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In 2005 Germany issued its first stamp ever showing Hundertwasser-Architecture. It is a stamp issued by the private German post service "Biber Post", located in the German state of Sachsen-Anhalt, and a direct competitor to German Post AG. 

The stamp shows the Green Citadel in Magdeburg, designed by Hundertwasser. The stamp is self-adhesive, and has a value of 0.41 Euro, covering standard postage with Biber Post, see details of districts of delivery below. The barcode on each stamp serves to control that the shipment has been delivered to the recipient.   

According to a decision by the European Union not only governments of member states of the union are authorized to issue post stamps as payment for their services, but also private services like "Biber Post" are authorized to do so. "Biber-Post" is located in the German state of Sachsen-Anhalt. 

Biber Post was founded on 2nd July 2000, following a decision by the European Union that not only the national post services in member states had the right to issue post stamps, but also private, registered companies offering similar services. The stamps are available through all Biber sales-points throughout Germany, as well as on the Internet. At the beginning the Biber Service was only available to business companies, but as of 1st December 2005, the Biber services also became available for private users and maybe delivered within Germany to Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin, Brandenburg, and Niedersachsen. 

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