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1 p brown
The imperforate stamps exist on thick rough paper or on thin smooth paper. Several shades of brown seem to exist. Perforated stamps exist (done with a sowing machine first and later perforated nicely 11 1/2). Rouletted stamps also exist.
(From left to right: imperforate thick paper, imp. thin paper, perforated with sowing machine reduced sizes, rouletted and perforated)
2 p violet 3 p red
Remainders of the these stamps were sold with overprint 'Ungultig' (no longer valid) or 'BRIEF' (letter). In 1894 similar stamps in other colours were issued (see there).
(Reduced sizes, from left to right: imperforate thick paper, imp. thin paper, perforated with sowing machine, rouletted, perforated 11 1/2 and misperforated stamp)
2 p blue
The imperforate stamps exist on thick rough paper or on thin smooth paper. Perforated stamps exist (done with a sowing machine first and later perforated nicely 11 1/2). Rouletted stamps also exist. I have seen several misperforated stamps (see image above).
2 p orange (on thin or normal paper) 3 p green (on thin or normal paper) 5 p brown (PACKET - BEFORDERUNG, imperforate) 6 p red (imperforate) 10 p blue (PACKET - BEFORDERUNG, imperforate) Surcharged
'15' on 5 p brown '15' on 10 p blue '20' on 5 p brown '20' on 10 p blue Overprinted "Drucksachen" (printed matter) and surcharged
1 on 2 p orange 1 on 3 p green 1 on 6 p red (imperforate) Overprinted "Eilboten" (express) and surcharged
15 on 2 p orange 15 on 3 p green 15 on 6 p red (imperforated) Overprinted "Incasso" and surcharged
15 on 2 p orange 15 on 3 p green 15 on 6 p red (imperforated)
(With overprint "Ungultig", reduced size)
Remainders of the 2 p orange and 3 p green were sold with overprint "Ungultig" (no longer valid) or "BRIEF" (letter).
2 p blue 3 p brown
2 p blue 3 p red 5 p green 10 p brown 20 p orange 25 p grey
2 p black on coloured paper 3 p black on coloured paper 5 p black on coloured paper 10 p black on coloured paper 15 p black on coloured paper 20 p black on coloured paper
The paper is green, lilac, violet, yellow (two shades?) or blue. I've many imperforate stamps or stamps with perforation only on three sides.
(2 p green, no text, 'FIDELITAS' and bars, reduced sizes)
(2 p orange, no text, 'E' and 'FF, reduced sizes)
2 p green ('FIDELITAS' in shield, 'BRIEF' on top of stamp 2 p green (straigth bar across shield, no text) 2 p green (curved bar across shield, no text) 2 p orange (no text in shield) 2 p orange ('E' in shield) 2 p orange ('FF' in shield)
(The three types of the 3 p violet, reduced sizes)
3 p violet 3 p violet (PFENNIG small) 3 p violet (no ornaments below 'KARLSRUHE') 12 p brown
The text on this postcard reads: 'Karlsruher Privat-Brief-Verkehr Correspondenzkarte.
3 p orange 15 p violet 20 p violet
2 p green 2 p red 3 p blue 3 p green (2 types?)
A 3 p red misprint exists.
2 p brown 2 p red 3 p blue 3 p green
The value 2 p red exist nicely printed with fat letters or printed less nicely with thin letters (the 3 p green was also printed in this fashion).
2 p orange
(Two types of the 2 p)
2 p brown 2 p green (2 types, with small and large crosses in corners, exists imperforated) 3 p red (2 types, with small and large crosses in corners) 10 p blue 15 p violet
The stamps of Dusseldorf were also used in Kiel (2 p brown on green, 2 p blue on green and 10 p yellow on green). Slightly different types were used in Munster aswell as the stamps 2 p green and 3 p red (cancelled "COURIER MUNSTER").
(3 p red Munster stamp, with arrow in side ornaments removed)
2 p green (2 types) 3 p orange Overprinted "MRZ." 2 p green 3 p orange
2 p green 3 p blue
I've been told that the next stamp is a reprint, I have no further information:
(Reprint? Reduced size)
Some parcel stamps were issued by the Kieler Packetfahrt. I have seen the values 5 p green (see image above), 50 p violet (similar design as the 5 p) and a stamp with 'P' in the center (see image above) in the colour orange. They were issued around 1910.
1869(?) Bogus issue for Kissingen-Schweinfurt (Bavaria):
This issue is mentioned as 'Speculation' or 'Schwindelmarke' in Ferdinand Meyer's 'Handbuch fur Postmarkensammler' (Nuremberg 1881). Strong doubts about the genuineness of these stamps were already expressed in 'The American Journal of Philately' 1869, page 119 and in Le Timbrophile by Pierre Mahé, 30 September 1869, page 471. They seem to have been marketed by Ferdinand Elb (The Stamp Collectors Magazine, Dec, 1869, page 179).
2 p orange 3 p red Surcharged (manually)
'3' on 2 p orange (1896)