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

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Glad I could help. I will scan the coins for you today and post them in your Hurtgen thread.
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Very good thread! I didn't read over too very much at the start but it has turned into a good one.
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Thanks Jeff it's getting almost as good as your avatar competition with Za!
    Here is a Felpost letter from VIENNA from 1942.

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  4. C.Evans

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    Hi Skipper, you have many stamps i've never seen before, thankx for posting them. Oddly enough, my Grandfather (who is pure Norwegian) and shortly before the USA entered the war, collected a few thousand stamps from around the world including many from Germany and some from France-im not sure how many though?

    If I can ever get my mitts on this collection, I can see if I can go somewhere to scan them and will have to get someone like Jeff or Erich; to post them here for me.
     
  5. Herr Oberst

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    Great stamps, nice collection! Do you collect other WWII ephemera?
     
  6. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Thank you and yes, I have posted several items like archives of German soldiers or coins and bills. If you are interested you can find some of them in the Hurtgen, Romeo and Juliette or Gilze Rijen threads.

    Today I have scanned avery rare complete booklet with unused Petian stamps. Every stamp has a little tag with Vichy propaganda on it (National relief fund) .

    On the cover you will find adverts for the National Lotery and schooling with an application sheet behind.


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  7. bigfun

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    Great stuff Skipper!!
    You have an incredible collection there!!
    thanks for sharing!!
     
  8. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    The figures shown are the items distributed to the refugees (food, blankets, clothes, meals, furniture, cookers etc...
     
  9. S.Vestae

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    Hello All,

    Very nice ! :)

    Seb.
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Thnaks Seb, I will post more this week, but the weather has been so nice that I spent many hours outside today. I have lots more to be scanned.
     
  11. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Thanks, Skipper. I forgot that amongst my inherited items is a stamp collection, that my brother collected (and no longer wants) in the early 50s when they were with the occupation forces in Germany. I remember some wartime era stamps - I'll have a look over the weekend and try to post some and perhaps you can tell me something about them. I've kept meaning to get around to the stamp collection....
     
  12. Skipper

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    sure feel free to post some. will scan more from my collection myself.
     
  13. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    More stamps. Today the occupation of Triest. Most of you will know that this aera was briefly occupied by the Anglo-American troops and the Yougoslavians before it was eventually divided between Italy (the larger western area called zone A which included the city of Triest) and Yougoslavia (the eastern part was annexed to the province of Istria : Zone B. enjoy!

    Anglo-American 1945-47 occupation issues: note the early stealth aircraft



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    Yougoslavian 1949 issues:

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    What do you think about this:

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  15. bigfun

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    Hey Skipper,
    Very nice! I'm curious, what do the letters stand for on the stamps?
     
  16. Skipper

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    Hi Tomtom: welcome on the forum. I you wish to do so you can go to the new member post and introduce yourself, If you hav emore stamps like that to sahre, I love to see them. Are these issues from the Flandern Legion? It's the first time I see them, thanks for posting.

    Bigfun, you kept me looking but I got the answers! the Letters on the Trieste stamps are :

    AMG = Allied Military Government.
    FTT : Free Triest territory
    VUJNA STT : VOJNA UPRAVA J.A. SVOBODNO TRZASKO OZEMIJE (slovenian) = Military administration of the Free territory of Triest.
    They also exist in Italian: AMMINISTRAZIONE MILITARE A.J TERRITORIO LIBERO DI TRIESTE.
     
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    Thanks Skipper!
    They are all very nice, I must go dig into my Fathers collection to see what he has.
     
  18. Skipper

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    I actualy enjoyed looking these up. I didn't know that Slovenian but managed to figure out the Italian which says the same. As to the English tewt I always thought that "A" stood for American whereas it was in fact "Allied". I suppose there were some Biritsh troops there too.
     
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    The Feldpost overprint is neither; the kg stands for kilograms. The stamp was issued in November 1944 to allow family members to send 2 kg of winter clothing to soldiers at the front.
     
  20. cckerberos

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    You have a very nice collection (especially the amazing covers!)

    I started collecting stamps about 4 months ago and by now have collected most of stamps issued under direct German control and have started branching out into stamps issued by minor Axis nations. I also collect stamps from the Pacific theater though they tend to be harder to find in my experience.
     

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