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Period 26. 26 - 30 Nov 1923
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Four Times Face Rule

Towards the end of November 1923 the currency reform was already in place to take effect on 1 December 1923. The state printers were busy producing stamps in the new currency which would result in bringing an end to hyper-inflation. With the the rate increase of 26 November it was decided to increase all postage rates by 400% and also sell all existing stamps at four times face value. All stamps already in public hands were automatically upgraded also.

Due to the confusion this postal period can also provide examples of covers franked at four times over and under face value

Printed Matter / Drucksache.
5th weight/5.Gewicht 100-250g

Rate:Porto:- 80 Milliarden Marks.

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Official printed matter sent as wrapper from the Prussian Culture Office Bielefeld, OPD Hannover -Wiedenbrück dated 28.11.23. Very scarce weight and rate. Official mail without Dienst(official) stamps is not common either. Correct MEF Michel 334 P applied using the 4 x face rule.

Foreign Printed Matter/ Ausland Drucksache.
1st weight/1.Gewicht - 50g

Rate:Porto:- 64 Milliarden Marks

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Vreden, OPD Münster - Sierra Madre USA commercial printed matter letter dated 27.11.23. Correctly rated MiF with Michel 333 P and Michel 325 Pa.

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OPD München - New York, USA printed matter letter dated 30.11.23. last day of rate. Correct MiF rate applied.

Foreign Newspaper wrapper / Ausland Zeitungsache.

Rate:Porto:- 64 Milliarden Marks.

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OPD Leipzig -Helsingfors, Finland wrapper dated 29.11.23. Correct MiF rate with Oberrand, (top margin) Michel 333 P,Michel 325 Pa and pair Michel 327 B.

Distance Postcard / Fernpostkarte.

Rate:Porto:- 40 Milliarden Marks.

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Apolda, OPD Erfurt- Magdeburg commercial advertising card dated 28.11.23. Correct rate applied with MEF Michel 333 P.

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Vietz Ostbahn, OPD Königsberg - Magdeburg advertising card dated 26.11.23. first day of rate with pair Michel 334 A P.

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Osnabrück, OPD Münster - Spandau commercial card dated 27.11.23. With MEF Michel 334 A P.

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OPD Stuttgart- Esslingen postcard dated 29.11.23. Correct MEF Michel 334 AP

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Halberstadt, OPD Erfurt - Frankfurt card dated 28.11.23. EF Michel 335 P correct rate.

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OPD München - Annweiler 26.11.23. first day of rate. EF Michel 335 P.

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Amelinghausen, OPD Hamburg - Schlüchtern dated 28.11.23. Correct EF Michel 335 Wa Stamp has missing lower obliterating bars caused by damage to the cliche plate.

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OPD München - Augsburg card last day of rate 30.11.23. Correct EF Michel 335 P.

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Bielefeld, OPD Hannover - Stuttgart 30.11.23. last day of rate. Correct EF Michel 336 Wa.

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Lüneburg, OPD Hamburg - Hagen 26.11.23. first day of rate. Correct EF Michel 336 Pa

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Burgsteinfurt, OPD Münster - ? dated 28.11.23. with scarce correct EF Michel 336 B.

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Görlitz, OPD Breslau - Hannover 30.11.23. last day or rate. Correct EF Michel 337.

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Burgsteinfurt, OPD Münster - Werther last day of rate 30.11.23.cancel and scarce correct EF Michel 337 applied.

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Köslin, OPD Stettin - Berlin dated 27.11.23. Correct EF Michel 337 P

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