Berlin (DE)

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Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million people,Berlin is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union, and is Germany's largest city.First documented in the 13th century, Berlin became the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–33) and the Third Reich (1933–45). The first written records of towns in the area of present-day Berlin date from the late 12th century. Spandau is first mentioned in 1197 and Köpenick in 1209, although these areas did not join Berlin until 1920 when 20 Districts formed the Groß-Berlin.

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See the Following Berlin x (DE) pages for the 12 boroughs of Berlin and their postal history. Berlin 1 / Berlin 2 / Berlin 3 / Berlin 4 / Berlin 5 / Berlin 6 / Berlin 7 / Berlin 8 / Berlin 9 / Berlin 10 / Berlin 11 / Berlin 12

Reunified Germany

First day postmark for "Bremer Stadtmusikanten" 9 Feb 2017, Cancelled in Berlin.

Special postmarks

Postal stationery card, Aland 1990, Michel No. P2 for "Philatelia'90" in Berlin, 08-10-11-1990
Exhibition Card of the Norway Post for "PHILATELIA'90" in Berlin, 08-10-11-1990
Exhibition Card of the Norway Post for "PHILATELIA'92" in Berlin, 09-11-10-1990
Philatelic map of Greenland for "PHILATELIA'90" in Berlin, 10-11-1990
Exhibition envelope of the Netherlands Post for "PHILATELIA'90 in Berlin, 08-10-11-1990
Postal stationery card Michel No. P 0157, postmarked at "10619 Berlin 12" from 18-12-1998
Philatelic souvenir envelope to the reopening of the longing of the S-Bahn line S25 in Berlin, postmarked at "10878 Berlin", 25-09-1998
200th anniversary Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, first day cancel, 12 Feb 2009

Federal Republic of Germany

"Deutscher Jazz-Salon" Berlin Kongresshalle, 18 Jan 1959
(1) BERLIN SW 11 5.12.60 BERLIN ist eine REISE wert; Come and see BERLIN
(1) BERLIN NW 21-Kongresshalle 21 May 1961, German Jazz Saloon
Jazz at a summer evening - a film, Berlin Tempelhof 1, 24 Mar 1960
International Film Festival, Theatre Meeting, Festival Weeks, Jazz Fest Berlin, 7 Feb 1984
Great Karl Marx Street festival - "in Nixdorf is music", 2 May 1981
Great Karl Marx Street festival 1982 - "in Nixdorf is music", 8 May 1982

Berlin City Post Berlin Stadtpost

BERLIN STADTPOST-EXT VIII Wrapper to Deva, Transylvania, modern day Romania.
BERLIN STADTPOST-EXT VIII cancel detail
BERLIN STADTPOST-EXT VIII Deva reciept stamp on reverse

Sub Postoffices

After 1870 (German Empire), opening dates to be identified.

Berlin C. (Central)

Berlin C1 = "Hofpostamt" = Imperial Court Post Office
Berlin C2 = Berlin main post office at the "Alexanderplatz" (= the single location for the sale of German colonial stamps inside Germany)

Berlin C 1885 evening posted mail
Berlin C (Central) in 1899
"Berlin C" in 1928
"Berlin C2", 03-1933
Michel No. 556, postmarked at "Berlin C2", 15-02-1935
FDC to the "Day of the Stamp, 1957" in the former GDR, real used from Berlin to Dresden, postmarked at "Berlin C2", 30-10-1957

Berlin W. (West)

PA=Post Amt

Berlin W PA.9 in 1885
Berlin W 38 in 1890
Bridge Berlin W in 1894
Berlin W 35 in 1900
Empty bridge at "Berlin W", 30-06-1921
Berlin W 50 in 1935
Berlin W 8 in 1921
Empty bridge at "Berlin W 8", 28-04-1922
Michel No. 250, empty bridge at "Berlin W", 27-08-1923
"Berlin W55", 15-12-1926
Michel No 366, bridge at "Berlin W7", 08-02-1927
"Berlin W", 27-09-1927
Michel No. 592, postmarked at "Berlin W9", 19-02-1936
Berlin W 9 in 1942 on block of 4
1940
BERLIN W. ☆ 10 e. in 1919

Berlin N.W. (North West)

Berlin N.W. 7(?) in 1904
Michel No. 247, empty bridge at "Berlin NW 40", 09-03-1923
"Berlin NW", 1926
Berlin N.W.7 in 1927
Berlin N.W. in December 1927

Postcard

From C. Sommerfeld & Co., BERLIN NW.21 (Moabit, Mitte) to Anderlecht, Belgium on 31 August 1923, with 10 stamps (36,000 Marks).

Berlin N. (North)

Circle BERLIN.N. 24. in 1898
Bridge BERLIN N in 1912
Michel No. 198; bridge at "Berlin N", 11-05-1922
Bridge BERLIN N in 1922
"Berlin N24", 12-01-1926
"Berlin N54", 22-09-1927
"Berlin N", 09-02-1932
Michel No. 569y, postmarked at "Berlin N4", 03-1935

Berlin O. (East)

circle at Berlin O 27 on 22-06-1901
empty bridge at Berlin O 2, 12-08-1919
bridge at "Berlin O 27", 24-07-1920
circle (little format) at "Berlin O", 22-10-1921
empty bridge at "Berlin O 17", 12-1922
Berlin O 17C in August 1923
"Berlin O", 02-03-1928
Michel No. 652, postmarked at "Berlin O", 18-03-1938
Michel No. 655, postmarked at "Berlin O17", 18-03-1938
Michel No. 677, postmarked at "Berlin O17", 27-05-1939
Michel No. 739, postmarked at "Berlin O17", 23-04-1940
BERLIN 0. ☆ 17 c. in 1933.

Berlin S (South)

Michel No. 90IIb, empty bridge at "Berlin S", 21-04-1920

Berlin S.O. (South-East)

Berlin SO in 1923.

Berlin S.W. (South-West)

BERLIN S.W.19 in 1886
BERLIN S.W.29 in 1890
BERLIN SW in 1913
BERLIN SW 68 in December 1921
BERLIN SW 68 in August 1923
BERLIN SW in September 1923
BERLIN SW 68 in October 1923
Berlin SW68 on 07-11-1931
Berlin SW11 on 01-11-1933
Michel No. 755, postmarked at "Berlin SW", 10-12-1940

Berlin-Charlottenburg

Michel No. 515, 5 (Rpf.), postmarked in "Berlin-Charlottenburg", 12-01-1936
Michel No. 604, 6 (Rpf.), postmarked in "Berlin-Charlottenburg", 05-03-1936
Michel No. 638, 8+4 (Rpf.), postmarked at "Berlin-Charlottenburg 2", 31-12-1936
Roller cancel Charlottenburg 1921

Berlin-Wilmersdorf

Michel No. 603, postmarked at "Berlin-Wilmersdorf", 04-1936

Berlin-Borsigwalde

from the local government reform of 1938 onwards : part of Berlin-Tegel, before: part of Wittenau

Michel No. 665, postmarked at "Berlin-Borsigwalde", 07-1938

Berlin to be located

P.A. 46 in 1874
"Berlin" , 04-07-1874
Circle "Berlin 38" (= "Berlin W 38" ...?), 02-06-1921
Michel No. 502A, postmarked at "Berlin", 17-09-1934

Post WWII Period

1949
1950

Allied Occupied Germany

1945 - 1949

Michel No. 6, postmarked at "Berlin", 09-02-1946
Special Cancel BERLIN C2 a DEUTSCHE CENTRALVERWALTUNG FÜR VOLKSBILDUNG KUNSTAUSSTELLUNG IM ZEUGHAUS 21.6.46.-13
Michel No. 202, 29-19-1948

Berlin C

Meter BERLIN C 2 20.5.46

Berlin N

BERLIN N 4 an 30.8.45

Berlin W

BERLIN W 10 g 12.8.46. 13-14

Berlin SW

BERLIN (SW 11) 29.8.(45). () Achtet auf den Kartoffelkäfer

Berlin-Charlottenburg

BERLIN-CHARLOTTENBURG 2 ap 6.8.46.-10

Berlin-Dahlem

Receiving postmark BERLIN- Dahlem b 26.3.46. 6-7N

Berlin-Köpernick

BERLIN-KÖPERNICK 1 d 25.2.46.-13

Commemorative cancels

Nazi Empire

Berlin Olympic Games 1936

BERLIN OLYMPISCHES DORF 1936

Kriegshilfswerk (KHW)

Souvenir card with Michel No. 902 + 903 and a special cancellation to the "Kriegshilfswerk (KHW)", at "Berlin SO 36", 22-09-1944

German Empire

Cover sent from Berlin to Gifhorn 1902. Cancelled with BICKERDIKE cancel.

German Democratic Republic

East-Berlin was 09 Oct 1949 - 02 Oct 1990 the capital of the German Democratic Republic.

Special postmarks

see "1085 Berlin"

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

FDC with Michel No. 1958, 1961, postmarked in "1085 Berlin", 21-05-1974
FDC with Michel No. 1959, 1960, postmarked in "1085 Berlin", 21-05-1974
FDC with Michel No. 2078-2082, "1085 Berlin", 09-09-1975
FDC with 2 x Michel No. 2287, postmarked in "1085 Berlin", 10-01-1978
Postal Stationery Envelope (PSE), Michel No. U11, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 06-03-1990
Michel No. 2484v, Venus-1, postmarked in "1193 Berlin-Treptow", 12-02-1981
Souvenir Envelop to 25 years Interflug, postmarked at "1189 Berlin-Schönefeld", 13-05-1981
Souvenir envelope with Michel No. 2754 + 2757, postmarked at "1080 Berlin 8", 14-06-1983, to the Martin-Luther-Exhibition in the "Altes Museum", Berlin
Souvenir envelope with Michel No. 2755 + 2756, postmarked at "1080 Berlin 8", 14-06-1983, to the Martin-Luther-Exhibition in the "Altes Museum", Berlin
Souvenir postcard to "75 years of the airfield Jonannisthal"; postmrked at "1197 Berlin-Johannisthal", 26-09-1984
FDC to Michel No. 2982, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 22-10-1985
Souvenir envelope to the "XXV Olympic Day of the Athletes 1987" in Berlin, postmarked at "1058 Berlin 58", 08-07-1987
Souvenir envelope to the "XXVI Olympic Day of the Athletes 1988" in Berlin, postmarked at "1058 Berlin 58", 29-06-1988


Meter cancels (all periods and all districts)

Meter cancel Berlin Tempelhof 1, 1929
Meter cancel Berlin-SW19 in 1929
Meter cancel Berlin 1931
Meter cancel Berlin 1931
Meter cancel Berlin 1932
Meter cancel Berlin 1941
Meter cancel Berlin 1948
Meter cancel 1950
Meter cancel 1957
Meter cancel 1959
Meter cancel 1962
Meter cancel 1972
Meter cancel 1980
Meter cancel Berlin-30 in 1982
Meter cancel Berlin-30 in 1984
Meter cancel Berlin 1987
Meter cancel 1993
Meter cancel 1996
Meter cancel 1998
Meter cancel 1998
Meter cancel 1998
Meter cancel 2000
Meter cancel 2000
Meter cancel 2001
Meter cancel Berlin 2001
Meter cancel 2002
Meter cancel 2002
Meter cancel 2004
Meter cancel 2006
Meter cancel 2007
Meter cancel 2009
Meter cancel 2013