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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 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 386 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    GERMAN STATES - BAVARIA. STAMP pictorial embossed p/card (Zieher, c.1905),unused.
  • Lot 387 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

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    GERMAN STATES - MECKELNBURG-STRELITZ 1864 ? sgr green, Mi 2a, mint, part o.g.
  • Lot 388 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £26

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    GERMAN STATES - MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN 1864 4 x ¼ S, Mi 5b, fine used.
  • Lot 389 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £24 - £28

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    GERMAN STATES - MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN 1856 3s yellow-orange, Mi 2b, v fine used.
  • Lot 390 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £80 - £90

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    GERMAN STATES - OLDENBURG 1853 1/30th on blue, type I, Mi 2I, unused, 4 margins
  • Lot 391 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    GERMAN STATES - THURN & TAXIS 1862-4 3 sgr bistre, NHM block of 4, sml crease.
  • Lot 392 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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 2104 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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 2105 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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 2106 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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...

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