Stamps of Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

07 Jan 2019  Mon

German States stamps for the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz were first issued in 1864 which were the only stamps issued.

The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was actually split in half by the larger Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin bordered by Schwerin, Lauenburg, and the territory of the Free City of Lübeck.

The six German states stamps for the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz shown above were issued in October 1864. They are printed on white paper with an embossed Coat of Arms of the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in the center of each stamp. The stamps come with the denominations of ¼ German groschen, 1/3 German groschen, 1 German groschen, 1 German schilling, 2 German groschens, 3German groschen.

Having only been in use about three years, used condition examples of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz stamps are very rare. In mint, hinged condition these stamps are moderately expensive. On January 1, 1868, the postage stamps of the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz were replaced by those of the North German Confederation.

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