Coburg (DE)

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Coburg is a town (40,994 inhabitants end 2013) located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Germany.

Coburg was first mentioned in a document dated 1056, although there was a settlement at the site that predates it called Trufalistat. One of the Thuringian states of the Wettin line, it was one of the capital cities in the duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. The first King of Belgium (Leopold I, of the SCG house) was borne in Coburg in 1790. Before 1870, Coburg was a District in the Duchy of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. It joined with Bavaria after a popular vote in 1920.

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Postmark in Germany

Postmarks in German Empire

Circle COBURG in 1873
Bridge in 1911
Michel No. 469, postmarked in "Coburg", 06-1933
Michel No. 483, postmarked in "Coburg", 03-1934

Special Postmarks

Sonderstempel COBURG 1 1939


Card sent from Coburg 1 on 13 July 1911.
Front of card Coburg.

Postmark in North German Confederation

Since 1 January 1868.

Postmarks by Thurn und Taxis

District COBURG used a postal code 270.

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