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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')


Altdöbern


(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.

 

Apolda

  5 p green
  6 p violet
  8 p red

 

Arnsberg

Some primitive labels with inscription 'Gebuhr Bezahlt' were issued. Some examples on an envelope:

 

Aschaffenburg

Inscription 'Aschaffenburg Wiederaufbau':


(Reduced sizes)

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.

 

Bad Gottleuba

Stamps of Germany, overprinted 'Die Stadt Bad Gottleuba'.

 

Bad Nauheim

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

 

Bad Saarow

Primitive stamps, 'Postamt Bad Saarow (Mark)' in a double circle, the value is printed or written in by hand. Example on envelope:

 

Barsinghausen


(Hitler stamp, overprinted with three thick horizontal bars)

Birkenfeld

Some 'Taxe percue' labels were used as postage stamps in this town.

 

Bunde

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!):

 

Cottbus

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.

 

Demmin

Very primitive labels with a handritten value were issued for this town:

Dessau

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.

 

Döbeln

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.

 

Dusseldorf-Gerresheim

Some primitive labels were used as postage stamps. Example on an envelope:

Other example:

 

Eckartsberga

Very primitive stamps made with a typewriter were made in this town with inscription 'Gebühr bezahlt' and value on coloured paper.

 

Falkensee


(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.

Finsterwalde (Sängerstadt)

  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.

 

Flensburg

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!)

 

Frankenau

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.

 

Frankenberg/Sa


(Tag der Volkssolidaritat 11.4.46 Frankenberg/Sa.)

 

Fredersdorf

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)

 

Freudenstadt

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.

 

Glauchau


(Overprint 'Kreis Glauchau' on a German Official stamp)

These overprints were made on many other stamps of Germany.

 

Gorlitz


(Reduced sizes)

  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).

 

Grabow

Stamps of Germany (Hitler issue) were overprinted with a black circle to cover the face of Hitler, example:

 

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