german states - Stamp Auctions

Thurn and Taxis established a postal service in Europe in 1497, when Franz von Taxis was commissioned to establish a postal system in Europe by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I. In 1852 Thurn and Taxis (T&T) issued postage stamp for general use. Prior to the German Unification, German Kingdoms, Duchies, Free-Cities stamps were issued by the individual states. In 1849 Bavaria issue postage stamps and was followed by Saxony in 1850. The subsequent states to issue stamps were were Baden, Bergedorf, Braunschweig, Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover, Heligoland, Lübek, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Oldenburg, Prussia, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Württemberg. In 1868 the North German Confederation was established by 22 previously independent states of northern Germany. They became part of the North German Postal District, or Norddeutscher Postbezirk, in German and issued a series of stamps valued in groschen for the Northern District, different from the usage of kreuzer for the Southern District. The southern states continue to use their own state stamps and postal system. Stamps and covers from Altdeutschland - Old German States, are among the the most popular collecting area and bring very high prices at stamp auctions and privet sales.

Lot 4421 - german states prussia -  Old Louis Sale #8

Lot 4421 - german states prussia - Old Louis Sale #8

1857 Prussia Germany 3 S (CV $65, Canceled)

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german states prussia
Lot 4424 - german states prussia -  OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

Lot 4424 - german states prussia - OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

1850 Prussia Germany 1/2 S (CV $140)

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german states prussia
Lot 4416 - german states prussia -  Old Louis Sale #8

Lot 4416 - german states prussia - Old Louis Sale #8

1861 Prussia Germany 2 S

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german states prussia
Lot 4405 - german states mecklenburg-schwerin -  OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

Lot 4405 - german states mecklenburg-schwerin - OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

1856 Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany 3 S (CV $90, Canceled)

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german states mecklenburg-schwerin
Lot 4408 - german states oldenburg -  OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

Lot 4408 - german states oldenburg - OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

1852-59 Oldenburg Germany 1/30 Th (CV $50, Canceled)

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german states oldenburg
Lot 4411 - german states prussia -  Old Louis Sale #8

Lot 4411 - german states prussia - Old Louis Sale #8

1867 Prussia Germany 2 Kr (CV $65, Canceled)

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german states prussia
Lot 4438 - german states thurn und taxis -  Old Louis Sale #8

Lot 4438 - german states thurn und taxis - Old Louis Sale #8

1859-61 Thurn und Taxis Germany 9 Gr (CV $80, Canceled)

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german states thurn und taxis
Lot 4430 - german states thurn und taxis -  OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

Lot 4430 - german states thurn und taxis - OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

1859-65 Thurn und Taxis Germany Group (Canceled)

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german states thurn und taxis
Lot 4433 - german states thurn und taxis -  Old Louis Sale #8

Lot 4433 - german states thurn und taxis - Old Louis Sale #8

1862-64 Thurn und Taxis Germany (CV $75, Canceled)

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german states thurn und taxis
Lot 4425 - german states saxony -  OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

Lot 4425 - german states saxony - OldLouis Auctions Russia: Empire & Offices Abroad - Rare Stamps Auction №8

1863-67 Saxony Germany (Canceled)

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german states saxony