Discussion in 'Want Lists' started by Werner Salentin, Oct 4, 2016.
Summer Greetings 1965
Summer Greetings 1965: I have one backside-illustration only.
Local postcard,issued 1933.
"Stamp": Paul L.H.A.von Beneckendorf und von Hindenburg
(1847-1934),known as Paul von Hindenburg,german
General-Field-Marshall and Head of the Military Highest
Command 1916-1918 (de facto-ruler of imperial Germany),
President of the republic 1925-1934.
Issued in commemoration of the opening session of the Reichstag
in 1933.Sent on April 25th,1933.
Nothilfe semi-postal card,issued 1933,sent Dec.30th,1933.
1933 was the 120th birth-anniversary and the 50th death-
anniversary of Richard Wagner.
To the left is the Festspielhaus,built 1872-76 by Wagner.
This opera-house is exclusively used for the Wagner-Festival
in July/August every year.
Regular Inland Postcard,issued 1934,sent Aug.25th,1938.
Commemorative card,mourning for the death of President
Hindenburg on Aug.2nd,1934.
Hello all, the mirror stamp image was almost certainly an ink transfer from the previous sheet during the printing process, before the embossing and folding of the envelope. My guess is that it shows no sign of embossing itself?
It is not too rare to see ghost images like this, but it is a nice clear example.
in German philatelic terms a ghost image is called "Abklatsch".
Here an example from the 1850 issue of Austria: (front)
And the back of the same stamp:
(The black marks are expertising marks.)
The Württemberg envelope is different.The "ghost image" cannot
be an ink-transfere,as the embossing on the back is as prominent
as on the front-side.
Unfortunately I have not a second envelope for comparison,but
my best guess is,that mine is not a missprint.
I have no knowledge how such envelopes were produced.Again I
can guess only: I think they were printed on square paper and
were cut to size later,than folded and glued.
That would not explain the mirrow image print,I know !
Hello Werner, In your 1850 Austrian issue it would possibly be called "halbtrockener Abklatsch" a bleedthrough image on the back of the stamp itself, because of this the backside of the stamp shows the debossed (hollow) side of the image, as against the embossed (raised face) side.
Envelopes were usually diecut and folded after the printing / embossing stage.
In comparison your Württemberg example the imprint was not on the back-face but on the flap, therefore the image was transferred after the initial folding of the envelope and before the top flap (closure) was gummed and folded because there is no sign of ink transfer on the top flap.
Below is a typical diecut unfolded envelope.
Sorry, I am not spending so much time on the computer these days.
Inland-"Bildpostkarte" in new colour,issued 1934,sent June 7th,
you are probably right about the "halbtrockener Abklatsch".
But I am not really sure about debossed and embossed images.
Unlike engraved stamps,flat-printed stamps,like the 1850-issue
from Austria show no visible embossing,or do they ?
I tried to find out wether my Abklatsch is a bleeding through.
But came to no certain result.Both images seem to be exactly
in the same position,what would be the case by bleeding through.
But this could also be the case,if both involved paper-sheets were
exactly printed in the same position.
However not at every point strong coloured details from the
front-side,appear also strong on the back,as I would expect.
But then the paper of the stamp is handmade.So its texture
might not be uniform.That would explain,that the colour did
not bleed through the same in all parts.
The Württemberg envelope is a tough nut to crack.
Probably it is the constant heat of this summer,what is melting
my brain.I have big difficulties to (mentally) unfold that envelope.
But if I got it right,the "back-side" print would be to the right of
the front-side stamp.But it is an mirror-image and the embossing
Or put it the other way around,it is an albino print applied on the backside,while the back of the albino print,as it appears on the front-side,is coloured.
Sounds a little confused and I have no idea how and why it was
printed in that way.
But perhaps 35° C,day after day...
Postage-Stamp-Day,issued 1941.Exists with six different illustrations.
Commemorative postcard for the "Machtergreifung" (Hitler´s
inauguration as Reichskanzler),issued 1934.
Sent March 13th,1934 (railway-p.o. cancellation).
Commemorative postcard for the May-Day (Labour Day,1st of May) issued 1934,sent May 29th,1934.
Nothilfe (welfare) postcard,issued 1934
Nothilfe postcard,issued 1935
International mail postcard for the Winter Olympics 1936,
Winterhilfswerk 1936.Inland card,commemorating the completion
of 1000 km built Autobahnen (junction-free highways) within
three years from the start.
Card issued 1936,sent March 10th,1937
NSDAP-Convent 1936 in Nuremberg
Sold for 25 Pfg.
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