Post by PostmasterGS on Jan 30, 2018 21:39:09 GMT -5
At the end of WWII, the U.S. Army occupied Franzensbad, Czechoslovakia (modern Františkovy Lázně), as well as the neighboring towns of Eger (Cheb), Falkenau (Solkolov), and Wildstein (Skalná).
Due to a lack of Czechoslovakian postage, German stamps (MiNr 886, 888-893) were overprints by the U.S. Army. They were never authorized by postal authorities, and sale to the local civilians was prohibited.
The overprint is “value / U. S. ARMY v C.S.R. / 18. IV. 1945″.
Total printed were 1,250 of the MiNr 888-893 overprints, and 1,000 of the MiNr 886 overprint.
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