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Stamps inscribed 'Deutsches Reich', 'Grossdeutsches Reich', 'Deutsche Post', 'Deutsche Bundespost', or 'Deutschland'

1872 ->

From 1872: 1 Thaler = 30 [Silber]Groschen/1 Gulden = 60 Kreuzer,
From 1875: 1 Mark = 100 Pfennigs,
From 1948: 1 Deutsche Mark (DEM) = 100 Pfennigs,
From 2002: 1 Euro (EUR) = 100 Eurocents (= DEM 1.95583)
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MYTHIC CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
1901 - Picture Postcards


Address side

This item is also listed under Wild Cats

DE19010616 PC 0_05

Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Sphinx
Lion (on picture side)
Wild Cat Art
Bismarck Memorial in Tiergarten, Berlin
Private picture postcard
MI PP15 (with private, commemorative picture side)
1931 - HAPAG Meter Frank
DE1931 MF HAPA 2000 Meter frank - Sphinx
The Great Sphinx of Giza
"Hapag - Mittelmeer-reisen 1932 - Vergnügungs-dampfer 'Oceana' - Hamburg - Amrika Linie"
Hamburg 1
Earliest use reported:
1 December 1931
Latest use reported:
1 December 1931
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1933 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1933 MF GRWE 16278 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Millionen tragen Greiff Kleidung - Greiffwerke"
Greiffenberg (Schlesien)
Earliest use reported:
2 October 1933
Latest use reported:
2 October 1933
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1940 - Wilh. Winckel K.G. Meter Frank
DE1940 MF WIWI 5920 Meter frank - Winged Lion
Company logo
"Wilh. Winckel K.-G."
Berleburg
Earliest use reported:
15 February 1940
Latest use reported:
15 February 1940
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DP

1948-49 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1948 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff-Werke"
(13a) Bamberg
Earliest use reported:
10 December 1948
Latest use reported:
1949
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1950-51 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1950 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Millionen tragen Greiff-Kleidung"
"Deutsche Post" in frank imprint
(13a) Bamberg
Earliest use reported:
3 August 1950
Latest use reported:
1951
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1951-53 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1951 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Millionen tragen Greiff-Kleidung"
"Deutsche Bundespost" in frank imprint
(13a) Bamberg
Earliest use reported:
1950
Latest use reported:
6 May 1953
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1957-60 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1957 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff"
(13a) Bamberg 2
Earliest use reported:
1957
Latest use reported:
1960
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1959 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1959 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greif zu Greiff - und merk die Marke"
(13a) Bamberg 2
Earliest use reported:
23 September 1959
Latest use reported:
23 September 1959
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1960-61 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1960 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Millionen tragen Greiff-Kleidung"
(13a) Bamberg 2
Earliest use reported:
9 March 1960
Latest use reported:
1961
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1963 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1963 MF GRWE 8600 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Millionen tragen Greiff-Kleidung"
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest use reported:
1 March 1963
Latest use reported:
1 March 1963
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1970-77 - Walter Günther Meter FrankThese items are also listed under Heraldic Cats

Also see Walther Günther items from 1971, 1976, 1977

DE1970 MF WAGU 8600 1 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
No marking between datestamp and frank imprint
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
1970
Latest date reported:
1977
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DE1970 MF WAGU 8600 2 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
"Gebühr bezahlt" between datestamp and frank imprint
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
1970
Latest date reported:
1977
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DE1970 MF WAGU 8600 3 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
Service imprint: "Brief-Drucksache" ["Letter printed matter"]
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
20 November 1970
Latest date reported:
1977
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DE1970 MF WAGU 8600 4 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
Service imprint: "Drucksache" ["Printed matter"]
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
20 November 1970
Latest date reported:
1977
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1971 - Walter Günther Meter FrankThese items are also listed under Heraldic Cats

Also see Walther Günther items from 1970, 1976, 1977

DE1971 MF WAGU 8600 1 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
Service imprint: "Drucksache" ["Printed matter"]
4-digit frank imprint
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
5 April 1971
Latest date reported:
5 April 1971
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DE1971 MF WAGU 8600 2 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
Service imprint: "Drucksache" ["Printed matter"]
4-digit frank imprint
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
5 April 1971
Latest date reported:
5 April 1971
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DE1971 MF WAGU 8600 3 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
"Gebühr bezahlt" between datestamp and frank imprint
4-digit frank imprint
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
1971
Latest date reported:
October 1977
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1976 - Walter Günther Meter FrankThese items are also listed under Heraldic Cats

Also see Walther Günther items from 1970, 1971, 1977

DE1976 MF WAGU 8600 1 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
86 Bamberg 1
Earliest date reported:
1976
Latest date reported:
1981
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DE1976 MF WAGU 8600 2 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
Service imprint: "Brief-Drucksache" ["Letter printed matter"]
86 Bamberg 1
Earliest date reported:
1976
Latest date reported:
1981
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1977 - Walter Günther Meter FrankThese items are also listed under Heraldic Cats

Also see Walther Günther items from 1970, 1971, 1976, 1980, 1994

DE1977 MF WAGU 8600 1 Meter frank - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffin Rampant Supporters
Old company logo
"Postfach 5000"
"Gebühr bezahlt" between datestamp and frank imprint
4-digit frank imprint
86 Bamberg 2
Earliest date reported:
1977
Latest date reported:
March 1978
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1988-93 - Greiff Meter Frank

Also see Greiff items from 1933, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1994, 1998, 2002

DE1988 MF GRWE 8600 1 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff - Vetements pour hommes"
Machine no. B66 1022
8600 Bamberg 1
Earliest use reported:
3 November 1988
Latest use reported:
1993
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DE1988 MF GRWE 8600 2 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff - Vetements pour hommes"
Service imprint: "Briefdrucksache" ["Letter printed matter"]
Machine no. B66 1022
8600 Bamberg 1
Earliest use reported:
4 November 1988
Latest use reported:
1989
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1990 - Erste Allgemeine Meter Frank

Also see other Generali items from 2008

DE1990 MF ERAL 8000 Meter frank - Winged Lion
Generali logo
"Erste Allgemeine - Generali - Postfach 20 08 05 - 8000 München 2"
Machine C13 1291
8000 München (Munich) 15
Earliest use reported:
5 January 1990
Latest use reported:
5 January 1990
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1994 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1994 MF GRWE 96052 1 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff - Vetements pour hommes"
Machine no. B66 1022
96052 Bamberg 1
Earliest use reported:
1 March 1994
Latest use reported:
1 March 1994
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1998 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE1998 MF GRWE 96052 1 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff - Vetements pour hommes"
Machine no. F66 1022
96052 Bamberg 1
Earliest use reported:
1 March 1994
Latest use reported:
1 March 1994
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2002 - Greiff Meter Frank

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DE2002 MF GRWE 96052 1 Meter frank - Griffin
Stylized Griffin
Old company logo
"Greiff - Vetements pour hommes"
Machine no. F661022
96052 Bamberg 1
Earliest use reported:
25 January 2002
Latest use reported:
25 January 2002
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2008 - Generali Meter FrankAlso see other Generali items from 1990

DE2008 MF GELI 81737 Meter frank - Winged Lion
Generali logo
"Generali Gruppe"
Machine no. 4D0600015D
81737 München (Munich)
(not stated)
Earliest use reported:
11 February 2008
Latest use reported:
5 January 1990
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24 July 2010 - Youth Olympic Games Torch Ceremony

This item also shows a Lion and is also listed under Wild Cats

DE20100724 PMK 10117 Commemorative postmark - Merlion
Games Mascot Merly
"Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010 - Flammen-zeremoni"
10117 Berlin
24 July 2010
IL
20 May 2012 - State Jubilee of Baden-Württemberg / Open Doors at the State Firefighter School
DE20120520 PMK 76646 Commemorative postmark - Griffin
Cartoon Griffin
"Landsfeuerwehrschule BW - Wir feiern in die Zukunft rein - Landsjubiläum Baden-Württemberg 2012 - Tag der Offenen Tür -
www.lfs-bw.de"
76646 Bruchsal
20 May 2012
 
18 June 2017 - 750th Anniversary of Reinheim

This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats

DE20170618 PMK 66453 Commemorative postmark - Winged Lion
Heraldic Winged Lion
Lion of St. Mark's
Reinheim-Gersheim CoA
"750 Jahre Reinheim - 1627-2017 - St. Markus"
66453 Gersheim
18 June 2017
IP

Compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable information from Elisabeth Hallsjö and Briefmarken- und Münzsammlerverein
Bamberg e.V.

Latest update: 13 February, 2018