ZS1-2R : 1948 - Letter RECO 2 PS 'Trade fair of Leipzig' - Soviet area occ. in Germany
N°ZS1-2R : Registered mail with the 2 first stamps "Trade fair of Leipzig 1948" issued after the monetary reform in the Soviet area.
Illustrated cancellation Leipzig 29.8.48
+ arrival postmark at the back sheet
Inter-Allied Occupation of Germany
AMERIAN, ENGLISH AND SOVIET AREAS OF OCCUPATION 1946-1948
The common emissions of inter-allied occupation had to continue being present in the four sectors of Berlin. However, France required to use the stamps from the 'French Area' in all its sectors of occupation (Bade, Berlin, Wurtemberg, Rhine, Saar).
Monetary reform of June 1948
SOVIET AREA OF OCCUPATION 1948-1949
The monetary reform in Germany occupied (on 21.6.1948 in American, English and French areas and on 24.6.1948 in Soviet area) led to the separation of the stamps' emissions. Thus, the stamps of the Bizone (Anglo-American) and the Soviet area were born. France kept the stamps of occupation from its area (Bade, Wurtemberg, Rhine and Saar).
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