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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 and at stamp show bourses, their philatelic significance having gone unnoticed by the general 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

(The FSPL lists February 15, 1907,
as the earliest reported date of use)

5c (postal card rate to Germany)
 
 
BEAUFORT
T-33
1908 - 1940

 
Beaufort - Germany
March 26, 1917 17 1/2c
(20 g letter to Germany)
Censored in Trier
 
 
BELVAUX
T-33
1905 - 1937

 
Belvaux - Frisingen [Aspelt]
June 18, 1909 10c (20 g domestic letter)
 
Belvaux - Luxembourg-Ville
February 7, 1933
75c (20 g 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, Massachusetts 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 & marked off in red crayon;
20c postage due charged at Antwerp, August 15, 1937
 
 
BETTBORN T-33
1906 - 1940
 
bettborn
 
 
Basel, Switzerland  - Bettborn
(incoming Swiss 10c+10c message-reply card)

October 9, 1907

001
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)
 
T33-Bettembourg
Bettembourg - Differdange
July 18, 1940 70c (20 g domestic letter)
Luxembourg stamps continued to be used
during the WWII 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)
011
012
 
BIGONVILLE T-33
1922 - 1940
Very Rare

Bigonville - Luxembourg-Ville July 16, 1936 70c (20 g domestic letter)
    
Mersch - Bigonville January 29, 1925 25c (20 g domestic letter)
001
002
Bigonville backstamp,
January 30, 1925
 
BISSEN T-33
1907 - 1940

Bissen - Bitton, England
September 15, 1927
2.40 F (20-40 g 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 (Treaty postcard rate to France)
001
 
 
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 (20 g 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 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 --
paid by a 10c UPU postal card)
 
Clervaux July 28, 1934
Viewcard - St. Maurice & St. Maur Abbey at Clervaux
Favor cancel - not posted
 
 
001a
002a
Clervaux (St. Maurice Abbey) - Bangakore, 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 received 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 (20 g Grand Duke William IV mourning cover to Germany), (underpaid 1/2c)
Official mail from Schloss Berg at Colmar-Berg (royal seal on the back),
posted shortly after the death of GD William IV and endorsed
"Service du Grand Duc,"
 
 
Colmar-Berg - Basthorst [post: Möhnsen], Germany
October 15, 1919
Official mail to Baroness Anna Marie Brusselle, G.D. Marie-Adélaïde's lady-in-waiting, but in whose distinctive handwriting, as Marie-Adélaïde had already abdicated and left Luxembourg never to return? Probably that of her mother, dowager Grand Duchess Marie Anne.
Auxiliary mark: Service de la Grande Duchesse
The "Officiel" overprint is shifted to the extreme upper left
17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany)
 
 
Colmar-Berg - Basel, Switzerland September 21, 1908
10c (UPU postcard rate)
007
008
85059   H. Steinhäser-Bartz, Ettelbrück, Luxembg.
CONSDORF T-33
1908 - 1940
 

Consdorf - Wien (Vienna), Austria January 16, 1932 35c (50 g UPU printed matter)
 
DALHEIM T-33
1914 - 1940
 
 
Dalheim - Luxembourg-Ville February 5, 1920 12 1/2c (20 g domestic letter) + 30c (special delivery fee)
 
 
Dalheim - Luxembourg-Ville March 12, 1935 35c (20 g 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 (20 g letter to Germany)

Diekirch - Zurich, Switzerland

October 17, 1910
25c (20 g UPU letter)

Diekirch - Helsinki, Finland June 22, 1921 50c (20 g UPU letter)

 


DIEKIRCH *II* T-33 (two types)
1911 - 1940
Diekirch II - Munich, Germany September 17, 1917
Correspondence between renowned stamp dealers,
N. Wagner & Otto Bickel,
censored in Trier, overpaid 7 1/2c
17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany) + 25c (registry fee)
 

Diekirch II - Hamburg, Germany

December 5, 1923
30c (20 g letter to Germany) + 50c (registry fee)
 
 
Diekirch II - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 were affixed to pay the poste restante fee, but later were invalidated with red crayon when the letter went unclaimed.
 
 
Differdange - Grevenmacher January 13, 1922 25c (20 g domestic letter)
 
 
Schaan, Liechtenstein - Differdange June 29, 1929 20 rp/25 rp (UPU postal card)
003
 

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. (20 g letter within Germany and German-occupied countries)
Used on the first day that use of the Hindenburg overprints was required.

DIFFERDANGE *II* T-33
1906 - 1940 Differdange II - Berlin SO, 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* - Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA January 22, 1927 1.50 F (20 g UPU letter) + 1.50 F (registry fee)
(overfranked 20c)
017 
 
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)
010

DIFFERDANGE USINES T-33
1909 - 1940
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 (20 g letter to Germany)
Censored in Trier
 
German Feldpost (Constantinople) - Differdange Usines February 19, 1916 - received March 1, 1916 Censored in Trier
5c domestic postcard rate paid as postage due
002 
 
Differdange Usines - Weidenau-Sieg., Germany August 24, 1917 17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany) - Censored in Trier
"D.L." Perfin
Deutsch-Luxemburgische Bergwerks- und h
ütten-Aktiengesellschaft
Differdingen
 


DIPPACH
T-33

1907 - 1940
 
 
001a
5 Fr Guillaume IV 'Dippach'
 
 
Aachen, Germany - Dippach
April 26, 1913
Incoming COD postcard collecting 44.80 DM
from the addressee upon delivery
003aa
 25 pf. Germania definitive Perfinned "L R" for
L. Rosenberg Jr., Aachen
 
Dippach - Echternach
June 20, 1922
25c (20 g domestic letter)
 
Paris, France - Reckange-sur-Mess [Post: Dippach]
September 9, 1925
(receiving cancel)
 
001 
(Paris XVI Place Chopin, September 9, 1925)
002
 
DOMMELDANGE T-33
1906 - 1940


Dommeldange - Berlin Steglitz, Germany
May 18, 191 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 (20 g domestic letter)
 
Dommeldange II - Chicago, Illinois USA
September 6, 1926 USA Registered Mail Return Receipt
(Official Postal Form 3570)
 
001aaa
 
 
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 (20 g domestic letter sent by a government agency
with postage to be paid by the addressee)
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)
Favor postmark
 
 
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, USA
September 27, 1919
25c (letter card sent at 20 g UPU letter rate)
 
 
 
Echternach - Anvers (Antwerp), Belgium
August 7, 1928
10c (postcard sent at printed matter rate to Belgium)

 
Echternach - Besançon, France
February 7, 1939
1.25 F (20 g letter to France)

Advertising Cover
 
ECHTERNACH *I* T-33
1908 - 1940


Echternach *I* - Washington, D.C., USA
March 17, 1908
25c (20 g UPU letter) + 25c (UPU registry fee)
 
Echternach *I* - Breslau, Germany
June 25, 1915
12 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany)


 
 
Echternach *I* - Grevenmacher
May 10, 1921
25c (20 g domestic letter)
Advertising Cover
 
 
ECHTERNACH *II* T-33
1909 - 1939
Echternach *II* - Amsterdam, Holland
August 14, 1915
25c (20 g 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)
001a
 
 
ESCHDORF T-33
1920 - 1940

Very Rare
305-1074 
Eschdorf 1922
[Soluphil auction image]
 
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)
002
 002
 
Eschdorf – Ransart, Belgium
July 5, 1937
35c (postal card rate to Belgium)
 
Eschdorf_bridgebar
[Soluphil auction image]
 
Eschdorf - Peine, Germany October 16, 1940
12 Rpf. (20 g letter to Reich) + 30 Rpf. (registry fee)
016
 
 
ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE
T-33

1906 - 1927
 


Esch-sur-Alzette - San Severin Marche, Italy
December 12, 1911
10c (UPU postcard rate)

 
ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE *I*
T-33

1912 - 1934
 
Esch-sur-Alzette I
October 5, 1920
 
ESCH-S-A *II*
T-33

1914 - 1940


Esch-S-A *II* - Bremen, Germany
July 3, 1919
17 1/2c (20 g letter to Germany)
American Expeditionary Force (AEF) censorship [U.S. 32]
Esch-S-A *II* posted locally
January 21, 1920
12 1/2c (20 g domestic letter - overpaid 75c)
 
Esch-S-A *II* - Bruxelles - Stockholm
September 26, 1937
1 F (UPU postcard rate) + Belgian 1 F airmail supplement
009

ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE *III*
T-33

1914 - 1940

Esch-sur-Alzette III - Luxembourg-Ville
December 12, 1929
60c (20 g domestic letter) + 1 F (registry fee)
Commercial mail curiously overfranked 90c

Esch-sur-Alzette III - Vaduz, Liechtenstein
October 3, 1940
12 Rpf. (20 g letter) + 30 Rpf. (registry fee)
Posted on the third day of mandatory use of the
Hindenburg overprints; returned to sender [m/s 'Zk' = 'zuruck'] as the 20 g UPU letter rate applicable to Liechtenstein was 25 Rpf.
 
Esch-sur-Alzette III - Berlin, Germany
November 5, 1940
12 Rpf. (20 g letter) + 30 Rpf. (registry fee to the Reich)
012
 

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)
002

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 (20 g UPU letter)
Censored in Trier
003a
 
Ettelbruck *I* - Copenhagen, Denmark
June 21, 1916
25c (20 g UPU letter)
Censored in Trier

 
ETTELBRUCK *II*
T-33

1916 - 1940
Ettelbruck *II* - Flaxweiler (post: Roodt)
September 1, 1920
45c

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

 
Ettelbruck *II* - Luxembourg-Ville
January 4, 1927
40c (20 g 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

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

052

051

GILSDORF
T-33

1912 - 1940
Very Rare
 
1918
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; printed matter rate inapplicable)
Censored in Trier

Grevenmacher - Bruxelles, Belgium

November 30, 1918
10c (20 g letter rate to Belgium - overpaid 15c - UPU rate was then 25c)
Weight of 19 g noted at the lower left
 
 
Grevenmacher - Trier, Germany
December 8, 1927
50c+(10c) (40c postcard rate to Germany)
Overfranked 10c
003
001
Grevenmacher - Germany
June 27, 1928
1 F (20 g 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 20 g letter rate) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
001Harlange
 
Harlange - Hannover, Germany
October 16, 1940
8 Rpf. (printed matter rate - domestic and within the Reich)
010
 
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)
001
 
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 (20 g domestic letter)
 
INSENBORN
T-33

1914 - 1940
Very Rare
 
 
 
 
JUNGLINSTER
T-33

1906 - 1940
Junglinster - Dudelange
August 5, 1915
5c (domestic postcard rate)
004
 
Junglinster - Paris, France
January 13, 1938
1.25 F (20 g letter to France) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
003


KAYL
T-33

1906 - 1940
 
Prague [Austria] - Kayl
August 5, 1907
5 heller paid by sender - taxed 10c in Kayl
024
 Kayl - Tres Aeroyos, Argentina
May 20, 1922
10c (UPU printed matter rate)
001a
002a
'Kayl mit Johannesberg'
'Gruss aus Kayl, Lxbg.'
(12708 Verlag N. Schumacher Bad-Mondorf)
 
 Kayl - Luxembourg Ville
April 3, 1940
70c (20 g domestic letter)
 
 
KLEINBETTINGEN
T-33

1907 - 1940

Kleinbettingen - Milan, Italy
November 5, 1920
25c (20 g UPU letter - 10c stamp on the back)



KOPSTAL
T-33

1930 - 1940
Rare
 
 
 
Kopstal - Luxembourg-Ville
May 5, 1933
1.15 F (50 g - 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)
006
 
Larochette - Berlin, Germany
Type 2 (thin bars)
February 27, 1915
12 1/2c (20 g letter rate to Germany)
005
 
 
LEUDELANGE
T-33

1913 - 1940
 
 
Leudelange - Frankfurt, Germany
June 5, 1930
75c (postal card rate to Germany)
002
 
Leudelange - Luxembourg-Ville
September 3, 1934
75c (20 g domestic letter)
008 
 
 
Leudelange - Luxembourg-Ville
February 18, 1937
35c (postcard rate to Belgium)
 
LINTGEN
T-33

1908 - 1940
 
Lintgen- Lorentzweiler
October 25, 1940
12 Rpf. (20 g letter - domestic & within the Reich)
011
 
LUXEMBOURG-*VILLE* T-33
1906 - 1947
Luxembourg-*Ville* - Remich
March 14, 1939
70c (20 g domestic letter)
Nazi seal & Remich b/s on the back
009
010
 
Brussels, Belgium - Luxembourg-*Ville* - Eich [Dommeldange]
August 15, 1945 (transit mark)
One of only a few bridge-and-bar cancellers that were used after the WWII occupation ended (note the German-style Luxemburg-Dommeldingen b receiver, August 17, 1945)
001aabb
001aa
 
LUXEMBOURG *VILLE a T-33
1910 - 1919
Luxembourg *Ville a (used locally)
August 1914
10c (20 g domestic letter)
005
Luxembourg *Ville a - Amsterdam, Holland
June 22, 1914August 1914
10c (UPU postcard rate)
016
 
LUXEMBOURG *VILLE b T-33
1913 - 1916
Luxembourg *Ville b - Heusy lez Verviers, Belgium
December 17, 1913
10c (20 g letter to Belgium)
013

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 (154 g 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)
018
 
Luxembourg Ville I - Paris, France
June 18, 1908
25c (20 g letter rate to France)
015 

LUXEMBOURG VILLE II T-33
1906 - 1912
Luxembourg Ville II - Viry-Châtillon, France
July 23, 1912
10c (postcard rate to France)
003 
Luxembourg Ville II - Charleroy, Belgium
August 9, 1912
2c (viewcard sent at printed matter rate)


001
 
LUXEMBOURG VILLE III T-33
1908 - 1939
Luxembourg Ville III - Vienna [Wien], Austria
July 28, 1932
15c (UPU newspaper rate)
017 

LUXEMBOURG VILLE IV T-33
1906 - 1947
Official mail: Post Office & Telegraph Dep't
Luxembourg Ville IV Bonn, Germany
October 19, 1922
30c (20 g letter to Germany) + 50c (registry fee)
 
 
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 (20 g UPU letter rate)
Overfranked 1.05 F
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 (20 g domestic letter)
016 
 
MANTERNACH T-33
? - 1940
Very Rare
Never seen!
 
 
MERSCH
T-33

1905 - 1940
two types
Mersch - New York City, New Y ork, 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
1 F (20 g letter rate to Germany)
Overfranked 20c
034a
Troisvierges - Hannover, Germany
February 15, 1929
1 F (20 g letter rate to Germany)
T33-Troisvierges
 
Troisvierges - Luxembourg-Ville
July 1, 1938
70c (20 g domestic letter)
034
 
 
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)
032 
WALFERDANGE T-33
6/20/1907 - 1940
 
Walferdange - Luxembourg-Clausen
June 22, 1907
Cancel used two days after it was authorized
10c (20 g 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
75 (20 g letter rate - domestic & to Belgium)
Underfranked 25c
030
 
 
WASSERBILLIG T-33
1907 - 1940
 
Wasserbillig - Trier, Germany
September 10, 1918
47 1/2c (20-250 g letter to Germany)
Overfranked 2 1/2c
029
 
Wasserbillig - Croghan, New York USA
December 18, 1936
1.75 F
(20 g UPU letter rate)
006
(narrow bars)
 
Wasserbillig - London, England
February 23, 1937
1.75 F
(20 g UPU letter rate) +50c Belgian airmail surcharge (on back)
008
(wide bars)
 
WECKER T-33
1906 - 1940
Wecker - Vienna [Wien], Austria
April 17, 1926
1 F (20 g UPU letter) + 1 F (registry fee)
Rates in effect only from 10/1/25 to 8/1/26
028
 
 
WEILERBACH
T-33

1917 - 1940
Very Rare
 
Weilerbach, July 13, 192?
 
 
WEILER-LA-TOUR T-33
1914 - 1916
Very Rare
305-1073
[Soluphil auction image]
 
 
 
WEISWAMPACH T-33
1908 - 1940
 
Weiswampach - Luxembourg-Ville
July 11, 1912
5c (domestic postcard rate)
025 
WILTZ T-33
1905 - 1927
 
 
Alexandria, Egypt - Rodange May 16, 1907
Wiltz receiver, May 22, 1907
 
001aa
 
 
Wiltz - Brachtenbach
April 24, 1909
10c (20 g domestic letter)
024
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
 
002a
 
 
WILTZ*II* T-33
1907 – 1940
Wiltz to Wiltz *II*
October 28, 1921
25c (domestic 20g letter rate paid by recipient)
001
Wiltz II - Dinard, France
May 12, 1938
1.25 F (20 g letter to France) + 1.75 F (registry fee)
020
 
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]
 
014
 
 
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
 
049
 
 
050
 
Wilwerwiltz - Ludwigslust, Germany
May 12, 1923
30c (20 g 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)
 
005
 
Wormeldange - Berlin, Germany August 11, 1936
75c (postcard rate to Germany)
 
006
 
009
 
 
 
 










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