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Baden Officials

Baden Officials

Unlike agencies of the Imperial government, agencies of the individual German states were not exempt from postage.  Two of the states, Prussia and Baden, entered into franking contracts (Baden on 1 June 1885 under contract Nr. 16 and Prussia on 1 April 1894 under contract Nr. 21) under which all postage amounts were replaced by a lump-sum payment.  In order to track the franking usage of these agencies, official counting stamps were issued.

Prussian Officials

Prussian Officials

Unlike agencies of the Imperial government, agencies of the individual German states were not exempt from postage.  Two of the states, Prussia and Baden, entered into franking contracts (Baden on 1 June 1885 under contract Nr. 16 and Prussia on 1 April 1894 under contract Nr. 21) under which all postage amounts were replaced by a lump-sum payment.  In order to track the franking usage of these agencies, official counting stamps were issued.