Seals of the Hamburg-Cuxhaven quarantine station

  • Cuxhaven quarantine station


    –Two-line cachet "Ha. Quaran. z. Cuxhaven" in black with the name of the physician (Quarantine officer) in the second line

    1814–1821: Abendroth ("ABENDROTH.")


    – Circular cachet (diameter: 36 mm) "CUXHAVENER QUARANTAINE SIEGEL" in black with the name of the physician (Quarantine officer) in the center

    1821–1827: Schrötteringk ("M. R. SCHROETTERINGK")

    1827: Dr. Wolters ("A. C. WOLTERS Dr")

    1827–1834: Dr. Hartung ("C. HARTUNG Dr")

    1834–184?: Dr. Meier (A. C. T. MEIER Dr)

    184?–1846: Dr. Sieveking

    1846–1852: Dr. Sthamer ("E. STHAMER Dr")







    The drawings of the cachets are used with kind permission of Peter Feuser ("Deutsche Vorphilatelie")

  • Letter from Havana (Cuba) via Cuxhaven and Hamburg to Herrnhut (Saxony)

    Havana: 8.10.1842

    Hamburg: 29.11.1842

    Herrnhut: 2.12.1842


    Quarantine seal: Dr. Meier (A. C. T. MEIER Dr)