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BERNBURG

1897 Inscription 'COURIER BERNBURG', arms of Bernburg

  2 p blue
  3 p red
  12 p green
  14 p brown

Some stamps of Dessau have also been used in Bernburg.


BEUTHEN

1896 Stamp with inscription 'Flora'

  2 p black on green
  3 p black on red

Theses stamps seems to have been used also in Gleiwitz.


BIELEFELD

1899 Inscription 'HANSA BIELEFELD'


(Reduced size)

  2 p blue
  3 p red

Some stamps of Kassel seem to have been used in Bielefeld also.


BOCHUM

Warning! Most of the stamps of Bochum were issued merely for stamp collectors!

1886 Inscription 'EXPRESS PACKET-VERKEHR CHR. MENNE BOCHUM', perforated or imperforated

30 p red "Express Packet-Verkehr Chr Menne, Bochum"

  20 p grey
  25 p green
  30 p red
  50 p brown

1887 Inscription 'PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR BOCHUM', book

2 p blue "Book"

  2 p blue

1886 Diamond like stamp, number in center, weel with wings below


(Reduced size)

  2 p orange

1887 Book, different design


(Reduced size)

  2 p blue and red

1887 Value in ellipse


(Reduced sizes)

  1 p red
  3 p red
  5 p red

1887 Book, new design

5 p red

  1 p violet
  2 p green
  3 p blue
  5 p red

These stamps exist on yellow or white paper. The perforation is 12 1/2.

1887 Larger stamp, number in center

1 p green

  1 p green
  2 p red
  3 p blue
  5 p red

The first stamps were printed on rough yellowish paper and were perforated 10 1/2. The later stamps were printed on smooth white paper and were perforated 11 1/2.

1887 Book, different design, book in half of a circle


(Reduced size)

  1 p blue
  2 p red
  3 p green
  5 p violet

1887 Mercury carrying letter, perforated or imperforated

5 p blue

  1 p green
  2 p lilac
  3 p red
  5 p blue

1887 Head of Mercury, diamond shaped stamps, imperforated or perforated

1 p blue and red

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

1887 Pigeon carrying letter

10 p red, "Dove with letter"

  1 p green
  2 p lilac
  5 p blue
  10 p red

1887 Man on bicycle, perforated or imperforated

  1 p green
  2 p black and yellow
  3 p red
  5 p brown and blue
  10 p violet and blue
  20 p red and green

1887 Mercury standing on the earth, perforated or imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p violet and blue
  2 p violet (only perforated)
  5 p brown and yellow
  10 p red and green
  20 p brown and blue

Stamps in other colours are proofs, examples:


(10 p red, 2 p green and 2 p violet imperforate)

1887 Horse, perforated or imperforated

  1 p red
  2 p blue
  3 p red and black
  5 p black and orange
  10 p brown and blue
  20 p brown and black


(Misprint?)

I have seen many of such 'misprints', they could be essays.

1888 Head, perforated or imperforate


(Reduced sizes)

  1 p green
  2 p yellow
  3 p brown
  5 p blue
  10 p violet
  20 p red

Stamps in other colours exist, they are proofs, examples:


(Reduced sizes)

1888 Statue

(Sorry, no pictures available yet)

  20 p blue
  25 p red
  30 p green
  50 p violet
  1 M orange

1888 Crown and flag, commemorating the death of Emperor William I


Image obtained from www.privatpost-merkur.de (Reduced size)

  2 p black and gold
  3 p black and gold
  5 p black and gold
  10 p black and gold

1888 Flower, commemorating the death of Emperor Frederic III


Image obtained from www.privatpost-merkur.de (Reduced size)

  1 p black and violet
  2 p black and violet
  3 p black and violet
  5 p black and violet
  10 p black and violet

1889 Book (arms) with eagle on top


(Reduced sizes)

  1 p brown on yellow
  2 p red
  3 p green
  5 p blue
  10 p grey
  20 p brown

Postal stationery, example:


('PRIVAT BRIEF VERKEHR BOCHUM 2' in a circle, reduced size)


BOCKENHEIM

1890 Bees, inscription 'Privat - Brief - Verkehr Bockenheim.'

  2 p red
  2 p violet (1896)

These stamps also seem to exist in the colours green and blue.


BONN

1896 RHENANIA


(Reduced size, with cancel)

  2 p red
  3 p blue
  10 p green

Exists with text on the back

In 1887 the company of C.Norrenberg issued stamps with inscription 'EXPRESS - PACKET - VERKEHR C.NORRENBERG. BONN.' in the values 5 p olive, 10 p red, 20 p blue, 30 p grey and 50 p brown. Example:


(Reduced size)


BRANDENBURG

1896 Inscription 'COURIER BRANDENBURG'


(Reduced sizes)

  1 1/2 p green
  3 p red
  3 p black
  14 p yellow
  14 p red

BRAUNSCHWEIG (Brunswick)

The following stamps of Hamburg were also used in Braunschweig; 2 p blue, 2 p green, 10 p red and 1 M green (other design).

Stamp of Hamburg
(Braunschweig cancel on right stamp)

With overprint 'D' in fancy letter (only for Braunschweig)


(Reduced sizes, 'D' overprint)

  2 p blue
  2 p green
  10 p red
  1 M green (no woman in center)

Surcharged with large '3'


(Reduced sizes)

  '3' (black or red) on 2 p blue
  '3' (red) on 2 p green 

Overprinted 'D' and surcharged with large '3'
  '3' on 2 p blue
  '3' on 2 p green

Surcharged small '3'
  '3' (black, violet or red) on 2 p blue
  '3.' (black, violet or red) on 2 p blue
  '3' (black, violet or red) on 2 p green
  '3.' (black or red) on 2 p green

Also the following stamps could be used in Braunschweig, 2 p blue and 2 p olive, these stamps were issued imperforated only in Braunschweig.

Stamp of Hamburg

With overprint 'D' in fancy letter (only for Braunschweig)

  2 p olive (perforated or imperforated)
  2 p blue

Surcharged with large '3'


(Reduced size)


(Reduced sizes)


(Reduced sizes)

  '3' (in red, black or violet) on 2 p olive (perforated or imperforated)
  '3' (in red, black or violet) on 2 p blue 

Overprinted with 'D' and surcharged with large '3'
  '3' on 2 p olive (perforated or imperforated)
  '3' on 2 p blue

Surcharged with small '3'
  '3' on 2 p blue
  '3' (once at the bottom) on 2 p olive
  '3' (4 times in the corners) on 2 p olive
  

1886 Inscription 'PIVAT - STADT - BRIEF -BEFORDERUNG', arms with lion, value in a circle at the bottom of the stamp, perforated or imperforated

  2 1/2 p red

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

  '2' (several types) on 2 1/2 p red (perforated or imperforated)

Overprinted with 'D' in fancy letter


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 p red (perforated)
  '2' on 2 1/2 p red

Surcharged with large '3'


(Reduced size)

  '3' on 2 1/2 p red (perforated or imperforated)

Overprinted with 'D' and surcharged with large '3'
  '3' on 2 1/2 p red (perforated or imperforated)

1888 Jumping horse, perforated or imperforated


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue
  10 p red

1889 Statue, perforated, inscription 'BRIEFBEFORDERUNG BRAUNSCHWEIG'


Image obtained from www.privatpost-merkur.de (Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue
  10 p red
  12 p brown
  20 p gold
  50 p gold

Overprinted with 'Kr.'


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue
  10 p red
  12 p brown
  20 p gold
  50 p gold

1892 Statue, perforated, inscription 'Stadbriefbeford. BRAUNSCHWEIG'


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue
  10 p red
  12 p brown
  20 p silver
  25 p gold
  50 p gold

Overprinted with star


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue
  10 p red
  12 p brown
  20 p silver
  25 p gold
  50 p gold

1895 Arms, lion


(Reduced sizes)

  1 1/2 p green
  2 1/2 p blue
  10 p red


Misprint: 'PFFNNIG' instead of 'PFENNIG', reduced size

Miscellaneous:


(Cancel, 'Privat-Stadtbrief Beforderung BRAUNSCWEIG', reduced size)


(Postal stationary, inscription 'BUREAU HAMMONIA', adressed to somebody in Braunschweig, reduced size)


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