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CREFELD

Express Compagnie Crefeld

1886 Arms and number with wings in ellipse, inscription 'EXPRESS COMPAGNIE CREFELD'

  2 p blue
  3 p red

I have seen both values rouletted, the 3 p red also perforated 11 1/2.

1886 Pigeon carrier in ellipse, inscription 'CREFELDER EXPRESS COMPAGNIE'

"Crefelder Express Company"


(Type I, type II perforated and imperforate, reduced sizes)

  2 p black (two types, letters smaller or larger)

Smaller size and corners with ornaments


(1 p green, two types, reduced sizes)

  1 p green (two types, with or without ornaments below '1')
  2 p black 

 

Express Brief Beforderung Crefeld

1886 Letter in ellipse

2 p green

  2 p green

This stamps exists rouletted or perforated 11 1/2. Specialists distinguihs two types with smaller and larger envelope:


(The two types of this stamp, reduced sizes)

This company never seems to have delivered any letter!


('Ungultig' overprint, (='not valid'), reduced size)

 

Crefelder Express Brief Beforderung

1892 Letter in circle

3 p red

  2 p yellow
  2 p brown
  2 p red
  3 p red
  3 p blue (solid background)
  3 p blue (lines behind letter)
  

I have seen these stamps cancelled with a black or violet circular date cancel, also with a large blue cross.

Some Parcel stamps of Jos.Schilbers exist, they were issued in 1886; 5 p green, 10 p red, 20 p blue, 30 p lilac and 50 p brown.


CRIMMITSCHAU

Some of the stamps of Leipzig (jumping horse) were also used in Crimmitschau

1893 Stamps of Leipzig (jumping horse) overprinted 'Crimmitschau' in violet

  2 p brown
  2 p grey on yellow
  2 1/2 p brown
  3 p blue
  3 p blue on yellow
  5  red on yellow

1893 Wheel with wings, inscription 'Courier Crimmitschau'

  2 p green
  3 p red

DAHLEN

Some of the stamps of Leipzig (jumping horse) were also used in Dahlen.

1893 Stamps of Leipzig (jumping horse) overprinted with anchor in circle

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

DANZIG

Danziger Privat-Stadtpost und Verkehrs-Anstalt

1886 Inscription 'HANSA' and 'Danziger Privat-Stadtpost und Verkehr-Anstalt'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p blue on yellow
  2 p red on yellow (slightly different type, with inscription at the left)
  10 p red and green

Overprinted with bar on 'Privat-Stadtpost'
  2 p red on yellow

1886 Postage due stamp, inscription 'fehlende Francatur 2 1/2 fach Porto'


(Reduced size)

  5 p black on green

Overprinted with bar on 'Privat-Stadtpost'
  5 p black on green

1887 Number in ellipse


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 p blue on grey (inscription 'STADTPOST')
  2 1/2 p brown (inscription 'STADTBRIEF')

Piece of an envelope with cancel of the 'Danziger Privatpost':

HANSA, Danziger Stadt-Brief Spedition

1890 Staff of Mercury with wings, rouletted or perforated

  1 p grey
  1 p brown
  2 p orange
  2 p red

The 1 p blue and 2 p brown exist with erroneous inscription 'BRIEE' instead of 'BRIEF':


(Reduced size)

 

COURIER/MERKUR Privat-Stadtbrief Beforderung

1897 Arms of Danzig


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p blue (inscription 'COURIER')
  2 p blue (inscription 'MERKUR')
  3 p red (inscription 'COURIER')
  3 p red (inscription 'MERKUR')
  5 p orange (MERKUR)
  10 p brown (COURIER)

These stamps exist with overprint 'Control-Stempel "Merkur"' or with cancel like overprint 'CONTROLL STEMPEL MERKUR'.


DARMSTADT

1895 Inscription 'PRIVAT BEFORDERUNG DARMSTADT', pigeon with letter


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p blue
  2 p grey
  2 p grey (little bit smaller size)
  3 p orange
  3 p orange (little bit smaller size)
  5 p green

Overprinted 'AUSHILFS-AUSGABE' and surcharged
  2 on 5 p green
  3 on 5 p green
  10 on 5 p green
  15 on 5 p green

1897 Inscription 'STADTBRIEF BEFORDERUNG DARMSTADT', pigeon with letter

  3 p orange

1899 New design, '3' now below in the middle

  3 p orange

Surcharged
  15 on 3 p orange
  25+10 on 3 p orange

1899 Lion with shield


(Reduced size)

  2 p violet
  3 p red

Surcharged
  10 on 3 p red

These stamps exist with overprint 'Mark' or '50 Mark'

1895 Inscription 'HESS'SCHE STADT-BRIEF BEFORDERUNG DARMSTADT'

2 p violet

  2 p violet
  10 p red

DESSAU

1896 Inscription 'COURIER BRIEFBEFORDERUNG' value in 'PFENNIGE', no city name indicated

  2 p green (exists with smaller value)
  3 p red
  10 p brown
  12 p grey
  14 p brown

1897 New design, value in circle, inscription 'COURIER BRIEFBEFORDERUNG DESSAU'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p green
  3 p red

DORTMUND

1895 Inscription 'COURIER - POST', man on horse, no city name indicated


(Reduced size)

  2 p red
  3 p brown
  5 p green

Blue line to cover the word 'POST'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p red
  3 p brown
  5 p green

The authorities did not allow the use of the word 'POST'.

1895 Same design, man on horse but inscription 'BRIEFBEFORDERUNG COURIER', no city name indicated


(Reduced sizes)

  2 p red (2 types)
  3 p brown (4 types)
  5 p green 


(Two of the types of the 3 p; the word 'BRIEFBEFORDERUNG' has a different size)


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