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DUISBURG

1897 Arms of Duisburg, inscription 'Brief- Bestellung DUISBURG'


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p blue
  10 p brown

Some stamps of Dusseldorf (see there) with inscription 'BRIEF - BESTELLUNG KRAUS' were also used in Duisburg.


DUREN

1895 Mercury standing on globe, inscription 'DURENER STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNGS ANSTALT'

  3 p brown (2 types)

The stamps 2 p blue and 3 p orange of Aachen were also used in Duren. They were cancelled 'MERKUR DUREN'

Postcard, example:


(Reduced size)


DUSSELDORF

1894 Number, inscription 'STADTBRIEF - BEFORDERUNG COURIER', small crosses in the corners, perforated


(Reduced size)

  2 p brown on green
  3 p blue on green
  10 p yellow on green

All these stamps were also used in Kiel and the 3 p blue on green is also used in Munster. Other stamps in different values and colours can also be found in those two cities.

1895 Lion with crown and anchor, inscription 'BRIEF - BESTELLUNG KRAUS'


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p blue
  10 p green

The 10 p green was also used in Duisburg.

1896 Lion with crown and letter, inscription 'BRIEF - BESTELLUNG KRAUS'


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p blue

These stamps were also used in Duisburg.

1898 Dancing bear, inscription 'Kraus Bestellung DUSSELDORF'


(Reduced size)

  2 p orange
  3 p green

Poscard, example:


(reduced size)

1898 Inscription 'HANSA Spedition Dusseldorf Strucken & CO.'

Spedition Hansa Dusseldorf

  2 p orange

EILENBURG

Some stamps of Leipzig were used in Eilenburg, there also exist stamps of Leipzig overprinted with a small castle and the letters 'H.G.E'.


ELBERF. BARM, click here.


ELBERFELD

1886 Arms, lion in an ellipse, perforated

  2 p blue

'2' on 2 p blue

Surcharged 
  '2' (red) on 2 p blue

1887 Arms, lion, perforated

2 p red

  2 p red

ERFURT

1888 Stamp of Frankfurt, overprinted 'Erfurt'


(reduced sizes)

  1 p black on yellow
  2 p red on yellow

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

  5 p on green on grey
  10 p on red on grey
  20 p on violet on grey
  25 p on brown on grey
  50 p on brown on grey

Overprinted 'Noth-Curs'
  1 p black on yellow
  2 p red on yellow

1888 Cathedral of Erfurt

Image obtained from http://magazzuphil.com

  1 p green
  2 p blue
  5 p red

Surcharged and bisected

Image obtained from http://magazzuphil.com

  '1/2' on 1 p green

More stamps in this design:


Image obtained from http://magazzuphil.com

1888 Arms of Erfurt

Image obtained from http://magazzuphil.com


(Reduced size)

  1/2 p black
  1 p orange
  1 p yellow
  2 p green
  2 p red
  2 p orange
  2 p green
  2 p brown
  3 p red
  3 p blue
  3 p brown
  5 p blue
  10 p brown
  15 p blue
  20 p violet
  25 p brown
  50 p black on red

Surcharged
  many stamps exist overprinted '1/2'
  '1 1/2' on 1 p yellow
  '2' on 2 p red

Overprinted 'Prost Neujahr 1890' in red (2 types)


(Reduced sizes)

  1 p orange
  2 p green

Postcard in a similar design:


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1890 Shooting

  2 p brown
  3 p green
  5 p blue
  10 p red
  15 p black on green

1890 Mercury, large sized stamp

  2 p green and red
  3 p blue and brown
  5 p brown and green

COURIER ERFURT

1896 Inscription 'COURIER ERFURT'

  2 p green
  3 p red
  3 p orange


(Postcards with same design)

The above postcard has the inscription: 'Brief Beforderung "Courier", Erfurt Karten Brief', an attached part states the cost of sending letters.

Some stamps of Leipzig were used in Erfurt, they also exist overprinted with 'EC' and a wheel. There also exist two stamps of the 'Thuringer Volksblatt' in the values 2 p green and 3 p red.


ESCHWEILER

1896 Mercury on globe, inscription 'VERKEHRS ANSTALT MERKUR', no city name indicated

  3 p red

The stamps of Aachen also seem to have been used in Eschweiler.


ESSEN

1887 Carrier riding on an insect

  2 p black and green
  3 p black and blue
  5 p black and red
  10 p black and violet

Surcharged and overprinted with thick lines left and right


(Reduced size)

  '2' on 5 p black and red
  '3' on 10 p black and violet

reprint

Reprints with wrong perforation (11 1/2 instead of 12 1/2) or imperforated exist (see pictures above).


(Reprint with inverted surcharge)

1888 Head of Mercury, perforated or imperforated

30 p grey "Head of Hermes", imperforated


(Perforated, reduced size)

  20 p green
  30 p grey
  40 p black
  50 p brown
  100 p red

1888 Arms of Essen, perforated or imperforated

5 p green, "Arms, large size"

   2 p brown
   3 p red
   3 p lilac
   5 p green
   10 p yellow

1888 Number in square, perforated or imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  20 p black on yellow
  30 p black on green
  40 p black on violet
  50 p black on yellow
  100 p black on lilac

1888 Messenger with letter standing on globe

3 p red and brown

  2 p orange and blue
  3 p red and brown
  5 p red and violet
  10 p red and green

Reprints of these stamps exist. I have also seen the 2 p with inverted center:

1888 Large stamp, arms in center, 'BRIEF -VERKEHR ESSEN' at both sides


(Reduced size)

  3 M black and blue
  5 M black and blue
  10 M black and blue

Reprints of these stamps exist.

PRIVAT BRIEF-BEFORDERUNG

1897 Inscription 'PRIVAT BRIEFBEFORDERUNG' statue, no city name indicated

  2 p red
  2 p brown

1897 Inscription 'COURIER PRIVAT BRIEFBEFORDERUNG', arms of Essen, no city name indicated

  3 p blue
  3 p green 

Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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