


STATE 5 - No solid line below third line of address

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 6 - 157 to 159 mm wide; 308 to 310 mm deep
Copies postmarked 11.04.1895, 12.04.1895 and 13.04.1895


STATE 6 - Typestyle 3, reduced size of header

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 7 - 122 to 124 mm wide; 328 to 331 mm deep, header printed in black
Copies postmarked 16.05.1895 and 17.05.1895

Type 8 - 123 to 125 mm wide; 318 to 320 mm deep, header printed in black
The copies I have are all from May 1895 - 17.05.1895 and 22.05.1895

Type 9 - 142 mm wide; 308 mm deep, header printed in black on white paper
Copies dated 13.06.1895 and 14.06.1895

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 10 - 143 to 145mm wide; 310 to 311 mm deep, header etc printed in blue on white paper
Copies dated 13.07.1895 and 14.08.1895


STATE 7 - solid line below third address line removed

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 11 - 143mm wide 304mm deep, printed in black ink
Copies dated 18.09.1895


STATE 8 - Thick and thin lines (at top and bottom) replaced by single thick lines.

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 12 - 143mm wide; 305mm deep, printed on white paper in maroon
Dates 14.10.1895 and 18.12.1895

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1895
Type 13 - 143 to 144mm wide;303 to 304mm deep; blue header, white paper
Dates 15.11.1895, 16.11.1895, 20.11.1895, 29.11.1895 and 03.12.1895

Type 14 - 142 mm wide;303 mm deep; black header, white paper
Dates 19.12.1895

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1896
Type 15 - 142 to 145mm wide; 310 to 322 deep, brownish-grey header, buff paper
Copies dated 17.02.1896, 18.05.1896, 19.06.1896 and 27 06.1896

Type 16 - 145mm wide; 342 to 343mm deep, brownish-grey header, buff paper
Copies dated 17.02.1896


STATE 9 - Solid line added below third line of address

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1896
Type 17 - 142 to 145mm wide; 310 to 322 deep, brownish-grey (or black?) header, buff paper
Copies dated 13.07.1896, 18.07.1896 and 17.08.1896

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1896
Type 18 - 143mm wide; 314mm deep, blue header, white paper
copies dated 17.08.1896, 18.09.1896

Type 19 - 143mm wide; 312mm to 313mm deep, blue header, smooth buff paper
Dates of useage 18.09.1896 and 23.11.1896

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1896
Type 20 - 142mm wide; 314 to 317mm deep, blue header, rough buff paper
copies dated 23.10.1896, 24.10.1896

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1896
Type 21 - 147mm wide; 310mm deep, black header, buff paper
one copy dated 04.10.1896


STATE 10 - "An Herrn" removed

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1897
Type 22 - "An Herrn" removed, 138 to 141 mm wide, 314 to 334mm wide, black header, yellow-orange paper
Copies are postmarked 23.01.1897,12.02.1897, 22.02.1897, 22.03.1897 and 23.03.1897


STATE 11 - "Herrn" added, 19mm from top line

(I am still looking for a copy of this item)

Type 23 "Herrn" added, 139 mm wide, 314 deep, black header, yellow-orange paper
Copies dated 22.02.1897


STATE 12 - "An Herrn" moved, 9mm from top line

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper 1897
Type 24 "An Herrn" added, 137 to 141 mm wide, 309 to 315 deep, black header, yellow-orange paper
Copies are postmarked 21.04.1897, 21.05.1897 and 23.05.1897


STATE 13 horizontal line 56mm apart, break below "uc" of "Drucksache.

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper 1897
Type 25 - 140 to 141 mm wide, 305 to 307 mm deep, black header, yellow orange paper, break below "uc" of "Drucksache." Copies postmarked 23.06.1897 and 27.06.1897

Type 26 - 141 mm wide, 305 mm deep, black header, white paper, break below "uc" of "Drucksache."
Copy postmarked 23.06.1897 and 25.06.1897


STATE 14 - break in line below "Dr" of "Drucksache, text off centre above top horizontal line

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper 1897
Type 27 - 115 mm to 117 mm wide, 292 to 296mm deep, grey (dark grey green?) header, white paper, break in line below "Dr" of "Drucksache"
Copies postmarked 21.07.1897 and 22.07.1897

Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1897
Type 28 - black header, salmon paper, 128mm to 132mm wide, 297mm to 300mm deep, text off centre above top horizontal line
Dates of postmarks 24.08.1897 and 25.08.1897


STATE 15 - text centred over the top horizontal line

Wurttemberg Newspaper Wrapper 1897
Type 29 - text is centred over the top horizontal line and there is no break in this line, black header, salmon paper, 133mm wide
Dates of postmarks 22.09.1897, 23.09.1897, 24.10.1897 and 27.10.1897


STATE 16 - "IV. Jahrgang." has been added below Briefmarke

Newspaper Wrapper Die Briefmarke 1897
Type 30 - "IV. Jahrgang." added, 133 mm wide, 309 mm deep, black header, salmon colour paper (as previous types)
Date of postmark 22.11.1897

Type 31 - 131 mm wide, 309 mm deep, black header, light salmon colour paper (as subsequent types)
Date of postmark 22.11.1897

Type 32 - blue header, light salmon paper, 143 to 144 mm wide, 306 to 308 mm deep
Postmarks dated 20.12.1897, 21.12.1897 and 27.01.1898

Type 33 - brown header, thick light salmon paper, 142 to 145 mm wide, 307 to 310 mm deep
Postmarks dated 20.01.1898, 22.01.1898, 25.02.1898 and 28.02.1898

Type 34 - brown header, thin light salmon paper, 130 to 134 mm wide, 285 to 307 mm deep
Dates of postmarks 19.01.1898, 28.02.1898, 23.03.1898, 21.04.1898, 23.04.1898, 23.05.1898 and 25.05.1898


Literature

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Württemberg im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V. Rundbrief Nr 126
by H Winkler et al, 1999

Katalog der Privatganzsachen Deutschland bis 1945
by Joachim Strahlendorff and Peter Mette, 2005

Die Deutschen Privatganzsachen bis 1945 Nachträge
by Joachim Strahlendorff, Peter Mette and Hanspeter Frech, 2007

Philatelie und Postgeschichte von Esslingen am Neckar Band 2 Privatstreifbänder Württemberg Die Briefmarke
by Gerhard Kümmel

I would be pleased to hear from anyone who may have any similar wrappers which are not listed here

All these and the many other newspaper wrappers will be listed in the forthcoming Catalogue of Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrappers from the Whole World.

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