|THE FIRST DANISH POSTAL CARDS
Postal Cards was introduced in Denmark
with Law of Post of 7.1.1871, that from 1.4.1871 introduces blue 2 skilling and red 4
skilling Postal Cards. 2 skilling Postal Cards were for local use, but could also be used
in all of Denmark if they had printed text on the back (Official Announsement
30.3.1871). 4 skilling Postal Cards were used for in Denmark. The rate for Postal
Cards was the same as the rate for letters.
Postal Cards were introduced on a time
in Danish history, where the industrialisation was growing fast. And industry and trade
used the Postal Cards a lot for ordering products. The price for a Postal Card was the
same as the value of the stamp printed on Postal Card, so by using Postal Cards you saved
the expence of envelope and paper.
Postal Card 2 skilling in size
140x75 mm send in Copenhagen 5.4.1871, only four days after issue. This is the first known
use of a Postal Card in Denmark!
See examples from my
skilling postal cards
ore postal cards
Up until 1879 the Postal Cards
are in size 140x75 mm ("the small Postal Cards"), where after the size is
Postal Card 8 ore in size 140x75
Postal Card 8 ore in size 140x90 mm
frames, I show a lot of
new varieties in the early (small) postal cards.
the different colour shades of blue that are often
difficult to destinguish.
In three articles in
NFT (Nordisk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift) I have descriped different
varieties in the small postal cards. Read the articles here: