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Currency: 72 Grote (=30 Silbergroschen) = 1 Taler


One of the German States. A free city of the Hansa in Northern Germany. It issued stamps from 1855 to 1867, it used the stamps of the North German Confederation afterwards. Foreign post offices, such as those from Thurn and Taxis (number cancel 301), Hanover or Prussia existed in Bremen, they used their own stamps.

Many forgeries of Bremen exist, click here for more details.

1855 Arms of Bremen, key, imperforated or perforated:

Genuine? 3 black Certified genuine 5 Sgr green, Genuine?

Genuine? Type I Genuine? Type II

Genuine? Genuine?

  3 (Grote) black on blue
  5 Grote black on lilac
  7 Grote black on yellow
  5 Sgr green

For the specialist: there are 3 types of the 3 Gr black on blue, they differ in the ornaments at the bottom of the stamp. Furthermore, two types of the 5 Gr black on lilac exist: type I has the lines between the left '5' and the shield going upwards, type II has them going downwards.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Imperforate
3 gRRRR 
5 gRRR 
7 gRRRR 
5 sgrRRRR 

Rouletted

3 gRRRRR 
5 gRRRR 
5 sgrRRRRRR 
Perforated 13
3 gRRRR 
5 gRRR 
7 gRRRR 
5 sgrRRRR 

 

1861 Arms of Bremen, key

Genuine?

  2 Grote orange
  10 Grote black

The 10 g was used for letters to The Netherlands.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Rouletted

2 gRRRRR 
10 gRRRRR 

Perforated 13

2 gRRRR 
10 gRRRR 

Typical cancel:

"Typical Cancellation"


Stamp of Thurn and Taxis with genuine Bremen cancel


Websites

A nice website on Bremen can be found on: http://people.freenet.de/jfeldhusen/Bremenmarken.htm (in German).


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