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Bremen

10th April 1855

German State 12

Bre2
Bre3
  Bremen Sc2 SG3 Sc3 SG4  

Imperforate, no watermark, lithographed.
Printed by G. Hunkel, Bremen.

Description Year Issued Paper Scott SG Mi Y&T
3 grote black on blue
1855
horizontally laid
1 1    
3 gr black on blue
1855
vertically laid
1A 2    
5gr black on rose
1856
wove
2 3    
7gr black on yellow
1860
wove
3 4    
5 silbergroschen green
1859
wove
4 5    

Most of the German States had issued stamps by the mid-1850s, but Bremen, an important seaport, was the first of the free cities to do so. Bremen joined the North German Confederation in 1867.

There is a summary of German States' issues here.

Sources:
James Mackay, The World of Classic Stamps, 1972
Gibbons Pt.7, 9th edn., 2011
Scott Classic, 10th edn., 2003

Images from Mackay and David Olson.

FI ref: 54 Page credit: NB

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