Stamps of Bavaria
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.
- 1 Kingdom of Bavaria - Kreuzer issues
- 2 Pfennig - Mark issues
- 3 Official stamps
- 4 Republic
- 5 References
Kingdom of Bavaria - Kreuzer issues
1 November 1849 issue - Plate 1
Typographed (Buchdruck, Schriftmetall) in Munich, design (Stecher) by Franz Max Joseph Seitz, based on a drawing of Johann Peter Haseney.
May 1850 issue - Plate 2
The large 1 border line is not interrupted. Brass engraved Messingprägung.
November 1849 coloured issues
Paper with vertical silk wire. Colour shades.
1 October 1862 issue
1867-1868 issues - Wappenausgabe
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.
3 kr, pink, closed millwheel cancelled 590 from WITTELSHOFEN. Mi15
3 kr, pink, open millwheel 739 from ENSHEIM. Mi15
October 1868 issue
Vertical waves filigrane. First perforated issue.
Pfennig - Mark issues
Use of new currency: 100 Pfennig = 1 Mark. Drawing by J.P. Riess of the Bavarian mint. Typo by J.G. Weiss.
5 Pfg green, used at Schweinfurt Mi38
10 Pfg rose, used at Ingolstadt Mi39
20 Pfg ultramarine, used at Bamberg Mi40
25 Pfg brown, used at Seefeld Mi41
2 Mark. Cancelled at Wilhermsdorf in 1897. Mi44
5 Pfennig lilac issue 1878, filigrane waves, cancelled LICHTENFELS. Mi45a
Vertical waves as filigrane. Typographed and embossed by J.G. Weiss or by Royal Mint (Kgl. Münze). 3 Pfg to 1 Mark. Valid until 31 January 1893 or 30 June 1912 (10-20 Pfg, 1 M).
5 Pfg lilac. Cancelled at SPEYER. Mi48
10 Pfg carmine. Cancelled at MÜNCHEN 1. Mi49
20 Pfg ultramarine. Cancelled at FUERTH. Mi50
Horizontal waves as filigrane. Typographed and embossed. 3 Pfg to 5 Mark.
1900 sub-issue (white paper)
Identifier Mixxy means that there exists a reddish paper also.
20 pfg, cancelled at KALTENBACH (Rhineland-Palatinate) in NOV 1910. Mi57y
5 pfg green, cancelled at Lichtenfels (Upper Franconia) on 16-06-1906. Mi61y
1911 March 10, 90th Anniversary of Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
Photolithography on coloured paper. Design by Prof. A. von Kaulbach.
1 Mark. Mi86II, cancelled ZIRNDORF on 31-01-1914. Mi86II.
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.
For the Railway services Für Eisenbahnbehörden
1908 overprint on 1900 issue with letter E. Valid until 30-06-1912.
20 Pfennig ultramarine,, cancelled at HOF am Saale (Upper Franconia) on 29-04-08. MiD4
1 March 1919 Volkstaat Bayern
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
Issue 1916 with overprint Freistaat Bayern (Free State of Bavaria). Also issued non-perforated 4 March 1920. Values 3 Pfg to 20 Mark.
- BAYERN Spezialkatalog, Kreuzerausgaben, Peter Sem GmbH, Bamberg, 1985.
- Michel-Deutschland-Katalog 1994