Stamps of Bavaria

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English: Postage stamps of Bavaria, Kingdom (1848-1914), and Republic (1919-1920).
Deutsch: Briefmarken des Königreich Bayern (1848-1914) sowie der Republik Bayern (1919-1920).
Français : Timpres-poste du Royaume de Bavière (1848-1914), et de la République (1919-1920).

Sorted according to the MICHEL Briefmarken-Katalog Deutschland 1993/94. See the Gallery Postmarks of Bavaria for a description of the cancellations.

Page in creation.

Kingdom of Bavaria[edit]

1 November 1849 issue[edit]

Typographed (Buchdruck), design (Stecher) by Franz Max Joseph Seitz, based on a drawing of Johann Peter Haseney.

1850-1862 issues[edit]

Paper with vertical silk wire. Colour shades.

1862 issue[edit]

New colours.

1867-1868 issues - Wappenausgabe[edit]

Coats of arms designed by J.P. Riess, non-perforated. Typographed (Buchdruck), embossed (Prägedruck) with silk wire (Seidenfaden). Issue delayed by the 1866 war. The 7 kreuzer value was needed when the tarif for heavy letters (foreign destination) was raised from 6 kr[1].

1870-1873 issues[edit]

Vertical waves filigrane. First perforated issue.

1875 issues[edit]


1876-1878 issues[edit]

1881 issue[edit]

Vertical waves as filigrane. Typographed and embossed. 3 Pfg to 1 Mark.

1888-1900 issues[edit]

Horizontal waves as filigrane. Typographed and embossed. 3 Pfg to 5 Mark.

1911 March 10, 90th Anniversary of Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria[edit]

Photolithography on coloured paper. Design by Prof. A. von Kaulbach.

1914-1916 issues[edit]

Portrait of King Ludwig III of Bavaria (1913-1918) by Prof. W. Firle (1859-1929). Photogravure Rastertiefdruck by F.A. Bruckmann. There are two issues, differing by the printing quality, paper, shades etc.

Official stamps[edit]

For the Railway services Für Eisenbahnbehörden[edit]

1908 overprint on 1900 issue with letter E. Valid until 30-06-1912.

Republic[edit]

1 March 1919 Volkstaat Bayern[edit]

Issue 1916 with overprint Volkstaat Bayern (People State of Bavaria). Also issued non-perforated 4 March 1920. Values 3 Pfg to 20 Mark.

6 August 1919 Freistaat Bayern[edit]

Issue 1916 with overprint Freistaat Bayern (Free State of Bavaria). Also issued non-perforated 4 March 1920. Values 3 Pfg to 20 Mark.

References[edit]

  1. BAYERN Spezialkatalog, Kreuzerausgaben, Peter Sem GmbH, Bamberg, 1985.