Hamburg (DE)

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Hamburg officially 'Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg' (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union. The official name reflects its history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, a city-state, and one of the 16 states of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign state. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919, the stringent civic republic was ruled by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten.


Postmarks in the re-unified Germany

BRIEFZENTRUM 20 mc cancel of Hamburg
5.10.92 - 9 HAMBURG 541 2000

Meter cancels (all periods)

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2007. Taurus, a company in Hamburg.
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2018. Landesjagd- und Naturschutzverband Hamburg.

Postmarks in the Federal Republic of Germany

In 1988
Commemorative postmark at the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Hamburg on May 28, 1965.


Postmarks in the Allied Occupied Zones of Germany

Belonging to PLZ 24, British Zone.

HAMBURG 1

HAMBURG 1 an 05.4.46.-18
HAMBURG 1 an
HAMBURG 1 ap 22.5.46.-9
HAMBURG 1 ap
HAMBURG 1 au

Machine Postmarks

HAMBURG 1 c 08.4.46.-9 modified adding (24)
HAMBURG 1 c 25.3.46.-20 modified adding (24)
HAMBURG 1 c 13.2.46.-10 modified adding (24)
HAMBURG 1 d 14.8.46.-12
(24) HAMBURG 1 c 6 7 45 -12 modified adding (24)

Meter Postmarks

(24) HAMBURG 1 bb 15.9.46.-9 modified adding (24) and eagle head and swastika removed

HAMBURG 6

HAMBURG 6 d 12.12.45.-10

HAMBURG 11

HAMBURG 11 y 01.3.46-18

HAMBURG 13

HAMBURG 13 g 9.3.46.

HAMBURG 19

HAMBURG 19 -7.3.46.-11-12 Favor Postmark

HAMBURG 36

Early HAMBURG 36 k 11.7.45. no hour given

HAMBURG 39

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Receiving Postmarks

HAMBURG 1 e BRIEFENTKARTUNG 12.12.45.-20
Modified adding (24) - HAMBURG 39 g 22.2.46.-13

Special Postmarks

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Slogan Postmarks

HAMBURG Wählen ist BÜRGERPFLICHT!, HAMBURG 1 c, 5 10 46 - 20 24 HAMBURG 1 f 29.10.46 "VOR DEM UMZUG VORORDNUNG Nr.16 LESEN!"

Machine Promotion Postmarks

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(24a) HAMBURG 1a AUSSTELLUNG 100 JAHRE HAGENBECK HAMBURG-STELLINGEN 4.5.- 30.9.

Covers

Early post war cover, correctly franked with 24Pfg to pay the double weight, distant letter rate. Cancelled 9.7.45 HAMBURG 1 machine cancel sent to the Firm Alois Schoenhofen Kiel-Holtenau,from Wilhelm Alsing.
Local letter rate correctly franked with 8 Pfg. Cancelled 30.1.46.-20 (24) HAMBURG 1 c with modified machine cancel adding (24) unbalancing the inscription.
Letter to the USA with 7 stamps (54 Pfg) on 13 January 1948.

Postmarks in the Weimar Republic

Michel No. 387, postmarked at "Hamburg", 03-05-1927

Postmarks in the German Empire

Since January 1872.

Horseshoe Hufeisen in 1872
Circle HAMBURG 8 in 1887
Circle Hamburg 8 from 28-12-1893
Circle HAMBURG 1 in 1905.
HAMBURG 11 bridge in 1911
1913
HAMBURG 1 in 1918
HAMBURG in 1920
Bridge 02-02-1922
"Hamburg 11", 03-10-1922
02-11-1923
Hamburg Horseshoe receiving cancel July 9th. 1875
21-02-1925
"Hamburg", 03-05-1927
Michel No. 504A, circle at "Hamburg 1", 03-01-1934
Michel No. 364Y, empty bridge at "Hamburg 25", 07-01-1935
Michel No. 365, empty bridge at "Hamburg 1", 01-10-1937
Bridge HAMBURG 1 in 1938
Bridge HAMBURG 5 in 1906
HAMBURG. ☆ 11 f. in 1926

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

Telegram-money order sent from Hamburg 7 office to Poznań 16.4.1894., for 157 Mark and 1pf
Telegram-money order reverse side. Receipt (Kvitteringrummet) on the back was crossed out with sharp lines
Arrival in 1908 at Hamburg 35
Postal postcard, real used in 1875 as card sent from Berlin 3 (DE) to Hamburg, arrival postmark in horse shoe form at "Hamburg", 09-07-1875
Postal Business Card; 1889; real used from Hamburg to Crimmitwschau, franked with German Empire No. 40 (without "e") from 1880, postmarked at "Hamburg 8", 14-08-1889
Postcard locally used in Hamburg, 1905. with BICKERDIKE cancel.

Sub Offices cancels

Eppendorf

HAMBURG EPPENDORFGreen marker.png in 1891.

Altona

Incorporated in Hamburg in .. See also https://www.stampsoftheworld.co.uk/wiki/Altona_(DE)

HAMBURG-ALTONA in July 1938.
Meter Cancel HAMBURG-ALTONA, 1962.

Railway and Sorting Carriage

HAMBURG Railway Sorting Carriage postmark HAMBURG - ? BAHNPOST ZUG 2

Postmarks in the North German Confederation

Since 1 January 1868.

In 1868.
In 1869.
HAMBURG P.E.5. in 1868.

Postmarks of the Free City Hamburg

Own stamps were issued in January 1859.

4 blue waves of Ritzebüttel on the 1859 issue.
Red circle HAMBURG PAID on 9 sch on the 1859 issue. Sold 1,300 SF in 2002.
Oval HAMBURG in use since 1860, dated here 1863.
Oval HAMBURG on first stamp, dated 1864.

Covers

Buckle type cancel & 3 rings 1 (Denmark) on 26 February 1859.
Buckle type cancel & 4 lines on 19 March 1860.
1.5 sch, DC HAMBURG ST.P. & 4 lines on 2 January 1867.

Kingdom of Hanover post office

A Kingdom of Hanover post office was opened in 1684, and operated until June 1866.

Blue DC in use since 1856.

Kingdom of Prussia post office

A Kingdom of Prussia post office was opened in ?, and operated until June 1866. It used code 578.

4 rings 578
DC HAMBURG on the 1856 issue.
DC HAMBURG expedition 8-9A on the 1857 issue.

Railway station

Pair DC HAMBURG BAHNHOF on a 1858 issue.

Kingdom of Denmark post office

see Hamburg K.D.O.P.A. (DE)