Kiel is the capital and most populous city (247,441 inhabitants end 2016) in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Due to its geographic location in the north of Germany, the southeast of the Jutland peninsula, and the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of the major maritime centres of Germany.
For instance, the city is known for a variety of international sailing events, including the annual Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailing event in the world.
The Olympic sailing competitions of the 1936 and the 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Kiel.
Current postal codes 24103–24159 are used today.
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KIEL REICHSPOST Postmarks
KIEL 5 22.9.45 3-4N Registered distant letter to Niebüll (Südtondern) AOK franked with London printing 12 Pfennig issue. The shortage of postage stamps at this time allowed the Registry Label to serve as the 30 Pfennig registration fee.
KIEL 1 a REICHSPOST double circle 15 9 45 18-19 wave lines rising left to right
KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 22 1 46 -14 with 6 wave lines rising left to right
KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 10 4 46 -14 wave lines rising left to right
KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 16 3 46 16-17 with 6 wave lines falling left to right
KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 9.3.46. 18-19 with 6 wave lines falling left to right
KIEL TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 20.10.46.-15
KIEL TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 19.10.46.-15 correctly franked to pay the 24 Pfg distant letter rate.
British Censor handstamp and tape with arrival handstamps