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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bridge-and-Bar Postmarks (1905-1940+)


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Introduction
Luxembourg's 131 face-different bridge-and-bar postmarks provide an excellent theme around which to collect stamps, postcards and covers from the first half of the 20th century. First introduced in 1905, many of the bridge-and-bar cancelers continued in use into the first six months of the WWII German occupation. By the end of 1940, most of them had been gradually replaced with the German administration's devices. A few resurfaced and saw limited use again shortly after the occupation ended in September 1944, while Luxembourg introduced new canceling devices.

During an era when most mail in Luxembourg was still hand canceled, the bridge-and-bar cancelers became the postal clerk's workhorse for canceling stamps, dating receipts, and dutifully documenting the dispatch, transit and receipt of mail. As the 35-year period of use was relatively long, examples of many of these postmarks are plentiful. For such, the challenge is to find clear strikes on postcards and covers and socked-on-the-nose strikes on loose stamps. Others, however, are uncommon, and a few very scarce, reflecting the small amount of mail handled by some of the rural post offices. Nonetheless, the uncommon postmarks still occasionally turn up in inexpensive mixtures and collections offered in auctions, on eBay, Delcampe, and at stamp show bourses, their philatelic significance having gone unnoticed by the general dealer or collector.

A special challenge is to find bridge-and-bar postmarks on the Grand Duke Adolphe definitives. When the bridge-and-bar cancels were being introduced, the Adolphe definitives were rapidly being replaced by the Grand Duke William IV definitives late in 1906 and Ecusson definitives in 1907. And as of January 1, 1909, the Adolphe definitives lost their postal validity. By that time about half of the bridge-and-bar cancels had been introduced. The earliest was Luxembourg-Gare-Hollerich on April 24, 1905, followed by Berdorf and Differdange the next month. Shown on the left is the two-centime Adolphe definitive canceled at Wiltz, October 8, 1905. Bridge cancels showing 1905 dates are scarce. That's why I seldom pass up an opportunity to buy an Adolphe definitive with a readable bridge-and-bar cancel!



A related challenge is to find the Hindenburg overprints with bridge-and-bar cancels. Such cancels are possible beginning October 1, 1940 (when the Hindenburgs superseded Luxembourg's pre-occupation stamps) for post offices that had not yet been issued German administration canceling devices. But by about the end of 1940, most of the bridge-and-bar cancellers had been replaced with German canceling devices, bringing their use to an end. After the war ended, Luxembourg introduced new cancellers.

Dommeldange 
October 30, 1940


Luxembourg's Federation des Societes Philateliques du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg (the "FSPL") cancel numbering system system designates the bridge-and-bar cancels (in German: die bruckenbarrenstempel) as "Type 33" in the comprehensive Catalogue des Cachets Usuels des Bureaux de Poste du Luxembourg. For a few of the face-different Type 33s, two or three varieties exist; likewise, colored inks are known for some. I have abstracted the period of use for each cancel from the FSPL catalog, although in some instances the periods may have to be expanded based on new discoveries.

Gary Little nicely categorizes the bridge-and-bar postmarks by the characters seen in the lower arc of the postmark, thus:
  • Three stars (80)
  • Two stars + Roman numeral (21)
  • Two stars + capital letter (5)
  • Two stars + "Ville" (1)
  • One star + "Ville" + lower case letter (5)
  • Text only (11) 
  •  Text + Roman numeral (7)


 


ASPELT 
T-33
1911 – 1940





Aspelt - Remerschen

June 12, 1915 
5c (domestic postal card)





Aspelt - Luxembourg-Ville

March 20, 1913
20c (20-40 g domestic letter)
+ 30c (special delivery fee)




BASCHARAGE
T-33
1906 – 1940



Bascharage - Augsburg, Bavaria

August 8, 1906
5c (postal card rate to Germany)
 (The FSPL lists February 15, 1907,
as the earliest reported date of use)



BEAUFORT
 T-33
1908 - 1940 

Beaufort - Germany

March 26, 1917 
17 1/2c
(20g letter to Germany)
Censored in Trier

BELVAUX
T-33
1905 - 1937





Belvaux - Frisingen [Aspelt]

June 18, 1909 

10c (20g domestic letter)




Belvaux - Luxembourg-Ville

February 7, 1933
75c (20g domestic letter)
+ 1.75 F (registry fee)






BERDORF
T-33
1910 - 1940




Berdorf - Luxembourg Ville

March 20, 1933 

75c (20 g domestic letter)





 

Berdorf - New Bedford, Mass. USA

August 21, 1939 

1 F (UPU postcard)





Berdorf - Antwerp, Belgium

August 11, 1937
10c (viewcard sent at the printed matter rate) 


Belgian franking disallowed and marked off in red crayon;
20c postage due charged at Antwerp, August 15, 1937





BETTBORN

 T-33
1906 - 1940



 

Basel, Switzerland - Bettborn
 
(incoming Swiss 10c+10c message-reply card)

October 9, 1907





Bettborn - Wormeldange
(forwarded to Limpertsberg)

July 12, 1933
10c (50 g printed matter)

+ 1.75 F (domestic registry fee)





BETTEMBOURG

 T-33 
1906 - 1940




Bettembourg - Sofia, Bulgaria

January 25, 1927

 1.50 F (20 g UPU letter)




Bettembourg - Differdange

July 18, 1940
70c (20g domestic letter)

Luxembourg stamps and rates continued in use
during the WW2 German occupation until October 1, 1940.





 

BETTEMBOURG *II*
T-33
1907 – 1940 



Bettembourg *II* - Bruxelles, Belgium

January 23, 1920
15c (20 g letter to Belgium)
Rate in effect: 02/01/19 - 02/01/21




 

Bettembourg *II* - Venezia-Udine, Italy

September 17, 1937
Insured Money Letter:
1.75 F 20 g UPU letter + 1.75 F registry
+ 1.75 F insurance fee (up to 300 fr)









BIGONVILLE
T-33
1922 - 1940

Rare





Bigonville - Luxembourg-Ville

July 16, 1936
70c (20 g domestic letter)



 
Mersch - Bigonville

January 29, 1925
25c (20g domestic letter)





Bigonville backstamp,
January 30, 1925



BISSEN

T-33
1907 - 1940





Bissen - Bitton, England

 
September 15, 1927
2.40 F (20-40g UPU letter)
+ 1.50 F (UPU registry fee)
Overpaid 25c






BONNEVOIE
T-33
1909 - 1940




 

Bonnevoie - Jajce, Yugoslavia

November 2, 1927
1.75 F (20 g UPU letter)
+ 1.75 F (UPU registry fee)





Bonnevoie - Chesny, France

December 27, 1931
75c (postcard rate to France)






BOULAIDE
T-33
1912 - 1940





Boulaide - Paris, France


June 18, 1913
10c (postcard rate to France)






CANACH

T-33
1914 - 1940







Canach - Grevenmacher
 
July 17, 1920
15c (20g domestic letter - overpaid 5c)



CAP
T-33
1906 - 1940




Cap - Le Mars, Iowa USA

February 16, 1912
25c (20 g UPU letter)

The serifed font of Cap is distinctive.





CLERVAUX
T-33 (two types)

1906 - 1940




Clervaux

 
November 22, 1918
10-centime telephone tax receipt
'Quittance de taxes téléphoniques.'
Tax paid with two 5-centime telegraph stamps!








Clervaux - Remerschen

 
October 19, 1930
10c (domestic postal card rate: 4/12/20 - 4/1/21)
10c UPU postal card





Clervaux
 
 July 28, 1934

Viewcard - St. Maurice & St. Maur Abbey at Clervaux
Not posted






Clervaux  - Bangalore, India
via Strasbourg-Gare & Marseille Gare-Avion,
forwarded to Wellington (India)

May 18, 1936

1.75 F (UPU letter rate) + 2.00 F airmail supplement (?)
but no French franking and transited in Banglalore 10 days later;
perhaps routed by surface from Marseille, as French airmail fee not paid?








COLMAR-BERG
T-33
1907 - 1940


 


Colmar-Berg - Wiesbaden, Germany


March 8, 1912
12 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)

Grand Duke William IV mourning cover
(underpaid 1/2c) 

Official franking from 

Schloss Berg at Colmar-Berg
(Royal seal on the back),
posted shortly after the death of GD William IV
with violet handstamp
"Service du Grand Duc"

 




Colmar-Berg - Basthorst [post: Möhnsen], Germany

October 15, 1919

17 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)

Official mail to Baroness Anna Marie Brusselle, G.D. Marie-Adélaïde's lady-in-waiting, but in whose distinctive handwriting is it, as Marie-Adélaïde had already abdicated and left Luxembourg never to return? Probably that of her mother, dowager Grand Duchess Marie Anne.


Violet handstamp: Service de la Grande Duchesse
The Officiel overprint on the stamp

 is shifted to the extreme upper left




Colmar-Berg - Basel, Switzerland

September 21, 1908
10c (UPU postcard rate)




85059 H. Steinhäser-Bartz, Ettelbrück, Luxembg.



CONSDORF
T-33
1908 - 1940




Consdorf - Wien, Austria

January 16, 1932
35c (50g UPU printed matter)

 

 

DALHEIM
T-33
1914 - 1940






Dalheim - Luxembourg-Ville

February 5, 1920
12 1/2c (20g domestic letter)
+ 30c (special delivery fee)





Dalheim - Luxembourg-Ville

March 12, 1935
35c (20g domestic letter)






DIEKIRCH
T-33
(two types)
1905 - 1940


 


Diekirch - Neuerburg, Germany

 

October 25, 1905
(12 days after the FSPL's earliest reported use)
12 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)





Diekirch - Zurich, Switzerland


October 17, 1910

25c (20g UPU letter)

 



Diekirch - Helsinki, Finland
 

June 22, 1921
50c (20g UPU letter)





DIEKIRCH *II*
T-33 (two types)
1911 - 1940


Diekirch *II* - Munich, Germany

September 17, 1917
17 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)

 + 25c (registry fee)
Censored in Trier
Overpaid 7 1/2c

Correspondence between renowned 
stamp dealers,
N. Wagner & Otto Bickel







Diekirch *II* - Hamburg, Germany

December 5, 1923
30c (20 g letter to Germany)
+ 50c (registry fee)





Diekirch *II* - Minneapolis, Minn. USA

February 26, 1929
to Luxembourg's Consul in Minnesota
1.50 F (20 g UPU letter)
+ 1.50 F (UPU registry fee)





DIFFERDANGE
T-33
1905 - 1940





Differdange to
(and Differdange *II* on return from)
Trebitsch, Austria


May 13 & June 18, 1914
(front only) 

25c (20 g UPU letter - underpaid 12 1/2c)
Taxed 25c (double the deficiency) on return to Differdange
after being unclaimed at Poste Restante in Trebitsch.

Austrian due labels pay the Poste Restante fee,
but later were invalidated with red crayon
when the letter went unclaimed.






Differdange - Grevenmacher

January 13, 1922
25c (20g domestic letter) 






Schaan, Liechtenstein - Differdange

June 29, 1929
20 rp/25 rp (UPU postal card)








DIFFERDANGE *I*

 T-33
1912 - 1940



Differdange *I* - Eislingen, Germany

June 27, 1906
5c (postal card rate to Germany)



Differdange *I*

October 1, 1940
12 rpf. (20g letter within the Reich)
Used on the first day that use
of the Hindenburg overprints
was required.

  Germany censor.







DIFFERDANGE *II*
T-33
1906 - 1940


Differdange II - Berlin, Germany

November 2, 1906
5c (postal card rate to Germany)




DIFFERDANGE *III*

T-33

1907 - 1940




Differdange *III*

February 10, 1921





Differdange *III* - Remsen, Iowa USA

June 23, 1908
10c (UPU post card rate)





Differdange *III*-  Ludwigslust, Germany


February 14, 1921
25c (20 g letter to Germany)
+ 25c (registry fee)




Differdange *III* - Philadelphia, Penn. USA

January 22, 1927
1.50 F (20 g UPU letter) +
1.50 F (registry fee)
(overfranked 20c)






Differdange *III* - Gare Mulongwishi, Belgian Congo

July 9, 1938
1.50 F (20 g letter rate to the Belgian Congo)
+ Belgian 3 F airmail supplement (on the back)








DIFFERDANGE USINES
T-33
1909 - 1940



Differdange-Usines 

September 16, 1925
"H a" Perfin
HADIR – Hauts Fourneaux et Aciéries,
at Differdange Usines






Differdange Usines - Chincha, Peru

July 12, 1910 25c (20 g UPU letter)
+ 25c (registry fee)
New York registry exchange label
 July 20, 1910 NYC transit

Very rare destination!





Differdange Usines - Strassburg, Germany


February 29, 1916
12 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)
Censored in Trier






German Feldpost (Constantinople) - Differdange Usines
 
 Konstantinopel Feldpost, February 19, 1916
received March 1, 1916
Censored in Trier
5c domestic postcard rate
paid as postage due

Rare WW1 Feldpost origin





Differdange Usines - Weidenau, Germany

August 24, 1917
17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany)
Censored in Trier

"D.L." Perfin
Deutsch-Luxemburgische Bergwerks-
und hütten-Aktiengesellschaft
Differdingen






DIPPACH
T-33
1907 - 1940





5 Fr Guillaume IV
'Dippach'

 




Aachen, Germany - Dippach

April 26, 1913
Incoming COD postcard collecting 44.80 DM
from the addressee upon delivery

25 pf. Germania definitive
Perfined "L R" for
L. Rosenberg Jr., Aachen

 





Dippach - Echternach
 

June 20, 1922
25c (20g domestic letter)





Paris, France - Reckange-sur-Mess
[Post: Dippach]

 
September 9, 1925
(receiving cancel)




Paris, Chopin Place



DOMMELDANGE
T-33
1906 - 1940






Dommeldange - Berlin, Germany

May 18, 1919
17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany)
+ 25c (registry fee)
Overpaid 20c - Censored in Trier





Dommeldange - Diekirch

April 11, 1917
5c (domestic postal card)
+ 20c (registry fee) + 10c (COD fee)

The Diekirch cds is noticeably smaller

than the Dommeldange cds


 




DOMMELDANGE *II*
T-33
1907 - 1940



Dommeldange *II* - Esch-sur-Alzette

September 22, 1908
10c (20g domestic letter)





Dommeldange *II* - Chicago, Illinois USA

September 6, 1926 USA
U.S. Registered Mail Return Receipt
(Official U.S. Postal Form 3570)






DUDELANGE
T-33
1906 - 1940






Dudelange - Dielsdorf, Switzerland


July 3, 1907
10c (UPU postal card rate)






DUDELANGE *I* 
T-33

1916 - 1940


Dudelange *I*

September 1, 1922

 

 
 
 


Luxembourg-Ville - Dudelange *I*

April 20-21, 1939
70c 20g domestic letter
sent unfranked by a
government agency
70c postage due paid by recipient






DUDELANGE *II*
T-33

1915 - 1939



Dudelange *II*

May 14, 1935





Dudelange *II*

July 26, 1937
35c (postal card rate to Belgium
and within Luxembourg)

 
Not posted



DUDELANGE USINES
T-33
1910 - 1921



Dudelange Usines - Konigshuthe, Germany

January 27, 1911
5c (postal card rate to Germany)





ECHTERNACH
T-33
1906 - 1939

 



Echternach - New York City, New York


September 27, 1919
25c (letter card sent at 20g UPU letter rate)






Echternach - Anvers, Belgium

 
August 7, 1928
10c (postcard sent at printed matter rate
to Belgium)





Echternach - Besançon, France

February 7, 1939
1.25 F (20g letter to France)
Advertising Cover

 



ECHTERNACH *I*
T-33
1908 - 1940


Echternach *I* - Washington, D.C.

March 17, 1908
25c (20g UPU letter)
+ 25c (UPU registry fee)






Echternach *I* - Breslau, Germany

June 25, 1915
12 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)






Echternach *I* - Grevenmacher 

 
May 10, 1921
25c (20g domestic letter)
Advertising Cover






ECHTERNACH *II*
T-33
1909 - 1939



Echternach *II* - Amsterdam, Holland


August 14, 1915
25c (20g UPU letter)
+ 30c (special delivery fee)
Mixed William IV - Marie-Adélaïde franking
Overpaid 1/2c - Censored in Trier





Echternach *II* - Bruxelles, Belgium

July 26, 1930
10c (postcard sent at printed matter rate
to Belgium)







Echternach *II* - Dommeldange

April 4, 1931

40c (domestic postal card rate)






ESCHDORF
T-33

1920 - 1940

Rare






Eschdorf 1922







Eschdorf - Diekirch
April 10, 1922
15c (domestic postcard rate)






Esch-sur-Alzette - Eschdorf

September 1-2, 1925

6c franking was insufficient to pay the 15c domestic postcard rate -
thus, taxed 10c (as 5c was the lowest denomination postage due stamp)








Eschdorf – Ransart, Belgium

July 5, 1937

35c (postal card rate to Belgium)





Eschdorf - Peine, Germany

October 16, 1940

12 Rpf. (20 g letter to Reich)
+ 30 Rpf. (registry fee)







ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE
T-33
1906 - 1927






Esch-sur-Alzette - San Severino Marche, Italy


December 12, 1911
10c (UPU postcard rate)
 

 






ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE *I*
T-33
1912 - 1934


Esch-sur-Alzette *I*

Oct 5, 1920








ESCH-S-A *II*
T-33
1914 - 1940

 
Esch-S-A *II* - Bremen, Germany


July 3, 1919
17 1/2c (20g letter to Germany)
American Expeditionary Force censorship
[U.S. 312]


 


Esch-S-A *II* posted locally


January 21, 1920
12 1/2c (20g domestic letter) 
overpaid 75c






Esch-S-A *II* - Bruxelles - Stockholm

September 26, 1937
1 F (UPU postcard rate)
+ Belgian 1F airmail supplement








ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE *III*
T-33
1914 - 1940


 Esch-sur-Alzette *III* - Luxembourg-Ville


December 12, 1929
60c (20g domestic letter?)
+ 1 F (registry fee)

Commercial mail curiously overfranked 90c

 



Esch-sur-Alzette III - Vaduz, Liechtenstein

October 3, 1940
25 Rpf. (20g UPU letter)
+ 30 Rpf. (registry fee)
Posted on the third day of mandatory use
of the Hindenburg overprints
at the 12 Rpf. rate for letters within the Reich. 
Thus, returned to sender [m/s 'Zk' = 'Zuruck']
as the 20g UPU letter rate of 25 Rpf.
applied to Liechtenstein.







Esch-sur-Alzette III - Berlin, Germany
 
November 5, 1940
12 Rpf. (20g letter)
+ 30 Rpf. (registry fee)







ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE *IV*
T-33
1914 - 1940



Esch-sur-Alzette *IV* - Trier, Germany

July 13, 1925
30c (20 g letter to Germany)
+ 75c (registry fee)

Rates in effect only:
06/01/24 - 10/01/25 (487 days)






ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE *V*
T-33
1919 - 1940



Esch-sur-Alzette V - Stade-Hamburg, Germany

April 15, 1924
20c (postal card rate to Germany)
+ 1 F (special delivery fee)





Esch-sur-Alzette V - Stargard, Germany

 
September 4, 1924
30c (20 g letter to Germany)
+ 75c (registry fee) 


 Rates in effect: 06/01/24 - 10/01/25 

 

 


 ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE 
USINES GELSENKIRCHEN
T-33
1912 - 1917


rare


Esch-sur-Alzette Usines Gelsenkirchen 

- Luxembourg-Ville

April 10, 1916
5c (domestic postal card rate) 








ESCH-SUR-SÛRE
T-33
1907 - 1940




 


Esch-sur-Sûre - Bruxelles, Belgium

August 3, 1922
10c (postcard sent at the
printed matter rate to Belgium) 







ETTELBRUCK *I*
T-33

1907 - 1940


 



Ettelbruck *I* - Corseaux, Switzerland

December 31, 1914
25c (20g UPU letter)
Censored in Trier






Ettelbruck *I* - Copenhagen, Denmark

June 21, 1916
25c (20g UPU letter)
Censored in Trier





ETTELBRUCK *II*
T-33
1916 - 1940

 


 Ettelbruck *II* - Flaxweiler (post: Roodt)

September 1, 1920 

10c (domestic postcard)
+ 25c (registry fee) + 10c (COD fee)


 




Ettelbruck *II* - Luxembourg-Ville

January 4, 1927
40c (20g domestic letter)
+ 1 F (registry fee)

Overpaid 1.80 F

 




ETTELBRUCK *III*
T-33
1907 - 1940




Ettelbruck *III* - Brussels, Belgium

April 6, 1929
10c (viewcard with five words or less
to Belgium)






Ettelbruck *III* - Lopheur lez Bruges, Belgium

September 2, 1933
40c (postal card rate to Belgium & within Luxembourg)





Ettelbruck *III* - Perlé

January 16, 1940
2.85 F
(35c domestic postcard; 1.75 registry fee; 75c COD fee)
Refused & returned, January 19, 1940












GILSDORF
T-33
1912 - 1940


Very Rare





Gilsdorf 1918




Never seen on cover or card!




GREVENMACHER
T-33 (two types)
1905 - 1940







Grevenmacher - Berlin, Germany

July 31, 1916
10c (postcard rate to Germany)
Underpaid 5c but not taxed
(handwritten message, so printed matter rate inapplicable)
Censored in Trier






Grevenmacher - Bruxelles, Belgium

November 30, 1918
25c (20g letter rate to Belgium during WW1)
Weight of 19g noted at the lower left






Grevenmacher - Trier, Germany

December 8, 1927
50c+(10c) (40c postcard rate to Germany)
Overfranked 10c









Grevenmacher - Germany

June 27, 1928
1 F (20g letter rate to Germany)







GROSBOUS
T-33
1906 - 1940







Grosbous - Brussels, Belgium

May 7, 1929
60c (20 g letter rate to Germany)
+ 1.50 F (registry fee) 






Grosbous - Geneva, Switzerland

September 14, 1915
25c (20 g UPU letter)
censored in Trier







HALLER
T-33
? - 1940


Very Rare




Never seen!





HARLANGE
T-33
1912 - 1940

Very Rare





Harlange

June 5, 1913





Harlange - Diekirch

July 3, 1916
5c (domestic postal card rate)






Wiltz - transit: Boulaide - Tarchamps 
[post: Harlange]

June 28-29, 1932
40c (domestic postal card rate) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
 + 75c (COD fee)








Harlange - Esch-sur-Alzette

March 4, 1936
70c (domestic 20g letter rate) 
+ 1.75 F (registry fee)






Harlange - Hannover, Germany

October 16, 1940
8 Rpf. (printed matter rate - domestic and within the Reich)








HEIDERSCHEID
T-33
1920 - 1940

Very Rare



Heiderscheid

January 16, 1927







HESPERANGE
T-33
1909 - 1940






Dusseldorf [Germany] - Hesperange

August 17, 1916
(Incoming postcard from Germany)







Hesperange - Berlin, Germany

April 18, 1924
30c (letter rate to Germany) + 50c (registry fee)






Hesperange - Luxembourg-Ville

November 10, 1924
15c (domestic postcard rate - overfranked 5c)






HOBSCHEID
T-33
1914 - 1916

Very Rare




Never seen!






HOLLERICH
T-33
1909 - 1940






Hollerich - Mondorf-les-Bains - Aspelt

August 24, 1914 5c (domestic postal card rate) 
+ 20c (registry fee) + 10c (COD fee)







HOSINGEN
T-33
1906 - 1940






Hosingen - Franconville, France


August 30, 1921
20c (postcard rate to France)







Hosingen - Selzaete, Belgium

July 13, 1935
70c (20 g letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee) 
+ 3.50 F (special delivery fee)

Returned to Niedhausen [post: Hosingen], 
addressee unknown







HOSTERT
T-33
1909 - 1940





Hostert - Limpertsberg

January 1, 1926
5c (Visitenkarten)

Sent at printed matter rate






Hostert - Luxembourg-Ville

June 30, 1937
70c (20g domestic letter)









INSENBORN
T-33
1914 - 1940

Very Rare





Insenborn
1917





Insenborn





JUNGLINSTER
T-33
1906 - 1940






Junglinster - Dudelange

August 5, 1915
5c (domestic postcard rate)





Junglinster - Paris, France

January 13, 1938

1.25 F (20 g letter to France) 
+ 1.75 F (registry fee)







KAYL
T-33
1906 - 1940







Prague [Austria] - Kayl

August 5, 1907
5 heller paid by sender - taxed 10c in Kayl





 
Kayl - Tres Arroyos, Argentina

May 20, 1922
10c (UPU printed matter rate)







'Kayl mit Johannesberg'
'Gruss aus Kayl, Lxbg.'
(12708 Verlag N. Schumacher Bad-Mondorf)




Kayl - Luxembourg-Ville 

April 3, 1940
70c (20g domestic letter)








KLEINBETTINGEN
T-33
1907 - 1940






Kleinbettingen - Milan, Italy

November 5, 1920

25c (20g UPU letter - 10c stamp on the back)







KOPSTAL
T-33
1930 - 1940

Rare







Kopstal - Luxembourg-Ville

May 5, 1933
1.15 F (50g - second step - domestic letter)








LAROCHETTE
 T-33
 (two types)
1906 - 1940





Larochette - Trier, Germany

Type 1 (thick bars)

June 22, 1908
5c (postcard rate to Germany)







Larochette - Berlin, Germany

Type 2 (thin bars)

February 27, 1915
12 1/2c (20g letter rate to Germany)








LEUDELANGE
T-33
1913 - 1940





Leudelange - Frankfurt, Germany

June 5, 1930
75c (postal card rate to Germany)







Leudelange - Luxembourg-Ville

September 3, 1934
75c (20g domestic letter)


 




Leudelange - Luxembourg-Ville

February 18, 1937
35c (postcard rate to Belgium)







LINTGEN
T-33
1908 - 1940







Lintgen- Lorentzweiler

October 25, 1940
12 Rpf. (20g letter - domestic & 
within the Reich)








LUXEMBOURG-*VILLE*
 T-33
1906 - 1947





Luxembourg-*Ville* - Remich

March 14, 1939
70c (20g domestic letter)
Nazi seal & Remich b/s










Brussels, Belgium - Luxembourg-*Ville* - Eich [Dommeldange]

August 15, 1945 (transit mark)

One of only a few bridge-and-bar cancelers that were used after the WWII occupation ended (note the German-style Luxemburg-Dommeldingen b receiver, August 17, 1945)











LUXEMBOURG *VILLE a 
T-33
1910 - 1919



Luxembourg *Ville a (used locally)

August 1914
10c (20 g domestic letter)





Luxembourg *Ville a - Amsterdam, Holland

June 22, 1914August 1914
10c (UPU postcard rate)







LUXEMBOURG *VILLE b
 T-33
1913 - 1916



Luxembourg *Ville b - Heusy lez Verviers, Belgium

December 17, 1913
10c (20g letter to Belgium)







LUXEMBOURG *VILLE f
 T-33
1935 - 1947







LUXEMBOURG *VILLE g
 T-33
1916 - 1940



LUXEMBOURG -*VILLE t 
T-33
1910 - 1946




Luxembourg-*Ville t (used locally)

March 10, 1919
25c (154g domestic letter) + 25c (registry fee)
 + 9.50 F (money letter up to 28,00 F)












LUXEMBOURG VILLE I 
T-33
1905 - 1946





Luxembourg Ville I (used locally)

February 21, 1906 
5c (domestic postcard rate)






Luxembourg Ville I - Paris, France

June 18, 1908 
25c (20g letter rate to France)








LUXEMBOURG VILLE II 
T-33
1906 - 1912


Luxembourg Ville II - Viry-Châtillon, France

July 23, 1912
10c (postcard rate to France)







Luxembourg Ville II - Charleroy, Belgium

August 9, 1912
2c (viewcard sent at printed matter rate)












LUXEMBOURG VILLE III 
T-33
1908 - 1939


Luxembourg Ville III - Wien, Austria
 

July 28, 1932 
 15c (UPU newspaper rate)
017 


LUXEMBOURG VILLE IV
 T-33
1906 - 1947





Luxembourg Ville IV – Bonn, Germany
 
October 19, 1922
30c (20 g letter to Germany) 

+ 50c (registry fee)

 Official mail: Post Office & Telegraph Dep't



LUXEMBOURG VILLE V
 T-33
1905 - 1911

Luxembourg Ville V - Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
 October 16, 1906
 5c (postcard rate to Germany)
019 



Luxembourg Ville V (used locally - Place du Marche) 

May 19, 1911
 

2c (viewcard sent at the 
domestic printed matter rate)

020


LUXEMBOURG VILLE VI
 T-33
1907 - 1940

Luxembourg Ville VI - Luxembourg Grund

December 31, 1916 

 2c (viewcard sent at the domestic printed matter rate)
022 



LUXEMBOURG VILLE VII
 T-33
1907 - 1940
Luxembourg Ville VII - Sutton Coldfield, England 

March 26, 1935
 

1.75 F (20g UPU letter rate)
Overfranked 1.05F
021 


Mondorf-les-Bains - Luxembourg Ville VII
July 22, 1938

M/s "Imprime" but charged the letter rate deficiency
([70c - 25c] x 2) ! --
Postage due stamps are often seen cancelled Luxembourg-Ville VII 
023


LUXEMBOURG CHÈQUES T-33
1912 - 1940
Luxembourg-Chèques - New York, NY USA January 6, 1916 10c (UPU postal card rate)
Censored at Trier
001
 

Mimeographed text offering to sell the 2 1/2 F & 5 F William IV
62 1/2c surcharges for 2.40 marks for the pair!
002
 
LUXEMBOURG JOURNAUX T-33 
?  - 9/30/40
Luxembourg Journaux – Berlin, Germany
October 6, 1916, [b/s Berlin, October 8, 1916]
The date of initial use is erroneously shown
in the FSPL catalog as July 12, 1940.
004a 
004
LUXEMBOURG-TÉLÉGRAPHES T-33
1912 - 1940
Luxembourg-Télégraphes - Paris, France
April 15, 1934 1.25 F (20 g letter to France) + 3.50 F (special delivery fee)
Official mail: "Par exprés" & "Service de la Grande Duchess"
1 F Charlotte II Officiel x 5 - overpaid 25c
026
LUXEMBOURG-GARE T-33
1907 - 1940

Luxembourg-Gare - Proschwitz a.d. Neisse, Czechoslovakia
November 24, 1937
2.75 F (20-40 g UPU letter rate)
001b 
LUXEMBOURG-GARE *A* T-33
1909 - 1920
Luxembourg-Gare *A* - Bisdorf b/Berlin, Germany
October 1, 1911 10c (postcard rate to Germany)
Underfranked 5c

001a 
LUXEMBOURG-GARE *B* T-33
1905 - 1940
Luxembourg-Gare B - Jette-Bruxelles, Belgium
April 24, 1924
20c (postcard rate to Belgium - underpaid 5c)
(apparently paid at the 15c domestic postcard rate but not taxed)
Luxembourg-Gare B - Dusseldorf, Germany
March 15, 1929
1 F (20 g letter to Germany)
LUXEMBOURG-GARE *C* T-33
1913 - 1940
LUXEMBOURG-GARE *D* T-33
1914 - 1940
LUXEMBOURG-GARE *E* T-33
1910 - 1940
Luxembourg-Gare E - Chicago, Illinois USA
May 8, 1940
1.75 F (20 g UPU letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee) + 3.50 F (airmail surcharge)
Opened, censored & detained for six months as the WWII German occupation began early on the morning of May 10th while this letter was awaiting airmail dispatch.
LUXEMBOURG-GARE HOLLERICH T-33
1905 - 1910
three types
 
Luxembourg-Gare Hollerich - Luxembourg Ville
November 11, 1907
5c (domestic postal card rate)
Luxembourg-Gare Hollerich - Wald, Germany
April 21, 1907
12 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany) + 25c (registry fee)
Returned & backstamped Luxembourg-Gare B, April 23, 1907
Luxembourg-Gare Hollerich - Hollerich
December 7, 1908
10c (20 g domestic letter)
004
LUXEMBOURG-LIMPERTSBERG
T-33

1905 - 1940
two types
 
Luxembourg-Limpertsberg
July 9, 1932

75c (20 g letter rate - domestic & to Belgium)
006
      
Luxembourg-Limpertsberg - Berlin, Germany
February 5, 1936
1.25 F (20 g letter rate to Germany)
007


MAMER  
T-33
1905 - 1940

Mamer - Garnich
 
December 30, 1910
5c (domestic postcard rate)
015


Mamer - Luxembourg Ville
February 18, 1935
75c (20g domestic letter)
016 



MANTERNACH 
 T-33
? - 1940


Very Rare
Never seen!



MERSCH
T-33

1905 - 1940
two types
Mersch - New York City, New York, USA
 
October 7, 1937
1.75 F (20 g UPU letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
Cover advertising farm machinery
MERTZIG T-33
1909 - 1940
Incoming to Mertzig, transit Ettelbruck *I* from Burgreuland [then under German control - today part of the Belgian province of Liège]
February 14, 1912 5c Germania postal card
001
Mertzig - transit Ettelbruck IV - Luxembourg-Ville December 4, 1936 70c (20 g domestic letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
MONDORF LES-BAINS T-33
1906 - 1936

Mondorf-les-Bains - Brussels, Belgium
June 26, 1908
10c (postcard rate to Belgium)
Overfranked 2 1/2c
 008
010
Mondorf-les-Bains - Belgium
August 27, 1913

5c (postcard rate to Belgium)
009 
011
MUNSBACH T-33
1913 - 1940
Very Rare
Munsbach
July 31, 1911
[Soluphil auction image]
OBERCORN T-33
1913 - 1923
Obercorn - Differdange
June 7, 1915

10c (domestic 20 g letter) + 20c (registry fee)
+ 10c (return receipt fee) + 30c (special delivery fee)
Overfranked 1.80 F
PERLE T-33
1907 - 1940
Perle, May 24, 1909
Luxembourg-Gare - Bigonville [post: Perle]
May 31, 1926
20c (domestic postcard) + 40c COD + 50c Registry
Overfranked 20c
001b
002
Perle - Luxembourg-Ville
January 10, 1930
75c (20 g domestic letter)
PÉTANGE
T-33

1906 - 1940
Pétange - Germany
March 27, 1909

10c (postcard rate to Germany)
014
RAMBROUCH T-33
1906 - 1940
Rambrouch - Hof Hister, Germany October 16, 1940
24 Rpf. (20-50 g letter to the Reich)
019
REDANGE S A T-33
1905 - 1940

RedangeSA_2.5Fbridge 
Redange S A
6 May 1914
Redange S A - Reichlange
July 26, 1909
5c (domestic postcard rate)
012
Redange S A - Bruxelles, Belgium
June 13, 1917
10c (20 g letter to Belgium - overfranked 15c)
Censored at Trier
Redange S A - Luxembourg-Ville
March 16, 1936
70c (20 g domestic letter)
Redange S A - Schaan, Liechtenstein
forwarded to Zelina, Czechoslovakia

Jnauary 19, 1937
1.75 F
(20 g UPU letter rate)
005
REDANGE s A *I*
T-33
1914 - 1940
Redange s A *I* (& Redange S A)
Incoming unfranked postcard from Flensburg, Germany

Received & returned (refused?), November 25, 1913
10c postage due -invalidated with oval debourse cancel
Redange s A *I* - Lebanon, Oregon USA
September 12, 1927
1.50 F (20 g UPU letter) + 1.50 F (registry fee)
013
REISDORF T-33
1910 - 1940
Reisdorf_bridge
Reisdorf 20 July 1910
Reisdorf - Luxembourg-Ville
July 12, 1933
75c (20 g domestic letter)
REMICH T-33
1905 - 1940
Remich - Berlin, Germany
August 12, 1916
17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany)
Censored in Trier
Remich - Luxembourg-Ville
November 26, 1916
5c (domestic postal card rate)
Remich - Erfurt, Germany
April 2, 1928
1 F (20 g letter rate to Germany
from 12/15/27 to 12/1/29)
T33-Remich
Remich - Chicago, Illinois USA
April 25, 1939
1.75 F (20 g UPU letter)
RODANGE T-33
1906 - 1947
two types
Rodange_bridge
Rodange
27 May 1924
Rodange - Gand, Belgium June 3, 1907
10c (postal card rate to Belgium)
001a 
Rodange - Wissembourg, Germany December 19, 1914
12 1/2c (20g letter rate to Germany)
001
Rodange - Luxembourg-Ville October 30, 1916
10c (20 g domestic letter)
 003
Rodange - Bandoeng, Java, Netherlands East Indies June 28, 1924
45c (UPU postal card rate)
 002
Rodange - Providence, Rhode Island, USA July 21, 1928
1.50 F (20 g UPU letter) + 1.50 F (registry fee)
003
ROODT T-33
1906 - 1940
Roodt_bridge
Roodt
12 Jan 1918
Roodt - Dresden, Germany February 16, 1914 10c (postal card rate to Germany)
Underfranked 5c
002a
Roodt - Solothurn, Switzerland September 9, 1929 1.50 F (20 g UPU letter rate)
002b
ROSPORT T-33
1908 - 1941
Rosport_bridg
Rosport
9 Jun 1913
Rosport - Freiburg, Germany
December 4, 1920
10c (post card rate to Germany)
T33-Rosport
Tervueren, Belgium - Rosport
August 22, 1922
15c paid by sender - taxed 30c at Rosport
025
Rosport - Luxembourg-Gare
October 6, 1927
30c (domestic postcard rate)
 009a
  
Rosport - Russange, France
August 9, 1929
60c (postcard rate to France)
Rosport - Luxembourg-Ville
February 3, 1933
75c (20 g domestic letter)
004a
Rosport - Pfaffental (Luxembourg-Ville)
March 21, 1935
70c (20 g domestic letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
004b
RUMELANGE T-33
1905 - 1940
two types
Rumelange - Kleinbettingen
August 2, 1906
5c (domestic postacard rate)
old Bettingen cds (Aug 3d)
005a
Rumelange - Zurich, Switzerland
January 31, 1918
25c (20 g UPU letter)
Censored in Trier (b/s Zurich, February 20th)
005b
Rumelange - Berlin, Germany August 3, 1927
40c (postcard rate to Germany)
001a
002
Rumelange - Pfaffental (Luxembourg-Ville)
March 30, 1935
70c (20 g domestic letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
006b 
SANDWEILER CONTERN T-33
1913 - 1940
Very Rare
Never seen!
SCHIFFLANGE T-33
1913 - 1940
Schifflange - Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
December 7, 1923
30c (20 g letter to Germany) + 50c (registry fee)
015 
SCHLEIF T-33
1917 - 1940
Very Rare
Schlief
October 30, 1917
[Soluphil auction image]
SCHRONDWEILER T-33
1920 - 1940
Very Rare
Never seen!
STEINFORT T-33
1909 - 1940
Steinfort - Todtnau, Germany
July 23, 1915
25c (20-250 g letter to Germany) + 25c (registry fee)
Endorsed "Offener Brief" - censored at Trier
007 
STRASSEN T-33
1907 - 1940

Strassen - Bychnov, Czechoslovakia
December 7, 1938
1.75 F (20 g UPU letter rate) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
+ 3.50 (special delivery fee)
Underfranked 3.50 F (but probably not sent special delivery)
 007
TÉTANGE T-33
1910 - 1940
Tétange - Celigny, Switzerland
March 9, 1916
25c (20 g UPU letter)
016
Tétange - Poznan, Poland
September 19, 1922
50c (20 g UPU letter) + 50c (registry fee)
017a
Tétange - Luxembourg-Ville
June 16, 1938
70c (20 g domestic letter) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
Overfranked 5c
017
TRINTANGE T-33
1913 - 1940
Very Rare
Trintange 1916
305-1070
Trintange 1918
[Soluphil auction image]
Trintange - Eischen
October 5, 1916
2c (viewcard sent at domestic printed matter rate)
035





TROISVIERGES
T-33
1906 - 1940


Two types



Troisvierges - Mannheim, Germany
 March 18, 1928
1F (20g letter rate to Germany)
Overfranked 20c

034a




Troisvierges - Hannover, Germany


February 15, 1929
1F (20g letter rate to Germany)
T33-Troisvierges




Troisvierges - Luxembourg-Ville
 

July 1, 1938
70c (20g domestic letter)







TUNTANGE
T-33
1923 - 1940


Very Rare
 
 
Never seen!





USELDANGE
T-33
1907 - 1940






 Useldange
November 3, 1912




Useldange - Anvers, Belgium
 

January 24, 1921
10c (postcard rate to Belgium)
033 





VIANDEN
T-33
1906 - 1940







Vianden - Anvers, Belgium

March 3, 1917
10c (postcard rate to Belgium)


 







WALFERDANGE
T-33
6/20/1907 - 1940





Walferdange - Luxembourg-Clausen

June 22, 1907
Cancel used two days after it was authorized
10c (20g domestic letter) + 20c (registry fee)
Mixed Adolphe & Wm IV franking


Back: Chop of Grand Duke William IV's Administration
at the Walferdange Ducal Residence 


Walferdange - Putte-les-Malines, Belgium 

October 20, 1934
75c (20g letter rate - domestic & to Belgium)
Underfranked 25c




 
WASSERBILLIG
 T-33
1907 - 1940




Wasserbillig - Trier, Germany


September 10, 1918
47 1/2c (20-250g letter to Germany)
Overfranked 2 1/2c





Wasserbillig - Croghan, New York USA
 
December 18, 1936
1.75 F (20 g UPU letter rate)



(narrow bars)



Wasserbillig - London, England
 
February 23, 1937
1.75 F (20g UPU letter rate) + 
50c Belgian airmail surcharge (on back)



(wide bars)








WECKER
 T-33
1906 - 1940




Wecker - Vienna, Austria
 
April 17, 1926
1 F (20g UPU letter) + 1 F (registry fee)
Rates in effect only from 10/1/25 to 8/1/26








WEILERBACH
T-33
1917 - 1940
Very Rare






Weilerbach, July 13, 192?






WEILER-LA-TOUR
 T-33
1914 - 1916
Very Rare


 
 

Weiler-la-Tour
1917



[Soluphil auction image]



WEISWAMPACH
T-33
1908 - 1940





Weiswampach - Luxembourg-Ville 
 
July 11, 1912
5c (domestic postcard rate)







WILTZ
T-33
1905 - 1927





Alexandria, Egypt -Wiltz

May 16, 1907
Wiltz receiver, May 22, 1907







Wiltz - Brachtenbach

  April 24, 1909
10c (20g domestic letter)


 




Wiltz - Berlin, Germany

March 24, 1914
5c (postcard rate to Germany)

023





WILTZ *I*
T-33
1917 - 1940




Deutsche Feldpost No. 354 - Wiltz *I*


 Incoming soldier's postcard - November 13, 1918
10c postcard rate (postage paid by recipient as postage due)


022





Wiltz *I* - Bridgeton, New Jersey USA
 
August 25, 1931







WILTZ*II*
T-33
1907 – 1940




Wiltz to Wiltz *II*

October 28, 1921
25c (domestic 20g letter rate paid by recipient)






Wiltz *II* - Dinard, France

May 12, 1938
1.25 F (20g letter to France) + 1.75 F (registry fee)




Wiltz *II* - Berlin, Germany
 
September 27, 1940

(Used four days before the Hindenburg overprinted were issued and rates in Reichpfennings went into effect!) [12 Rpf. (20 g letter to the Reich) + 30 Rpf. (registry fee) + 40 Rpf. special delivery fee]







WILWERWILTZ
T-33
1908 - 1940






 
(a) 1917; (b) 1917; (c) 1936


Wilwerwiltz

December 17, 1928
Return receipt for a registered letter
delivered in Vienna, Austria,
December 24, 1928







Wilwerwiltz - Ludwigslust, Germany
 
May 12, 1923
30c (20g letter to Germany)
+ 50c (registry fee)








WORMELDANGE
T-33
1906 - 1940




 
Wormeldange - Plombiére-les-Bains, France

June 17, 1906 (very early use)
10c (postcard rate to France)





Wormeldange - Berlin, Germany

August 11, 1936
75c (postcard rate to Germany)