Kiel (DE)

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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.

Postmark Examples

Meter cancels (all Periods)

Meter cancel Kiel 1980

Unified Germany

Special cancel from Kieler Briefmarkenbörse - Wiederaufnahme des Postdienstes vor 60 Jahren 5.3.2005 KIEL 24114

Federal Republic of Germany

(24b) KIEL 1 bn 14.4.60-10
(24b) KIEL 1 ar 22.4.53.

Allied Occupied Germany

Kiel 1

KIEL 1 a 8.4.46-8
KIEL 1 w 18.3.46.-16

Kiel 2

KIEL 2 c 24.9.45 15-16
KIEL 2 d 18.3.45 11-12V

Kiel 3

KIEL 3 g 22.2.46 10-11V

Kiel 4

KIEL (4)
KIEL 4 C 31.10.45 5-6?
KIEL 4 -6.10.45. 9-10V
Control Postmark KIEL 4 C 6.12.45

Kiel 5

KIEL 5 22.9.45 3-4N


KIEL REICHSPOST Postmarks

KIEL 1 d REICHSPOST -1. 5. 46 - 8
KIEL 1 d REICHSPOST 13. 7. 46 - 16

Covers

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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.

Postal Stationary

25 Feb 1949 noting PLZ correction by postal clerk.

Machine Postmarks

(24b) Kiel 1 25.2.49-24
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KIEL 1 a REICHSPOST double circle 15 9 45 18-19 wave lines rising left to right

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KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 22 1 46 -14 with 6 wave lines rising left to right

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KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 10 4 46 -14 wave lines rising left to right

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KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 16 3 46 16-17 with 6 wave lines falling left to right

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KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 9.3.46. 18-19 with 6 wave lines falling left to right

Slogan Postmarks

KIEL 1 REICHSPOST 21.3.47 -5-16
KIEL 1 a REICHSPOST 26.4.46 19-20
KIEL 1 a REICHSPOST 2.4.46 11-12
KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 10.11.45 19-20
KIEL 1 b REICHSPOST 29.5.46 -14

Special Postmarks

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KIEL TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 20.10.46.-15

Covers

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KIEL TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 19.10.46.-15 correctly franked to pay the 24 Pfg distant letter rate.

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British Censor handstamp and tape with arrival handstamps

German Empire

Circle at KIEL 1 in 1878.
Bridge in 1899.
Michel No. 360, bridge at "Kiel 1", 07-06-1926
Bridge in 1936.

Cards

Card sent from Bingen arrived at Kiel on 30.8.1899

Covers

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Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein

1 Sch with 19 Office at the railway station (since 1845), 1850 issue, sold 3,400 SF in 2001.
Idem on the 2 Sch, sold 5,900 DM in 1985.
Idem on the 2 Sch, sold 3,400 SF in 2001. Genuine cancel?

Cover

DC KIEL to Vienna on 25 October 1865. Mi12

Ship Cancels

Korsoer -Kiel No 3, Steam Ship P.O. Cancel used between 1874 - 1908. Stamps c.1900.