Inverted watermark

Many stamps with inverted watermark are extremely rare. After 10 years of intensive search I have only succeeded in finding 2/3 of them. How the catalogue prices are determined for most stamps is a riddle for me.

I have marked the stamps with a code for my experience with the stamp.

A = The most common stamps. Those stamps you see regularly and the catalogue price can be used.

B = Rare stamps. Can be found, but don't discuss the price.

C = Stamps I have newer seen or only 1-2 times.

Known means known/seen by me. "*" means known unused and "o" means known used.

Postage stamps

8 skilling

 

Skilling stamps

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

2 skilling blue

1

C

*

 

3 skilling grey

2

C

o

 

4 skilling red

3

B

*/o

 

4 skilling red

3B

C

o

1 copy known, found 2003

8 skilling brown

4

C

*

 

16 skilling yellow

5

C

*/o

 

16 skilling yellow

5B

C

o

 

 

Oval stamps - aur values

 

 

 

 

Aur stamps

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

3 aur yellow

6

A

*/o

 

1. Printing

 

C

o

(Linder 271)

2. Printing

 

C

 

 

3a. Printing

 

B

*/o

 

4. Printing

 

A

*/o

 

3 aur yellow

6B

C

o

 

3 aur yellow, new engraving

6C

C

o

 

4 aur grey/red

7

A

*/o

 

5 aur blue 1. printing

8

C

o

 

5 aur blue 2. printing

8B

C

o

 

5 aur green

9

C

o

 

3. Printing

 

C

*/o

 

5. Printing

 

C

o

 

5 aur green

9B

C

o

 

7. Printing

 

C

 

 

8. Printing

 

C

 

 

6 aur grey

10

B

o

 

1. Printing

 

C

*/o

 

2. printing

 

C

o

 

3. printing

 

B

*/o

 

4. printing

 

B

o

 

6 aur grey

10B

C

 

 

6. Printing

 

C

 

 

7. Printing

 

C

 

 

10 aur red

11

C

*/o

 

1. Printing

 

C

 

 

3. Printing

 

C

o

1. or 3. printing

5. Printing

 

C

*

 

6. Printing

 

C

o

 

10 aur red

11B

C

*/o

 

8. Printing

 

C

 

 

9. Printing

 

C

o

 

16 aur brown

12

B

*/o

 

1. Printing

 

 

o

(Linder 271)

2. Printing

 

 

 

 

3. Printing

 

 

 

 

4. Printing

 

 

o

 

16 aur brown

12B

C

o

 

20 aur blue

14

B

 

 

3. Printing

 

 

 

 

4. Printing

 

 

o

(Linder 271)

5. Printing

 

 

*/o

 

20 aur blue

14B

B

o

 

6. Printing

 

C

o

 

7. Printing

 

B

o

 

25 aur blue/brown

15b

C

 

 

40 aur green

16

B

o

 

40 aur purple

17

B

*/o

 

3. Printing

 

C

o

 

4. Printing

 

B

*/o

 

50 aur red/blue

18B

C

 

 

 

I gildi

 

═ GILDI overprint - regular made colors

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

4 aur grey/red (black)

25

A

*/o

 

5 aur green (red) 8. pr.

26B

C

*

 

10 aur red (black)

28B

B

*/o

 

8. printing

 

B

*/o

 

16 aur brown (black)

29

C

*/o

Post cancelled

16 aur brown (black)

29B

C

*/o

 

20 aur blue (red) 3. pr.

30

C

*

 

20 aur blue (red)

30B

C

*/o

 

25 aur brown/blue (red)

31b

C

*

 

1b. Printing greenish blue/brown

 

C

*

 

40 aur purple (black)

32

B

*/o

 

3. Printing

 

C

 

 

4. Printing

 

B

*/o

 

40 aur purple (black)

32B

B

*/o

 

50 aur red/blue (black)

33B

B

*/o

 

 

Chr IX

 

Christian IX 1902-29

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

3 aur orange

35

B

*/o

 

4 aur red/grey

36

B

*/o

 

5 aur green

37

C

o

 

6 aur grey

38

C

 

 

10 aur red

39

B

o

 

16 aur brown

40

C

 

 

20 aur blue

41

C

o

 

25 aur green/brown

42

C

 

 

40 aur violet

43

B

o

 

50 aur grey-blue/grey

44

C

o

 

2 kr. blue/olive-brown

46

B

*/o

 

5 kr. brown/dark green

47

C

 

 

Surcharge

 

 

 

 

5/16 aur brown

48

C

 

 

20/40 aur violet

50

C

o

 

50aur/5 kr. grey/red-brown

52

C

*

 

10/2 kr. blue/olive-brown

53

C

*/o

 

 

Two Kings

 

Two Kings 1907-22

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

1 eyr green/red

54

C

 

 

3 aur brown-yellow

55

C

o

 

4 aur red/grey

56

B

o

 

5 aur green

57

C

*/o

 

6 aur grey

58

C

o

 

10 aur red

59

B

o

 

15 aur green/red

60

B

o

 

16 aur brown

61

B

*/o

 

20 aur blue

62

B

o

 

25 aur green/brown

63

C

o

 

40 aur red-lilac

64

B

*/o

 

50 aur lilac/grey

65

B

*/o

 

5 kr brown/blue black

68

C

 

 

Surcharge

 

 

 

 

5/16 aur brown

69

A

*/o

 

20/25 aur green/brown

70

C

o

 

20/40 aur red-lilac

71

B

*

 

10/5 kr brown/blue black

72

C

 

 

 

Jon Sigurdsson

 

Jon Sigurdsson, 1911-26

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

1 eyr olive-green

73

A

*/o

 

3 aur yellow-brown

74

A

*/o

 

4 aur blue

75

A

o

 

6 aur grey

76

B

o

 

15 aur violet

77

C

o

 

25 aur yellow

78

B

o

 

Surcharge

 

 

 

 

2 kr./25 aur yellow

79

C

*/o

 

 

Frederik VIII

 

Frederik VIII, 1912

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

5 aur green

80

A

*/o

 

10 aur red

81

A

*/o

 

20 aur blue

82

A

*/o

 

50 aur brown-lilac

83

C

o

 

1 kr. yellow

84

C

 

 

2 kr. rose

85

B

*/o

 

5 kr. brown

86

B

*/o

 

Official stamps

4 skilling

 

Skilling stamps

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

4 skilling green

1

C

o

Post cancelled

4 skilling green

1B

A

*/o

 

8 skilling lilac

2

C

 

 

4 sk. Imperforated also known *

Coat of arms aur stamp

 

Aur stamps

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

3 aur yellow

3

C

 

 

1. printing

 

 

 

 

5 aur brown

5

B

*/o

 

2. Printing

 

 

 

 

3. Printing

 

 

*/o

 

10 aur blue (3. pr.)

6

C

o

 

10 aur blue

6B

B

o

 

20 aur green (3. pr.)

8

B

*/o

 

50 aur red-lilac

9

B

*/o

 

 

I Gildi

 

═ GILDI overprint 1902

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

3 aur yellow (1. pr.)

10

C

 

 

4 aur grey

11

C

 

 

5 aur brown (2. pr.)

12

C

 

 

5 aur brown

12B

A

*/o

 

10 aur blue

13B

A

*/o

 

20 aur green

15

B

 

 

20 aur green

15B

B

*

 

50 aur red-lilac

16

B

 

 

 

Chr. IX

 

Christian IX 1902

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

16 aur red/black

21

B

*/o

 

20 aur green/black

22

C

 

 

 

Two Kings

 

Two Kings 1907-8

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

3 aur yellow/grey

24

C

o

 

5 aur brown/grey

26

C

 

 

10 aur dark-blue/grey

27

C

*

 

15 aur blue/grey

28

B

*

 

20 aur green/grey

30

C

o

 

50 aur violet/grey

31

C

 

 

 

Poststamps overprinted ■jˇnusta 1922-36

IIC

Code

Known

Comment

50 aur grey/lilac-red two kings

45

B

*/o

 

2 kr. rose Fr. VIII

46

C

 

 

2 kr. rose Fr. VIII

46a

C

*/o

 

5 kr. brown Fr. VIII

47

B

*/o

 

 

Mirrored watermark

All stamps with sheetwatermark cross is believed to be found, not with inverted, but with mirrored watermark. No studies that I know of has been made to tell anything about how common it is.

Most of the Danish stamps from the same time are common with mirrored watermark, but there are exemptions, even stamps that are rare with normal watermark cross.

As a new collecting area, mirrored watermarks are not recognized by most collectors, and at the moment they Known no extra value.

 

Normal watermark cross

Mirrored watermark cross

 

 

Normal watermark cross

Mirrored watermark cross

 


Codes for how often they are found. Some stamps are based on a small number, so take it only as a guideline and not the holy truth.

Two Kings

 

Two Kings 1914-18

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

1 eyr green/red

54B

=

=

 

3 aur brown-yellow

55B

<

>

 

4 aur red/grey

56B

=

=

 

5 aur green

57B

<

>

 

6 aur grey

58B

=

=

 

10 aur red

59B

<

>

 

20 aur blue

62B

<

>

 

 

Christian X

 

Christian X, 1920-37

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

1 eyr red/green 1. pr.

89

=

=

 

1 eyr red/green 2-4. pr.

89

=

=

 

1 eyr red/green

89B

=

=

 

3 aur yellow-brown

90

=

=

 

3 aur yellow-brown

90B

<

>

 

4 aur red/grey 1. pr.

91

All

-

Few searched

4 aur red/grey 2-3. pr.

91

>

<

 

4 aur red/grey

91B

All

-

Few searched

5 aur green

92

All

-

Few searched

5 aur olive-green

93

All

-

Few searched

6 aur grey

94

=

=

 

6 aur grey

94B

>

<

 

7 aur green

95

=

=

 

8 aur brown 1. pr.

96

<

>

 

8 aur brown 2. pr.

96

All

-

Few searched

10 aur red

97

All

-

Found on official 44

10 aur green

98

>

<

 

10 aur brown

99

>

<

 

15 aur violet

100

>

<

 

20 aur blue

101

=

=

 

20 aur brown

102

=

=

 

25 aur green/brown

103

All

-

Few searched

25 aur green/brown

103B

All

-

Few searched

25 aur red

104

=

=

 

30 aur green/red 1. pr.

105

All

-

Few searched

30 aur green/red 2. pr.

105

<

>

Right is rare

30 aur green/red

105B

All

-

Few searched

40 aur lilac red

106

All

-

Few searched

40 aur lilac red

106B

All

-

Few searched

40 aur blue

107

=

=

 

50 aur grey/wine red

108

>

<

 

1 kr. brown/blue

109

=

=

 

1 kr. brown/blue

109B

<

>

 

2 kr. brown/green

110

=

=

 

2 kr. brown/green

110B

All

-

Few searched

5 kr. brown/blue

111

=

=

 

10 kr. black/green

112

=

=

Few searched

Surcharge

 

 

 

 

10 aur/5 aur green

113

 

 

Few searched

EIN KRONA/40 aur blue

114

 

 

 

 

Views and buildings

 

1925-34 Views and buildings

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

7 aur green

115

<

>

Uncertain

10 aur brown/blue

116

=

=

 

20 aur red

117

=

=

 

35 aur blue

118

=

=

 

50 aur brown/green

119

=

=

 

 

Airmail overprint

 

1928-29 Airmail overprint

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

10 aur red (97)

120

All

-

 

 

Zeppelin

 

Zeppelin Airmail overprint 1931

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

30 aur green/red (105)

143

-

All

Few searched

1 kr. brown/blue (109)

144

>

<

 

2 kr. brown/green (110)

145

All

-

Few searched

 

Hˇpflug ═tala

 

Hˇpflug ═tala overprint 1933

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

1 kr. brown/blue (109B)

156

=

=

Few searched

2 kr. brown/green (110)

157

All

-

Few searched

10 kr. black/green (112)

158

All

-

Few searched

Official Stamps

Two Kings

 

Two Kings 1918

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

15 aur blue/grey

28B

>

<

Mirrored rare/ Few searched

 

Chr. X

 

Christian X, 1920-32

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

3 aur yellow/grey

32

<

>

 

4 aur green/grey

33

<

>

 

5 aur orange/black

34

All

-

Few searched

10 aur blue/grey

35

>

<

 

15 aur green-blue/grey

36

=

=

 

20 aur green/grey

37

=

=

 

20 aur green/grey

37B

All

-

Few searched

50 aur violet/grey

38

All

-

Few searched

1 kr. red/grey

39

>

<

 

2 kr. ultramarine/grey

40

All

-

Few searched

5 kr. brown/grey

41

-

All

Few searched

 

Poststamps overprinted ■jˇnusta 1923-36

IIC

Right

Mirrored

Comment

7 aur green (95)

42

-

All

Few searched

10 aur red (97)

43

All

-

Few searched

20/10 aur red (97)

44

>

<

Only one mirrored found