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The Stamps and Postal History of German States

German States Stamps - the Prussian influence to unite Germany into a single empire began in the 18th century under the leadership of Frederick the Great (1749–1786). In 1818, Prussia was the originator of the Zoliverein or Customs Union which, by 1844, included all of northern Germany. This led to the ease of transfer of goods but inevitably towards postal union which was finally agreed with Austria and most German states in 1850.

Stamps were issued by 16 different German States, the first stamp being the Bavaria 1849 1k black. In 1868 the stamps of the North German Confederation replaced those of Bremen, Brunswick, Hamburg, Lubeck, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Prussia and also Saxony. Although Bavaria and Wurttemberg continued to issues stamps into the 1920s, stamps for the unified German Empire commenced on 1st January 1872.

German States Stamps

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  • Lot 375 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    GERMAN STATES - BAVARIA. STAMP pictorial embossed p/card (Zieher, c.1905),unused.
  • Lot 376 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    GERMAN STATES - WURTT 1881 20pf Municipal Service imp proof, Michel 204 a PU, VFM
  • Lot 2027 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £300 - £350

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    GERMAN STATES - 1850-1870 Good accumulation of mainly used stamps, mostly in fine condition, with good ranges of Baden, Thurn und Taxis, Prussia, North German Federation, etc. (220 stamps)
  • Lot 2028 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £90 - £110

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    GERMAN STATES - 1861 HAND PAINTED STAMPS unique miniature artworks created by a French 'Timbrophile' in 1861. MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN four different values with designs resembling the 1856 issues. Att...
  • Lot 2029 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £160 - £180

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    GERMAN STATES - 1861 HAND PAINTED STAMPS unique miniature artworks created by a French 'Timbrophile' in 1861. SAXONY with an all different range similar to 1851-52 and 1855-60 issues. (10 'stamps')
  • Lot 2030 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £75 - £90

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    GERMAN STATES - 1861 HAND PAINTED STAMPS unique miniature artworks created by a French 'Timbrophile' in 1861, we see four NASSAU 'essays' affixed to a piece, different values, with large numerals a...
  • Lot 2031 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £300 - £350

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    GERMAN STATES - BAVARIA 1849-1920 EXTENSIVE MINT AND USED COLLECTION on leaves and stockleaves. Note 1850-58 all values to 12k (2) used; 1862-63 all values to 12k (2) and 18k used; 1867-69 all valu...
  • Lot 2032 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £150 - £200

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    GERMAN STATES - HAMBURG 1864-1867 Collection on stockbook pages including mint (some without gum) and used stamps, condition mixed as usual with some being fine or very fine, there could be some fo...
  • Lot 2033 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £175 - £200

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    GERMAN STATES - NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION 1868-71 ALL DIFFERENT USED COLLECTION on a stock card that includes 1868 roulette sets (Mi 1/12), 1869 perf range - highly complete (Mi 13/22  & Mi 24), 1...
  • Lot 2034 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £80 - £90

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    GERMAN STATES - NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION Almost complete collection in fine, mainly used condition. Includes good official set SG O45/48 very fine mint. (34 stamps) 

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