Occupation Stamps

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Commemoratives:
    Baden3.jpg
    Freiburg im Breisgau rebuilding,issued March 24th,1949
     
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    Baden5.jpg Forums
    issued Aug.12th,1949
    Identical stamps,apart from the country name,were issued
    on the same day for Württemberg and Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhine-
    land-Palatine).
     
  3. Werner Salentin

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    Baden6.jpg
    Second DM-definitives: without Pf. or D.Pf.
    issued from Nov.1948 onwards.
     
  4. Werner Salentin

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    Baden7.jpg
    Carl Schurz,german revolutionary,became after fleeing to the US
    a politician to aid Lincoln in his election campaign.
    Was Lincoln´s ambassador in Spain for two years.Returning to
    the US he took part in the civil war,ranked as a major-general.
    Later became minister of the interior under president Hayes.
     
  5. Werner Salentin

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    Baden8.jpg
    issued Aug.27th,1949
     
  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Baden9.jpg
    issued Sept.17th,1949
    Same (apart from the country-name) stamps were also
    issued for Rheinland-Pfalz and Württemberg.
     
  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Issues for Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatine): ARP1.jpg
    First DM-definitives,issued June 21st,1948 (part I)
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

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    Issues for Württemberg:
    Wü1.jpg
    First DM-definitives,issued June 21st,1948 (part I)
     
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    Issued Oct.4th,1949,the UPU series was the last issue for the
    French Occupation Zone of Germany.
    Same stamps were also issued for Rhineland-Palatine.While for
    Baden a 20 Pfg. stamp was issued only.
    On Sept.7th,1949 the first stamps of the German Federal Republic were issued.The GFR was made up by the American,British and French Zones.
    The Soviet Zone and East-Berlin became the GDR (DDR) one
    month later.
    West-Berlin remained nominally under the controll of the three
    western allies,but was more or less incorporated into the GFR.
     
  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Berlin.jpg
    issued Aug.1st,1949
    The last overprint set on stamps of Germany under Allied Control.
    One could call all 879 West-Berlin stamps issued till 1990,when
    Germany was reunited,as occupation stamps.But the Allied
    Control Council was not much more than a formality.In reality
    West-Berlin was integrated into West-Germany from the early
    1950th onwards.
     
  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Austria,although remebered as an "overunned nation" in the US
    flag-series of 1943,was administered by the allies in a similar
    way,as the rest of Germany.
    It was divided into four zones,Russian,American,British and
    French.Vienna was likewise,the same as Berlin,divded into
    four sectors.
    However Russia under Stalin offered the unification of Austria,
    if it would become a neutral country.The western allies did agree
    and so Austria regained her unity and sovereignty with the
    "Staatsvertrag" in 1955.
    Russia offered for Germany the same model,what would have
    lead to a united but neutral country.However the german
    government under chancellor Adenauer declined the russian
    proposals and promoted the total integration into the western
    alliance.
    Here the first stamp issue for the three western zones:
    (part I)
    Öst1.jpg
     
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    (part III)
    Öst3.jpg
    Printed by the "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" in Washington,
    the set was issued between June and November 1945.
    It was not valid in the Russian Zone.
    Later in 1946 the set was overprinted with "PORTO",meaning
    postage due.But these were for the use in all Austria.
     
  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    For the Russian Zone of Austria stamps of Germany were
    overprinted:
    Öst4.jpg
    teh 5 and 8 Pfg.were issued on May 2nd,1945,six days before
    the unconditional surrender of Germany !
    6 and 12 Pfg.were issued on May 18th.
    The stamps were valid till June 27th,1945.

    I never had a close look to the above stamps for a long time.
    Only when looking at these scans,I realized,that the cancellations
    are forged.
    Lienz is in Ost-Tirol (East-Tyrol),what was part of the British
    Zone.And of course the date 06.2.58 (Feb.2nd,1958) is
    impossible.
    As a youngster,about fifty-five years ago,I bought this set from a stamp dealer in Lienz in my holidays,if I remember correctly.
    Took me quite a time to realize,that the dealer was a cheat !
     
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    on June 13th,1945 four commemoratives of Germany were
    overprinted for the use in the Russian Zone.(3 missing)
     
  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Öst8.jpg
    issued June 21st/25th 1945 for the Russian Zone.
    The 30 and 42 Pfg.exist used cancelled to order only.
    The set was valid till June 27th only.
    That means just two days for the 30 and 42 Pfg.
    30 Pfg.was the registration fee.
    42 Pfg.was the fee for a registered letter (12 + 30 Pfg.)
    However the service for registered letters was reopened
    on July 2nd,1945,when the above series was no longer valid.
    Not issued were the Reichsmark values (1,2,3,5 RM) perf.14.
    2 RM exists also perf.12,5,while 3 and 5 RM perf.12,5 are rare
    and expensive.
     
  19. Werner Salentin

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    On May 22nd,1945 the Russian Occupation Forces issued stamps
    in Styria.Later they retreated and Styria was occupied by British
    forces. Öst6.jpg
    (part I of III)
     
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