The postal stationery cards below were created and sold by the Luxembourg post office, but none included an imprinted stamp or an adhesive stamp. The sender of the card was responsible for affixing the correct postage for the specified destination.
German Style I
Date of Issue: September 1, 1870
The primary varieties of this card relate to the color of the card stock used: brown-red, yellow-brown, or white (shown).
French Style I
Date of Issue: September 10, 1870
German Style II
Date of Issue: January 1, 1873
These cards exist with four different styles of ornamentation for the line below the arc of Großherzogthum Luxemburg, as shown in the drawing directly above.
German Style II (Double Card)
Rückantwort bezahlt / Bezahlte Rückantwort
Date of Issue: February 1, 1873
French Style II
Date of Issue: January 1, 1874
German Style III
Date of Issue: February 10, 1874
These cards exist with two different styles of ornamentation for the frame: white and black circles (shown) as well as white and black squares ().
French Style III
Date of Issue: May 20, 1874
This card was rushed into service when stocks of the preceding cards sold out earlier than expected. It was intended that the card include a printed postage stamp in the corner, but the cliché was not quite ready. The same card, with the printed stamp, was issued less than two weeks later (see the Carte-Correspondance in Straight Line section).
Last updated on February 1, 2009.