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History and Background
Table of values from first OPD.
Table of values from second OPD.
Rates Table / Post Tarife
Period 18. 20 - 30 Sep 1923
Period 19. 1 - 9 Oct 1923
Period 20. 10 - 19 Oct 1923
Period 21. 20 - 31 Oct 1923
Period 22. 1 - 4 Nov 1923
Period 23. 5 - 11 Nov 1923
Period 24. 12 - 19 Nov 1923
Period 25. 20.- 25 Nov 1923
Period 26. 26 - 30 Nov 1923
Period 27. 1 - 31 Dec 1923
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Distance Letter / Fernbrief.

2. Weight/2.Gewicht 20-100g

Rate:Porto:- 350,000 Marks

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Suhl, OPD Erfurt - Salzungen dated 29.9.23. Official police letter should have been franked with official Diensts but where supplies of Dienst stamps were not available normal stamps had to be purchased and used. Reverse bears purple police cancel. MiF Mi.289b + 293.
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OPD Erfurt -Schlüchtern dated 21.9.23. Correct MiF Mi.289b + 296. Very early use of Mi.296.

Registered Distance Letter / Einschreiben Fernbrief.

Rate:Porto:- 500 Tausend Marks.

Letter/ Briefe:- 250,000 Tausend Marks.
Reg'Fee/Ein':- 250,000 Tausend Marks.

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Tilsit OPD Königsberg - Schlüchtern dated 25.9.23. With lilac boxed "eingang" receivers arrival cancel. Schlüchter post office arrival cancel on reverse. MEF Mi.296

Registered Distance Letter/Einschreiben Fernbrief.

Weight/2.Gewicht 20-100g

Rate:Porto:- 600 Tausend Marks.

Letter/ Briefe:- 350,000 Tausend Marks.
Reg'Fee/Ein':- 250,000 Tausend Marks

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OPD Hamburg - Hannover dated 26.9.23. Reverse bears arrival cancel and Levant company seal.

Registration Fee remained constant and only extra weight fees appplied to heavier letters

Express Distance Letter/ Eilboten Fernbrief.

Rate;Porto:- 850 Tausend Marks.

Letter/Brief:- 350 Tausend Marks.
Express Fee/ Eil :- 500 Tausend Marks.

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Gotha, OPD Erfurt - Bremen dated 26.9.23. Arrival cancel on reverse. Express fee was fixed at twice that of registration fee. MiF Mi.289b + 293

Foreign Letter / Ausland Brief

1st weight/ 1. Gewicht - 20g

Rate:Porto:- 750 Tausend Marks.

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Jena, OPD Erfurt - Winterthur, Switzerland dated 27.9.23. MEF Mi.293
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OPD Stettin - New York, USA dated 30.9.23. last day of rate. Correct MiF showing from left Mi.296 + 292 + 295, the latter being non OPD issue stamp.

Registered Foreign Letter / Einschreiben Auslandbrief.

1st weight/ 1. Gewicht - 20g

Rate:Porto:- 1 Million Marks.

Letter Fee/ Brief :- 750 Tausend Marks.
Reg Fee/ Einschreiben :- 250 Tausend Marks

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OPD Hamburg- Newcastle upon Tyne, England dated 26.9.23. Letter was opened by customs and contents examined and then resealed with customs label . MEF Mi.292
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Jena, OPD Erfurt - New York USA dated 25.9.23. earliest known date of use of Michel 293.

Foreign Value Letter / Ausland Wertbrief.

3rd weight/3.Gewicht 40-60 grams.

Rate:Porto:- 2,500,000 Marks.

First weight/1.Gewicht - 20g :- 750,000 Marks.
Each extra 20g/Jede weitere 20g :- 375,000 Marks.
Weight of 44g/ Gewicht 44g :- 375,000 Marks.
Reg'Fee/Einschreiben :- 250,000 Marks.
Insurance Fee/ Versicherung:- 750,000 Marks

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OPD Hamburg - London value declared letter for 84 Million Marks dated 26.9.23. Declared value given in words and figures in German. Value also recorded in the International Gold Francs currency, 2 2/3 francs. Exact weight recorded as being 44 grams in top left corner and also note don reverse inside lilac boxed weight cancel. Reverse bears wax seals of the Hamburg inspectorate signifying that the contents were inspected before sealing the letter. London arrival cancel dated 30.9.23

Foreign valued letters from the hyper-inflation period are very scarce and with such a mass franking of Mi.289b in all likelihood a unique piece of postal history.