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Imperforate, watermark 162 (Laurel wreath), engraved.
Printed by ???.
|November 15, 1850|
6 pfenning (½ silbergroschen) red orange
12 pfenning (1 silbergroschen) black on rose
24 pfenning (2 silbergroschen) black on blue
36 pfenning (3 silbergroschen) black on yellow
4 pfenning yellow green
All issue quantities are approximate.
Prussia was a large postal entity. In 1850 there were 1,721 post offices. 1,987 ring number cancels were originally issued, mainly in alphabetical order.
Prussia was the first German State to use watermarks as protection agains counterfeits.
The first issue differs from the second in these traits:
As of January 1, 1868 Prussia used stamps of Norddeutcher Postbezirk (North German Confederation).
Get an overview of Germany and German States 1849 - 1872.
Image of #1 from David Olson.
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