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HANOVER, Private issues (Mercur)

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1886 Head of Mercury, "MERCUR" on 3 sides, Privat - Stadt - Brief - Expedition, perforated or imperforated

  1 p green
  2 p brown
  2 1/2 p blue

Surcharged

  "1 1/2" (violet) on 1 p green

 

1886 Head of Mercury, "MERCUR" on top "HANNOVER" at the sides

2 1/2 p blue

Other type of 2 1/2
(Reduced size)

  1 1/2 p green (perforated or imperforate)
  2 1/2 p blue (two types of "2 1/2", both exist perforated and imperforate)
  15 p black (imperforate)
  15 p red (perforated or imperforate)

Surcharged
  "10" (violet) on 15 p red (perforated)
  "25" (blue) on 15 p red (perforated)

Typical cancel:

 

1892 Man with beard, "MERCUR STADT-DIRECT HANNOVER RASCH", perforated or imperforate

  2 1/2 p blue

 

1892 Horse, inscription "Mercur Hannover"

  1 1/2 p green (exists imperforated)

 

1895 inscription "MERCUR HANNOVER", perforated


2 1/2 p blue
With typical cancels.

  1 1/2 p green
  2 1/2 p blue (exists imperforate)
  10 p red

The 1 1/2 p and 2 1/2 p exist in two types, one with dotted background and one with lines as a background.

 

Envelopes, examples:

I have also seen a postcard (2 1/2 p red) with the Mercury head.

 


(Envelope cut)


Envelope cuts with "STADTDIRECTOR HALTENHOFF": 2 1/2 p, 3 p and 10 p


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