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FRANKFURT (ODER)

1896 Inscription 'D.HEROLD BRIEFBEFORDERUNG FRANKFURT A/O'

  2 p green
  3 p red

 


FREIBERG

1890 Arms, inscription 'Express Packet Verker'

  5 p black
  10 p black on red
  15 p black on yellow
  20 p black on blue
  25 p brown
  30 p brown
  50 p green
  100 p gold on green

Overprinted 'EXPRESS-PACKET-VERKEHR FREIBERG i.S.' in red or black (30 p and 100 p)

With cancel
(Reduced sizes)

  5 p black
  10 p black on red
  15 p black on yellow
  20 p black on blue
  25 p brown
  30 p brown
  50 p green
  100 p gold on green

FREIBURG

Privat -Brief - Verkehr

1886 Arms of Freiburg, castle

2 p black on red

  1 p black
  2 p black
  2 p black on lilac

I have seen a postcard in the same design (2 p black on blue) with inscription: 'Privat Correspondenz-Karte Hier'.

1895 Inscription 'STADT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG'

  2 p blue

This stamp was also used in Colmar. Similar stamps in different colours were used in Metz.

1895 View of castle, inscription 'PRIVAT BRIEF-VERKEHR', perforated

  2 p orange
  3 p orange

1896 View of cathedral, perforated

  2 p red
  3 p black

EXPRESS Freiburg

1897 Pigeon carrier over globe

  2 p blue
  2 p violet
  3 p red
  10 p green
  12 p yellow
  14 p red
  15 p brown
  20 p blue

FURTH

1896 Arms of Herion family in an ellipse, perforated


(Reduced size)


(2 p red and 2 p blue with cancel, reduced sizes)

  2 p red
  2 p blue (larger size)
  15 p green
  20 p black

Overprinted 'Privat-Stadt-Brief-Beforderung/Furth' in black or violet
  2 p red

1898 Clover leaf


(Reduced size)

  2 p red

GELSENKIRCHEN

1897, inscription 'PRIVAT BRIEF-BEFORDERUNG'

  2 p violet
  3 p red

These stamps exist with overprint 'Gelsenkirchen' and letters.


GERA

1890 Inscription 'DICK & STUTZ GERA REUSS STADT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG', perforated or imperforated, Mercury sitting

  2 p red
  3 p blue

Other values in the same design with inscription 'EXPRESS PACKET VERKEHR' were parcel stamps, the following values exist: 5 p brown, 15 p blue, 20 p red, 25 p green, 50 p violet, 60 p brown, 70 p lilac, 70 p yellow, 90 p grey, 100 p blue and 200 p green.

1891 Inscription 'DICK & STUTZ GERA REUSS STADT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG', perforated or imperforated, head of Mercury


(Reduced size)

  2 p blue
  3 p red

I have seen a postcard in the same design (2 p lilac), with further inscription 'Geraer Briefbeforderungs- Institut Dick & Stutz.'.

 

Courier

1893 Stamps of Leipzig overprinted 'GERA'

  3 p blue on yellow
  5 p red on yellow

1893 Arms, inscription 'GERAER ZEITZER COURIER'

  2 p black
  2 p violet on lilac
  3 p green
  3 p green on yellow
  5 p green on green

Surcharged 
  '2' on 5 p green on green

1893 Pigeon carrier, inscription 'GERA-ZEITZER COURIER'

  2 p blue
  2 1/2 p brown
  3 p orange
  5 p green

1897 Arms, inscription 'COURIER PRIVAT STADTPOST', no city name indicated


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p blue
  3 p brown

Postcard, example:

 

Gebr. Haeussler


(Reduced size)

Some parcel stamps exist with inscription 'GEBR. HAEUSSLER EXPRESS GERA (REUSS)', I have seen the values 5 p green, 10 p red and 50 p grey (the values 20 p blue and 30 p brown also seem to exist). They were issued somewhere in the late 19th century.


GIESSEN

1887 Stamp of Hamburg overprinted 'Giessen' in fancy letters

  3 p red

Further surcharged


(reduced sizes)

  '2' on 3 p red
  '5' on 3 p red
  '10' on 3 p red
  '15' on 3 p red
  '20' on 3 p red
  '100' on 3 p red

The stamps '2' on 3 p red and '10' on 3 p red exist without the overprint 'Giessen'. The overprint seems to exist in blue or black.

1887 Stamp of Hamburg overprinted with arms of Giessen

  3 p red

1887 Stamp of Hamburg overprinted 'Giessen' in normal letters

   3 p red

Surcharged  
  '2' on 3 p red
  '5' on 3 p red
  '10' on 3 p red
  '20' on 3 p red

1888 Castle of Giessen, perforated or imperforated, inscription 'PRIVAT STADT POST GIESSEN'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p brown
  3 p blue
  5 p green
  10 p blue
  15 p red
  20 p brown
  30 p black
  40 p green
  50 p orange
  100 p gold

I've seen all values in black, I presume they are proofs.

Overprinted with cross on the word 'POST'


(Reduced size)

  2 p brown
  3 p blue
  5 p green
  10 p blue
  15 p red
  20 p brown
  30 p black
  40 p green
  50 p orange
  100 p gold

Surcharged
  '3 3' on 2 p brown

1888 Castle of Giessen, only inscription 'GIESSEN'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p orange
  3 p brown
  5 p black
  10 p red
  15 p blue
  20 p green
  30 p yellow
  40 p blue
  50 p gold
  100 p silver

1888 Postage due stamps, inscription 'GIESSEN NACHPORTO MARKE', perforated or imperforated

  0,2 M black
  0,3 M black
  0,10 M black
  0,15 M black

1889 Arms of Giessen, inscription 'GIESSEN im GROSSHERZOGHTUM HESSEN FREI-MARKE'

  2 p brown
  2 p violet (1895)
  3 p green
  5 p violet
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p yellow
  50 p green

Surcharged in violet

  2 on 3 p green
  2 on 5 p violet
  2 on 20 p blue
  3 on 2 p brown
  3 on 10 p red
  3 on 25 p yellow
  3 on 50 p green

1890 Head of man, perforated

  3 p blue
  3 p black
  3 p red

Surcharged once or twice
  '2' on 3 p blue
  '2' on 3 p red
  '3' on 3 p red


(Postal stationery: 'PRIVAT - STADT - POST GIESSEN')


GORLITZ

1896 Inscription 'COURIER GORLITZ BRIEFBEFOERDERUNG'

  2 p green
  3 p violet
  3 p red
  14 p brown

Some parcel stamps with inscription 'H.KIENITZ EXPRESS PACKET VERKEHR GOERLITZ' exist:

Note the inscription '.GOERLITZ.' with dots!

I have seen the following values: 5 p green, 10 p red, 20 p blue, 30 p brown, 50 p yellow and 100 p lilac. With red overprint 'unfrankirt' I have seen: 5 p green, 10 p red, 20 p blue, 30 p brown, 50 p yellow and 100 p lilac. The cancels on these stamps seem to consists of 5 horizontal violet or black lines with a number in the center. I have seen the numbers '0', '1', '2' and '4'.

H.Kienitz also used stamps of Breslau (Arnold Freund), with overprint 'H.KIENITZ GORLITZ':


(Reduced sizes)

The word 'GORLITZ' was printed on the left hand side for the values 5 p, 10 p, 30 p and 50 p. The values 10 p and 30 p also exist with 'GORLITZ' printed on the right hand side.


GOESNITZ

Some stamps of other local delivery companies exist overprinted 'G' to be used in Goesnitz.


('G' on Dick & Stutz of Limbach, reduced size)


GREIZ

Some parcel stamps were issued, inscription 'EXPRESS PACKET VERKEHR OSK HOPF GREIZ':

I have seen the values 5 p green, 20 p orange, 25 p brown, 30 p blue, 50 p brown and 100 p black.

Also some stamps of Leipzig were overprinted 'Greiz'.


GRIMMA

Some stamps of Leipzig were used in Grimma, they also exist overprinted with two hammers.


HAGEN

1898 Inscription 'COURIER STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNG' letter in a triangle

 

  2 p brown
  3 p blue

These stamps with inscription 'EXPRESS' were used in Halle.


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