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THURN AND TAXIS (Germany)

Thurn und Taxis - Tour et Taxis

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One of the German States. Thurn and Taxis is not a country, but the counts of Thurn and Taxis had a postal service in certain parts of Germany. It issued stamps from 1852 to 1867, it used the stamps of the Prussia afterwards. The northern districts used stamps in Silbergroschen value, the southern districs in Kreuzer. For typical cancellations of Thurn and Taxis click here.

Postage Stamps for the Northern districts:
Value in 'Silb. Grosch.'

1852 Imperforated, black on coloured paper

1/4 s black on brown 1/3 s black 1/2 sgr black on green 1 s black on blue

  1/4 Silb. Grosch. black on brown
  1/3 Silb. Grosch. black on brown
  1/2 Silb. Grosch. black on green
  1 Silb. Grosch. black on blue (2 shades)
  2 Silb. Grosch. black on rose
  3 Silb. Grosch. black on yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 SgrR*** 
1/3 Sgr***R 
1/2 SgrRR** 
1 Sgr black on dark blue RR*** 
1 Sgr black on light blue RR** 
2 SgrRR** 
3 SgrRR** 

 

1859 Imperforated or rouletted (also with coloured separation lines)

Imperforated:

1/2 s green, imperforated 1/4 s red 1 Sgr blue 3 s red, imperforated

rouletted (badly perforated; not centered):

1/4 sgr black, badly perforated (not centered) 1/3 s green, rouletted

rouletted together with the printing with coloured lines, perfectly centered:

1/2 s yellow, rouletted 2 s blue 3 s brown

  1/4 Silb. Grosch. red
  1/4 Silb. Grosch. black
  1/3 Silb. Grosch. green
  1/2 Silb. Grosch. green
  1/2 Silb. Grosch. orange
  1 Silb. Grosch. blue
  1 Silb. Grosch. red
  2 Silb. Grosch. red
  2 Silb. Grosch. blue
  3 Silb. Grosch. red
  3 Silb. Grosch. brown

Slightly different designs

5 s lilac

  5 Silb. Grosch. lilac
  10 Silb. Grosch.orange

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 (1859)
1/4 Sgr red******1861
1/4 Sgr black *****1864
1/3 Sgr green*****1864
1/2 Sgr greenR***1860
1/2 Sgr orange *****1862
1 Sgr blueR**1860
1 Sgr red*****1863
2 Sgr red******1860
2 Sgr blue******1864
3 Sgr red******1861
3 Sgr brown*****1862
5 Sgr lilac**** 
10 Sgr orange *RR 
Rouletted (badly perforated; not centered, 1865)
1/4 Sgr black*R 
1/3 Sgr green**R 
1/2 Sgr orange***** 
1 Sgr red****** 
2 Sgr bluec*** 
3 Sgr brown*** 

rouletted together with the printing with coloured lines,
perfectly centered (1866)

1/4 Sgr black*RR 
1/3 Sgr green*RR 
1/2 Sgr orangec*** 
1 Sgr redc** 
2 Sgr bluecRR 
3 Sgr brownc*** 

Warning: many of these stamps are worth much more in cancelled condition, due to the presence of many remainders. Forged cancels on these remainders exist!


Postage Stamps for the Southern districts:
Value in 'Kreuzer'

1852 Imperforated, black on coloured paper

1 k black on green 3 k black on blue 3 k black on blue 6 k black on rose 9 k black on yellow

  1 Kreuzer black on green
  3 Kreuzer black on blue (2 shades)
  6 Kreuzer black on rose
  9 Kreuzer black on yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 K**** 
3 K black on dark blue RR** 
3 K black on light blueRR* 
6 KRR** 
9 KR* 

 

1859 Imperforated or rouletted

Imperforated:

3 k red, imperforated 9 k brown, imperforated 9 k yellow

rouletted (badly perforated; not centered):

rouletted together with the printing with coloured lines, perfectly centered:

6 k blue, rouletted

  1 Kreuzer green
  3 Kreuzer blue
  3 Kreuzer red
  6 Kreuzer red
  6 Kreuzer blue
  9 Kreuzer yellow
  9 Kreuzer brown

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 (1860)
1 K green**** 
3 K blueR** 
3 K red****1862
6 K redRR*** 
6 K blue****1862
9 K yellowRR*** 
9 K brown***1862
Rouletted (badly perforated; not centered, 1865)
1 K green**** 
2 K red***** 
6 K bluec** 
9 K brown*** 
rouletted together with the printing with coloured lines,
perfectly centered (1866)
1 K greenc** 
3 K redc** 
6 K bluec*** 
9 K brown**** 

Slightly different designs

15 k lilac 30 k orange

  15 Kreuzer lilac
  30 Kreuzer orange

Value of the stamps

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

Warning: many of these stamps are worth much more in cancelled condition, due to the presence of many remainders. Forged cancels on these remainders exist!


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