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GERMANY; French Occupation Zone

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In 1945 stamps were issued in the French occupation zone of Germany, special stamps with inscription 'BADEN', 'WURTTEMBERG' and 'RHEINLAND PFALZ' (Rhine Palatinate) were issued as well as a general issue. In 1949 the French occupation zone joined the Bizone. The Saar region continued to issue its own stamps.

 

General issue

1945 Besides the individual issues for each territory, general issues for the occupied french territories were also issued, they have the inscription 'ZONE FRANCAISE BRIEFPOST'

Arms design
  1 p green and olive (arms of Palatinate)
  3 p red, black and yellow (arms of Rhine province)
  5 p brown, black and yellow (arms of Wurttemberg)
  8 p brown, red and yellow (arms of Baden)
  10 p green and olive (design as 1 p)
  12 p red, black and yellow (design as 3 p)
  15 p black, blue and red (arms of Saarland)
  20 p red, black and yellow (design as 5 p)
  24 p black, blue and red (design as 15 p)
  30 p black, red and yellow (design as 8 p)

Larger design with famous persons
  1 M brown (Goethe)
  2 M blue (Schiller)
  5 M red (Heinrich Heine)

 


BADEN

1947 Various designs

Value in 'pf', 'dpf', 'M' or 'DM' 
  2 pf grey (Johann Peter Hebel, poet)
  2 pf orange (Johann Peter Hebel)
  3 pf brown (woman in traditional clothes of Bodensee area)
  6 pf lilac (woman in traditional clothes of Bodensee area)
  8 dpf green (woman of Black Forest area)
  10 pf blue (Hans Baldung Grien)
  10 pf brown (Hans Baldung Grien)
  12 pf green (Johann Peter Hebel)
  12 pf red (Johann Peter Hebel)
  15 pf violet (woman in traditional clothes of Bodensee area)
  15 pf blue (woman in traditional clothes of Bodensee area)
  16 pf green (castle at Rastatt and statue)
  16 dpf violet (castle at Rastatt and statue)
  20 pf blue (Hans Baldung Grien)
  20 dpf brown (Hans Baldung Grien)
  24 pf red (castle at Rastatt and statue)
  24 pf green (castle at Rastatt and statue)
  30 pf red (woman of Black Forest area)
  45 pf lilac (woman in traditional clothes of Bodensee area)
  50 pf blue (Grand Duchess, 'Grossherzogin', Stephanie)
  60 pf light brown (Johann Peter Hebel)
  60 dpf grey (Johann Peter Hebel)
  75 pf blue (Hans Baldung Grien)
  84 pf green (Hollental valley with forest, larger size)
  84 dpf brown (Hollental valley with forest, larger size)
  1 M brown (Freiburg cathedral, larger size)
  1 DM blue (Freiburg cathedral, larger size)

With no value indication (1948)
  2 orange (Johann Peter Hebel)
  4 lilac (statue)
  5 blue (woman in traditional clothes)
  6 black (woman in traditional clothes)
  8 red (woman with pot on her head)
  10 green (Hans Baldung Grien)
  20 red (Hans Baldung Grien)
  40 olive (statue)
  80 red (Johann Peter Hebel)
  90 brown (forest, larger size)

 

1949 Engineer conference, inscription 'INGENIEUR KONGRESS KONSTANZ 1949', issued 22nd June

  30 blue

 

1949 100 years of German stamps, '100 JAHRE DEUTSCHE BRIEFMARKE'

For a picture, see similar stamps of Wurttemberg

  10 green (old post coach)
  20 red (modern post bus)

 

1949 Conradin Kreutzer

  10 green

 

1949 75 years UPU (Welt Post Verein)

For an image of a similar stamp, see Rheinland-Pfalz

  20 red
  30 blue

 

1949 Red Cross issue

For a picture, see similar stamps of Wurttemberg

  10 + 20 green and red
  20 + 40 lilac and red
  30 + 60 blue and red
  40 + 80 grey and red

 

1949 Reconstruction, 'WIEDERAUFBAU', various buildings


Here a 30 + 50 p stamp with forged cancel

  4 + 16 lilac
  10 + 20 green (Freiburg Cathedral)
  20 + 30 red (angelic trumpeteer)
  30 + 50 blue

Issued in minisheets of four stamps, containing all values. I have seen imperforate minisheets.

 

1949 Carl Schurz Rastatt 1849 - 1949, issued 24th August

  10 + 5 green
  20 + 10 red
  30 + 15 blue

 

1949 Various portraits of Goethe

For a picture, see similar stamps of Rheinland-Pfalz

  10 + 5 green
  20 + 10 red
  30 + 15 blue

400,000 sets were issued.

 


RHEINLAND PFALZ (Rhine Palatinate)

1947 Various designs

Value in 'pf', 'dpf', 'M' or 'DM' 
  2 pf grey (portrait of Beethoven)
  2 pf orange (portrait of Beethoven)
  3 pf brown (Wilhelm Emanuel Freiherr von Ketteler)
  6 pf lilac (Wilhelm Emanuel Freiherr von Ketteler)
  8 dpf green (Porta Nigra, Trier)
  10 pf blue (woman harvesting grapes in Pfalz)
  10 pf brown (woman harvesting grapes in Pfalz)
  12 pf green (Porta Nigra, Trier)
  12 pf red (Porta Nigra, Trier)
  15 pf violet (Karl Marx)
  15 pf blue (Karl Marx)
  16 pf green (rock formation, the 'Devils' plate')
  16 dpf violet (rock formation)
  20 pf blue (village view of St.Martin)
  20 dpf brown (village view of St.Martin)
  24 pf red (cathedral of Worms)
  24 pf green (cathedral of Worms)
  30 pf red (Gutenberg)
  30 pf red (cathedral of Mainz)
  45 pf lilac (cathedral of Mainz)
  50 pf blue (cathedral of Mainz)
  50 pf blue (Gutenberg)
  60 pf light brown (portrait of Beethoven)
  60 dpf grey (portrait of Beethoven)
  75 pf blue (Gutenberg)
  84 pf green (Rhine view at Kaub, larger size)
  84 dpf brown (Rhine view at Kaub, larger size)
  1 M brown (Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great, larger size)
  1 DM blue (Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great, larger size)

With no value indication (1948)
  2 orange (portrait of Beethoven)
  4 lilac (rock formation, the 'Devils' plate')
  5 blue (Karl Marx)
  6 black (Wilhelm Emanuel Freiherr von Ketteler)
  8 red (Porta Nigra, Trier)
  10 green (woman harvesting grapes in Pfalz)
  20 red (village view)
  40 olive (cathedral)
  80 red (Porta Nigra, Trier)
  90 brown (Rhine view, larger size)

 

1949 100 years of German stamps, '100 JAHRE DEUTSCHE BRIEFMARKE', design identical to the stamps of Baden, issued 17th September

For a picture, see similar stamps of Wurttemberg

  10 green (old post coach)
  20 red (modern post bus)

300,000 sets were issued.

 

1949 75 years UPU (Welt Post Verein), design identical to the stamps of Baden, issued 4th October

  20 red
  30 blue

 

1949 Inscription 'HILFSWERK LUDWIGSHAFEN', to aid explosion victims of Ludwigshafen

  20 + 30 red (knight on horse talking to man)
  30 + 50 blue (child sitting on shoulders on man)

 

1949 Red Cross issue, design identical to the stamps of Baden

For a picture, see similar stamps of Wurttemberg

  10 + 20 green and red
  20 + 40 lilac and red
  30 + 60 blue and red
  40 + 80 grey and red

 

1949 Various portraits of Goethe, design identical to the stamps of Baden, issued 12th August

  10 + 5 green
  20 + 10 red
  30 + 15 blue

 


WURTTEMBERG

1947 Various designs

Value in 'pf', 'dpf', 'M' or 'DM' 
  2 pf grey (F. Von Schiller)
  2 pf orange (F, Von Schiller)
  3 pf brown (F. Holderin)
  6 pf lilac (F. Holderin)
  8 dpf green (Waldsee)
  10 pf blue (town gate of Wangen)
  10 pf brown (town gate of Wangen)
  12 pf green (F. Von Schiller)
  12 pf red (F. Von Schiller)
  15 pf violet (F. Holderin)
  15 pf blue (F. Holderin)
  16 pf green (Bebenhausen castle)
  16 dpf violet (Bebenhausen caslte)
  20 pf blue (town gate of Wangen)
  20 dpf brown (town gate of Wangen)
  24 pf red (Bebenhausen castle)
  24 pf green (Bebenhausen castle)
  30 pf red (Waldsee)
  45 pf lilac (F. Holderin)
  50 pf blue (Ludwig Uhland, poet)
  60 pf light brown (F. Von Schiller)
  60 dpf grey (F. Von Schiller)
  75 pf blue (town gate of Wangen)
  84 pf green (castle Lichtenstein, larger size)
  84 dpf red (castle Lichtenstein, larger size)
  1 M brown (baroque church in Zweifalten, larger size)
  1 DM blue (baroque church in Zweifalten, larger size)

With no value indication (1948)
  2 orange (F. Von Schiller)
  4 lilac (church)
  5 blue (Holderin)
  6 black (Holderin)
  8 red (Waldsee)
  10 green (tower)
  20 red (tower)
  40 olive (church)
  80 red (F. Von Schiller)
  90 brown (castle, larger size) 

 

1949 100 years of German stamps, '100 JAHRE DEUTSCHE BRIEFMARKE', design identical to the stamps of Baden

  10 green (old post coach)
  20 red (modern post bus)

 

1949 75 years UPU (Welt Post Verein), design identical to the stamps of Baden, issued 17th September

For an image of a similar stamp, see Rheinland-Pfalz

  20 red
  30 blue

 

1949 Red Cross issue, design identical to the stamps of Baden, issued 9th October

  10 + 20 green and red
  20 + 40 lilac and red
  30 + 60 blue and red
  40 + 80 grey and red

 

1949 Ski championship, inscription 'DEUTSCHE SKIMEISTERSCHAFTEN 1948/49', different designs

  10 + 4 grey
  20 + 6 brown

250,000 sets were issued.

 

1949 Various portraits of Goethe, designs identical to the stamps of Baden, issued 12th August

For a picture, see similar stamps of Rheinland-Pfalz

  10 + 5 green
  20 + 10 red
  30 + 15 blue

400,000 sets were issued.

 

1949 Gustav Werner, inscription 'HUNDERT JAHRE ZUM BRUDERHAUS', issued 3rd September

  10 + 5 green
  20 + 10 red

 


With red overprint 'Wohnungbau Abgabe'

The small tax stamp 'NOTOPFER BERLIN STEUERMARKE' exists with red overprint 'Wohnungbau Abgabe' for use in Wurttemberg.

 


2 p orange tax stamp

1949 Also an additional small tax stamp (value 2 in the colour orange or yellow) was issued ('WOHNUNGSBAUABGABE STEUERMARKE WURTTEMBERG - HOHENZOLLERN', see image above).

 

A 'reprint' exists of a non-issued 5 DM lilac stamp with the image of Graf Zeppelin. It is issued in a minisheet and has inscription 'Facsimile 1988' written at the bottom.


SAAR


The Saar region also issued stamps from 1947 to 1959 under French occupation.


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer