Vechta (DE)

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Vechta (pronunciation: [ˈfɛçta]) is a town (31,558 inhabitants end 2014), capital of the Vechta district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is known for the 'Stoppelmarkt' fair, which takes place every summer and has a history dating back to 1298. With an attendance of 800,000 visitors it is one of the biggest annual fairs in north-western Germany.

Historically in the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg.

Vechta uses post code 49377 today.

Postmarks in Unified-Germany

Postmarks in Allied Occupied Germany

Notstempel (Emergency Cancel) Vechta 28.8.(45)
Notstempel (Emergency Cancel) Vechta Reichspost r

Postmarks in German Empire

Bridge in 1932

Postmarks in North German Confederation

Since 1 January 1868.

Postmarks in Grand Duchy of Oldenburg

Linear VECHTA postmarks are known before 1852.

Blue linear in 1854.
Blue frame in 1859.
Blue frame in 1867, from a cover to Cloppenburg.