Stamps of the North German Confederation

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Stamps issued for the union of most German States postal authorities, valid from 1 January 1868[1] until 3 May 1871, when the German Empire post took over. Historical currency groschen was used for the Northern States, kreuzer for the Southern States.

Numbers according Michel catalogue[2].

Stamps issues[edit]

1868 rouletted issue[edit]

Groschen currency (North)[edit]

Kreuzer currency (South)[edit]

1869 perforated issue[edit]

Groschen currency (North)[edit]

Kreuzer currency (South)[edit]

1870 Official stamps[edit]


Used in Constantinopel[edit]

First German post-office abroad,[6] opened 1 March 1870.


  1. Grobe, Altdeutschland Spezial-Katalog und Handbuch, Hans GROBE, 1975
  2. MICHEL Deutschland-Spezial 1984/85.
  3. Nachverwendete Altdeutschland-Stempel, Peter Feuser, 1983,Stuttgart.
  4. Feuser Nachv. Sachsen Nr 156.
  5. Nachverwendete Altdeutschland-Stempel, Peter Feuser, 1983,Stuttgart, TuT Nr276.
  6. MICHEL 1984/85 page 987.