Saarbruecken (DE)

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Town view on 1973 FDR issue
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Saarbrücken is the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the small state Saarland, in Germany since 1957. The city (177,201 inhabitants end 2013) situated next to the French border. Saarbrücken was created in 1909 by the merger of three towns: Saarbrücken, St. Johann, and Malstatt-Burbach. It used to be the industrial and transport centre of the Saar coal basin.

Historically in the Département 101 La Sarre during French occupation before 1815, when it was given to Prussia. From 1920 to 1935, and again from 1947 to 1959, use of postage stamps issued specially for the SARRE territory.

Unified Germany

Briefzentrum 66 in 2009 with text.

West Germany


Saarbrucken 1953.

Meter cancels (all periods)

Meter cancel 1935
Meter cancel 1936
Meter cancel 1952
Meter cancel 1953
Meter cancel 1953
Meter cancel 1955
Meter cancel 1958

Saar - Saargebiet (1920-1935)

Bridge SAARBRÜCKEN 2 on the 1922 issue.
Bridge SAARBRÜCKEN 2 in September 1925.
Bridge SAARBRÜCKEN 3 in May 1925.
Bridge SAARBRÜCKEN 3 in June 1925.
SAARBRÜCKEN Lowercase cancellation
Bridge on the 1926 issue.
Open Bridge type with Numeral in upper half SAARBRÜCKEN 2 * (BHF.) m on the 1923.


DUDWEILER in May 1934.

Postmarks in German Empire

SAARBRÜCK (ST. JOHANN) post office opened in 1863. Here after 1880.

Postmarks in North German Confederation

Postmarks in Prussia Rheinland province

Kreis SAARBRÜCK used a Postal code 1285, District of Trier. DUDWEILER post office opened in January 1859, and used code 1970, in Kreis Saarbrück.

Postmarks in Bavaria Palatinate

ENSHEIM, the eastern part of Saarbrücken since 1974, was attributed to Bavaria in 1816. A post office opened in 1861 (code 739).

Code 739 on Bavaria 1867 issue.