Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweden : 03 Early issues

From 1872 on,  a series of 10 stamps were issued, from 3 öre till 1 riksdaler. The word 'riksdaler' is also found in old Dutch coins, were it is called : Rijksdaalder'. A 'daalder' is still in use, but not as 'daalder' - the world 'dollar' came from the Dutch word. 'Riks' or 'Rijks' refers to the state. A 'rijksdaalder' is in fact a dollar from the state.

Back to the series of 1872.
10 stamps (3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 24, 30, 50 and 1 riksdaler), perforated 14  were issued.

The same set, this time perforated 13 to 13 1/2 was emitted from 1877 on.

In 1878, the 'riksdaler' stamp was replaced with the 1Krona-version.

Finally in March 1886, the second set was re-issued, this time with a blue posthorn on the back of the stamp.
This set is also perforated 13. The final stamp in this set is the 1 Krona. (since 1875, the riksdaler was not used anymore)

To determinate the 3 series, check the backside first, the blue posthorn shows you the issue of 1886.
The other two series (1872 and 1877) can be distinguised by the perforation. 14 = 1872; 13 to 13 1/2 = 1877.
and for the highest value, theres a 'riksdaler' and a 'krona'

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