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HALBERSTADT


(Reduced size)

  2 p blue
  3 p red
  14 p lilac

HALLE

Courier

1891 Arms of Magdeburg (!), inscription 'COURIER PRIVATSTADTBRF. BEFORDERUNG', no city name indicated

  2 p blue
  3 p brown

Overprinted with arms of Halle in violet
  2 p blue
  3 p brown
  12 p violet (stamp of Magdeburg)
  14 p green (stamp of Magdeburg)

Surcharged
  '2' on 3 p brown
  '5' on 3 p brown
  
Further overprint with 'A'
  '2' on 3 p brown
  3 p brown

1893 Inscription 'COURIER BRIEFBEFORDERUNG HALLE A/S'


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


(Surcharged stamp?)

Postal stationery in the same design:

A farewell postcard (Abschiedskarte), issued when the postal service of this company had to stop:

Express stadtbrief beforderung

1896 Inscription 'EXPRESS STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNG EXPRESS' a letter in a triangle, perforated, no city name indicated

 

  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p blue (several types)
  10 p green
  12 p yellow
  20 p red

These stamps were also used in Liegnitz, together with an additional value of 3 p red. With inscription 'COURIER' these stamps were used in Hagen.

 

An 'Abschied-karte' (farewell card) was issued with a similar design and a man holding a piece of paper with '31 Marz 1900 letzte Beforderung' on it, example:

 


For private issues of HAMBURG click here (Boten issues) or here (others).

 


HANAU

1893 Arms of Hanau, inscription 'PRIVAT - HANAUER BRIEF VERKEHR'

With cancel
(Reduced sizes)

  2 p brown
  2 p red (1899)

For local issues of HANOVER click here.


HEIDELBERG

1886 Lion, arms of Heidelberg

1 p black "Lion"

  1 p black (perforated)
  1 p black (imperforated)
  2 p blue (1893, slightly different design)
  3 p red (1893, slightly different design)

1886 Number, inscription 'PRIVAT - BRIEF -VERKEHR HEIDELBERG'


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  2 p black (imperforate)
  2 p black (perforated, different type)

1887 Inscription 'PRIVAT - STADT - POST G.ARNOLD HEIDELBERG', castle of Heidelberg (2 types), perforated or imperforate

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

These stamps exist with overprint 'Privat - Brief - Verkehr':

Various stamps exist surcharged with '1' or '2' in different types.

1887 Inscription 'PRIVAT - BRIEF - VERKEHR G.ARNOLD HEIDELBERG', castle of Heidelberg, perforated or imperforate

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

These stamps exist surcharged with '1' or '2' in different types.

In 1889 a stamp of Mannheim (2 p orange, inscription 'HANSA PRIVAT POST FUR STADBRIEFE MANNHEIM) was used in Heidelberg. This stamp also exists overprinted 'G.Arnold Heidelberg'.

1889 Value, inscription 'PRIVAT BRIEF VERKEHR G. ARNOLD', perforated or imperforate

  1 p green and black
  1 p black on yellow
  2 p red and black
  2 p red (value in red)
  2 p black on brown
  2 p green and black
  2 p blue and black
  2 p violet and black
  2 p brown and black
  2 p gold and black
  2 p brown and red
  2 p gold and black
  2 p gold and violet
  2 p black on yellow
  2 p black on red
  2 p black on blue
  2 p black on orange
  2 p black on grey
  3 p blue and black
  3 p black on red
  5 p violet and black
  5 p black on blue
  10 p brown and black
  10 p black on orange
  20 p brown and black
  20 p black on grey
  30 p olive and black
  30 p gold

Surcharged
  '2' on 1 p green and black (2 types)
  '2' on 1 p black on yellow (2 types)
  '2' on 3 p blue and black (2 types)
  '2' on 3 p black on yellow
  '2' on 3 p black on red
  '2' on 5 p violet and black (2 types)
  '2' on 5 p black on blue
  '2' on 10 p brown and black
  '2' on 10 p black on orange
  '2' on 20 p brown and black
  '2' on 20 p black on grey
  '2' on 30 p brown and black
  '2' on 20 p gold and black

In 1892 the stamps of Neuenheim were overprinted 'Heidelberg' and used in Heidelberg. Also various surcharges of '2' exist.

1896 Value, inscription 'PRIVAT STADTBRIEF BESTELLUNG G.ARNOLD HEIDELBERG', perforated

  2 p red

MERCUR PRIVATBRIEFBEFORDERUNGSANSTALT

1886 Number with inscription 'MERCUR PRIVATBRIEFBEFORDERUNGSANSTALT'


(Reduced sizes)

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

Overprinted 'G.Arnold' (1887)
  1 p blue
  2 p red
  3 p red
  5 p green
  10 p orange

Postcard, example:


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HEIDELBERG - NEUENHEIM

1887 Lion, inscription 'NEUENHEIM - HEIDELBERG BRIEF & PACKET VERKEHR'. perforated, rouletted or imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p yellow
  3 p red
  5 p blue
  10 p red
  20 p yellow

HEILBRONN

1896 Arms of the Herion family

  1 1/2 p red
  2 p blue

These stamps were also used in Ulm.

1897 Statue, inscription 'STADT BRIEFVERKEHR HEILBRONN'


(Reduced size)


(The three types of the 2 p with background, statue without wings, statue with wings, side ornaments and lettering differs for the last 2 types, reduced sizes)

  1 1/2 p orange
  2 p red (without background)
  2 p red (with background with houses, 3 types)
  5 p brown

HOHENSTEIN -ERNSTTHAL


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


(Reduced sizes)

Some parcel stamps exist for Hohenstein - Ernstthal. They have the inscription 'DICK & STUTZ EXPRESS PACKET VERKEHR HOHENSTEIN - ERNSTTHAL'. The following values exist: 5 p blue, 10 p green, 20 p grey, 30 p brown, 45 p violet, 50 p red, 70 p yellow, 100 p blue and 200 p orange.


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