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KARLSRUHE

1886 'Privat - Brief - Verkehr', 'FIDELITAS' in shield, perforated, rouletted or imperforate


(Reduced size)

  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)

1886 'Privat - Brief - Verkehr', 'FIDELITAS' in shield, other type

2 p violet

  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Remainders of the these stamps were sold with overprint 'Ungultig' (no longer valid) or 'BRIEF' (letter).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).

1886 Inscription 'PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR KARLSRUHE', value, perforated, rouletted or imperforate


(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. 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. I have seen several misperforated stamps (see image above).

1887 Pyramid, inscription 'PRIVAT BRIEFBEFORDERUNG KARLSRUHE'


(Reduced sizes)

  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


(Reduced sizes)

  '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


(Reduced size)

  1 on 2 p orange
  1 on 3 p green
  1 on 6 p red (imperforated)

Overprinted 'Eilboten' (express) and surcharged


(Reduced sizes)

  15 on 2 p orange
  15 on 3 p green
  15 on 6 p red (imperforated)

Overprinted 'Incasso' and surcharged


(Reduced sizes)

  15 on 2 p orange
  15 on 3 p green
  15 on 6 p red (imperforated)

With overprint 'Ungultig'
(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Remainders of the 2 p orange and 3 p green were sold with overprint 'Ungultig' (no longer valid) or 'BRIEF' (letter).

1888 Like french postage due stamps, inscription 'KARLSRUHE PRIVATSTADT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p blue
  3 p brown

1888 Privat Brief Verkehr, Pigeon with letter

  2 p blue
  3 p red
  5 p green
  10 p brown
  20 p orange
  25 p grey

1890 Inscription 'G.A.KRAUT KARLSRUHE', perforated


(Reduced sizes)

  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.

1894 As 1886 issue but slightly different design


(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)

1897 Statue


(The three types of the 3 p violet, reduced sizes)


(Reduced size)

  3 p violet
  3 p violet (PFENNIG small)
  3 p violet (no ornaments below 'KARLSRUHE')
  12 p brown

Postcards, example:


The text on this postcard reads: 'Karlsruher Privat-Brief-Verkehr Correspondenzkarte.

 

1899 'PRIVAT STADT BRIEF VERKEHR' (Herion), prepared, but probably never put into use


(Reduced size)

  3 p orange
  15 p violet
  20 p violet

KASSEL (or Cassel)

1893 Arms of Kassel, inscription 'COURIER' above and 'CASSEL' below arms, perforated

With typical cancel


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  2 p red
  3 p blue
  3 p green (2 types?)

A 3 p red misprint exists.

1894 Statue, inscription 'COURIER CASSEL'

  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).

 

1897 Arms of Kassel, inscription 'COURIER' left and 'CASSEL' right of arms, perforated


(Reduced size)

  2 p orange

KIEL

1895 Stamps of Dusseldorf, but in different colours, inscription 'STADTBRIEF -BEFORDERUNG - COURIER'


(Two types of the 2 p)


(Reduced sizes)

  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)

1898 Arms of Kiel, inscription 'Stadpost Courier KIEL'

Two types of the 2 p
(Reduced size)

  2 p green (2 types)
  3 p orange

Overprinted 'MRZ.'
  2 p green
  3 p orange

Postcards, example:

Hammonia

1896 Inscription 'HAMMONIA', value with crown and 'J. P.'

  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)

Kieler-Packetfahrt


(Reduced sizes)

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.

 


KOBLENZ (or COBLENZ)

1895 Inscription 'STADT - BRIEF - & PACKET - VERKEHR COBLENZ', view of Koblenz and Rhine river

  2 p orange
  3 p red

Surcharged (manually)


(Reduced sizes)

  '3' on 2 p orange (1896)

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