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("Vereinigtes DIENST-MANNS- Institut", genuine bogus issue, reduced sizes)
('BRESLAU Dienstmann' genuine bogus stamps)
Some stamps with inscription "BRESLAU Dienstmann" and "BRESLAU DIENSTMANNS Institut" exist, both in the values 1/2 sgr black on yellow, 1 sgr black on red, 1 1/2 sgr black on green, 2 sgr black on blue, 2 1/2 sgr black on orange and 5 sgr black on lilac (or red). These stamps were issued for stamp collectors, so can be considered as a bogus issue. Nevertheless, forgeries exist:
(Forgeries, with the word "BRESLAU" in thinner letters)
(Forgeries, with the word "BRESLAU" in smaller letters)
I don't know who made these forgeries. However,
if I interpret the following text from the book 'Les Timbres de
Prusse' from Moens correctly, they could have been made by Ferdinand Elb:
"En 1867, c'était le bon temps où régnait triomphalement la carotte que cultivaient avec un certain succès les Elb et tutti quanti. On pouvait encore à cette époque créer des émissions qui, grâce à l'insouciance d'un grand nombre d'amateurs faisaent leur chemin sans rencontrer trop de difficultés.
Si nous avons bonne mémoire, les produits d'une soit disant compagnie de la ville de Breslau, sont l'oeuvre d'un nommé A. A..... Il y eut une émission en Avril 1867 et qui voici:"
Here another set printed in two colors
The stamps 2 p blue (inscription "HAMBURG" or "STADTBRIEF" at the bottom), 10 p red and 10 M green (value in center) of Hamburg were also used in Breslau.
Like Hamburg stamp but other value:
2 p green (inscription "STADTBRIEF" at the bottom)
Like the 2 p Hamburg stamp, design slightly changed (Woman's head, inscription "HAMMONIA BRIEFBEFORDERUNG"), there are extra ornaments at the top and bottom of the stamp
2 p blue
The Hamburg stamp in a very similar design.
1 1/2 p blue 2 1/2 p orange
1 p blue 1 1/2 p blue 1 1/2 p grey 2 1/2 p red 2 1/2 p orange 10 p brown
Specialists distinguish two types with smaller or larger inscription of the values 1 1/2 p, 2 1/2 p and 10 p:
(1 1/2 p two types)
Envelopes in the same design:
(No value inscription, reduced size)
2 1/2 p brown, gold and blue 2 1/2 p black, gold and brown (2 1/2 p, no value inscription) black, gold and brown
Similar stamps were issued for Konigsberg.
1 1/2 p green
1 p green (Zeitung Drucksachen Beforderung, no 'Breslau' indicated) 2 p blue (Stadtbrief Beforderung Breslau)
(2 1/2 p, reduced sizes)
3/4 p green 1 1/2 p violet 2 1/2 p red (Neue Stadtpost) 2 1/2 p red (Neue Privat Stadt Briefbeforderung)
(2 1/2 p two types and 10 p, reduced sizes)
(The 2 types of the 1 p, reduced sizes)
1 p green (2 types, plane background and lines) 2 1/2 p brown (2 types, plane background and lines) 10 p blue
The type with the lines was issued in 1897.
Overprinted with red bar
2 1/2 p brown 10 p grey Overprinted with red bar and surcharged '2 1/2' on 10 p grey
(Label, inscription 'COURIER BRESLAUER STADT-POST Schweidnitzer - Str.31.')
In 1886 some parcel stamps were issued by Arnold Freund, in the values 5 p green, 10 p blue, 30 p red and 50 p orange:
(Arnold Freund, reduced sizes)
These stamps exist with overprint 'H.KIENITZ GORLITZ' (issued in 1887 in Gorlitz):
Also, in 1890 parcel stamps were issued by V. Sobiepanski in the values, 5 p red, 10 p blue, 20 p green, 30 p yellow and 50 p brown.
The Breslauer Packetfahrt Gesellschaft issued stamps in 1896 till 1906 in three different designs and many values: