Return To Catalogue - Germany 1945 local issues, part 1 - Germany 1945 issues in the Russian occupation zone
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Just after the second world war, numerous local stamps were issued in Germany. Some examples are given below:
I have seen the following values: 3 p black (?), 4 p brown, 5 p green, 6 p blue, 8 p brown, 10 p orange, 12 p red, 20 p blue, 24 p green, 30 p orange, 40 p red and 60 p brown.
(More primitive stamps in a similar design)
6+24 p red 12+28 p green 24+36 p brown 40+40 p blue
Also more primitive labels were issued for this town:
(Inscription 'Wertpaket Valeur Declaree')
(Stamps of Germany, overprinted 'XEPHXYT HERRNHUT')
(Reduced size, certified genuine, 84 p and 24 p printed together)
24 p violet on lilac 84 p violet on lilac
tamps of Germany (Hitler issue) were overprinted with a fancy 'D' in a circle. I've also seen a 6 p violet postcard with the same overprint.
Inscription 'Amt Lohne' overprinted 'Gebuhr Bezahlt'
(More primitive label)
(Solidaritatsaktion Stadt Lubbenau Deutsche Post)
I have also seen these stamps perforated.
I have seen 5+5 p green (young tree), 6+4 p brown (arms of city, fish and stars), 8+7 p orange (young tree), 10+10 p (industry), 12+8 p red (arms of city), 16+9 p green on blue (young tree), 24+16 p brown on blue (industry) and 30+30 p green (arms of city). I have seen all these stamps perforated.
I have only seen a stamp with '40 Rpf. Nachw. in Lutjenburg Ostholstein' in the colour blue:
Inscription 'WIEDERAUFBAU MEISSEN DEUTSCHE POST':
An 8 p orange stamps exist in a similar design.
Also some Hitler stamps received black blotches (Schwärzung) in Meissen. These Hitler stamps also exist with overprint 'Deutschlands Verderber'.
Some stamps with inscription 'Gebuhr bezahlt! Mindelheim' or 'Gebuhr bezahlt!' were issued in this town.
Stamps of Germany (Hitler issue) exists with overprint 'Blut und Tranen seiner Tat sein Wirken war nur Missetat'.
I have seen a Hitler stamp of 1 p overprinted with a large '12' in a circle, surrounded by a rectangular frame. This overprint covers Hitlers face:
Several Hitler stamps were overprinted in this town. Among them black blotches and a rectangle consisting of small squares with '1945' printed at the bottom:
I have seen the values 6 p violet (arms), 6 p violet (value) and 12 p red (arms).
5+3 p green 6+4 p green (ruins) 6+4 p green (man reparing) 8+6 p red 12+8 p brown 20+10 p blue (building) 20+10 p blue (value with flower motifs)
3 p black (blue underprint) 6 p green (blue underprint) 12 p red (blue underprint)
(Stamp of Germany overprinted '- - - - \ /')
I have seen the values 3 p brown, 4 p blue, 5 p green, 6 p blue, 8 p orange, 12 p red, 42 p brown, 54 p green both perforated and imperforated.
These stamps exist overprinted 'Wideraufbau 1 Mark'. I have seen 8 p orange, 8 p blue, 12 p red, 12 p green, both imperforated and perforated.
(Stamp of Germany, overprinted 'Schwarzenberg' and castle)
Inscription 'Stadt Strausberg Aufbau POST'; I have seen the following values:
In red: 5+45, 6+44, 8+42, 12+38 (both perforated and imperforate)
In black: 5+45, 6+44, 8+42, 12+38 (only imperforate, also in a sheet of four values with thick black border).
Bird (stork), inscription 'POST' on top 'STADT STORKOW' below
3 p yellow 4 p blue 5 p green 6 p violet 8 p orange 12 p black
These stamps are usually perforated, but I have also seen them imperforate.
Another stamp with 'STADT STORKOW POST NIE VERGESSEN' with 'KZ' and a triangle in the center was issued (value 12+38 p, colour red). This stamp was issued in a mini sheet containing just one stamp.
Stadt Storkow +10 overprint on stamp of 'Stadt Berlin', reduced size. I've seen this overprint on all 7 stamps of the Berlin issue.
Some Hitler stamps were overprinted with bars and 'Stadt Strausberg'. Other stamps simply received 'Stadt Strausberg' as overprint.
Blocks with 4 stamps and inscription 'Stadt Strausberg Aufbau POST' were issued. I have seen 5+45 p, 6+44 p, 8+42 p and 12+38 p in the colours black and violet. I have seen similar stamps in red.
Stamps with inscription 'Gebuhr bezahlt Postage prepaid Taxe percue Postamt Unna' were issued. I have seen the values 6 p black and 12 p black .
(Circular seal, cancelled with 'VLOTHO Gebuhr bezahlt')
Stamps of Hitler with '..... V' overprinted.
Some Hitler stamps received a black blotch in Wittenberg. I have also seen a block with 6 stamps commemorating Luther in the values: 12+18 p red, 60+60 p black, 24+38 p brown, 48+52 p green, 20+30 p blue and 16+34 p green.
Some labels with 'Gebuhr Bezahlt' were issued in this town, sorry, no pictures available yet.
Other stamps with Hitler surcharged:
The next stamp is a so-called 'Sachsische Schwarzung' (Saxony blackening), the head of Hitler was covered with black ink.