Return To Catalogue - Germany 1945 local issues, part 2 - 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.
(Unknown label, inscription 'Mark. 2.00 bezahlt Passamt')
(Two of such stamps on an envelope)
Some very primitive stamps were issued; inscriptio 'ALTDOBELN' and value. At least the values 6 p and 12 p exist.
5 p green 6 p violet 8 p red
Some primitive labels with inscription 'Gebuhr Bezahlt' were issued. Some examples on an envelope:
Inscription 'Aschaffenburg Wiederaufbau':
I have seen the values 6 + 24 p violet, 10 + 40 p green, and 16 + 84 p red.
I have also seen a very primitive label with a black double circle 'Postamt' on top and '*' at the bottom, the whole label was further surcharged in red with 'Gebuhr Bezahlt' in a rectangle.
Stamps of Germany, overprinted 'Die Stadt Bad Gottleuba'.
Primitive stamps, 'Postamt Bad Nauheim' in a double circle, example on envelope:
With arms of Bad Nauheim
(Bad Nauheim, Gebuhr bezahlt, Postamt)
80 p grey(?) and black 84 p violet and black 104 p blue and black 108 p green and black
Primitive stamps, 'Postamt Bad Saarow (Mark)' in a double circle, the value is printed or written in by hand. Example on envelope:
(Hitler stamp, overprinted with three thick horizontal bars)
Some 'Taxe percue' labels were used as postage stamps in this town.
Very primitive labels with hand written value inscription were issued for this town (they are so primitive, that I can't even read the inscription!):
Various designs, inscription 'Cottbus Aufbau Marke':
Small size: 1 p+1 lilac (church?), 3 p+2 brown, 4 p+2 orange, 5 p+3 green (farm and trees), 6 p+3 lilac (castle), 8 p+4 orange, 10 p+5 blue (woman in traditional clothes), 20 p+10 red (city hall), 15 p+7 brown, 50 p+25 (?) blue, 30 p+15 violet, 40 p +? green (castle), 80 p+40 (women) blue.
Large size: 12 p+6 green, 25 p+12 orange, 25 p+12 blue, 1RM +? black, 2 Rm +1Rm brown, 3 Rm +1.50Rm green, 5 Rm +2.50Rm lilac.
I have also seen various stamps with overprint '10.1.1945' and further surcharge.
Very primitive labels with a handritten value were issued for this town:
Some stamps of 'Provinz Sachsen' (wiederaufbau) were overprinted with 'DESSAU'. Three values exist: 6+4 p green, 12+8 p red and 42+28 p violet.
Some stamps of Germany (Hitler issue) were overprinted with a pattern of dots 'Döbeln' and a date; I have seen the 6 p in this way. I have also seen a 1 p stamp with a black circle overprinted to cover the face of Hitler.
Some primitive labels were used as postage stamps. Example on an envelope:
Very primitive stamps made with a typewriter were made in this town with inscription 'Gebühr bezahlt' and value on coloured paper.
(Gemeinde Falkensee, with falcon above a lake)
In the above design I have seen the values: 5 p green, 6 p violet, 8 p orange, 12 p red, 20 p violet (blue?) and 30 p yellow.
3 p brown 4 p grey 5 p green 6 p violet 8 p orange 10 p brown 12 p red 20 p blue 30 p green 40 p lilac 42 p brown 60 p violet
These stamps exist perforated and imperforate, they have an additional tax meant for the reconstruction after the war. Souvenir blocks with 4 stamps (3 p, 6 p, 8 p and 12 p) also seem to have been issued, they were sold for 1.50 Rm. The 5 p and 30 p have different shades of green; misprints exist where the colours have been inverted.
Primitive stamps made with a typewriter were made in Flensburg, they have inscription 'Nachweis in Flensburg' and value (I've seen 30 Rpf) or 'Nachw. in Flensburg' and value (I've seen 30 Rpf and 70 Rpf).
(This envelope is adressed to a stamp dealer!)
Primitive stamps with inscription 'Gebühr bar bezahlt'. I have seen the values 12 p red and 24 p violet (probably the only ones issued). These stamps have no gum.
(Tag der Volkssolidaritat 11.4.46 Frankenberg/Sa.)
Many stamps of Germany were overprinted with a violet circle with white 'FM' in the center. Example:
Also some very primitive stamps were issued with a blue frame and a violet '5', '6', '8' or 'VII' in the center.
Another set of primitive stamps with a coloured circle with white 'FM' surrounded by a value in the two corners and a black rectangular outline exists. I've seen the values: 5 p (violet 'FM', lilac '5' and black rectangle), 6 p (violet 'FM', lilac '6' and black rectangle), 8 p (lilac 'FM', violet '8' and black rectangle), 12 p (lilac 'FM', violet '12' and black rectangle), 80 p (lilac 'FM', lilac '80' and black rectangle) and XII p (lilac 'FM', violet 'XII' and black rectangle).
(Many of these stamps on an envelope)
('RETTET das KIND' on 'Stadt Berlin' issue)
Primitive stamps with inscription 'Geb. bez' were issued in this city. Besides the above shown 6 Rpf black on yellow, I have also seen the values: 8 Rpf black on yellow and 12 Rpf black on lilac.
(Overprint 'Kreis Glauchau' on a German Official stamp)
These overprints were made on many other stamps of Germany.
5 p green (value) 6 p violet (value) 8 p red (arms of Gorlitz) 12 p lilac (arms of Gorlitz)
It seems that these stamps were printed together on one sheet (at least for some stamps).
Stamps of Germany (Hitler issue) were overprinted with a black circle to cover the face of Hitler, example:
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