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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Germany, Part 1

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Germany, Part 1Edit

  • Part 1 covers general-use meter stamps, those used by private businesses and individuals, until 1945.
  • Part 2 covers general use meter stamps issued since 1945. Click here to link to Part 2: Germany,_Part_2
  • Part 3 covers special use stamps: Post Office, Parcel Post, PC/internet, Public self-service, Officials, and Saar before incorporation into Germany. Click here to link to Part 3: Germany,_Part 3
  • Germany was an early user of metered mail with experimental franking of live mail occurring in January 1923.
  • Meter companies headquartered in Germany: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAnker, Bafra, Frankit, Francotyp, Francotyp-Postalia, Komusina, Melex, Postalia, StampIt, Telefrank
  • The stamps are grouped according to design and function:
A – Early experimentals
B – Convex at top, concave at sides
C – Horizontal rectangle
D – Vertical rectangle with swastika
E – Flat at top/bottom, double oval at sides
F – Vertical rectangle with eagle
G – Large eagle
H – Provisionals with parts removed or obliterated
I – Provisionals made from re-cast dies


See Germany,_Part_2 for the following sections:

J – DEUTSCHE above, POST below inner box
K – Mercury
L – Deutsche Post with post horn below
M – Large post horn
N – DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST, old post horn
P – DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST, new post horn
Q – DEUTSCHE POST AG, post horn below
R – DEUTSCHE POST and post horn at top


See Germany,_Part_3 for the following sections:

PC – Internet/PC stamps
PO – Post Office stamps
PP – Special stamps for Parcel Post
PV – Public self-service automat meter stamps
OO – Special stamps for Official Mail
SR – Stamps used in the SAAR before incorporation into Germany


NOTES:

  • The stamps used in the allied occupied zones created after the 2nd World War and in East Germany (DDR) are not cataloged separately but are identified as such in the descriptions.
  • For specialized information about the meter stamps of Germany, see Die deutschen Post- und Absenderfreistempel, by Heiner Dürst and Gerd Eich, 1996, published by the German meter stamp collectors society, Forschungsgemeinschaft Post- und Absenderfreistempel e.V.



GROUP A: Early experimental designsEdit


Germany stamp type A1 AII 1.jpg
Germany stamp type A1 AII 2.jpg
Germany stamp type A1 BII 1000.jpg
Germany stamp type A1 chart.jpg


A1. Uhrenfabrik Furtwängler (FV-5), February 1923.

The stamp consists of upper and lower sections separated by the post office name.
The upper section is the frank with DEUTSCHES REICH above a frame.
The lower section is a rectangular frame with piano key-like projections at right and a serial number reading down. Inside the frame is the mailer's identification and/or the meter number.
Meter numbers all have “A” prefix. Meters known are A1, A3-11, A15-16, A18-19, A23, A25-27, A30, and A32.
The stamps were printed through a ribbon and are almost universally very weak. Most are in red but a very few are known in purple.
Removed from service in November 1923.
Values seen:
120 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
040, 100, 400 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
020, 200, 300, 1000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
060, 150, 3000, 8000, 20M, 40M, 300M MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
050, 140, 210, 360, 450, 800, 1200, 4000, 60M, 70M MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$700]
Fifteen different frank styles were available although not all are known used. See the chart at right.
Postage values per frame die (known):
A I: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg020, 120, 200, 20M, 60M
A II: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 020, 040, 060, 120, 300, 400, 1000, 40M
A III: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg not seen
B I: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 060, 400, 1000
B II: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 050, 100, 120, 300, 400, 1000, 300M
B III: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 040, 070, 100, 120, 140, 360, 1000, 1200, 8000, 20M, 60M (also possibly 020, 200)
C I: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 150, 450
C II: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 100, 3000, 4000
C III: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg300, 800
D I: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 210, 70M
D II through EIII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg not seen


a. Value handwritten, due to inflation. Meters A5 and A16 have been found this way. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$600]
b. Purple impression MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]

NOTE: Strong clear impressions are exceptional and can be worth considerably more than the catalog values stated above.



Germany stamp type A2.jpg



A2. Bafra, Anker-Werke (MV)1923.

Horizontal rectangular die with “Deutsches Reich” in panel at top and two parallel lines in panels at bottom and sides.
Two machines, both used by the state Finance Ministry.
A. Bafra (MV). Below the frank is the mailer's identification, meter number "B1", and a large impression counter number. In use 17 March to 19 April 1923.
V/F: M000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
B. Anker-Werke (MV). Below the frank is an impression counter number, the mailer's identification (boxed), and meter number “C1”. In use February to August 1923.
V/F: M000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]





Germany stamp type A3.jpg
Germany stamp type A3 note.jpg


A3. Bafra, Francotyp (MV), June 1923.

Octagonal frank with "DEUTSCHES REICH" at top and parallel lines at bottom.
The post Office identification and mailer's identification are below the frank.
A. Bafra (MV). Meter number B1, “Berlin N 39/ Schering”, with 4-digit impression counter number. Used between June and July 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: M000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. Francotyp (MV). Without meter number, “Berlin 02” above boxed “COMMERZ UND PRIVAT BANK”. Used between March and April 1924. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
C. Francotyp (MV). Without meter number, “Berlin W8/ Dresdner Bank/ Behrenstr. 35-39”. Used between March and April 1924. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

NOTES:

  • In July 1923 Bafra, Anker and Furtwängler merged into a new company called Francotyp which produced meters under that name starting in 1924.
  • Proofs similar to Type A3C exist from before the merger when the manufacturer was still identified as Anker. The stamp differs from A3C by having meter number "C1" below the mailer's identification. The stamp (shown at right) was never used on actual mail in this format. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350 for the proof]




Germany stamp type A4 D1.jpg


A4. Komusina (MV), December 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

Octagonal frank as with A3 but the mailer identification is at left with 6-digit impression counter vertical at far left.
Meter number below frank, meters “D.1” and “D.2” only.
In use to April 1924.
V/F: 0000 (oval)





Germany stamp type A5.jpg



A5. Francotyp (MV), 7 April 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A3 but with single circle town mark below frank.
Mailer's identification between frank and TM.
Twenty-two different town mark / mailer identification combinations exist.
V/F: 0000 (angular)









Germany stamp type A6A revised.jpg
Germany stamp type A6C.jpg
Germany stamp type A6B.jpg
Germany stamp type A6D.jpg


A6. Francotyp (MV), 1924.

Frank as Type A5 but with single circle TM at left with 4-digit impression counter between it and the frank.
User’s ID below frank.
A. Date with month in letters and no stops. Impression counter medium in size. One machine in use from August 1924 to July 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
B. Widely spaced date figures with numeric month and no stops. Small impression counter. Nine machines in use from June to August 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
C. Narrow date figures with numeric month and stops. Large impression counter, numbers of variable thickness with serifs. One machine in use from December 1924 to at least May 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
V/F: 000
D. Large impression counter as with C but the numbers are of uniform thickness and sanserif. Two machines in use from May 1925 to March 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
V/F: 000
TM: SC


Germany stamp type A7A.jpg
Germany stamp type A7B.jpg



A7. Francotyp (MV), 1926.

Distinctive frank arched outward at top and bottom and inward at sides, with inner frame line of the same shape.
Between the inner and outer frames are “DEUTSCHES REICH” across top and two parallel lines at bottom and sides.
Impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: SC
A. Spacing between center of TM and center of frank is approximately 58 mm. Impression counter large, 5.5-6 mm tall, filling most of the space between the TM and frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. Spacing between center of TM and center of frank is very wide, approximately 85 mm. Impression counter is medium, 4 mm tall. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]
V/F: 000 (A)


  • NOTE: Types A7A and B are quite similar in appearance to production meter stamp types B1, B2 and B3. Type A7A has nearly the same spacing as Type B1 and can be most easily identified by the large impression counter numbers. Type A7B is wider than any of the production stamps.



Germany stamp type A8A.jpg
Germany stamp type A8B.jpg
Germany stamp type A8D.jpg
Germany stamp type A8C.jpg
Germany stamp type A8E color.jpg



A8. Komusina (MV), 1927. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

Frank shape as with Type A7.
The town mark is extremely close to the frank.
With 5- or 6-digit impression counter vertical at far left.
Value figures oval.
In use from 31 August 1927 to April 1928.
TM: SC
A. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
B. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 6-point starburst v.jpg00 (6-point asterisk)
C. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (small solid star close to bottom of numbers)
D. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (solid star centered)
E. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow 5-point star.jpg00 (large hollow star)
  • NOTE: Type A8 is very similar in appearance to production meter stamp Type B5. Type B5 has shorter date figures and smaller value figures.









NOTE

Germany stamp type A01.jpg
Germany stamp type A01 D1 D2.jpg

In early 1923 Erich Komusin prepared a range of postage meters for testing. These were the first multi-value (MV) meters, i.e. they could print any postage value from 0001 to 9999. These machines were not officially sanctioned or approved by the German postal authorities and so are considered essays. However during the test period, which ran from January to at least October 1923, some franked mail, probably with the cooperation of the Hamburg postmaster, was posted by Komusin's manufacturer Guhl & Co. to themselves. At least two mailed covers are known to survive. The stamp from one of the mailed covers is shown at right and is postmarked 15 January 1923. The other was mailed on 10 September 1923. The stamps are versions B and J respectively. Other versions may also have been used unofficially on actual mail.

The stamps are similar to Type A4 with octagonal die inscribed “DEUTSCHES REICH” at top but instead of parallel lines they have a currency indicator at the bottom. The meter number is either below the frank or vertical at right, and the (proposed?) mailer's identity is at left with a six-digit impression counter number reading down at far left. Instead of a mailer's identification sub-variety B has wavy lines at both left and right and may have been a continuous design.

The value of a proof is perhaps $250-300. The value of one of the mailed covers is uncertain.


A. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Apparat No. 257", mailer identification "Minimax"
B. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Apparat No. 257", wavy lines at left
C. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "No. 223", "Guhl & Co. / Schreibschrift-s"
D. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "No. 223", "Guhl & Co. / Antiqua"
E. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 75", "Minimax"
F. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
G. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 1", "Handelskammer Hamburg"
H. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 2", "Handelskammer Hamburg"
I. Currency indicator "TAUSEND MARK". Meter number "D. 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
J. Currency indicator "HUNDERTTAUSEND MARK". Meter number "D. 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
K. Currency indicator "HUNDERTTAUSEND MARK". Meter number "D. 2", "Handelskammer Hamburg"
L. Currency indicator "MILLIONEN". Meter number "D. 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
M. Currency indicator "MILLIONEN". Meter number "D. 2", "Rahmen"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.0





GROUP B: Horizontal frank convex at top and bottom, concave at sidesEdit

  • This is the first production stamp design. Inscribed “DEUTSCHES REICH”.
  • NOTE: The spacing of Francotyp stamps are measured from the center of the date figures to the center of the value figures. This is the tradition in Germany. The spacing of all other stamps are measured from the right edge of the town mark circle to the left edge of the frank.
Francotyp Model “A” - 59-62 mm
Francotyp Model “B” - 74-75 mm
Francotyp Model “C” - 77-79 mm
Francotyp Model “AN” ("D") - 66-68 mm


Germany stamp type B1A.jpg

B1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1925.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
Date figures without stops.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number between TM and frank. If present it is either high or centered.
TM: SC
A. Prototype design, date with wide spacing between month and year MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Standard design, spacing in date is even between date, month and year
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. Impression counter number with three digits onlyMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Germany stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
Date figures with stops between D, M and Y and sometimes after Y.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number between TM and frank. If present it is either high in small figures or centered in large figures.
TM: SC
Value figures 6 mm or large 7mm tall.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]





Germany stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing, slightly wider than "B" spacing.
Date figures without stops.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number. If present it is either high or centered between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC
Value figures 5½ or 6mm tall.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Germany stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Very similar to Type B1 but line under “DEUTSCHES REICH” extends to the ends of the ornamental lines at the sides.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A)







Germany stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Komusina (MV), 1929.

Very similar to experimental Type A8.
The TM is about 3 mm distant from the frank, and the date figures are widely spaced.
With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)







GROUP C: Horizontal rectangle with horizontal lines in side panelsEdit

  • “DEUTSCHES” in top panel, “REICH” in bottom panel.


Germany stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1930.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]





Germany stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
Date with stops.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Germany stamp type C3.jpg

C3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing. With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
Date without stops.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Germany stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]

Francotyp model “D” spacing, approximately 67mm between centers of date and value figures.
Without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)





Germany stamp type C5.jpg



C5. Komusina (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (O)








GROUP D: Vertical rectangle with swastika in top panelEdit

  • “Deutsches/ Reich” in bottom panel.


Germany stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1934.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle (large or small) between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
00 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]



Germany stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle (large or small) between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (A)
000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]





D3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing.
With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
a. Value figures mixed Angular and Gothic MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]



Germany stamp type D4.jpg


D4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Francotyp model “D” spacing.
Without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type D5.jpg



D5. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]

With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)








GROUP E: Horizontal frank with two round projections at each sideEdit

  • Flat at top and bottom, “Deutsches“ at top, “Reich” at bottom.


Germany stamp type E1.jpg



E1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1935. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)




Germany stamp type E2 Saar.jpg


E2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)





Germany stamp type E3 Saar.jpg


E3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing.
With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]



Germany stamp type E4 Saar.jpg


E4. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)








GROUP F: Vertical rectangle with eagle at topEdit

  • “Deutsche/ Reichpost” or “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” at bottom
  • Inner box around value figures


Germany stamp type F1 Cottbus.jpg


F1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1936.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]



Germany stamp type F2.jpg


F2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]





Germany stamp type F3.jpg

F3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing (except sub-variety a).
With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
00 (A)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0oo (0) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0.00 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
a. Altered frank with spacing between centers of date and value figures only 58-60 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]



Germany stamp type F4.jpg



F4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

Francotyp model “D” spacing.
With or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)





Germany stamp type F5.jpg



F5. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

As Type F1 but country inscription is in sanserif capital letters.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)






Germany stamp type F6.jpg


F6. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type F4 but country inscription is in sanserif capital letters.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)









GROUP G: Vertical rectangle with eagle facing leftEdit

  • “Deutsche Reichpost” across the top, value figures between eagle head and wing


Germany stamp type G1.jpg

G1. Postalia (MV), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Postalia is the successor to Komusina.
“Deutsche Reichpost” in Gothic font, and value figures are angular.
Date and value figures narrow.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
Without S#
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)



Germany stamp type G2.jpg


G2. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

As Type G1 but “Deutsche Reichpost” in sanserif font, and value figures are oval.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)








GROUP H: Post-war provisional stamps made from obliterating or removing parts of the original frank diesEdit

NOTE: Many post-war stamps were modified by the mailer simply inking over the offending parts. Such pen & ink modifications are not cataloged.



Sub-group HA: Alterations to Group B stampsEdit



Germany provisional stamp types HA1A-1C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HA2A-2D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HA2E-3A.jpg

HA1. Alterations to Type B1 (Francotyp A):

A. Blank in top panel MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Top panel completely removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
C. Top panel completely removed except for top line of inner panel MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]



HA2. Alterations to Type B2 (Francotyp B):

A. Frame completely solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
B. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. Lines in top panel, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
D. Top panel blank, top line of inner frame removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
E. Top panel blank, ends removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
F. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
G. Top panel completely removed except for top line of inner panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
H. Inner frame lines only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



HA3. Alterations to Type B3 (Francotyp C):

A. top panel solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
B. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
C. Top panel blank, ends removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
D. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
E. Top panel completely removed except for top line of inner panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
F. Inner frame lines only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]


HA4. Alteration to Type B5 (Komusina): Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]








Sub-group HB: Alterations to Group C stampsEdit



Germany provisional stamp types HB1A-1C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HB1D-2C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HB2D-3B.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HB3C-3E.jpg

HB1. Alterations to Type C1 (Francotyp A):

A. Bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. Top and bottom panels, including inner lines, blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]



HB2. Alterations to Type C2 (Francotyp B):

A. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
B. Top and bottom panels blank, ends, removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
C. Top panel completely removed, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
D. Only side panels present. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



HB3. Alterations to Type C3 (Francotyp C):

A. Top and bottom panels solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Vertical wavy lines in top and bottom panels. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. “ES” removed from top panel, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. Top and bottom panels, including ends, removed
E. Top panel blank, bottom panel removed except for bottom line. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
F. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
G. Top panel completely removed, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
H. Only side panels present. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
J. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

NOTE: Variety J was used as early as 1943 in occupied Liechtenstein during World War 2. See Liechtenstein Type F1.










Sub-group HC: Alterations to Group D stampsEdit



Germany provisional stamp types HC1A-1D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC1E-1G.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC1Gv-1Iv.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC2G-3C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3Dv-3I.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3K-3Nv.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3P-3S.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3T-4A.jpg

HC1. Alterations to Type D1 (Francotyp A):

A. Swastika removed
B. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Top panel, including top of inner frame completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. Swastika removed and bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top panel blank, “Deutsch” alone in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
G. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
I. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



HC2. Alterations to Type D2 (Francotyp B):

A. Swastika removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Top panel blank
C. Swastika removed and bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” alone in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
E. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Swastika and side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]



HC3. Alterations to Type D3 (Francotyp C):

A. Swastika obliterated. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
B. Swastika obliterated and bottom panel solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
C. Top and side panels solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
D. Swastika removed
E. Swastika with frame lines above and below removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
F. Single horizontal line in top panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
G. Swastika and side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top panel blank
I. Top panel blank, side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
J. top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
K. Swastika removed, “Reich” removed at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
L. Swastika removed, bottom panel blank
M. Swastika and complete bottom panel removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
N. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
P. Top panel blank, bottom panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
Q. Top panel completely removed, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
R. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
S. Top and bottom panels, except for top and bottom lines, completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
T. As R but bottom line also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
U. Top panel blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
V. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
W. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]



HC4. Alteration to Type D4 (Francotyp D):

A. Top panel blank, “Deutsch” alone in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]


























Sub-group HD: Alterations to Group F stampsEdit



Germany provisional stamp types HD1A-1E.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD1F-1J.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD1K-2J.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD2K-3B.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD3Bv-3J.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD3K-3R.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD3X-4F.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD4J-5C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD5D-6D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD6Fv-7B.jpg


HD1. Alterations to Type F1 (Francotyp A):

A. Eagle solid
B. Eagle removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Eagle and top line of inner box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Eagle and top line of inner box with sides of top panel also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. Top panel blank, “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
G. Top panel removed, “Reichs” removed at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top panel blank, top of inner box removed, “Deutsche” removed from bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
I. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
J. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
K. Eagle and bottom line of inner box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]



HD2. Alterations to Type F2 (Francotyp B):

A. Eagle removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Eagle and top line of inner box removed
C. Top panel blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
E. Top panel blank, “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top panel removed, “Reichs” removed at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
I. Top and bottom panels blank
J. Top and bottom panels blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
K. Top and bottom panels blank, bottom line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
L. Top and bottom panels blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
M. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
N. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
P. Top panel and bottom of inner panel removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]



HD3. Alterations to Type F3 (Francotyp C):

A. Eagle solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Eagle partially removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
C. Eagle removed
D. Eagle and top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E. Top panel except for small portion at left completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. As D, sides of top panel also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
G. Top panel blank, and top line removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
H. Top panel completely removed
I. As H, top of inner box also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
J. “Reiches” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
K. Eagle partially removed, and “Reiche” or “Reiches” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
L. Top panel blank, “Reiches” removed
M. Top panel and “Reiches” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
N. “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
P. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” removed
Q. Top panel and “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
R. Top panel blank, “Post” alone at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
S. bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
T. Top and bottom panels blank
U. Top and bottom panels blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
V. Top and bottom panels blank, bottom line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
W. Top and bottom panels blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
X. Top panel blank, bottom panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Y. Bottom panel blank, top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
Z. Top and bottom panels blank, with side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
ZA. Top panel removed, bottom panel blank with side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
ZB. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
ZC. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



HD4. Alterations to Type F4 (Francotyp D):

A. Eagle removed
B. Eagle and top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Top panel blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E. Top panel completely removed, top of inner box also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. Top panel completely removed, bottom line of inner box also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Top panel blank, “Reich” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
H. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
I. Top panel blank, top of inner box removed, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
J. Top panel blank, top and bottom of inner box removed, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
K. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” alone at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
L. Bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
M. Top and bottom panels blank
N. Top and bottom panels blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
P. Top and bottom panels blank, both top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
Q. Bottom panel blank, top panel completely removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
R. Top panel removed, bottom panel blank with side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
S. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
T. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]



HD5. Alterations to Type F5 (Francotyp A):

A. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
C. Inner box with “DEUTSCHE/ REICHPOST” only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Top panel blank, “REICH” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. Inner box with “DEUTSCHE/ POST” only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



HD6. Alterations to Type F6 (Francotyp D):

A. Eagle partially removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Top panel blank.
C. Top panel blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Two thirds of frank below top line completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
E. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top panel blank or partially obliterated, “DEUTSCHE” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Top panel blank, “REICH” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
H. Top panel blank, “POST” alone at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



HD7. Francotyp “B” meters were prepared with Group F dies but were not issued. A few saw post-war use with alterations:

A. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Top panel blank, top and bottom of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]



HD8. Francotyp “C” meters were prepared with Group F dies but were not issued. A few saw post-war use with alterations:

A. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Top panel blank, ”REICH” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]








Sub-group HE: Alterations to Group G stampsEdit



Germany provisional stamp types HE1A-1D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HE1E-1G.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HE1H-1I.jpg


HE1. Alterations to Type G1 (Postalia):

A. Eagle’s head removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
B. Most of eagle removed except outline of wing and inside of head. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. Eagle completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. Eagle’s head and “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
E. Outline of eagle only, “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
F. Eagle and “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
G. Outline of eagle only, “Deutsche Reich” removed. “post” alone at top right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, possibly a misprint of E]
H. Top third of frank completely removed, bottom quarter blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
I. Outline of eagle only, top quarter of frank removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
J. Outer frame line only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]















Sub-group HF: Frank frame completely removedEdit



Germany stamp type HF1.jpg


HF1. Francotyp “A” (MV).

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter number. If present it is either high or centered between TM and V/F.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Germany stamp type HF2.jpg


HF2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]




Germany stamp type HF3.jpg


HF3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]





Germany stamp type HF4.jpg


HF4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)
  • NOTE: This provisional stamp was also used in 1957 during the transition from Saar to German franking.




Germany stamp type HF5.jpg


HF5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Value figures only.
Without impression counter.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








GROUP I: Post-war provisional stamps made from replacing parts of the original frank dies with new componentsEdit


Sub-group IA: Designs based on Group B diesEdit



Germany stamp type IA1.jpg



IA1. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“DEUTSCHE” in top panel, “POST” in bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)




Germany stamp type IA2.jpg



IA2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

“DEUTSCHE REICHSPOST” in top panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A)




Germany stamp type IA3.jpg


IA3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

“DEUTSCHE POST” in top panel.
A. “DEUTSCHE POST” large MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
B. “DEUTSCHE POST” small MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)



Germany stamp type IA4.jpg



IA4. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

“DEUTSCHE POST” in top panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type IA5 color.jpg


IA5. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, one example known, value undetermined]

As Type B3 but without inner frame lines.
“Deutsche Post” at top, post horn at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000







Sub-group IB: Design based on Group C dieEdit



Germany stamp type IB1.jpg


IB1. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Frank without text. Two parallel horizontal lines replace top and bottom panels.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)









Sub-group IC: Designs based on Group D diesEdit



Germany stamp type IC1.jpg


IC1. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Top panel blank, “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)




Germany stamp type IC2.jpg


IC2. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Top panel blank, “Deutsche/ Post” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)





Germany stamp type IC3.jpg

IC3. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Top panel blank, side ornaments removed, “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)


IC4. Francotyp "B" (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As IC3.
V/F: 000 (A)


MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgIC5. Francotyp “C” (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg As IC3.
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg V/F: 000 (A,G)



Germany stamp type IC6.jpg



IC6. Francotyp “C” (MV).

“DEUTSCHE” in top panel, “POST” in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: 000 (A)








Sub-group ID: Designs based on Group F diesEdit



Germany stamp type ID1.jpg


ID1. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Blank at top, “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)





ID2. Francotyp “C” (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As ID1.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)




ID3. Francotyp "D" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As ID1.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID3.jpg


ID3.1. Francotyp "D" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Blank at top, "REICHSPOST" at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)







Germany stamp type ID4.jpg


ID4. Franctoyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type ID1 but top and bottom lines of inner box removed.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)





ID5. Francotyp “D” (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As ID4.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID6.jpg


ID6. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Two horizontal lines added under the top line.
“Deutsche/ Post” at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID7.jpg


ID7. Francotyp “C” (MV).

“DEUTSCHE” at top, “POST” at bottom.
A. Lines of inner box same weight as outer frame MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
B. Lines of inner box thicker MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
C. As A, but "DEUTSCHE" wide and dots at sides of “POST” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)



Germany stamp type ID8.jpg


ID8. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

“Deutsche” at top, “Post” at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID9 color.jpg


ID9. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

“Deutsche Post” at top.
Post horn at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (O)







Sub-group IE: Designs based on Group G diesEdit



Germany stamp type IE1.jpg


IE1. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“Deutsche Post” at top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type IE2.jpg




IE2. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Inner box added around value figures.
“Deutsche Post” at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Germany stamp type IE3.jpg



IE3. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Wide frank with inner box around value figures.
“Deutsche Post” at top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000






GROUP K: Vertical rectangle with head of Mercury at leftEdit

  • Staff in hand at right, “DEUTSCHE POST” at top


Germany stamp type K1A.jpg


K1. Postalia (MV), 1946.

TM: DC
A. No lines of shading on shoulder MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Shading lines on shoulder, more shading lines on head and hand MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)











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