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1/2 Schiling black 1 1/4 Schilling violet 1 1/2 Schilling red 2 Schilling red 3 Schilling blue 4 Schilling green 7 Schilling lilac
(Whole envelope, note the impressed large watermark in the middle)
I've often seen the following sheets with the values 1/2 s, 1 1/4 s, 2 s, 3 s, 4 s and 7 s in black, are they modern reprints?:
In 1868 the North German Federation issued a special stamp for Hamburg (see there for more details):
Letter with stamp:
(Sorry for the bad quality of this picture)
I don't know what the following label was used for, it has the inscription 'FR. STADT HAMBURG POSTMARKE' 1 Sch:
I have also seen the above 'stamp' with cancel: four parallel bars.
At least the following values were issued: 5 p orange and yellow, 10 p grey and blue, 20 p blue (two shades), 25 p brown, 30 p red and lilac, 40 p green (two shades), 50 p violet and lilac, 60 p red and lilac, 80 p brown and yellow and 50 M brown and blue. I have seen the 50 M with surcharge '1 REICHS- MARK' (as in the picture above).
At least the following values exist: 1 M blue on blue, 1 M grey on grey (1911), 1 1/2 M brown, 2 M brown, 2 M green on grey (1911), 2 1/2 M dark green and green, 2 1/2 M brown on brown (1911), 3 M orange and yellow, 5 M red and lilac.
Furthermore I have seen the following surcharges: 'WERT 200 MARK' on 1 M grey on grey, 'WERT 300 MARK' on 2 M green on grey and 'WERT 500 MARK' on 3 M orange.
I have seen the values 10 M brown, 20 M orange, 25 M blue and 30 M green (other values might exist).
Previous fiscal stamps, overprinted with 'Goldmark')
I have seen the values: 20 M green (value and text in dark green), 5000 M grey (value and text in blue) and 10000 M brown (value and text in red).
With additional text 'Gültig für .... Mark' I have seen: 100 M (red) on 5 M lilac (value and text in violet), 400 M (red) on 10 M red (value and text in brown), 500 M (black) on 5 M lilac (value and text in violet) and 2000 M (black) on 10 M red (value and text in brown).