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5 Ore - Ds? - Maybe Copenhagen Postmark - Help?

 
 
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Posted 02/01/2011   11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jhlovell to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am guessing BOB, but don't really know. This grayish green 5 Ore, marked DS? has me stumped. Thought it might be Danish, and the postmark could be Copenhagen, but I really have no idea. Could anyone id this stamp and maybe have a near value. Thanks - Jeff

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Posted 02/01/2011   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postmark is Copenhagen.

I'm speculating that it's a railway stamp.

I collect Danish stamps but I've never seen one like this before.
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Posted 02/02/2011   12:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, it is new to me, too, but the winged wheel is sort of a common symbol for railway stamps, so that would be my best guess, too. I like it. I'll have to check Facit tomorrow to see if it might be listed.
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Danish Railway Stamps: The first such stamps were issued,
in 1865, by the Jydsk-Fysenske Railways; used for parcels.
They were issued until about 1970.

The railway parcel stamps of Denmark are appealing to casual
collectors, who prefer colorful items that depict a train or
locomotive.

They are readily available, as many reached collectors hands,
and one can buy them relatively cheaply. I saw today an offer
of 100 different for $45.

Moreover, there are a large number of different designs, plus
a comprehensive illustrated catalog [Jensen] (though it's in Danish),
so one can have the satisfaction of a moderate challenge, with
the realistic hope of a complete collection.

There are two other dimensions to this area. The first is that
there were a multitude (over 75) of railroads that issued these
stamps. Second, there were a number of different categories
of these railway stamps.

The catalogue seperates them as follows: (railway name in brackets)

A (Avisporto) newspaper stamp (LFJS and NKJ)
B (Bandmaerker) stamps for wrappers (DSB and LNJ)
F (frankeringsmaerker) fiscal stamps (which I take to mean tax stamps)
G (Gebyrmaerker) late fee stamps
P (Efterkravprovisionsmaerker) Cash on Delivery provisional stamps
(ROHJ)
R (Rutebilmaerker) bus stamps.

There are still many railway companies left in Denmark.
http://www.steane.com/egtre/dk_info.htm


Further reading:

Hart, C.A. - 'Scandinavia Revisited: Denmark.'
Illustrated, b/w
Railway Philately, Vol. 10, No.1, December, 1975, pp16-22
(Deals with the DSB parcels stamps)

Hart, C.A. - 'Danish Private Railway Stamps: A Thematic Guide.'
Illustrated, b/w
Railway Philately, Vol. 10, No.2, March, 1976, pp31-36

ack: Blair ecsd



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Posted 02/02/2011   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From website
http://catalogue.klaseboer.com/vol2...l/denma2.htm
scroll down 3/4 page to Railway Stamps

(Wheel with wings, no inscription)
Inscription 'DSB' (Danske Stats Baner)

Google translates as Danish State Railways.
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Posted 02/02/2011   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank everyone - Danish Railway - I can put it away
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Posted 05/18/2019   06:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add abctoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a 200 ore Danish Railway stamp from D.S.B., "Danske Statsbaner." A tip to distinguish Danish and Norwegian ore denominated stamps from Sweden ore denominated ones is that the "o" in Danish and Norwegian word has a vertical forward slash running from its bottom left to its top right while the "o" in the Swedish word has two dots above it.

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