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2 o brown 4 o red 8 o lilac 10 o green Surcharged with large number '2' on 8 o lilac '4' on 10 o green
I have never seen a used stamp of Namsos. Used stamps seem to be very rare. For more information on Namsos Bypost stamps see: http://www.nordische-staaten.de/laender/Norwegen/Bypost/bypost.html (in German).
The Odense Bypost operated from 1885(?) to 1889.
1885 Numeral in the center
(Reduced size, image obtained thanks to Lasse Hult)
3 o blue (blue numeral) 3 o red (white numeral) 5 o brown
1886 Man with flag:
1 o orange 1 o brown 2 o green on red (2 types, the '2' is different) 3 o red on yellow 5 o blue
With a 'T' in the center:
I have seen 1 1/2 o green, 4 o red and 15 o red and black ('T' is black).
The Randers Bypost issued stamps from 1885 to 1889.
1 o brown 2 o green 5 o red 8 o yellow (exists imperforate) 10 o lilac Other values might exists. Surcharged
'2' on 10 o violet '2' (red) on 10 o violet '1 1/2' on 3 o blue Overprinted 'Telefon-Mrk' 10 o violet Overprinted '4 Stronimen':
Overprinted 'Randers Mark.':
1888 Knight, new type in an ellipse
2 o green
(Arms of Randers in a circle, I have also seen a 2 o green with a 'R' overprint)
1889 Value, inscription 'RANDERS BYPOST OG PAKKE EXPEDITION'
1 o brown 2 o green 3 o blue (also exists imperforate) 5 o red 8 o orange 10 o violet (Other values might exist)
(reduced sizes, I have also seen a surcharge of '1' on the 3 o value)
3 o blue 5 o red '1' on 3 o blue '2' on 5 o red (2 types) (Other values might exist)
I have also seen a stamp with value in an ellipse of Randers, inscription 'RANDERS BYPST.', value 5 r red (sorry, no picture availabe yet).
1888 Bear in forest
2 o green 4 o red 8 o orange 10 o brown
Genuine cancelled stamps are very rare.
The 'Stockholms Stadspost' operated from 1887 to 1889.
1 o blue 2 o brown 3 o red 4 o blue and brown 5 o brown and green 10 o green and red Smaller head:
3 o red 4 o blue and brown
Overprint 'STOCKHOLMS WW LOKALPOST' on a red insurance stamp:
Lasse Hult provided me with the following information concerning the above stamp:
"All stamps in 1926 issued by this operator (translated = Stockholms Private Local Post), were provisionals overprinted on Assurance Company labels. They are no rarities, but still not often seen. I have 5 different of them."
Svendborg used stamps in 1887.
1 o green 2 o brown 3 o red 5 o blue 10 o orange and black
I have often seen these stamps overprinted with a violet circle with the text 'Svendborg Bypost.', also 'SVENDBORG BYPOST' in a straight line:
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1884 Arms of Tonsberg
Imperforate 1 o blue on red 1 o blue on yellow 1 o brown 2 o brown on brown 3 o green on green 3 o orange 5 o red on blue 5 o green 10 o red 20 o blue Perforated (1885)
1 o brown 3 o orange 5 o green 10 o red 20 o blue Surcharged '2' on 1 o brown (perforated) '3 ORE.' on 5 o green (perforated)
3 o brown 5 o blue 8 o green
2 o brown 5 o red 8 o grey
Surcharged 5 on 2 Ore brown (4 types, forged overprints exist)
(Forged overprint, image obtained from Dr. Reinhard Meyer's website with permission)
2 o blue and red 2 o green and red 5 o brown and blue 5 o green and brown (1895) 8 o green and red 8 o red and violet (1895) 25 o violet and olive (1895)
More information on types, cancels etc. can be found on: http://www.nordische-staaten.de/laender/Norwegen/Bypost/bypost.html (in German).
The Bypost in Trondhjem (Throndhjem) lasted from 1865 to 1913. The income did not only come from the postal service, but also from selling stamps to philatelists.
The above stamp is the first bypost stamp issued in Norway. This Throndhjem bypost was opened on Nov, 1865. It served Trondhjem and suburbs for both letters and parcels. It was operated by Georg F. Krogh up to 1870 when he sold the business to Braekstad&Co. At least 4 types exist; one with 30 pearls, one with 31 pearls. There also seem to exist stamps with overprint 'B&Co' (I have never seen this genuine overprint personally). Krogh only used pen cancellations.
Reprints exist with smaller inscription 'BY-POST' and with no dot behind this word, example:
These reprints also exist with the overprint 'B&Co':
(Reprint with 'B&Co' overprint, image obtained with permission from Dr. Reinhard Meyer's website)
A badly executed forgery exists with a large open 'O' of 'BY-POST.' (this word has a dot in this forgery).
1872 Inscription 'BRAEKSTAD & CO THRONDHJEMS BY-POST.'
1/2 s blue 1 s red 2 s green
'1/2' on 1 s red '1' on 1/2 s blue '1' on 2 s green (2 types) '2' on 1/2 s blue (2 types) '2' on 1 s green '4' on 2 s green (2 types) '8' on 2 s green
A large number of reprints were made (also surcharged stamps) from new plates. These reprints were also valid for postal use (authorised by the owner Braekstad). A forgery of the 1 sk red stamp exists. Furthermore a forgery of the 1/2 sk on 1 sk red stamp exists (the overprint is different from a genuine stamp).
1877 Value, new design
2 o blue and green 4 o red and yellow 8 o green and yellow
These stamps exist in two sizes.
1884 Arms in circle, perforated
(Image obtained with permission from Dr. Reinhard Meyer's website)
4 o brown
Imperforate stamps exist (non-issued stamps).
1886 Value in circle, inscription 'TRONDHJEMS BYPOST', perforated
2 o yellow 4 o red (orange) 4 o blue 8 o violet 16 o brown Surcharged (1902) '2' on 4 o red
1897 Various pictures commemorating the founding of the city 900 years ago
(Images obtained with permission from Dr. Reinhard Meyer's website)
2 o blue (arms) 4 o red (cathedral) 10 o green (St.Olaf) 20 o brown (fort?)
Besides the above postcard, another postcard seems to have been issued with inscription 'BREV KORT' with no value indication.
For more information on the bypost issues of Throndjem, see: http://www.nordische-staaten.de/laender/Norwegen/Bypost/bypost.html (in German).
1893 Reindeer and man in sledge
(Images obtained thanks to Lasse Hult)
2 o blue 4 o red 8 o green 10 o violet
1893 Same design as stamps of Vadso (reindeer), but with boat in center
(Images obtained thanks to Lasse Hult)
2 o brown 4 o red 8 o grey 10 o orange
For more information see: http://www.nordische-staaten.de/laender/Norwegen/Bypost/bypost.html (in German).
Veile Bypost issued stamps from 1887 to 1906.
(Veile Bypost Pakke-Expedition, reduced size)
1 o brown 2 o orange 3 o green 5 o red 10 o blue Other values might exist.
Used stamps from 1886 to 1890.
1886 Value in ellipse, inscription 'VIBORG BYPOST'
3 o blue 5 o red
5 o blue and red 10 o green and red (Pakkemarke)