Hannover (DE)

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Hanover or Hannover on the River Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover). At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Electorate was enlarged to become the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover. Hanover is located 177 miles (285 km) west of Berlin, 94 miles (151 km) south of Hamburg, 392 miles (631 km) north of Munich, and 85 miles (137 km) east of Osnabrück.

Postmarks in Germany

Unified Germany

Meter Cancels (all periods)

Meter cancel Hannover 1930.
Meter cancel Hannover 1977.
Meter cancel Hannover 1990.
Meter cancel Hannover 2002.
Meter cancel Hannover 2002.
Meter cancel Hannover 2002.
Meter cancel Hannover 2009.

Federal Republic of Germany

1981 Hanover to Bad Kissingen

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Hannover 1954.
Meter cancel Hannover 1954.
Meter cancel Hannover 1961.
Meter cancel 1981
Meter cancel 1981
Meter cancel 1985
Meter cancel Hannover 1990.

Slogan Postmarks

(20a) HANNOVER 2 g 30.11.50. POSTSCHLIESSFACH = schneller Postempfang

Allied Occupied Germany

Normal letters were again permitted on 20.6.45 in RPD Hannover, PLZ 20.

Hannover 1 h 19.9.45.-17
Hannover 1 h 13.7.45.-17
Hannover 1 il 7.1.46.-18
HANNOVER 2 f 20.4.46-15
Hannover 4 f 15.7.45. 12-13
HANNOVER 1 s t 17.2.46. 11 Machine Cancel

Meter Postmarks

HANNOVER 1 29.12.45 HANNOVERSCHE KNAPPSCHATT HANNOVER 1S with partial REICHSPOST frame
HANNOVER 1 17.12.45 Maschinen-Postfreistempel with the slogan "Werde Bausparer bei den öffentlichen Bausparkassen Niedersachsen u. Schleswig-Holstein" 012 Pfg Deutsche Reichspost (not denazified).

Special Postmarks

Hannover 1 Special Cancel Sonderstempel Ausstellung 17.10.45 "Der neue Weg" Type 2
Hannover 1 Special Cancel Sonderstempel Ausstellung 17.10.45 "Der neue Weg" Type 3
20 Hannover (Sonderstempel) 17.8.1946 "Austellung Niedersachsenschau 1946, Planen und Schaffen"

Covers

HANNOVER 2 f 20.4.46-15

Postmarks in German Empire

HANNOVER 1 in 1888.
HANNOVER 1 in 1902.
Bridge in 1923
Bridge in 1935

Meter Postmarks

[[File:Hannover (DE) mc3.jpg|thumb|500px|Meter cancel Hannover 1935.]

Postmark in North German Confederation

Since 1 January 1868.

Postmark in Kingdom of Prussia

Since 1 October 1866.

Postmarks in Kingdom of Hanover

King George 1859 issue, blue DC Antiqua with hour, used in the 1852-1861 period.
Blue DC Grotesk, used since 1856. NACHTS (night).
Blue DC HANNOVER BK used in the 1859-1863 period.

Railway postmarks - Bahnpost

Railway postmarks were placed on the lines to HARBURG in 1847, CASSEL and EMDEN in 1856, GEESTEMÜNDE in 1862.

Blue L3 on 16 November 1865 (hour III?).