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From 1994 the German Post office introduced codes for mail centres with each having its own unique number within the hand stamp to cancel mail. The Briefzentren codes were used where a town cancellation was not or could not be used. In most cases the hand stamp only has the Briefzentren code and not the mail centre location.
A summarised catalogue of the postal history and postal marks of Great Britain (to include England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland from the first Bishop Mark of 1661 to circa 1840.