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Bogus issue

A bogus issue was made for Dresden in 1865, it has the arms of Dresden with value in 'PFENNIGE', Neugroschen or 'GROSCHEN' and 'EXPRESS - COMP', the values 3 pf green, 5 pf orange, 1/2 Ngr, 1 Ngr red, 1/4 gr green, 1/3 gr lilac, 1/2 gr orange, 1 gr red, 2 gr blue and 5 gr brown exist. Another bogus issue from the same company and with inscription 'RAYON' was also issued in the values 1 Ngr red, 2 Ngr black on blue or grey, 2 1/2 Ngr black on red, 3 Ngr black on yellow (RAYON I or RAYON III) amd 5 Ngr black on green (5-10 Pfd or 60-100 Pfd). Bogus envelopes were also issued:

Bogus envelope!

The 'EXPRESS VERKEHR' company of E. GEUKE & Co issued parcel stamps from 1885 to1900:


('EXPRESS-VERKEHR LEIPZIG- BERLIN- DRESDEN E.GEUKE & Co')


('EXPRESS PACKET VERKEHR E.GEUKE & Co', '5' on 50 p perforated)


(inscription only 'PFENNIG' and value)

Parcel stamps with inscription 'Dresdner Packetfahrt' were issued in 1900. Parcel stamps were also issued by 'Packetfahrt der dresdner transport u. lagerhaus a.g. Dresden', 4 with inscription and 4 without any inscription except 'PFENNIG'.

Dresdner Verkehrs-Anstalt Hansa

1886 Inscription 'HANSA PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR STADTBRIEF' with woman's head, no city name


(Reduced size)

  1 p blue (perforated or imperforated)
  1 1/2 p green (perforated)
  2 p red  (perforated or imperforated)
  2 p yellow (perforated)
  2 p orange (perforated)

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

 

  '1 1/2' on 1 p blue (perforated or imperforated)
  '1 1/2' on 2 p red (imperforated)
  '1 1/2' on 2 p orange
  '2' (violet) on 1 1/2 p green|
  '2' (red) on 1 1/2 p green
  '2' (different overprint) on 1 1/2 p green 
  '3' on 1 p blue
  '3' (very large overprint in violet or red) on 1 p blue (perf or imperf)
  '3' on 1 1/2 p green
  '3' (very large number, violet or red) on 1 1/2 p green
  '3' (thin overprint) on 2 p red (perforated or imperforated)
  '3' (fat overprint in violet, red or blue) on 2 p red (perf or imperf)
  '3' (very large number, violet or red) on 2 p red (perf or imperf)
  '3' (violet or red) on 2 p yellow
  '3' (violet or red) on 2 p orange
  '3 Pfennig Aushilfs - Marke. ' on 2 p orange
  '3' (red) on '1 1/2' on 2 p red (imperforated)
  '3' (violet or red) on '2' (violet) on 1 1/2 p green
  '3' (violet or red) on '2' (red) on 1 1/2 p green
  '3' (violet or red) on '2' (different overprint) on 1 1/2 p green
  '5' on 2 p yellow
  '5' (larger) on 2 p yellow
  '10' on 2 p yellow
  '10' (larger) on 2 p yellow
  '13.' on 2 p yellow

Overprinted with 'Meinholds Sale' for a philatelic congress
  2 p yellow


(Inverted surcharges)

1886 New type, head of man, inscription 'HANSA DRESDEN PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR'


(Reduced size)

  10 p lilac

Surcharged


(Reduced sizes)

  '1 1/2 Pfennig.' (green) on 10 p lilac
  '1 1/2' on 10 p lilac
  '2 Pfennig.' (red) on 10 p lilac
  '2' (red) on 10 p lilac
  '3' on 10 p lilac
  '3' (very large number, violet or red) on 10 p lilac
  '3' (violet or red) on '1 1/2 Pfennig.' (green) on 10 p lilac
  '3' (violet or red) on '2' (red) on 10 p lilac
  '3' (violet or red) on '2 Pennig.' on 10 p lilac 

1887 As 1886 woman type, but with the word 'STADTBRIEF' replaced by 'DRESDEN', perforated

  3 p brown

These stamps also exist in black on different colours (green, yellow,red) and green on red or yellow, they were issued for a philatelic congress in Dresden. Also the overprints '3' (red) on 3 p black on green and '3' (red) on 3 p black on yellow exist.

1887 Large stamps, head of Mercury embossed, inscription 'DRESDENER VERKEHRS-ANSTALT HANSA DRESDEN'


(Reduced sizes)

  50 p green
  50 p blue
  50 p brown
  50 p red
  1 M violet
  1 M blue (2 shades)
  1 M black
  5 M black on green
  5 M black on blue
  5 M black on red
  5 M red on yellow
  10 M blue
  10 M brown
  10 M orange
  10 M violet on lilac

Note the special perforation of these stamps.

1888 Postage due stamps, inscription 'Nachporto Marke'


(Reduced size)

  2 p brown
  4 p brown
  6 p brown
  20 p brown

1888 Inscription 'CONTROL - MARKE'


(reduced sizes)

  50 p blue
  1 M red
  5 M green
  10 M gold on black
  10 M black

1888 Various views of Dresden


(Reduced size)

  2 p blue
  3 p orange
  5 p red
  10 p green
  13 p brown
  20 p violet

Surcharged
  '3' (red, 1890) on 13 p brown
  '3' (red, 1890) on 20 p violet
  '5' (4 types) on 13 p brown
  '5' (4 types) on 20 p violet

1888 Number, inscription 'DRESDNER - VERKEHRS - ANSTALT HANSA'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p black
  3 p black

1889 Bees, perforated

2 p blue 2 p blue "Dresdener Verkehrs-Anstalt Hansa", imperforated

  2 p blue (exists imperforated)
  3 p orange (exists imperforated)
  3 p blue (misprint)
  4 p brown on yellow
  5 p red (exists imperforated)
  10 p green (exists imperforated)
  15 p red on yellow

Surcharged
  '3' (red) on 4 p brown on yellow
  '3' (red) on 15 p red on yellow
  '5' (4 types) on 15 p red on yellow

Overprinted '3 Pfg Neujahr 1893' (6 types)
  3 on 5 p red

Cut from a postcard in the same design:


(Reduced size, note the 'HANSA 1890' cancel)

Postcard in the same design:

Postcard of Dresden, 3 p violet

1889 King and Queen of Saxony

  2 p blue
  3 p green

1900 50 years of stamps of Saxony, as first stamp of Saxony, but with inscription 'DRESDEN', imperforated

"Saxony nr 1 alike"

  3 p red


(With forged cancel? Leipzig?)

Postcards, example:

Later issues, examples:


(reduced size)


(Images obtained from http://magazzuphil.com, inscription 'GEMEINNUTZIGER VEREIN STADTBRIEFBEFORDERUNG DRESDEN')


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