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MAGDEBURG

COURIER, Privat Stadtbrf Beforderung

1886 Inscription 'Privat Stadtbrf. Beforderung COURIER', no city name indicated

2 p brown

  1 1/2 p blue
  2 p brown
  2 1/2 p green

Surcharged
  '1 1/2' (violet) on 2 p brown

Imperforated reprints exist.

1887 Value in circle, inscription 'PRIVAT STADTBRF. BEFORDERUNG COURIER'

  1 1/2 p blue

Surcharged
  '2 1/2' (violet or red) on 1 1/2 p blue

1887 Arms in coloured circle, inscription 'PRIVAT STADTBRF. BEFORDERUNG COURIER', perforated or imperforated


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 p green

1887 As 1886 issue, but slightly changed, perforated or imperforated

2 p brown

  2 p brown

1887 Mercury standing on globe

2 p red 2 p orange

  2 p red (orange)

1887 Cathedral of Magdeburg, inscription 'COURIER Stadtbrief - Beforderung'


(Reduced size)

  12 p lilac ('Geldanweisung')
  14 p green ('Einschreibbrief')

1887 Arms on white shield, perforated or imperforated

Magdeburg
(Reduced size)

  1 1/2 p blue
  2 1/2 p green
  2 1/2 p olive
  2 1/2 p orange
  2 1/2 p brown

Surcharged
  '1 1/2' (violet) on 2 1/2 p green

With typical cancel:


(Reduced size)

1888 Emperor William I, perforated


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 p black

Surcharged
  '1 1/2' (violet) on 2 1/2 p black 

1888 Large stamp with emperor Frederic III, perforatedor imperforated


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 p black
  12 p black
  14 p black

1899 Inscription 'Courier PRIVAT - STADTBRF. BEVORDERUNG'

  10 p red
  12 p violet

Overprinted 'Neujahr 1900'

With typical cancel
(Reduced size)

  1 1/2 p blue
  2 1/2 p red

MAINZ

1886 Inscription 'K.Muller&Stroh MAINZ Express-, Eilgut- und Packet- Verkehr'

  2 p black
  10 p black

1886 Inscription 'PRIVAT-BRIEF-VERKEHR MAINZ', printed but never put into use

"2" (in red) on 2 p blue, "Arms"

  2 p blue 
  '2' (red) on 2 p blue

1886 Arms of Mainz, inscription 'Privat Brief Beforderung'

  2 p brown

1886 Inscription 'MAINZER PRIVAT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG', pigeon carrier, perforated or imperforated


(Reduced size)

  2 p red

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

  '3' on 2 p red (only perforated)

1886 Inscription, 'MAINZER PRIVAT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG', number


(Reduced size)

  3 p blue

1886 Number with ornaments around, inscription 'Mainzer Privatbrief und Packet-Beforderung'


(Reduced size)

  2 p black on green
  3 p black on red
  6 p black on yellow
  10 p black on violet
  20 p black on yellow

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

  '3' (red, 3 types) on 2 p black on green

I have seen a postcard with inscription 'Mainzer Privat-Brief- & Packet -Beforderung Bureau: Insel neben Cafe Neuf' in a similar design (value 2 p).

1887 Standing woman, perforated or imperforated

3 p brown
(Reduced size)

  2 p violet
  3 p brown
  6 p red
  10 p yellow
  15 p blue
  20 p red
  30 p green
  1 M blue and gold

Surcharged, perforated
  '6' on 2 p violet
  '6' on 3 p brown
  '10' on 2 p violet
  '10' on 3 p brown
  '15' on 2 p violet
  '15' on 3 p brown
  '20' on 2 p violet
  '20' on 3 p brown

1888 Inscription '50 Jahr Carnivals Jubilaum 1888 Priv. Briefbeford MAINZ'

  3 p gold

I have seen this stamp imperforate.

1888 View of harbour inscription 'HAFEN'

  2 p red

1889 Statue of woman, inscription 'MAINZER PRIVAT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG', perforated or imperforated

  
  3 p orange
  3 p red
  3 p violet
  6 p brown
  10 p yellow
  15 p blue

1889 Statue, inscription 'MAINZER PRIVAT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG', perforated or imperforated

  2 p green
  20 p black on red
  30 p gold on black
  50 p orange on green
  1 M gold on blue

1889 Portrait of the duke of Hessen and Mr Lux


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

  3 p gold and black
  3 p gold and black

1894 Number, inscription 'Mainzer Privat - Brief und Packet Beforderung'

  2 p red on green
  3 p blue on green
  10 p brown on green
  15 p olive on green

1894 Woman's head, inscription PRIVAT POST STADT COURIER MOGUNTIA'

  2 p red on blue
  3 p blue on blue

The word 'POST' barred
  2 p red on blue
  3 p blue on blue

With inscription 'STADT-COURIER'
  2 p orange on green

1896 Arms of Mainz, inscription 'STADT COURIER MOGUNTIA MAINZ'


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p blue

1897 Number, inscription 'STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNG MERKUR MAINZ'

  2 p blue (exists imperforated)
  3 p brown

1898 Emperor William II


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

  2 p blue
  3 p green

 

Druckschriften - Expedition und Circulair post

1888 Emperor Frederic III, inscription 'Druckschriften Expedition u. Circulair Post MAINZ'


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

  1 p black and red
  3 p black and yellow
  5 p black and blue
  1 M black and green
  5 M black and lilac
  20 M black and red

 

1888 Gutenberg, inscription 'Druckschriften Expedition u. Circulair Post zu Mainz'

  1 p blue
  3 p red
  5 p brown
  1 M brown
  5 M silver
  20 M gold

Surcharged
  '2' on 1 p blue
  '2' on 3 p red
  '2' on 1 M brown
  '3' on 3 p red
  '3' on 5 p brown
  '3' on 5 M silver
  '3' on 20 M gold

MANNHEIM

1886 Privat Brief Verkehr

1 p black 'Privat Brief Verkehr"

  1 p black
  2 p blue

Overprinted with large red '2' (1887)

  '2' on 2 p blue

1886 Hansa Privat-post fur Stadtbriefe, perforated or imperforated

2 p red "Hansa Privat-post fur Stadtbriefe"

  2 p red

1887 New design, inscription 'PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR MANNHEIM'


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p brown

1894 Arms of Mannheim, lying stamp, inscription 'PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR MANNHEIM'

  2 p blue
  3 p orange

1895 Statue with horse, inscription 'STADT BRIEF - VERKEHR MANNHEIM'

  2 p violet
  3 p orange

1895 Castle with statue


(Reduced size)

  2 p violet (2 types, exists imperforate)
  3 p red
  3 p orange (exists imperforate)
  5 p brown

1897 Emperor William I, inscription 'JUBILAUMSS - MARKE Stadtbriefverkehr Mannheim'

  3 p brown, blue and gold

Postcards, example:

A website on the local post in Mannheim can be found at: http://www.briefmarken-mannheim.de/Sammler-Echo/Privatpost/privatpost.html (in German).


MERCUR, for more issued click here.


(Example of MERCUR stamps)


MEERANE

1893 Stamps of Leipzig, overprinted 'Meerane'

  2 p brown
  2 p grey on yellow
  3 p blue
  3 p blue on yellow
  5 p red on yellow

MEISSEN

1890 Stamp of Hamburg overprinted 'Th.H.Munch Meissen i.S.'

  2 p olive

1890 Stamp of Heidelberg overprinted 'Th.H.Munch Meissen i.S.'

  1 p black
  1 p blue
  2 p black
  2 p red
  3 p violet
  3 on 5 p green
  3 on 10 p orange

1890 Stamp of Mannheim overprinted 'Th.H.Munch Meissen i.S.'

  2 p orange

1890 Stamp of Strassburg overprinted 'Th.H.Munch Meissen i.S.'

  1 p red
  1 p green
  2 p blue
  2 p orange

1890 Inscription 'C.u.D.B. Meissen'

  2 p black on red
  3 p black on red
  5 p black on red
  10 p black on red

MERSEBURG

The stamps of Leipzig were also used in Merseburg, they also exist overprinted with a horse in a circle.


METZ

1886 Arms with letter in the middle


(With network overprint)

  1 p black
  2 p blue
  2 p blue (with red network overprint)


(Surcharged stamps, reduced sizes)

The 2 p blue with network overprint exists surcharged with 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 p.

1887 Arms of Metz

  1 p black

1887 Value in shield


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 p yellow
  1 1/2 p orange
  2 1/2 p green
  5 p violet
  10 p orange
  15 p brown
  20 p lilac
  5 M silver
  10 M gold


(Reduced size)

The 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 p stamps exist surcharged with 5, 10, 15, 20 p, 5 M and 10 M.

1887 Large stamp, inscription 'METZ Vom Empfanger Zahlbar'


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

  3 p blue
  5 p red
  15 p violet

1888 Number in ellipse

  1/2 p yellow
  1 p black
  1 1/2 p yellow
  2 p black on yellow
  2 1/2 p green
  5 p lilac
  10 p blue
  15 p brown
  20 p red


(Postal stationery of Metz)

STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNG

1896 Value with star, inscription 'STADT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG'

  2 p brown
  3 p blue

These stamps in different colours (2 p blue and 3 p brown) were issued in Colmar and Freiburg.


M.GLADBACH

1897 'JR' in circle, inscription 'GLADBACHER COURIER'


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue

1898 Flower


(Reduced size)

  3 p red
  3 p blue
  10 p blue

1899 Number


(Reduced size)

  2 p green
  3 p blue

Some parcel stamps exist with inscription 'EXPRESS PACKET VERKEHR M.GLADBACH'


MULHAUSEN

1895 Large arms of the Herion family, inscription 'Herions Stadt- Brief- Packet Beforderung', perforated

  2 p red
  3 p blue

Surcharged in red or blue (old values removed)
  '15' on black
  '20' on blue
  '25' on red

These stamps were also used in Augsburg.


(With cancel from Augsburg?)

1895 Smaller arms of the Herion family, inscription 'Herions Stadt- Brief- Packet Beforderung', perforated


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p blue

These stamps were also used in Augsburg.

1896 Inscription 'Mulhauser Stadt Briefverkehr Geld Packet Beforderung'

2 p red 3 p blue
(Reduced sizes)

  2 p red
  3 p blue

1896 Inscription 'Mulhauser Stadt Briefverkehr Geld Packet Beforderung', new design

2 p red 3 p blue
(Reduced sizes)

  2 p red
  3 p blue

Surcharged
  'Drei Pfg. E-R' on 2 p red

MULHEIM

1893 Inscription 'MULHEIMER PRIVAT POST'

  2 p blue

1896 Inscription 'MULH PRIVAT BRIEF BEFORDERUNG'

  2 p blue
  2 p green (1899)

Packet Verkehr

1888 As stamp of Great Britain of 1887 (1/2 p), inscription 'PACKET VERKEHR MULHEIM DEUTZ KOLN', perforated or imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  5 p brown
  10 p grey
  15 p red
  20 p yellow
  30 p violet
  40 p red
  50 p green
  100 p blue

Surcharged
  '40' on 15 p red
  '40' on 20 p yellow
  '50' on 15 p red
  '50' on 20 p yellow

1888 Postage due stamps, as 1888 issue but overprinted 'unfrankirt' and colour changed, perforated or imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  5 p red
  10 p red
  15 p red
  20 p red
  30 p red
  40 p red
  50 p red
  100 p red

1888 Larger size, inscription 'MULHEIM - DEUTZ - KOLN PACKET VERKEHR', perforated or imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  5 p violet
  10 p brown
  15 p yellow
  20 p red
  30 p grey
  40 p blue
  50 p red
  100 p green

1888 Postage due stamps, as before, but colours changed and overprinted 'unfrankirt' in red


(Perforated, reduced size)

  5 p black on yellow
  10 p black on yellow
  15 p black on yellow
  20 p black on yellow
  30 p black on yellow
  40 p black on yellow
  50 p black on yellow
  100 p black on yellow

MUNCHEN

1896 Courier Privat Stadtpost, no city name indicated

1 1/2 p blue

  1 1/2 p blue (3 types)
  6  blue
  10 p green


(Other type, see circle around the head)

Postcards in the values 1/12 p blue, 3 p blue, 5 p(?) blue and 6 p blue exist:


(reduced size)


MUNSTER

1897 As stamps of Kiel, inscription 'STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNG COURIER', but with middle left and right ornament changed (arrow removed)

  2 p green
  3 p red


(Similar stamp for Kiel)

The stamps 2 p green and 3 p red of Kiel were also used in Munster. The stamps 2 p brown on green, 3 p blue on green and 10 p yellow on green of Dusseldorf were also used in Munster. All these stamps look alike, their usage in Munster can only be determined by the cancel ('COURIER MUNSTER').


NAUMBURG

Some stamps of Leipzig were used in Naumburg, they also exist overprinted with a fancy 'NC' (1893).


NEUENHEIM

Example of a postcard:


(Reduced size)


NETZSCHKAU

The stamps of Leipzig were used overprinted with 'N' in Netzschkau.


NUREMBERG (Nurnberg)

1895 Inscription 'COURIER PRIVAT STADTPOST' no city name indicated

1 1/2 p blue

  1 1/2 p blue

A postcard 1 1/2 p blue (eagle) exist.

Parcelstamps with inscription 'PACKETFAHRT GES. NUERNBERG FUERTH' exist in the values 5 p green, 10 p red, 20 p blue and 40 p brown.


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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