Return To Catalogue -Germany 1945 local issues, part 1 - 1945 local issues, part 2
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5 p green 6 p violet 8 p red 10 p brown 12 p red 20 p blue 30 p green
These stamps exist with normal perforation but also with so-called zig-zag perforation (see some examples above).
Various overprints exist, examples:
Stadt Storkow +10 overprint, reduced size
Besides these local issues for Berlin, many local stamps were issued in the 19th century, see under Germany local stamps.
(Thuringen 'WIR BAUEN BRUCKEN'; 'we build bridges')
Note that the backside of the above stamp has so-called 'spargummu', circular spots don't have any gum (because of the after-war conditions, not much gum was availalbe). Other values exist in this serie (4 values).
Other stamps issued for Thuringen are: a posthorn with letter (6 p green, 8 p orange), a tree (3 p brown, 4 p grey and 5 p green) and famous persons (20 p blue etc.):
(4 p tree, 6 p posthorn with letter and 20 p Goethe)
I've seen the values 3 p, 4 p and 5 p in a mini-sheet with inscription 'WEIHNACHTSSPENDE 1945 FUR DIE OPFER DES FASCISMUS'.
Other values exist in the above design: 6 p lilac (farmer), 15 p brown (ploughing?), 30 p green (industry) and 40 p lilac (weaving).
I've also seen the 8 p in the colour brown.
Inscription 'POST' only:
I have seen the values: 3 p brown, 3 p orange, 4 p grey, 5 p brown, 5 p green, 6 p green, 6 p violet, 8 p violet, 8 p orange, 10 p brown, 12 p red, 15 p yellow, 20 p blue, 25 p blue, 30 p yellow and 40 p lilac.
A very rare 12 p red with inscription 'POST' and Russian inscription 'POUTA' exists. It was redrawn very rapidly after its introduction and replaced with the above stamps.
The next stamp is a forgery of this stamp made by the forger Peter Winter.
(Peter Winter forgery)
I've also seen a forgery of Peter Winter of the 6 p black value (without Russian text).
Inscription 'DEUTSCHE POST':
Inscriptions 'Gegen Volksnot Volkssolidaritat DEUTSCHE POST'
I have also seen the following values in the above design: 3 p brown, 4 p grey, 5 p green, 6 p violet, 8 p orange, 10 p green, 12 p red, 15 p brown, 20 p blue, 30 p green, 40 p violet, 60 p red.
'DEUTSCHE POST Musterschau LEIPZIGER Erzeugnisse'
(Inscription 'LEIPZIG DEUTSCHE POST' with arms of Leipzig)
I have also seen a 4 p grey in the above design.
In another design (townhall?) exist: 5 p green, 6 p blue, 8 p orange and 12 p red.
Inscription 'PROVINZ SACHSEN', arms:
In the above design exist: 1 p grey, 3 p brown, 5 p green, 6 p violet, 8 p orange, 10 p brown, 12 p red, 15 p brown, 20 p blue, 24 p brown, 30 p green and 40 p violet.
Inscription 'PROVINZ SACHSEN', ploughing farmer:
Two values exist in this design 6 p green and 12 p red. They also exist printed on extremely thin paper.
(Inscription 'WIEDERAUFBAU PROVINZ SACHSEN')
The above three stamps are more common without the overprint 'EILENBURG'.
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