Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Showing my WWII stamp collection

Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    I have been collecting WWII for many years. I am not talking about the ragular issues frm each counties but more like the "back of the book" cinderella material that is unknown to many people and sometimes very rare. This is a very interesting collection that relates the History of WWII. It delas with occupied territoriries issues, underground issues, surrounded battle area pocket covers, annexed territories, ss volunteer legion issues, camp issues, liberation stamps and many more. For a start I will post a few of my "treasures". If ther eis interest I will post more. I have lots of things to share with you!

    [​IMG]

    Annexed Lorraine local village cancelation

    [​IMG]

    Annexed Alsace, local covers (Strasbourg and Mulhouse)

    [​IMG]

    Italian Atlantic Submarine Base in Bordeaux!
     
    von Poop, Owen and 272VGD. like this.
  2. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

    Joined:
    May 13, 2001
    Messages:
    14,439
    Likes Received:
    617
    Skipper post away friend, I have an interest as well as my father was given his fathers collection, though my grandfather was up in years he was in the upper eschelon ~ somewhat secret I must say so will not give his unit, he was actually serving on the Ost front for US forces............crazy huh ? back to topic he wa able to gather a very large collection of WW 2 and pre-war third reich stamps now in my Fathers possession and this is what really got him interested as one of his side line hobbies, I do know he has sold several huge albums for some big bucks so will have to bug him to send them up this way for copy purposes, I have seen the collection quite impresssive
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    Dutch Legion volunteers to the Ostfront


    [​IMG]

    Azah Hind. Indian independentist Pro Nazi volunteers



    [​IMG]

    Occupation of LAIBACH (Lubliana in slovenia) . German text on Italian stamps used in Yougoslavia!
     
  4. 272VGD.

    272VGD. Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    90
    Oh my, that Dutch legion ... very nice!
     
  5. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    French Resistance charity mail from 1944. Hand signed!

    [​IMG]

    Auschwitz red cross parcel detail

    [​IMG]

    Local Austrian liberation issues from 1945
     
  6. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    Flemmish Waffen SS. (the stamp is unfortunately damaged)
     
  7. C.Evans

    C.Evans Expert

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2000
    Messages:
    25,883
    Likes Received:
    855
    Very nice stamp collection Skipper, thanks for posting them. I've a few lying about somewhere including I think, a complete collection of Wehrmacht postal stamps.
     
  8. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    occupation of Guernsey


    [​IMG]

    Paris Resistance cover form August 1944

    [​IMG]

    Occupation of the Dunkirk area in June 1940
     
  9. 272VGD.

    272VGD. Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    90
    Very interesting collection you have skipper, especially the SS volunteer ones.

    Petje af!
     
  10. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    Ok then here are stamps for French Waffen SS volunteers

    [​IMG]

    French Legion Charlemagne with Ostfront stamps. Note the Ju88!
    There are also Panzers
     
  11. Sloniksp

    Sloniksp Ставка

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    6,321
    Likes Received:
    459
    Very nice Skip!

    May I ask as to how long it took to acquire such a marvelous collection?
     
  12. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    It took me about 25 years to get these. here are a few from the Ostfront

    [​IMG]

    Osten (Poland, Belarus)


    [​IMG]

    Occupation of Latvia (German 1941 overprints on Soviet 1940 stamps)


    [​IMG]

    Occupation of Ukraine
     
  13. bigfun

    bigfun Ace

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    217
    Location:
    Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany
    Very nice Skipper!
    My father has a collection of stamps he collected from Holland when he was young, I'll have to try to pst some in a couple of weeks!

    Thanks for posting skipper!!
     
  14. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    Avery rare registered 1945 letter fro the Colmar Pocket (Alsace front) . This is possibly one of the last items sent in this area before the allies launched their final offensive. The registration label is from a village next door, but despite the chaos the germans kept their administrative discipline until the vey end and the letter was delivered.
     
  15. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    More here: the German issues of occupied Luxemburg! :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    19,129
    Likes Received:
    2,211
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    Very nice Skip. Not a stamp man myself, but still nice to see these.
     
  17. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    Glad you like it! They are all WWII issues, not post war commemorations. I am only interested in genuine war time period issues, from all participating countries.

    Issues from the war time Croatian Oustachi regime (Ante Pavelitch)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Owen

    Owen O

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,482
    Likes Received:
    580
    Nice collection skipper.
    Very interesting, especially the Colmar Registered one.
    The post must get through.
     
  19. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    Cheers, here are some other rare stamps. They are called "schwarzungen" in German. They are black dots put on Nazi symbols after VE Day. The authenticity is proven by the May 1945 days cancellations.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,985
    Likes Received:
    2,377
    [​IMG]

    Some more quite rare local overprints, mostly from Soviet occupied parts of Eastern Germany in May 1945.

    Some cities are easy to Identify such as Döbeln or Meissen. The overprint on Adolf's head means "the man who caused the loss of Germany". I'm certain most of you did not know these GrossDeutscheReich issues were still used after the arrival of the Russians! :D
     

Share This Page