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Without inscription BRAUNSCHWEIG, blue inscription 'post-couvert' on the left
1 Ein Silber Groschen yellow 2 Zwei Silber Groschen blue 3 Drei Silber Groschen red
1 Gr. red 2 Gr. blue 3 Gr. brown
What is this?:
I have seen the following values: 5000 M black on grey, 15000 M black on green, 30000 M black on blue, 75000 M black on violet 150000 M black on yellow. I don't know if these stamps have ever been put into use.
Overprinted with 'Reichspfennig' and overwritten with 'Goldpfennig'
Inscription 'BRAUNSCHWEIGER GERICHTSKOSTENMARKE': The first fiscal stamps in this design were issued in 1871: 2 1/2 g, 3 1/2 g, 5 g, 10 g and 15 g (all in two shades of blue). In 1875 the currency was changed and the following values were issued: 25 p, 37 p and 50 p (grey with value in blue). The stamps above were issued during the inflation period and just after (manually overprinted with new value).
Inscription 'BRAUNSCHWEIGER STEMPEL': In the above design exist: 2 1/2 g, 3 1/3 g, 5 g, 10 g and 15 g (all grey with value in red), they were issued in 1871. In 1875 the following values were added (change to 'pfennig'): 10 p, 20 p, 25 p, 37 p and 50 p (also grey with value in red).
(Reduced size, 'STEMPELMARKE', 'BRAUNSCHWEIGER STEMPEL')
In the large design exist: 1 T, 2 T, 5 T and 10 T(haler), in grey and blue. In 1875 they were replaced with the values 1 M, 1.50 M, 3 M, 5 M, 15 M and 30 M (also in grey and blue).
Stamps in other colours also exist: 1 T, 2 T, 5 T and 10 T in grey and red. And in 1875, they were gradually replaced with the values 1 M, 1.50 M, 2 M, 2.50 M, 3 M, 5 M, 7.50 M, 10 M, 15 M, 20 M, 25 M , 30 M, 40 M, 50 M, 75 M, 100 M, 300 M, 500 M and 1000 M (all in grey and red).
All the above stamps exist in tete-beche.
The above 50 p lilac with inscription 'Braunschweig Landes Eisenb.', ('50 Pfennig' in black overprinted) is the only railway stamp I have seen sofar. Probably other exist. They must be quite rare.
Some local stamps were issued in Braunschweig from 1886 to 1895, example:
Misprint: 'PFFNNIG' instead of 'PFENNIG':
For a complete description of the local stamps of Braunschweig click here.