Return To Catalogue - Bremen postage stamps
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(Envelope, reduced size)
(1 Grote) on white paper (1 Grote) on bluish paper
Warning: these envelopes have also been forged! Reprints also exist of these envelopes. Fournier offers forgeries of these envelope cuts (2, I presume the two different paper colours) for 2 Swiss Francs in his 1914 pricelist. I don't know how to distinguish these forgeries from genuine cuts, but I think that the 'R' of 'BREMEN' is placed too far to the right; a prolounged line from the left side of the shield would not touch the 'R' in these forgeries. Are the next stamps forgeries?:
The next items are forgeries, they are cancelled with a '22?' numeral cancel. Note the impossible existance of two joining cut squares in the last image:
Francois Fournier also made forgeries of this envelope (only the cutout I presume), he offers 2 varieties as first choice forgeries in his 1914 pricelist for 2 Swiss Francs.
(Reduced size, 'Declarations - Abgabe')
With coloured background (rouletted) 1 g red 2 g red 6 g red 12 g red 36 g red (larger size) 1 T red (larger size) 5 T red (even larger size, other design) With lined background (1865, rouletted) 1 g red With white background (1866) 1 g red (rouletted or perforated) 3 g red (rouletted or perforated) 6 g red (rouletted or perforated) 12 g red (rouletted or perforated) 36 g red (rouletted or perforated, larger size) 1 T red (perforated, larger size) Value in 'Pfennig' or 'Mark' (1872, perforated) 1 p blue 5 p blue 10 p blue 20 p blue 50 p blue 1 M blue 5 M blue 20 M blue
1 g orange 3 g orange 6 g orange 12 g orange Other larger design 36 g orange 1 T orange Value in 'Pfennig' or 'Mark' (1872)
1 p green 5 p green 20 p green 50 p green 1 M green (larger size)
In a small design were issued: 5 p, 10 p, 15 p, 20 p, 30 p and 50 p (all in colours orange and black). In a larger design (see picture above) were issued: 1 M, 2 M, 5 M, 10 M, 20 M and 30 M.
The following values exist: 2 g blue, 4 g red, 6 g green, 8 g lilac, 10 g orange, 4 g black on red, 34 g green on green, 36 g brown, 54 g violet and orange, 1.2 T red and brown and 1.22 T black and orange on blue.
In the new Mark currency were issued in 1874 the values (colour green, value in black)
3 p, 6 p, 9 p, 12 p, 15 p, 30 p, 1.20 M, 2 M, 2.70 M and 7.20 M.
In the above design were issued: 25 p, 40 p, 50 p, 80 p and 1.50 M (all in colour grey).
The following values exist: 10 p, 20 p, 30 p, 40 p, 50 p and 80 p (all in colour red), 1 M grey, 2 M grey, 5 M grey, 10 M grey, 20 M green, 20 M grey, 30 M lilac, 30 M grey, 50 M red and 50 M grey. I have seen the values 40 p and 50 p with overprint 'GOLD' (probably issued in 1923 to indicate the gold-currency).
I have seen the values 1 M grey, 2 M brown, 3 M brown, 10 M red, 20 M lilac and 20 M blue.
Other fiscal stamps exist for Bremen, for example 'URKUNDEN' (1885, 3 p, 6 p, 9 p, 12 p, 15 p, 30 p, 1.20 M, 2.70 M and 7.20 M), 'PROTESTEN',
The following local stamps of Hamburg were also used in Bremen, in the small design 2 p blue, 10 p red and 1 M green (text instead of woman in center) and 2 p olive in the larger design:
2 p brown 3 p blue 5 p green 10 p red
Postcard in the same design:
1 p red 3 p red 4 p red 5 p red 6 p red
An official seal, inscription ' ZUR ERMITTLUNG DES ABSENDERS EROFFNET DURCH DIE DIRECTION DER BRIEFBEFORDERUNG ANSTALT BREMEN':
It seems that some stamps with inscription 'PACKETFAHRT BREMEN' with a horse exist in 5 blue and 10 p brown and postage due stamps (NACHPORTO' in 5 p black and 5 p blue.