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GERMAN EMPIRE
OFFICIAL POSTCARDS
ENVELOPES, ROHRPOST & POSTAL ORDERS

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Please note the following for this website. Official Postcards are defined as:

1. Postcards of the German Empire issued by the Official German postal Authority, from 1873 until 1945.

2. Postcards that were generally available throughout the entire country and have a pre-printed (Indicia) stamp to cover the cost of postage. Not all postcards with pre-printed stamps are official postcards, many of them were issued by private organisations and were not generally available to the wider public, or were only available at a specific post office counter in Berlin, these items are described as Private Postcards.

The vast majority of official postcards have no printing on the reverse side so no image of the reverse side is provided, except in the few instances where there was something printed on the reverse of the card.

This page is designed to assist in determining what the generally accepted 'P' number is for a card in your collection. All you need to do is compare the pre-printed stamp on your postcard with one of the images below, click on the image and you will be taken to a page listing all the Official postcards published with that particular pre-printed stamp. The page may list a number of slightly different designs so take care in ensuring your card is exactly as shown. Note also that these pages do not list Private postcards which may have the same pre-printed stamps, I hope to add this at a later date.

Quicklinks: POSTCARDS, ROHRPOST POSTCARDS, ROHRPOST ENVELOPES, POSTAL ORDERS, ENVELOPES, WRAPPERS, KARTENBRIEF.

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POSTCARDS / REPLY CARDS
(POSTKARTE)

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(1)
½ GROSCHEN
(2)
2 KREUZER
(3)
5Pf VIOLET
PFENNIGE
(4)
10Pf RED
PFENNIG

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(5)
5Pf VIOLET
CROWN PFENNIG
(6)
5Pf GREEN
REICHSPOST
(7)
10Pf CARMINE
REICHSPOST
(8)
2Pf STEEL BLUE
REICHSPOST

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(9)
5Pf GREEN
GERMANIA with LAURELS
(10)
2Pf STEEL BLUE
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(11)
5Pf GREEN
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(12)
10Pf RED
GERMANIA REICHSPOST

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(13)
2Pf BLUE
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(14)
2½Pf OLIVE GREEN
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(15)
3Pf BROWN
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(16)
5Pf GREEN
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH

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(17)
5½Pf BROWN
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(18)
7½Pf ORANGE
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(19)
10Pf CARMINE
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(20)
15Pf BROWN
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH

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(21)
30Pf BLUE
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(22)
40Pf RED
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(23)
10Pf RED
NATIONALVERSAMMLUNG
(24)
10Pf ORANGE
BAYERN OVERPRINT

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(25)
15Pf RED
BAYERN OVERPRINT
(26)
30Pf BLUE
BAYERN OVERPRINT
(27)
40Pf RED-ORANGE
BAYERN OVERPRINT
(28)
30Pf + 10Pf
GERMANIA + BAYERN

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(29)
30Pf + 15Pf
GERMANIA + BAYERN
(30)
30Pf + 10Pf
GERMANIA + BAYERN
(31)
30Pf + 15Pf
GERMANIA + BAYERN
(32)
30Pf + 5Pf
PAPIERPREISZUSCHLAG

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(33)
40Pf + 5Pf
PAPIERPREISZUSCHLAG
(34)
75Pf
PAPIERPREISZUSCHLAG
(35)
80Pf
PAPIERPREISZUSCHLAG
(36)
1.50 Mark
PAPIERPREISZUSCHLAG

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(37)
3 Mark
PAPIERPREISZUSCHLAG
(38)
35Pf + 40Pf
ROSSETTE
(39)
85Pf + 40Pf
ROSSETTE
(40)
25 Mark
FARMER

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(41)
15Pf OLIVE
(42)
5Pf GREEN
STYLISED EAGLE
(43)
20Pf SLATE BLUE
STYLISED EAGLE
(44)
15Pf LILAC
LUFTPOST

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(45)
5Pf GREEN
SCHILLER
(46)
15Pf CARMINE
EMMANUEL KANT
(47)
8Pf GREEN
BEETHOVEN
(48)
5Pf LIGHT GREEN
HINDENBURG

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(49)
8Pf DARK GREEN
EBERT
(50)
15Pf CARMINE
HINDENBURG
(51)
6Pf OLIVE GREEN / DARK GREEN
EBERT
(52)
5Pf GREEN
EAGLE

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(53)
5Pf GREEN
VERKEHRSAUSSTELLUNG
(54)
8Pf BLUE-GREEN
HINDENBURG
(55)
8Pf + 7Pf MULTICOLOURED
ARMS
(56)
8Pf + 4Pf MULTICOLOURED
ARMS

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(57)
8Pf GREEN
HILFSWERK
(58)
8Pf BLACK
NUMBER in CIRCLE
(59)
8Pf GREEN
HILFSWERK
(60)
6Pf GREEN
NUMBER in CIRCLE

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(61)
15Pf CARMINE
NUMBER in CIRCLE
(62)
6Pf GREEN
HILFSWERK
(63)
5Pf GREEN
HINDENBURG
(64)
6Pf DARK GREEN
HINDENBURG

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(65)
15Pf CARMINE
HINDENBURG
(66)
15Pf BRAUN-LILAC
HINDENBURG
(67)
6Pf BLACK (BLACK-BROWN)
HINDENBURG
(68)
3Pf BROWN
HINDENBURG

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(69)
6Pf OLIVE GREEN
HINDENBURG
(70)
6Pf on 15Pf PURPLE
HINDENBURG
(71)
5Pf BRIGHT GREEN
LUFTPOST
(72)
6Pf DARK GREEN
FRIEDRICH the GREAT

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(73)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
RICHARD WAGNER
(74)
6Pf BROWN
HITLER and HINDENBURG
(75)
6Pf BROWN
LARGE No.6
(76)
6Pf DARK BROWN
NÜRNBERG

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(77)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
SA-Man
(78)
6Pf DARK GREEN
CANDLE
(79)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
COSTUME
(80)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
NOTHILFE

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(81)
6Pf + 4Pf BROWN
OLYMPICS
(82)
15f + 10Pf BROWN PURPLE
OLYMPICS
(83)
6Pf + 4Pf BROWN
OLYMPICS
(84)
15f + 10Pf BROWN PURPLE
OLYMPICS

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(85)
6Pf + 4Pf BROWN
AUTOBAHN
(86)
6Pf DARK GREEN
ADOLF HITLER
(87)
6Pf + 4Pf DARK GREEN
WINTERHILFSWERK
(88)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
BRANDENBURGER TOR

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(89)
6Pf GREEN
ANSCHLUSS
(90)
5Pf BRIGHT GREEN
DENKMAL
(91)
6Pf DARK GREEN
ROAD BRIDGE
(92)
6Pf BROWN
SA in BERLIN

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(93)
6Pf + 19Pf GREEN
ADOLF HITLER
(94)
6Pf + 19Pf GREEN
EDELWEISS
(95)
6Pf GREEN
REICHSADLER
(96)
6Pf GREEN
KÖLN

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(97)
6Pf BROWN
KÖLN
(98)
6Pf + 19Pf BROWN
ADOLF HITLER
(99)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
MOOSE
(100)
15Pf - 5Pf VIOLET
HORSE

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(101)
6Pf BROWN
ADOLF HITLER
(102)
6Pf on 5Pf ORANGE
DEUTSCHES REICH
(103)
6Pf on 6Pf GREEN
DEUTSCHES REICH
(104)
6PF BROWN
LARGE No.6

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(105)
6Pf GREEN
No.6 POSTHORN
(106)
6Pf + 19Pf BLACK
ADOLF HITLER
(107)
6Pf + 4Pf GREEN
SWORD and HAMMER
(108)
6PF GREEN
PARADE GROUND

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(109)
6Pf+ 4Pf CARMINE
GOLDSMITH
(110)
6Pf + 4Pf BLACK-BROWN
UPU
(111)
6Pf + 4Pf RUSSIAN GREEN
GOLDSMITH
(112)
6Pf + 4Pf DARK GREEN
GOLDSMITH

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(113)
5Pf GREEN
ADOLF HITLER
(114)
6PF VIOLET/PURPLE
ADOLF HITLER
(115)
15Pf LILAC-BROWN
ADOLF HITLER
(116)
6Pf BROWN/OLIVE-BROWN
ADOLF HITLER

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(117)
3Pf BROWN
ADOLF HITLER
(118)
6PF BLUE-GREEN
ADOLF HITLER
(119)
6PF PURPLE
ADOLF HITLER


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DIENSTPOSTKARTEN

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(120)
DP1, DP4
10Pf
(CARMINE)
(121)
DP2, DP5
20Pf
(BLUE)
(122)
DP I
30Pf
(LIGHT BLUE)
(123)
DP6
15Pf
(RED)

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(124)
DP7
30Pf
(LIGHT BLUE)
(125)
DP11
10Pf
(ROSE)
(126)
DP12
30Pf
(LIGHT BLUE)
(127)
DP13
125Pf on 30Pf
(LIGHT BLUE)

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(128)
DP14
10Pf
(ROSE)
(129)
DPB1
15Pf
(RED)
(130)
DPB2
1.25 MARK (x2)
(BLUE)
(131)
DPB3
75Pf (x2)
(BLUE)

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(132)
FS1, FS4, FS6
50Pf
(BLACK)
(133)
FS2
75Pf
(BLACK)
(134)
FS3
50Pf
(BLACK)
(135)
FS5
25Pf
(BLACK)


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ROHRPOST POSTCARDS
(ROHRPOST POSTKARTEN)

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(1)
RP1 - RP7
25Pf
(ROSE / BROWN)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE
(2)
RP8 - RP9
25Pf
(BROWN-YELLOW)
EAGLE in CIRCLE
(3)
RP10 - RP12
25Pf
(BROWN-YELLOW)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(4)
RP13 - RP18
25Pf
(BROWN-YELLOW)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH

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(5)
RP19
30Pf
(YELLOW-BROWN)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(6)
RP20
50Pf
(DARK LILAC)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(7)
RP21
200Pf
(LILAC)
NUMBER in DIAMOND
(8)
RP22
80 MARK +15 MARK
(LILAC)
NUMBER in DIAMOND

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(9)
RP23
5Pf + 50Pf
(GREEN + BROWN)
SCHILLER + BACH
(10)
RP24
55Pf
(CINNABAR- RED)
HINDENBURG
(11)
RP25
55Pf
(CINNABAR- RED)
HITLER


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ROHRPOST ENVELOPES
(ROHRPOST UMSCHLAG)

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(1)
RU1
30Pf
(DARK BLUE)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE
(2)
RU2 - RU3
30Pf
(DARK BLUE)
EAGLE in CIRCLE
(3)
RU4
30Pf
(DARK BLUE)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(4)
RU5 -RU7
30Pf
(DARK BLUE)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH

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(5)
RU8
35Pf
(ULTRAMARINE)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(6)
RU9
60Pf
(ULTRAMARINE)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(7)
RU10
225Pf
(DARK BLUE)
NUMBER in DIAMOND
(8)
RU11
100Pf + 30 MARK
(DARK BLUE)
NUMBER in DIAMOND

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(9)
RU12
40Pf
(VIOLET)
GOTTFRIED LEIBNITZ


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ENVELOPES
(UMSCHLÄGE)

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(1)
U1, U3, U5
1 GROSCHEN
(2)
U2, U4, U6
3 KREUZER
(3)
U7 - U11
10 PFENNIGE
(RED)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE
(4)
U12
10 PFENNIG
(RED)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE

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(5)
U13
10Pf
(CARMINE)
EAGLE in CIRCLE


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POSTAL ORDERS
(POSTANWEISUNGEN)

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(1)
A1 - A7
20Pf
(BLUE)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE
(2)
A8, A9, A11, A12
20Pf
(BLUE)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE
(3)
A10
10Pf
(CARMINE)
EAGLE in ELLIPSE
(4)
A13, A17
10Pf
(CARMINE-RED)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST

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(5)
A14, A18
20Pf
(BLUE)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(6)
A19, A25, A28, A31, A33, A35, A39
10Pf
(CARMINE)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(7)
A20, A26, A29, A30, A32, A34, A36, A40
20Pf
(BLUE, VIOLET)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(8)
A41
15Pf
(BLACK-VIOLET)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST

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(9)
A42
25Pf
(BROWN-YELLOW)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(10)
A43
20Pf
(BLUE)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(11)
A44
40Pf
(GREEN)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(12)
A48
50Pf
(LILAC)
HERMES

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(13)
A45
20Pf
(LILAC)
BAYERN O/P 'Deutsches Reich'
(14)
A46
40Pf
(OLIVE-BROWN)
BAYERN O/P 'Deutsches Reich'
(15)
A47
50Pf
(RED)
BAYERN O/P 'Deutsches Reich'


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WRAPPERS
(STREIFBÄNDER)

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(1)
S1, S3
⅓ GROSCHEN
(GREEN)
BRUSTSCHILD
(2)
S2, S4
1 KREUZER
(GREEN)
BRUSTSCHILD
(3)
S5
3 PFENNIGE
(GREEN)
NUMBER with CROWN
(4)
S6, S7
3 PFENNIG
(GREEN)
NUMBER with CROWN

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(5)
S8
3Pf
(BROWN)
NUMBER in CIRCLE


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KARTENBRIEF

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(1)
K1 - K8
10Pf
(CARMINE)
EAGLE in CIRCLE
(2)
K9 - K10
10Pf
(CARMINE RED)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(3)
K11 - K15
10Pf
(CARMINE RED)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(4)
K16
15Pf
(BROWN)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH

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K17
15Pf
(BLACK VIOLET)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(6)
K18
20Pf
(BLUE)
GERMANIA REICHSPOST
(7)
K19
20Pf
(VIOLET)
BAYERN O/P 'Deutsches Reich'
(8)
K20
40Pf
(BRICK-RED)
BAYERN O/P 'Deutsches Reich'

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(9)
K21 - K22
40Pf
(CARMINE)
GERMANIA DEUTSCHES REICH
(10)
K23
60Pf + 10Pf
(RED-LILAC)
POSTREITER


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MAIN REFERENCE SOURCES

1. MICHEL GANZSACHEN DEUTSCHLAND 2018 ISBN: 978-3-95402-225-0
2. BOREK GANZSACHEN-SPEZIAL-KATALOG DEUTSCHLAND ab 1933 ISBN: 3-87091-060-7
3. MICHEL BILDPOSTKARTEN- UND MOTIVGANSACHEN KATALOG DEUTSCHLAND 1997 ISBN: 3-87858-631-0


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