Braunschweig (DE)

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Braunschweig (Brunswick in English and French) is a city (252,768 inhabitants end 2015), located in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany, north of the Harz mountains at the farthest navigable point of the Oker river, which connects to the North Sea via the rivers Aller and Weser. A powerful and influential centre of commerce in medieval Germany, Braunschweig was a member of the Hanseatic League from the 13th until the 17th century, and the capital of the state of Brunswick until its disestablishment in 1946. Today, Braunschweig is the second largest city in Lower Saxony and a major centre of scientific research and development. Historically in the Duchy of Brunswick.

Braunschweig was the Reichspostdirektion for Postleitgebiet 20B located in the British Zone of Allied Occupied Germany.

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Postmarks in Germany

Post codes 38100–38126.

BRIEFZENTRUM 38 with Braunschweig Event cancel

Meter cancels

Meter cancel 1931
Meter cancel 1982
Meter cancel 1997
Meter cancel 2001

Cards and Covers

Letter from Braunschweig to Stockholm in 1953. With Meter Cancel.

Postmarks in Allied Occupation

BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 as 19.2.46.-4
BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 o 18.4.46.-16
BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 g 9.10..45.-13 8 Pfg First Day Cancel
BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 g 14.9.45.-16 4 Pfg London Printing First Day Cancel
BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 g 11.9.45.-13 40 Pfg First Day Cancel
First Day Archive Postmark BRAUNSCHWEIG 13 b 21.8.45.--9

Slogan Cancels


BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 ab 17.6.46.-19
BRAUNSCHWEIG 1 ab 9.8.45.-9 Braunschweig (DE) a.jpg
Braunschweig (DE) asc.jpg Braunschweig (DE) asc2.jpg

Postmark in German Empire

Braunschweig (DE) DR a.jpg

Postmark in North German Confederation

Since 1 January 1868.

Postmarks of Brunswick Duchy

Used the codes 8 and 9 small (Station) or large (from 1863).

8 in lines in 1853ca. Mi8b.
9 in lines in 1863.
9 in lines in 1864, rouletted.Mi12bD.
DC in 1865. Mi16.

Cards and Covers

In 1861 on a 2 Silbergroschen postal stationery.
In 1863.
1856 CDS.
1866 CDS in black. Cover to Vorsfelde.