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|German States||10 & 11|
Imperforate, no watermark, typographed.
Printed by C. Naumann, Frankfurt in black on variously coloured papers
|Thurn & Taxis Northern District|
|¼ silbergroschen black on red brown||
|⅓ sgr on buff||
|½ sgr on green||
|1 sgr on dark blue||
|1 sgr on light blue||
|2 sgr on rose||
|3 sgr on brownish yellow||
|Thurn & Taxis Southern District|
|1 kreuzer black on light green||
|3 kr on dark blue||
|3 kr on blue||
|6 kr on rose||
|9 kr on brownish yellow||
For both Districts, Gibbons distinguishes and numbers more shades.
The Counts of Thurn and Taxis ran a private postal service covering many parts of Europe starting in the 15th century but by this time many of the areas once covered had set up their own, state-owned monopoly services. T&T introduced its own adhesive stamps in 1852, those for the northern area denominated in silbergroschen and those for the south in kreuzer.
From 1st July 1867 T&T used the stamps of Prussia, from 1st January 1868 those of the North German Postal District and from 1st January 1872 the stamps of the German Empire.
Click here for an overview of the German States issues.
James Mackay, The World of Classic Stamps, 1972
Gibbons Pt.7, 9th edn., 2011
Scott Classic, 10th edn., 2003
Images from David Olson.
|FI ref: 38, 39||Page credit: NB|
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