Occupation Stamps

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Werner Salentin, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Makanudo and others,
    I am well aware that there is a thread to this theme
    started by Makanudo recently.
    However occupation stamps is such a wide field,that
    I want to start the thread anew in a otherwise rarely
    used forum.
    It is not that easy to say,what occupation stamps
    are.
    Wartime issues are easy.But what about stamps
    issued in (former) colonies ? Maybe people in such
    countries may consider the former rule by foreign
    masters as an occupation.
    But I think it would be better to leave out colonial
    stamps and stick to wartime-issues only.
    Naturally the "big" players in Europe and the USA,
    as well as Japan are the ones,who are responsible
    for the bulk of occupation stamps.
    Japanese Occupation of Burma:(Peacock overprints)
    Burma 16.jpg
    Myaungmya Type II,issued May 1942
    Burma 37.jpg
    Henzada Type I,May 1942
    Burma II.jpg Henzada Type II, not regularly issued.Most likely printed
    after the war.Regularly this type of overprint was applied
    on postal stationery only.
    Burma 47.jpg
    A curious looking stamp.It is actually a print of the seal
    of the head of the committee to re establish the postal
    service.Used as 1 Anna stamp,issued June 1st,1942
    Burma 48.jpg
    Plowing Farmer 1 Anna,issued June 15th,1942
     
  2. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    Stamps issued in Saxony under Soviet regulation in 1945,46
    Two bottom stamps were apparently printed on the cigarette paper.

    sovsax.jpg
     
  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japanese occupation of Burma,continued:
    All following stamps are not common and I am
    far away from beeing complete.
    Burma 53.jpg Burma 56.jpg Burma 57.jpg Burma 58.jpg Burma 54K.jpg
    Japanese stamps overprinted by handstamp
    in Rupee-currency,issued Sept.22nd,1942.
    Because handstamped,varieties like inverted
    overprints are not rare.
    Burma 60.jpg Burma 62.jpg Burma 64.jpg
    Currency change:1 Rupee = 100 Cents.
    Previous stamps overpinted again by handstamp.
    Issued Oct.15th,1942
    Also in October,Scott claims Oct.15th,another
    set of handstamp overprints was issued.
    Japanese stamps with 1 to 20 C. overprinted.
    Unfortunately I have none of these.
    Burma 77A.jpg Burma 77B.jpg
    Government-seal,issued on Feb.15th,1943.
    The stamp was intended for affixing on stationery,
    to obliterate the image of George V.
    However it also could be used as a 5 Cent stamp.
    Exists perforated and imperforated.
     
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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japanese occupation of Burma continued:
    Burma 78.jpg Burma 81.jpg Burma 82.jpg
    Plowing Farmer,valued in Cents,issued March 1943.
    The lower value show a large C,while the higher
    values have a small c.The 5 C. is the only value
    with large or small C.
    Many minor printing-varieties exist.
    Here a major one,in pair with a normal stamp:
    Burma 81a.jpg

    "Independence Declaration",issued Aug.1st,1943
    Burma 86A.jpg
    perforated
    Burma 86C.jpg
    rouletted
    Burma 87 imp..jpg
    imperforated,not officially issued
    Burma 89.jpg
    Definitves,issued Oct.1st,1943,set of 10,
    (three different designs),printed in Batavia.

    A set of 7 (two different designs) for use in the Shan-States was issued on the same date.
    I do not have this set.

    In Nov.1944 the set for the Shan-States was
    overprinted for use in the whole of Burma.
    Burma 106.jpg
    No further issues.
     
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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Allied Military Post in Germany
    For use in the American and the British Zone:
    M1.jpg
    American print (Government Print,Washington).
    5,6,8 and 12 Pfennig were issued on March 19th,
    1945 in Aachen (the most westerly city of Germany).
    Letters from then,till May 8th (day of capitulation)
    are much sought after !
    M2.jpg
    British print (Harrison),easy to distinguish,as perf.14.
    August/September 1945
    M3.jpg M4.jpg M5.jpg
    German print (Westermann) from July 45/Jan.46
    M6.jpg The three different sizes of the German print
    M7.jpg
    The American and the German prints are both
    perf.11.
    They differ in size: the German print is slightly
    smaller.
    More easy to distinguish them,is by the small
    white triangle,opposite to the head of the P,
    below the value-box on German prints,
    what is missing on American (and British) prints.
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Germany,Allied Control Council,first issue
    OC1.jpg OC2.jpg OC3.jpg
    issued February - May 1946
    All Allied Control Council - issues were valid in the
    American-,British and Russian-Zone,as well as in
    all sectors,including the French-Sector,of Berlin.
    The French-Zone had its own stamps.
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Germany,French Occupation Zone:
    O10.jpg
    Coat of Arms of the occupied territories,Rhineland,Palatine,
    Württemberg,Baden and Saar,issued Nov.1st,1945.
    The set contains 10 values and another three Mark-values,what show poets (Goethe,Schiller and Heine).
    From Germany,I collect only those stamps,what were valid for
    postage in my home-town Essen.Others,like the stamps of the
    French Zone I have only,as they did come along somehow.
     
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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Germany,Allied Controll Council,second issue
    OC4.jpg OC5.jpg OC6.jpg
    Again valid in all Germany,except the French Zone.
    Issued March 1st,1947/Feb.1st,1948
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    On March 8th,1947 in Germany the following stamps were
    issued (Allied Control Council) for the Leipzig Spring-Fair :
    OC7.jpg OC8.jpg
    The stamps were produced in Recess by copper plates.
    In 1948 the stamps were reprinted,this time by steel plates.
    In both the prints I have 24 + 26 Pfg. value only.
    The scan of the two different prints:
    OC9.jpg
    left by copper plate,right steel plate.
    Copper plates can be engraved deeper than steel plates with
    ease.So the printed lines are thicker and the stamp looks
    therefore darker and stronger.
     
  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Germany (Allied Control Council)
    OC10.jpg
    50th death-anniversary of Heinrich von Stephan,Postmaster General
    of Prussia and co-founder of the UPU.Issued May 15th,1947

    OC11.jpg
    Leipzig Autumn Trade Fair 1947,issued Sept.2nd,1947

    OC12.jpg
    Leipzig Spring Trade Fair 1948,issued March 2nd,1948

    OC13.jpg
    Hannover Export Trade Fair,issued May 22nd,1948

    This was the last stamp issue under the rule of the Allied
    Control Council for the whole of Germany (except the French
    Zone).
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    One June 21st,1948 in a surprise move a currency reform was
    put into effect in the western occupied zones of Germany.
    The Reichsmark was declared invalid and the Deutsche Mark
    (DM) was introduced.To quell speculation and surprise the
    Russian Zone,the whole move was done in great secrecy.
    No new stamps were printed,but the Pfennig-values of the
    second Controll-Council-Issue were overprinted.This was
    done decentralized by different printers in a great hurry.
    So faulty overprints are numerous.
    ABD1.jpg ABD2.jpg
    There were two types of overprints,but I have the above only
    in a complete set.
    ABD3.jpg
    Of the second type I have a few stamps only.
    For comparison here the two types side by side:
    ADB4.jpg
    In the confusion of the rushed action also stamps of the first
    Controll-Counci-Issue (numerals) were overprinted.
    Sets of seventeen stamps each,in both overprint types,were
    later declared valid by the central postal authorities.
    Ten more stamps were not acknowledged,but exist genuinely
    used.
    Most numeral-overprints are quite costly.
    The above stamps were valid in the American and British Zone
    only and in West(ern)-Berlin.
    The French Zone had her own stamps.
    The one sided currency reform put an end to German unity.
    It lead to the creation of two currencies DM-West and DM-Ost
    (East) and from there of two states.
    It took more than forty years and the breakdown of the
    Soviet-Union,to overcome this split and achieve reunification.
     
  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    On the 21st and 22nd of June 1948,stamps in Reichsmark-currency
    could be used for postage at one tenth of their value in the three
    western zones.
    To allow the use till midnight of the 22nd,all mail from the
    first collection in the morning of the 23rd was accepted.
    (In West-Berlin different rules were introduced)
    The shown postcard is franked correctly with RM 1.20,
    equivalent to DM -.12.
    Occ.jpg
    They got the date of the cancellation a little bit wrong:
    Occ1.jpg
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Starting on Sept.1st,1948 a new defintive series to replace the
    Post Horn overprint stamps. 73.jpg 85.jpg 97.jpg
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The "Bautenserie" (buildings series) is the most challenging
    stamp series ever issued in Germany.Different perforations,
    four different watermark-positions,many different types and
    varieties make it the ideal series for specialization.
    1.jpg
    This scan to show the two sizes in comparison.
    98.jpg
    Here the two main-types of all DM-values:
    left "short staircase",right "long staircase"
    100.jpg
    colour variations exist of all values. (no fading on the left 15 Pfg.!)
    It was a rather longrunning series.The Pfennig-values were
    valid till March 31st,1953.The DM-values till Dec.31st,1954.
    Because of that,you still can find kiloware of the series.
    With a good handbook and a packet of kiloware,what by the
    way is not cheap at all,one still can start a specialized
    collection of the "Bautenserie".
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    DM-commemorative stamps for the American and the British
    Zone:
    69.jpg
    issued Aug.15th,1948
    101.jpg
    issued Dec.9th,1948
     
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  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    More commemoratives for the American and the British
    Occupation Zone of Germany:
    103.jpg
    Hannover Fair,issued April 22nd,1949
    106.jpg
    issued May 15th,1949
     
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  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    108.jpg issued Aug.15th,1949
    This was the last issue of the Bi-Zone (American and British
    Zone).The following stamps were issued under the authority
    of the Ministery of Post and Telecommunication of the Federal
    Republic of Germany.
     
  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Following the first issue,coat of arms/poets,valid in all parts
    of the French Zone,Saar inclusive,seperate stamps for Baden,
    Rhineland/Palatine and Württemberg were issued.The Saar
    was seperated frome the zone and became a french protectorate
    again.(as from 1919 till 1935)
    I have only some issues,far from being complete.The shown and
    some more,I do not have,were valid for postage in all western
    Zones for a short time in 1949/50.
    Baden1.jpg Baden2.jpg
    issued June 21st,1948
    This series in DM currency replaced the first similar Baden-series
    from May 1947 in RM currency.
     
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  19. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member

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    Russian stamp with British occupation printed. Any idea where this is from ?
     
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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Batum
    Either your scan is very bad,or your stamp is a fantasy-product.
    There is a stamp of the shown design from Nov.1919,but the
    colour should be violet.
    In July,1920 another 3 Rubles stamp was issued,this time the
    colour was rose.
    Forgeries of both stamps exist.
     
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