Monday, March 2, 2015

Joseph Vurtheim

[Netherlands] (b 1808/d 1900)

Joseph Vürtheim (Cleves, 1808 - 1900) was a German-Dutch lithographer. Vürtheim was educated by Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography. After completing it, he wanted to make a name in the United States, but he finally settled in Amsterdam. He is best known for philatelists for a number of stamp designs, including the number series from 1899 that later appeared in the Dutch East Indies, Suriname and Curaçao. He also designed Dutch banknotes.


Netherlands 1869/1871 "Coat of Arms" (6,1) [Typo (Virey Bros, Paris)] Sc(17,...,22)

Netherlands 1898/1908 "Numerals" (6,6,6) [Typo] Sc(55,...,60) [ I will only present one of the stamps.. they differ one from the others by the Center numeral , and the frames are identical ...]

Netherlands 1898/1905 "Queen Wilhelmina" (4,1) [Head Designer (R. Stang), Frame Designer (Joseph Vurtheim)][Engr (W. Steelink)][Recess] Sc(83,...,86)

[ I'm not 100% sure of the information about the Numeral stamp of 1898... Caution is required while using that info... Further research is needed and an update is possible...]

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