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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bavaria-1876-A Partial Set of Definitive Postage Stamps-Illustrated

Shown below are part of the set of postage stamps issued for Bavaria (a small German Kingdom before German unification) in 1876. The set had values from 2 Pfennig to 80 Pfennig and showed the Bavarian State Emblem embossed on the paper. Some stamps in the set had the same values but were printed in different colours the 3 Pfennig in green and also brown, the 5 Pfennig in green and mauve, the 25 Pfennig in brown and also orange. The 50 Pfennig value was issued in three different colours, in red,brown and purple-brown. The purple-brown is illustrated below.

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