Inventory - Emergency Cancellations


American Philatelic Society

Life Member L10740-051714

Jay T. Carrigan


(USA)

phone:
   
email:

Reference: Arenz, Kahl, Richter, "Ortsnotstempel deutscher Postanstalten 1945-1953", Braunschweig, 2001

This handbook illustrates nearly all emergency cancellations and provides some or all of the following information for each:

Official Name of Office

Type of office / Supervising Office

Postal Code (1944) /  (1947)

1.

Shape and text of the cancellation (mostly "see illustration")

2.

Size / Color

3.

Date information

4.

Recorded period of use

5.

Type(s) of franking

6.

Remarks

7.

Scarcity group

Group 5 - 1 to 3 examples recorded

Group 4 - 4 to 6 examples recorded

Group 3 - 7 to 12 examples recorded

Group 2 - 13 to 25 examples recorded

Group 1 - more than 25 examples recorded

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Adlig Reetz

Pst  I / Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

2

Type a - (reverse with 17.10.46 postmark)
1.
2. 45:15 mm / violet, black
3. undated
4. 5.46 - 3.47 
5. Bears & Numerals
7. Group 3 
 


 

Altenberg (Erzgeb)

ZdA / Glashütte (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type a - docketed receipt on 6. Okt. 1945
1.
2. 38  mm / violet
3. undated
4. 6.45 - 9.45 (possibly 10.45)
5. Corks, OS & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Altenberg (Erzgeb)

ZdA / Glashütte (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type a
1. see previous
2. 38  mm / violet
3. undated
4. 6.45 - 9.45
5. Corks, OS & cash franking (here on Numerals, therefore mid-April 1946 or later)
7. Group 2 
 


 

Alt Glietzen

Pst  I / Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

2

Type c
1.
2. 52:12 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 1947 - 1.49
5. Numerals, Workers & SBZ
6. normal postmark from 10.10.49
7. Group 3 
 


 

Arnsdorf (Sachs)

PA

10 / 10a

Type a - 16.8.(45)
1.
2. 29 mm / black
3. datestamp, numeric month, w/o year
4. 6.45 - 10-45
5. Corks, OS & cash franking
7. Group 2
 


 

Arnsdorf (Sachs)

PA

10 / 10a

Type c - 30.8.(45)
1.
2. 65 mm / black
3. datestamp, numeric month, w/o year
4. 8.45 - 10-45
5. OS
6. normal postmark with postal code "10" from 8.1.46
7. Group 2 
 


 

Augustfehn

ZdA / Westerstede

23

Type c - re-used (30.6.44) Feldpost cover
1.
2. 54 mm / black
3. undated
4. 1946 / 47
5. Numerals & Workers
7. Group 2 
 

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Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

PA

2

Type a
1.
2. diameter 25 mm / black, violet
3. undated
4. 6.45 - 7.45 (?)
5. cash franking
7. Group 5
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook (discovery copy)
 


 

Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

PA

2

Type d - 24. NOV. 1945
1.
2. 4:13 mm / violet
3. date in 2nd line
4. 9.45 - 6.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

PA

2

Type d - 13. NOV. 1945
1. see previous
2. 4:13 mm / violet
3. date in 2nd line
4. 9.45 - 6.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

PA

2

Type g - not registered, but sufficient postage
1.
2. diameter 32 mm / violet, black in 1948
3. undated
4. 1.46-7.46 & 7.48 - 9.48
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking (1948)
7. Group 1
More:  12 Pf. Bear  19.7.48 cash franking
 


 

Beiersdorf

ZdA / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type a
1.
2. 36:9 mm / black
3. undated, sometimes with normal Löbau postmark
    or with elliptical Löbau cash franking postmark
4. 6.45 - 11.45
5. Corks, OS & cash franking
6. mostly defective impressions
7. Group 3
 


 

Beiersdorf

ZdA / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type c - arrival postmark 15.4.46
1.
2. 39;5 mm / black
3. undated or with Löbau postmark
4. 1.46 - 5.46
5. OS & Numerals
7. Group 2
 


 

Bensheim

PA

16

Type b
1.
2. 27 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 10.45 - 11.45
5. AMGs
7. Group 3
 


 

Biesenthal 1

PA

2

Type b
1.
2. 35:14 mm / black, violet
3. undated
4. 3.46 - 4.46
5. Bears & Numerals
7. Group 4 
 


 

Biesenthal 1

PA

2

Type c - violet
1.
2. 26:18 mm / black, violet, blue
3. undated
4. 12.45 - 6.46
5. Bears & cash franking
7. Group 2 
More:  in black
 


 

Biesenthal 1

PA

2

Type c - date in text: 20.1..46
1. see previous
2. 26:18 mm / black, violet, blue
3. undated
4. 12.45 - 6.46
5. Bears & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Bödefeld

Z(M)dA / Bestwig (Sauerland)

21 / 21b

23.1.47
1.

2. 47:11 mm / violet
3. Bestwig postmark
4. 12.45 - 1.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns & Buildings
7. Group 2 
 


 

Brettheim (Württ)

Pst I / Blaufelden (Württ)

14 / 14a

1.
2. 41 mm / violet
3. undated (1 cover known with Blaufelden postmark)
4. 12.45 - 9.46
5. AMGs, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Briesen (Mark)

PA

2

Type b - 17.5.46
1.
2. 36:12 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 12.45 - 9.46
5. Bears & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Burghaun (Kr Hünfeld)

Pst I / Hünfeld

16

Type a
1.
2. 46:18 mm / black
3. undated
4. 10:45 -5.46
5. AMGs & Numerals
7. Group 2 
 


 

Burghaun (Kr Hünfeld)

Pst I / Hünfeld

16

Type b
1.
2. 30:11 mm / black
3. undated
4. 6.46
5. Numerals
6. mostly philatelic
7. Group 5 (non-philatelic)
 

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Calau (Niederlausitz)

PA

2

15. Okt. 1945 (Fraktur)
1.

2. 43 mm / violet
3. three different datestamps, month in letters, sometimes w/o year
4. 7.45 - 4.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
6. postmark "(2) Calau (Niederlausitz) 1 -a" used from 20.4.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Calau (Niederlausitz)

PA

2

4. Dez. 1945 (Fraktur)
1. see previous

2. 43 mm / violet
3. three different datestamps, month in letters, sometimes w/o year
4. 7.45 - 4.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
6. postmark "(2) Calau (Niederlausitz) 1 -a" used from 20.4.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Calau (Niederlausitz)

PA

2

21 JAN 1946 (Grotesk)
1. see previous
2. 43 mm / violet
3. three different datestamps, month in letters, sometimes w/o year
4. 7.45 - 4.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
6. postmark "(2) Calau (Niederlausitz) 1 -a" used from 20.4.46
7. Group 1
 

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Deißlingen

Z(M)dA / Rottweil

14 / 14b

Type a - 26.4.47
1. 
2. 26 mm / violet
3. handwrittem, with datestamp (month in letters) 
    or with (Gebühr bezahlt) postmark from Rottweil
4. 11.45 - 7.47
5. Arms & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Demitz - Thumitz (Kr Bautzen)

ZdA Bischofswerda (Sachs) 1

10 / 10a

13.9.45
1. 
2. 30:10 mm / violet
3. undated or with datestamp, numeric month
4. 7.45 - 12.45
5. OS
6. normal postmark "Demitz-Thunitz (Kr Bautzen) - b" known from 6.2.46
7. Group 2
 


 

Dettingen b Urach

ZdA / Metzingen

14 / 14b

Date in text: 13.2.46
Unrecorded Type (similar to Type b with the addition of "Zw. PA")
1.  (Type b)
2. 62 mm / red (Type b is 43:10 mm)
3. undated, message date 13.2.46 (Type b includes date as 2nd line)
4. ? (Type b is 12.45)
5. Arms
6. similar (3 line) handstamp used for cash franking
7. ?
 


 

Diepenau (Bz Bremen)

Pst I / Uchte (Bz Bremen)

23

7.12.45
1. 
2. 28:14 mm / black
3. Uchte postmark
4. 2.46  (here 12.45)
5. AMGs
6. this marking is also known from February 1945
7. Group 5
Not illustrated in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook
  


 

Döbern (Niederlausitz)

PA

2

Type a - 28.II.46
1. 
2. 46 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp (Month initially in letters, from mid Jan. in Roman Numerals)
4. 5.45 - 9.46
5. Bears, Numerals &cash franking
7. Group 1
 



 

Döbern (Niederlausitz)

PA

2

Type b - 15. Mai 1946
1. 
2. 50 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp (Month in letters, later in Roman Numerals)
4. 1.46 - 6.46
5. Bears, Numerals &cash franking
6. normal postmark from 23.9.45
7. Group 2
 



 

Dohna

ZdA / Heidenau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type b - 3.7.45
1. 
2. 16 mm / black
3. Heidenau (Sachs) postmark
4. 6.45 - 10.45
5. Corks & OS
7. Group 5
 


 

Drahnsdorf (Niederlausitz)

Pst I / Luckau (Niederlausitz)

2

1. 
2. diameter 33 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 2.46 - 4.48
5. Bears, Numerals & Workers
7. Group 2 
 


 

Drebkau

PA

2

5. II. 46
1. 
2. 23 mm / violet
3. datestamp (Month in Roman Numerals)
4. 7.45 - 5.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking (also used as arrival postmark)
7. Group 1
More:  12. II. 46  20. III. 46  31. V. 46
 


 

Drebkau

PA

2

5.IV.46
1. see previous
2. 23 mm / violet
3. datestamp (Month in Roman Numerals)
4. 7.45 - 5.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking (also used as arrival postmark)
7. Group 1


 

Dürrhennersdorf

Pst I / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

21.1.(46)
1. 
2. 27:11 mm / violet
3. undated, or with elliptical Löbau cash franking postmark
4. 9.45 - 5.46
5. OS, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2
 

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Ebersbach (Sachs) 1

PA

10 / 10a

Type b - 3.7.(45) & 11.7.(45)
1. 
2. 42 mm / violet
3. datestamp, numeric month, w/o year
4. 6.45 - 10.45
5. OS & cash franking
7. Group 1
Mailed 3.7, held for over a week until service to Dresden was available.
Unaltered Nazi seal in return address.
More:  21.7.(45)  25.8.(45)  4.9.(45)
 


 

Ebersbach (Sachs) 1

PA

10 / 10a

Type c - 20.9.(45)
1. 
2. 50 mm / violet
3. datestamp, numeric month, w/o year
4. 6.45 - 7.45 (here 9.45, latest known use)
5. OS & cash franking
6. Usage is known from Ebersbach 2; a post card from 20.6.(45) is known with '2' added by hand to the cancellation.
7. Group 5


 


 

Ebersbach (Sachs) 1

PA

10 / 10a

Type c - 9.10.(45)
1. 
2. diameter 23 mm / violet
3. datestamp, numeric month, w/o year
4. 8.45 - 10.45
5. OS & cash franking
7. Group 2


 


 

Ebersbrunn (Kr Zwickau)

Z(M)dA / Zwickau 2

10 / 10b

Type a - message dated 28.12.45
1. 
2. 43:15 mm / violet
3. Zwickau 2 postmark (here undated)
4. 6.45 - 12.45
5. Corks & cash franking (here on OS)
7. Group 4
 


 

Emstek

Pst I / Cloppenburg

23

Type a - date in text: 7.8.45
1. 
2. 35 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 7.45 - 4.46
5. AMGs, provisional postal cards & cash franking
7. Group 3
 


 

Engelskirchen

PA

22 / 22c

Type d - FEB 27 46 (?)
1. 
2. 42 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 1.46 - 5.46
5. AMGs
7. Group 3
 


 

Ernsthofen

Pst I / Darmstadt

16

Date in text: 25.3.46
Returned 16.4.46 ("unknown, moved" on reverse), arrived 6.5.46
1. 
2. 35 mm / black
3. undated or with Darmstadt postmark
4. 12.45 - 3.46
5. AMGs & Numerals
7. Group 3
 


 

Essen-Werden

PA

22 / 22a

1. 
2. 39 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 8.45
5. AMGs, provisional postal cards & cash franking
7. Group 2 
Plate variety Michel 5 I - bulge in lower left corner of upper right square.
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook

 

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Falkenberg (Mark)

ZdA / Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

2

Type a - 25.MRZ.1946
1. 
2. 39 mm / violet (but this one is black)
3. handwritten or datestamp (Month in letters)
4. 9.45 - 8.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Falkenberg (Mark)

ZdA / Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

2

Type b - 6.MRZ.1946
1. 
2. 30 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp (Month in letters)
4. 9.45 - 8.46 (1947 philatelic)
5. Bears & Numerals
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Fredersdorf

PA

1

Type a - 14. Juli 1945 (Mi. Sp. 102b)
1. 
2. diameter 36 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 6.45 - 7.45
5. Labels
7. only philatelic covers known
 


 

Fredersdorf

PA

1

Type b
1. 
2. 32:11 mm / violet
3. datestamp (Month in letters) - not on this example
4. 6.45 - 12.45
5. Labels & Bears
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Fredersdorf

PA

1

Type e - 16. OKT. 1945 (Mi. Sp 206 FDC)
1. 
2. 40:31 mm / violet
3. in bridge
4. 8.45 - 3.47
5. Labels, Bears, Numerals & Workers
6. "b. BERLIN" 21 mm wide
7. Group 1
More:  13. OKT. 1945 (Sp 104a),  16. OKT. 1945 (Sp 103b),  18. OKT. 1945 (Sp 173), 
           4. NOV. 1945 (P02 CTO),  27. NOV. 1945 (Numeral)
 


 

Fredersdorf

PA

1

Type e - 3. AUG. 1945 (Mi. F244)
1. see previous
2. 40:31 mm / violet
3. in bridge
4. 8.45 - 3.47
5. Labels, Bears, Numerals & Workers
7. Group 1
Presumed forgery - no backstamp, Mi. F244 not issued until November
 


 

Fredersdorf

PA

1

Type e - 13. FEB. 1947
1. see previous
2. 40:31 mm / violet
3. in bridge
4. 8.45 - 3.47
5. Labels, Bears, Numerals & Workers
7. Group 1


 

Fredersdorf

PA

1

26. JUN. 1947
1. Unlisted type (similar to Type "e")  w/o stars and "b. Berlin" at bottom
   
(Normally this would be considered a forgery, but that is not the case here.)
2. 41:32 mm / violet
3. in bridge
4. ?
5. ?
7. ? 
 


 

Friedrichsthal

Z(M)dA / Oranienburg

2

Type c - 8. Mai 1946
1. 
2. 45:12 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, Month in letters
4. 5.46 - 12.46
5. Numerals & Workers
7. Group 2 
 


 

Friesack (Mark)

PA

2

Type a - 3.9.45
1. 
2. 33 mm / black
3. mute datestamp, "XIII" at top & "u" at bottom
4. 8.45 - 1.46
5. cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Friesheim

Pst I / Regensburg

13a

Type a - 6.12.45
1. 
2. 31:19 mm / violet, black
3. handwritten
4. 9.45 - 1.46
5. AMG's & cash franking
7. Group 4
 


 

Friesoythe

PA

23

Type b - text dated 16. Sep. 1946
1. 
2. 34:20 mm / violet, black
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters
4. 11.45 - 3.46
5. AMGs & Numerals
7. Group 3
 


 

Friesoythe

PA

23

Type e - released by censor office on 19.3.47
1. 
2. 33:19 mm / violet (black on this example)
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters
4. 11.47 - 5.48
5. Numerals & Workers
7. Group 2 
 

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Garz

Pst I / Glöwen (Westprign)

2

Type b - 21.8.46
1.
2. 36:14 mm / violet
3. normal postmark from Glöwen or Nitzow Lager
4. 4.46 - 10.46
5. Bears & Numerals
7. Group 4

 


 

Genschmar

Pst I / Golzow (Oderbruch)

2

12.11.48 - normal postmark destroyed in a flood
1.
2. 31 mm / violet
3. datestamp, numeric month
4. 9.48 - 11.48
5. SBZ
7. Group 5
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook
 


 

Georgsmarienhütte (Kr Osnabrück)

ZdA / Westerstede

23

Type b - 29.4.46 (front only)
1.
2. 47:12 mm / violet, black
3. mute datestamp (w/o year through 4.46)
4. 11.45 - > 1.3.46
5. AMGs
7. Group 1
 


 

Georgsmarienhütte (Kr Osnabrück)

ZdA / Westerstede

23

Type c - 1.7.46 (subtype 1 - ")" below left leg of "h")
1.
2. 40:8 mm / black
3. at first handwritten, later mute postmark
4. 11.45 - 3.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns & Buildings
7. Group 1
 


 

Georgsmarienhütte (Kr Osnabrück)

ZdA / Westerstede

23

Type c - 20.2.48 (subtype 2 - ")" below center of "h")
1. see previous
2. 40:8 mm / black
3. at first handwritten, later mute postmark
4. 11.45 - 3.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns & Buildings
7. Group 1
 


 

Georgsmarienhütte (Kr Osnabrück)

ZdA / Westerstede

23

Type d - 8.4.(47?), 10 Pf. on reverse with additional strike
1.
2. Diameter 35 mm / violet, black
3. handwritten, later with datestamp w/o year
4. 12.45 - 12.48
5. AMG, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns & Buildings
6. only found on package cards and registered letters
7. Group 2 
 


 

Geradstetten (Württ)

Pst I / Schorndorf (Württ)

14 / 14a

Type a - 25. März 1946
1.
2. 34 mm / violet
3. undated, handwritten or datestamp
4. 9.45 - 4.46
5. AMGs, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
More:  7. MRZ. 1946
 


 

Gerswalde (Uckerm)

PA

2

1.
2. 36 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 8.45 - 10.45
5. cash franking
7. Group 5
Discovery copy
 


 

Glandorf

PA

23

Type a - 1.12.45
1.
2. 35 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 3.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns, Buildings & cash franking
    (Philatelic usage after 3.49, smaller mute postmark)
6. normal postmark from 25.3.49
7. Group 1
 

Glandorf

PA

23

Type a - 1.7.46
1. see previous
2. 35 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 3.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns, Buildings & cash franking
    (Philatelic usage after 3.49, smaller mute postmark)
6. normal postmark from 25.3.49
7. Group 1 
 

Glandorf

PA

23

Type a - 10.1.48
1. see previous
2. 35 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 3.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns, Buildings & cash franking
    (Philatelic usage after 3.49, smaller mute postmark)
6. normal postmark from 25.3.49
7. Group 1 
 

Glandorf

PA

23

Type a - 11.9.48
1. see previous
2. 35 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 3.49
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers, Posthorns, Buildings & cash franking
    (Philatelic usage after 3.49, smaller mute postmark)
6. normal postmark from 25.3.49
7. Group 1 
 

Glandorf

PA

23

Type a - 20.12.49 (arrival postmark 21.12.49)
1. see previous
2. 35 mm / black
3. mute postmark (24 mm instead of 25 mm)
4. philatelic usage after 3.49
5. ? (here R-P)
7. ? 
Illegal usage - French Zone stamps could be used at this time, but the 45 & 75 Pf. 
are from the first issue, which was demonetized after the currency reform.
 


 

Goyatz

Pst I / Lübben (Spreewald)

2

Type b - arrival postmark 24.2.48
1.
2. 36 mm / violet
3. undated or with old Lübben postmark
4. 1.47 - 6.48
5. Numerals & Workers
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Goyatz

Pst I / Lübben (Spreewald)

2

Type c - arrival docketed on reverse: 4.2.48
1.
2. 26 mm / violet, black
3. undated
4. 1.48 - 5.48 (?)
5. Workers
7. Group 3
 


 

Greiffenberg

ZdA / Angermünde

2

Type b - 5.8.(46)
1.
2. 39:12 mm / violet, black
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters w/o year
4. 9.45 - 9.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Großharthau (Kr Bautzen)

ZdA / Bischofswerda (Sachs)

10 / 10a

16.Nov.1945
1.
2. 24 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 7.45 - 11.45
5. OS & cash franking
6. a cash franking handstamp incorporating "Großharthau" was 
    also used as an emergency cancellation
7. Group 2 
 


 

Groß Kiesow

Pst I / Greifswald

4 / 3b

29.2.47
1.
2. 16 mm / black
3. mute postmark w/o letter
4. 8.47 - 4.47
5. M-V & Numerals
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Großräschen

PA

2

Type b - 25. Sep. 1945 (Mi. V20 I, V1, V15 I, V6 h)
1.
2. 38:22 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, numeric month
4. 20.7 - 16.10.45
5. loczls
6. much backdated material exists;
    on 4.10 the device was used for a few hours without the 3rd line
7. Group 1
More: 30. Juni 1945 (V2 AI)  6. Sep. 1945 (V34, V9 - Money Order),  
          19. Sep. 1945 (8 - Money Order)
 


 

Großräschen

PA

2

Type c - 17.Okt.1946 (Mi. 2, 5, 10)
1.
2. 29:9 mm / black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 17.10 - 23.10.45
5. locals & cash franking
7. Group 2
 


 

Großräschen

PA

2

Type f - 6. Nov. 1945 (Mi. 25 I, 25 IV)
1.
2. 17:13 mm / black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 27.10 - 6.11.45
5. locals
7. Group 2
 


 

Groß Schönebeck (Schorfheide)

PA

1

1.
2. 38 mm / black
3. handwritten, from Jan. 1946 datestamp, numeric month w/o year
4. 8.45 - 4.46
5. Bears & cash franking
6. much philatelic mail; normal postmark known from 19.7.48
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Grube Ilse

ZdA / Großräschen

2

30. 8. 45 (Mi. 7)
1.
2. 32 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, numeric month
4. 7.45 - 10.45
5. locals & cash franking
6. old postmark known from 23.3.46
    ZdA Grube Ilse became Großräschen 2 in 7.47
7. Group 2
 


 

Grube Marga (Niederlausitz)

ZdA / Senftenberg (Niederlausitz)

2

Type b - 28.2.46
1.
2. 44 mm / violet, lilac red
3. datestamp, numeric month
4. 7.45 - 4.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking (here philatelic use on Provinz Sachsen)
7. Group 3
 


 

Grünenbaum (Westf)

Pst I / Kierspe Bahnhof (Westf)

21 / 21b

Type d
1.
2. 52 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 4.48 - 7.48
5. Numerals, Workers & Posthorns
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic) 
 

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Haldern (Rhein)

Pst I / Wesel

22 / 22a

OPD München issue used in the British Zone
1.
2. 44 mm / violet, black
3. undated
4. 9.45 - 1.3.46
5. AMGs
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook
 


 

Harra (Kr Schleiz)

Pst I / Lobenstein (Thür)

15 / 15b

Type c
1. 
2. 50 mm / black
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters
4. before 1..3.46 - 5.46
5. Thür.
, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hennickendorf

Pst I / Strausberg 2

2

Type a - 13.9.45
1. 
2. 25 mm / black
3. handwritten or datestamp, month as Roman Numerals or number w/o year
4. 8.45 - 3.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Hennickendorf

Pst I / Strausberg 2

2

Type b - 1.10.45
1. 
2. 67 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, month as Roman Numerals, from Dec. 1945 as Arabic Numerals
4. 10.45 - 9.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
Earliest possible use
 


 

Hennickendorf

Pst I / Strausberg 2

2

Type b - 5.2.46
1. see previous
2. 67 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, month as Roman Numerals, from Dec. 1945 as Arabic Numerals
4. 10.45 - 9.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1

 


 

Hönow

Pst I / Berlin - Mahlsdorf

1

1. handwritten
2. - / black or blue ink
3. undated
4. 10.45
5. cash franking
6. Five copies known (I have two - here's the other one)
    Normal postmark not yet known
7. Group 4
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook (discovery copy)
 


 

Hohenbucko

Pst I / Herzberg (Elster)

10 / 19a

Type a - 8.11.45
1. 
2. 25 mm / violet, black
3. Herzberg postmark
4. 10.45 - 11.45
5. PS (postal cards) & cash franking
7. Group 4
 


 

Hohenleipisch

ZdA / Elsterwerda

10 / 19a

Unlisted (private - Type a)
1. 
2. 32 mm / violet
3. undated
4. ?
5. ?
7. ?
 


 

Hohenleipisch

ZdA / Elsterwerda

10 / 19a

Unlisted (Private - Type b)
1. 
2. 31:10 mm / black
3. undated
4. ?
5. ?
7. ?

  


 

Hohen Neundorf (b Berlin)

PA

1

Type a - 25.5.46
1. 
2. 40:19 mm / violet, blue, red
3. third line
4. 8.45 - 10.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
6. a similar cancellation is so far only known on philatelic mail
7. Group 1
More:  21. Mrz 1946 CTO
 


 

Hoppegarten (b Berlin)

PA

1

Type b - 16. JAN. 1946
1. 
2. 40:31 mm / violet, gray black
3. datestamp in bridge
4. 8.45 - 3.47
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Hoppegarten (b Berlin)

PA

1

Type c - 2.11.1946
1. 
2. diameter 35 mm / violet
3. datestamp in bridge
4. 5.46 - 10.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Horstmar (Bz Münster)

Pst I / Burgsteinfurt

21 / 21a

1. 
2. 53 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 12.45 - 7.46
5. AMGs & cash franking (here on Numeral)
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hoyerswerda

PA

8 / 10a

Type a - 17.9.45
1. 
2. 30 mm / violet, red violet
3. datestamp, month in letters or numbers
4. 7.45 - 9.45
5. cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hude

PA

23

Type b - 15.10.45
1. 
2. 33 mm / violet (here black)
3. mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 10.45
5. AMGs & cash franking
7. Group 4
 


 

Hude

PA

23

Type d - 17.4.47
1. 
2. 30 mm / violet
3. mute postmark
4. 1.46 - 6.48
5. AMG's, Numerals & Posthorns
6. "H" 6 mm high
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hude

PA

23

Type d - 15.7.48
1. see previous
2. 30 mm / violet
3. mute postmark
4. 1.46 - 6.48
5. AMG's, Numerals & Posthorns
6. "H" 6 mm high
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hude

PA

23

Type e - 31.3.47
1. 
2. 33 mm / violet
3. mute postmark
4. 5.46 - 5.48
5. AMGs, Numerals & Workers
6. "H" 6 mm high
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hude

PA

23

Type f - 1.7.46
1. 
2. 33 mm / violet
3. mute postmark
4. 6.46 - 3.48
5. AMGs, Numerals & Workers
6. "H" 7 mm high; normal postmark from 25.9..48
7. Group 2 
 


 

Hude

PA

23

Type f - 5.3.48
1. see previous
2. 33 mm / violet
3. mute postmark
4. 6.46 - 3.48
5. AMGs, Numerals & Workers
6. "H" 7 mm high; normal postmark from 25.9..48
7. Group 2 
 

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Iphofen

ZdA / Neustadt (Aisch)

13a

1. 
2. 18 mm / violet
3. undated
4. before & after 1.3.46
5. AMG's & cash franking
6. normal postmark known on 13.6.46
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Jonsdorf

ZdA / Zittau 2

10 / 10a

Type a - 3. Aug. 1945
1. 
2. 33:14 mm / violet
3. handwritten or datestamp, month in letters
4. 7.45 - 8.45
5. OS & cash franking
6. a 3-line cash franking handstamp was also used as an emergency cancellation
7. Group 3
 


 

Jonsdorf

ZdA / Zittau 2

10 / 10a

Type b - 21. Sep. 1945
1. 
2. diameter 32 mm / violet
3. datestamp in bridge, month in letters
4. 9.45 - 11.45
5. OS
6. Normal postmark known from 14.11.45.  Another normal postmark with identifying letter 'c' known from 10.10.47.
7. Group 4
 

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Kamenz

PA

10 / 10a

Unrecorded Type
1.

2. 38 mm / violet
3. undated - docketed 11.6.45
4. ?
5. ?
7. ? 

 

 

 
 


 

Kemnitz

Pst I / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

1. 
2. 45 mm / violet
3. undated or with Löbau postmark
4. 6.45 - 3.46
5. Corks, OS & Numerals
7. Group 2 

 

 
 


 

Kirkel (Saar)

Z(M)dA / St Ingbert (Saar)

18

1. 
2. 32:10 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters (here undated)
4. 1.46 - 6.48
5. AMG's, Numerals & Posthorns
6. "H" 6 mm high
7. Group 2 
 


 

Kirn

PA

22 / 22b

Unlisted type
1. 
2. 37 mm / violet
3. undated
4. ?
5. ?
7. ? 
 


 

Kirschau (Sachs)

PA

10 / 10a

Type a - 2.10.(45)
1. 
2. diameter 25 mm / black
3. in postmark (w/o year)
4. 6.45 - 3.46
5. OS & cash franking
7. Group 1
More:  Philatelic Cover
 


 

Klein-Warnow

Pst I / Karstädt

2

Type c
1. 
2. 45:10 mm / violet
3. undated
4. after 1.3.46 - 4.48
5. Numerals & Workers
7. Group 4
 


 

Köln-Zollstock

PA

22 / 22c

Type b
1. 
2. 45-50 mm / black
3. undated, Köln 1 postmark or mute postmark ("s" or "t")
4. 8.45 - 5.46
5. AMG's & cash franking
6. subtypes exist but cannot be identified with certainty
7. Group 1
 


 

Königshofen (Grabfeld)

PA

13a

Type b - 7. Sep. 1945
1. 
2. 44 mm / violet (here in black)
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 8.45 - 9.45
5. cash franking
6. normal postmark known from 2.11.45
7. Group 5
Only certified cover known with a stapled certification label.
 


 

Konradsreuth

ZdA / Hof (Saale)

13a

10.IX.(45)
1. 
2. diameter 17 mm / violet
3. without year
4. 9.45 - 8.46
5. Numerals & cash franking
6. Streetcar ticket stamp; old postmark known from 17.1.48
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Krauschwitz (Oberlausitz)

Z(M)dA / Weißwasser (Oberlausitz)

8 / 10a

Type a - 3.12.45
1. 
2. 36 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, numeric month
4. 10.45 - 6.46
5. OS, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Küstrin-Kietz

Pst I / Golzow

2

Type b - 6.12.46
1. 
2. 38 mm / violet
3. handwritten
4. 7.46 - 12.46
5. Bears & Numerals
6. normal postmark known from 23.9.46
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic)
 

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Laer (Bx Münster)

PA

21 / 21a

1.  Mai 1947
1. 
2. diameter 25 mm / black
3. undated (here with violet handstamp, month in letters)
4. 7.45 - 5.48
5. AMGs, Numerals & Workers
6. postmark always without date
7. Group 1
 


 

Lanz

Pst I / Wittenberg (Bz Potsdam)

2

Type b - 18 MAI 1946
1. 
2. 44:24 mm / violet, green
3. second line
4. 1.46 - 12.46
5. Bears & Numerals
6. normal postmark known on 23.9.46
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Letschin

PA

2

Type a - no arrival postmark
1. 
2. 66:13 mm / violet, black
3. handwritten or datestamp, month in letters (here undated)
4. 10.45 - 8.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Liepe

Z(M)dA / Usedom

4 / 3b

Type b - 22.12.45
1. 
2. 43 mm / violet, black
3. old Usedom postmark
4. 11.45 - 2.46
5. M-V
7. Group 4
 

Löcknitz (Pom)

PA

4 / 3b

Type b - 2 JAN. 1946
1. 
2. diameter 35 mm / violet
3. handwritten, numbers or letters
4.10.45 - 3.46
5. M-V, Numerals and Cash Franking
7. Group 1

 

Löcknitz (Pom)

PA

4 / 3b

Type c - 16 JUL. 1946
1. 
2. 45:20 mm / violet
3. second line
4. 3.46 - 9.46
5. M-V & Numerals
7. Group 1
 


 

Löwenberg (Mark)

PA

2

13.9.(45?)
1. 
2. diameter 25 mm / black
3. in postmark, without year
4. 5.45 - 4.46
5. Bears & cash franking
7. Group 3
 


 

Lüchow

PA

20 / 20a

Type b - 6.5.46
1. 
2. 26 mm / black
3. mute postmark ("q")
4. 5.46 - 3.48
5. in receipt books and philatelic mail
6. normal postmark ("b") and old postmark in use during this period
7. Group 5 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Lustat

ZdA / Germersheim

18 / 22b

Type b - 30.IX.47
1. 
2. 22 mm / violet (this example is 19 mm - see 6. below)
3. datestamp, month in letters (later in Roman Numerals)
4. 1.46 - 7.47
5. Arms, R-P & cash franking
6. additional types have not been found on non-philatelic mail
7. Group 2 
 

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Marienwerder

Pst I / Eberswalde

2

1. 
2. 36:10 mm / violet, blue
3. undated or handwritten
4. 9.45 - 3.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
6. normal postmark "a" from 19.6.46
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Marktgölitz (Kr Saalfeld, Saale)

Pst I / Saalfeld (Saale)

15 / 15b

Type b - 24.4.46
1. 
2. 49:15 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 10.45 - 6.46
5. Thür. & cash franking
7. Group 3
 


 

Marlishausen

Pst I / Arnstadt

15 / 15a

8.12.45
1. 
2. 48:15 mm / violet, black
3. undatd, handwritten or Arnstadt postmark
4. 10.45 - 1.46
5. on Thür. & cash franking
6. apparently became a Pst I shortly after the end of the war;
    normal postmark with "(15)" known from 27.3.46
7. Group 3
 


 

Melchow

Pst I / Eberswalde

2

30. Mai 1949
1. 
2. 37:9 mm / violet
3. undated or with Eberswalde postmark (here with datestamp)
4. 1.46 - 8.49
5. Bears, Numerals, Workers, SBZ & cash franking (here on Portraits)
6. only philatelic mail from May 1949
7. Group 1
 


 

Menslage

Pst I / Quakenbrück

23

Type a - 25.8.45
1. 
2. 33 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 10.46
5. AMG's, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Mühlen-Eichsen (Kr Schwerin, Meckl)

Pst I / Schwerin (Meckl)

3 / 3a

Type b
1. 
2. 48:10 mm / violet
3. mostly undated or with Schwerin postmark (Grevesmühlen 11.45 - 1.46)
4. 9.45 - 9.46
5. M-V, Numerals & cash franking (here with Bears)
6. normal postmark from 27.10.46
7. Group 2 
 


 

Müllrose

PA

2

Type a - 24.4.(46)
1.  handwritten
2. - / ink
3. handwritten
4. 11.45 - 3.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2
 

 
 

Müllrose

PA

2

Type c 
1.
2. 21:12 mm / black
3. datestamo, month in letters (here undated)
4. 3.46 - 7.46
5. Bears & Numerals
6. normal postmark from 4.9.46
7. Group 1 (non-philatelic)
 

 
 

Müllrose

PA

2

Unrecorded Type (all upper case)
1. 
2. 37:12 mm / black
3. undated
4. ?
5. ?
7. ?
Dresden A16 transit postmark, date illegible
 


 

Mümling Grumbach

Pst I / Höchst (Odenw)

16

Type a - 28.2.(46) ? - docketed arrival 3.1.46
1. 
2. 42 mm / violet
3. handwritten or datestamp, numeric month w/o year
4. 9.45 - 4.46
5. AMG's & Numerals
7. Group 2 
 


 

Murrhardt (Württ)

PA

14 / 14a

Type d - 9. Jan. 1946
1. 
2. 26 mm / black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 12.45 - 1.46
5. AMG's & cash franking
7. Group 3
 

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Neckartentzlingen (Württ)

ZdA / Nürtingen

14 / 14a

Type b
1. 
2. 57 mm / black
3. undated
4. before & after 1.3.46
5. AMG's & Numerals
6. later impressions incomplete
7. Group 3
 


 

Neuhardenberg

Z(M)dA / Müncheberg (Mark)

2

Type b
1. 
2. 36 mm / blue (shades), red violet
3. undated or handwritten
4. 8.47 - 5.48
5. Numerals & Workers
7. Group 2 
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook
 


 

Neuruppin

PA

2

4.8 (45)
1. 
2. diameter 25 mm / black
3. in postmark, from the end of July w/o year
4. 5.45 - 8.45
5. cash franking
6. normal postmark "Neuruppin - a" known from 8.8.45
7. Group 2 
 


 

Neusalza - Spremberg

PA

10 / 10a

Type a - 14. Juli (45)
1. 
2. 42 mm / violet
3. handwritten, later with datestamp (month in letters, with & w/o year)
4. 6.45 - 9.45
5. Corks, OS & cash franking
7. Group 2 
 


 

Neusalza - Spremberg

PA

10 / 10a

Type c - 7. Aug. 1945
1. 
2. 37 mm / violet
3. handwritten, later with datestamp (month in letters, with & w/o year)
4. 6.45 - 9.45
5. Corks & OS
7. Group 3
 


 

Neusalza - Spremberg

PA

10 / 10a

Type e - 4. Sep. 1945
1. 
2. 47 mm / black
3. handwritten, later with datestamp (month in letters, with & w/o year)
4. 7.45 - 10.45
5. OS
7. Group 2 
 


 

Neusalza - Spremberg

PA

10 / 10a

Unlisted Type - 1. OKT. 1945
1. 
2. 43 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. ?
5. ?
6. font best described as sans-serif fraktur
7. ?
 


 

Neutrebbin (Oderbruch)

PA

2

Type a
1. 
2. 52:9 30 mm / black
3. handwritten, from 3..46 datestamp with month in letters (here undated)
4. 11.45 - 12.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
6. similar marking in Antiqua is known on a single philatelic cover
7. Group 2 
 


 

Neutrebbin (Oderbruch)

PA

2

Type b - 16 Sep 1946
1. 
2. 42 mm / black, blue
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 6.46 - 3.47
5. Bears & Numerals
6. normal postmark from 3.1.47
7. Group 2 
 


 

Niedercunnersdorf

ZdA / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

1. 
2. 49 mm / violet
3. handwritten, including time (here undated)
4. 9.45 - 6.46
5. OS & Numerals
6. The device is in private hands. Covers have been subsequently
    produced, especially those addressed to H. Lange in Leipzig.
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic) 
 


 

Nittel (Mosel)

Pst I / Trier / Konz (Bz Trier)

22 / 22b

1. 
2. 45:20 mm / violet
3. undated, but sometimes with postmark from Trier 2, later Konz (Bz Trier)
4. 3.46 - 11.47
5. Arms, R-P & cash franking
6. part of Saar 18.7.46 - 8.6.47, sub-office of Konz during this period
7. Group 2 
More:  CTO Card
 

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Obercunnersdorf

PA

10 / 10a

Type a - 11. DEZ. 1945
1. 
2. 46:10 mm / violet
3. handwritten, from late November 1945 with datestamp, month in letters
4. 8.45 - 1.46
5. OS & cash franking
6. Forgeries known!  The device is in private hands.
    All covers from February 1946 have proven to be forgeries.
7. Group 2
 


 

Obercunnersdorf

PA

10 / 10a

Type a - 2.2.46
Fraudulent use!  H. Lange, Leipzig, is a known address for fake 
Obercunnersdorf and Niedercunnersdorf covers.

 

 


 

Obercunnersdorf

PA

10 / 10a

Type b - 21.11.46 (Registry label fell off, handstamped at destination)
1. 
2. 30:9 mm / violet
3. handwritten, from mid-December 1945 with datestamp, numeric month
4. 9.45 - 1.46 (here 11.46 - on Numerals)
5. OS
6. normal postmark from 18.2.46
7. Group 3
 


 

Öhringen

PA

14 / 14a

Type d - 8. FEB. 1946
1. 
2. 30 mm / violet, blue, red
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 11.45 - 3.46
5. AMG's, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Öhringen

PA

14 / 14a

Type d - 19. MAI 1946
1. see previous
2. 30 mm / violet, blue, red (here black)
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 11.45 - 3.46
5. AMG's, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Osburg

Pst I / Trier

22 / 22c

Type b - 6.11.47
1. 
2. 28:14 mm / black
3. undated or with Trier postmark
4. 11.47 - 4.48
5. R-P
7. Group 5
Second recorded copy; Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook
 

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Peitz

PA

2

1. 
2. 25:12 mm / black
3. undated, only in August 1945 with datestamp, numeric month
4. 8.45 - 2.46
5. Bears & cash franking
6. old Prussian postmark; old postmark in use from 10.4.46;
    new normal postmarks from 23.9.46 ("a") and 12.11.47 ("b"),
    much backdated philatelic mail exists
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Peitz

PA

2

Original use of Peitz postmark on an 1860 issue Prussian envelope.
At this time the postmark included the day and month (here 9.9)
More:  8.8

   


 

Petershagen (b Berlin)

Pst I / Fredersdorf (b Berlin)

1

Type b - 22. AUG. 1947
1. 
2. 40:30 mm / violet
3. in bridge
4. 7.46 - 12.48
5. Numerals, Workers, SBZ & Portraits
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Petershagen (b Berlin)

Pst I / Fredersdorf (b Berlin)

1

Type b - 1. SEP. 1948
1. see previous
2. 40:30 mm / violet
3. in bridge
4. 7.46 - 12.48
5. Numerals, Workers, SBZ & Portraits
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Pinnow

Z(M)dA / Angermünde 1

2

Type b
1. 
2. 36:12 mm / violet, black
3. undated, handwritten or with Angermünde postmark
4. 4.46 - 3.47
5. Numerals
7. Group 3
 


 

Platkow

Pst I / Müncheberg (Mark) / Seelow (Mark)

23

"Used on 10. Okt. 47" on reverse
1. 
2. 40:10 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 9.46 - 12.47
5. Numerals & Workers
6. In 1944 Platkow was a Pst I of Münvheberg; 
    after the war Platkow was subordinate to Seelow'
    normal postmark from 14.11.47
7. Group 3
 

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Rehfelde (Kr Niederbarmin)

ZdA Strausberg 2

2

Type a - 18/9 (45)
1. 
2. 67  mm / blue (here violet)
3. handwritten
4. 9.45
5. cash franking
7. Group 5
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook (discovery copy)
 


 

Rehfelde (Kr Niederbarmin)

ZdA Strausberg 2

2

Type c - 28. 1. 46
1. 
2. diameter 31  mm / violet
3. handstamp, numeric month
4. 1.46 - 2.46
5. Bears
7. Group 4
  


 

Rheinböllen

Pst i / Simmern (Hunsrück)

22 / 22b

Type b - 1.6.46
1. 
2. 35 mm / black (here ~38 mm)
3. mute postmark
4. 2.46 - 7.46
5. cash franking
7. Group 3
 


 

Rhinow

PA

2

Type a - 26.9.45
1. 
2. 25 mm / violet, blue green
3. mute postmark with "II" and "i"
4. 8.45 - 11.45
5. cash franking
6. Rhinow had an old postmark, but the date was not adjustable.
    A cover from 30.7.(45) shows the year as "00", corrected by hand.
    By November 1945 this postmark was repaired (known from 26.11.45).
7. Group 2 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Rietschen (Oberlausitz)

PA

8 / 10a

1.11.45
1. 
2. 35:13 mm / violet (shades)
3. handwritten, from November 1945 with datestamp, numeric month
4. 8.45 - 11.45
5. OS & cash franking
6. normal postmark known from 2.2.46
7. Group 2
 


 

Rodenkirchen (Rhein)

PA

22 / 22c

text dated 27.7.45
1. 
2. diameter 35 mm / violet, blue
3. undated
4. 7.45 - 8.45
5. AMGs
6. normal postmark known from 3.9.45
7. Group 3
 


 

Rötgen (Kr Monschau)

ZdA / Aachen 1

22 / 22c

Type b - text dated 13.5.48
1. 
2. diameter 24 mm / black
3. undated, infrequently with datestamp, month in letters
4. 1.46 - 9.48
5. AMGs, Numerals, Workers & Buildings
7. Group 2
Rötgen was the first German city occupied by American forces (12.9.44).
 


 

Rothenburg (Lausitz)

PA

8 / 10a

1.11.45
1. 
2. 35:13 mm / violet (shades)
3. handwritten, from November 1945 with datestamp, numeric month
4. 8.45 - 11.45
5. OS & cash franking
6. normal postmark known from 2.2.46
7. Group 2
 


 

Rübenach

ZdA / Koblenz

22 / 22b

Private - 8.1.47
   
Curved handstamp together with mute datestamp, privately made
by a Rübenach collector named Detloff.
 

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Saarlouis 

PA

18

Type a - 29. X. 45
1.
2. diameter 32 mm / violet, red
3. mute postmark
4. 1.46 - 6.48
5. AMG's, Numerals & Posthorns
6. On July 14, 1945 the French Military Government ordered that the town name 
    Saarlautern be changed back to Saarlouis.  The normal postmarks were 
    withdrawn and replaced by rubber handstamps.
7. Group 2 
 


 

Sachsenhagen

Pst I / Stadthagen

21 / 20a

Type a - 6.2.46
1.
2. 29 mm / black
3. Stadthagen postmark
4. 7.45 - 2.46
5. AMG's
6. swollen impressions by Jan. 1946
7. Group 4
 


 

Sachsenhausen (Nordbahn)

ZdA / Oranienburg

2

Type a - 11.3.46
1.
2. 42 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 9.45 - 5.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Sachsenhausen (Nordbahn)

ZdA / Oranienburg

2

Type c - 13.Juli.1946
1.
2. 41 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 11.46 - 4.47 (but handbook illustration is July 1946!)
5. Numerals
6. normal postmark from 31.3.47
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic)
Illustration used in the "Ortsnotstempel" handbook
 


 

Sagehorn (Bz Bremen)

Pst I / Bremen 5

23

Type d - 18.9.48 arrival postmark
1.
2. 28:10 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 9.48 - 3.49
5. Posthorns & Buildings
6. normal postmark known from 25.3.49
7. Group 3
 


 

Schermbeck

PA

22 / 22a

Type b
1.
2. 36 mm / violet, black
3. undated
4. before 1.3.46
5. AMG's and Money Orders (here on Numerals)
7. Group 3
 


 

Schönbach

Z(M)dA / Löbau (Sachs)

22 / 22a

1.
2. 26:9 mm / violet
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters,
    later with Löbau postmark or elliptical cash franking postmark
4. 6.45 - 5.46
5. Corks, OS & cash franking (here on Numerals)
7. Group 1
More:  Clip from Package Card
 


 

Schönwalde (Spreew)

Pst I / Lübben (Spreew)

2

1.
2. 47 mm / violet
3. undated, handwritten or with Lübben postmark
4. 10.45 - 3.46
5. Bears & cash franking
7. Group 2
 


 

Schönermark (Kr Angermünde)

Z(M)dA / Angermünde)

2

Type b - 9. Sep. 1946
1.
2. 28:10 mm / violet
3. undated, after 7/46 with datestamp, month in letters
4. before 1.3.46 - 12.46
5. Bears & Numerals
6. second line not in parentheses
7. Group 2 
 


 

Schollene

Pst I / Rathenow

2

15.11.45
1.
2. diameter 28.5 mm / black
3. in bridge of mute postmark
4. 1.46 - 3.46
5. Bears
6. mute postmark with "IV" and "f"; normal postmark known from 22.10.45
7. Group 4
 


 

Schwedt (Oder)

PA

2

Type a - card dated 20.II.(46)
1.
2. 42 mm / violet
3. undated
4. 11.45 - 3.46
5. Bears & cash franking
6. The Schwedt post office was destroyed by artillery on 3.3.45,
    In July 1945 a courier service was established with Angermünde,
    and mail from Schwedt bears an Angermünde 2 postmark.
7. Group 1 (non-philatelic) 
More:  undated (12 Pf. Bear)
 


 

Schweinitz

ZdA / Jessen (Elster)

10 / 19a

26.9.(45)
1.
2. 40:13 mm / violet
3. undated or handwritten
4. 9.45 - 12.45
5. PS & cash franking
6. normal postmark from 11.12.45
7. Group 2 
 


 

Seebach (Kr Langensalza)

Pst I / Mühlhausen (Thür)

15 / 15a

Unlisted type - 21.II.1946 (package address label)
1.
2. 31:10 mm / violet
3. datestamp
4. ?
5. ?
7. ? 
 


Seebad Heringsdorf

PA

4 / 3b

Type b - 22. SEP. 1945 (First Day for mail to rest of Soviet Zone)
1.
2. 45:22 mm / violet (here black)
3. third line
4. 8.45 - 9.46
5. M-V & cash franking
7. Group 1
More:  10. OKT. 1945
 

Seebad Heringsdorf

PA

4 / 3b

Type c - 29.10.1946 (latest recoded use)
1.
2. 45:21 mm / violet
3. third line
4. 12.45 - 10.46
5. M-V & Numerals
6. non-philatelic mail unknown from March to August 1946
    (Normal postmark known from 24.10.46)
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Seebad Heringsdorf

PA

4 / 3b

Private - 29.OKT.1946
1.
2. diameter 35 mm
3. in center
4. ?
5. ?
6. only known on philatelic mail
7. ?
 


 

Seilershof (Bz Potsdam)

Z(M)dA / Gransee

2

Type b - 9. MAI 1946
1.
2. 45 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 3.46 - 7.46
5. Bears & Numerals
6. mostly poor strikes; length increases 10 mm by July
7. Group 2 
 


 

Serrig (Bz Trier)

ZdA / Saarburg (Bz Trier)

22/18/22b

Type a - 20.11.45 (AMG stamp invalid in French Zone)
1.
2. 43 mm / violet
3. Saarburg postmark
4. 12.45 - 7.46
5. Arms & cash franking
7. Group 4 
 


 

Spreefurt

ZdA / Hoyerswerda

8 / 10a

1.
2. 48:12 mm / violet (shades)
3. undated
4. after 1.3.46
5. Numerals
6. normal postmark w/o postal code known from 15.11.45
    normal postmark with postal code known from 2.12.46
    Until 1937, Spreefurt was named "Uhyst".  In the Nov. 1945 postal directory
    for OPD Dresden it still had the name "Uhyst (Kr Hoyerswerda)".
7. Group 4 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Stepenitz

Pst I / Meyenburg (Prignitz)

2

Type a - reused envelope
1.
2. 45 mm / violet
3. undated
4. after 1.3.46 - 1948
5. SBZ & cash franking
6. in 1944 Stepenitz was still a Z(M)dA of Pritzwalk;
    normal postmark "Stepenitz über Pritzwalk - a" known from 22.11.45
7. Group 3
 


 

Strausberg 2

ZdA / Strausberg 1

2

Type b
1.
2. 26 mm / violet, black
3. undated
4. 11.45 - 4.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking, also provisional postal cards
7. Group 1
 

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Taubenheim (Oberlausitz)

ZdA / Ebersbach (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type c - 3.8.45
1.
2. diameter 24 mm / violet
3. handwritten, sometimes including time
4. 7.45 - 10.45
5. OS & cash franking
6. normal postmark known from 12.11.45
7. Group 1
 


 

Trebnitz

ZdA / Müncheberg (Mark)

2

1.
2. 40 mm / violet (shades)
3. mostly undated, otherwise handwritten
4. 8.46 - 2.48
5. Numerals & Workers
6. normal postmark known from 6.10.49
7. Group 1
 

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Uckro

Pst I / Luckau (Niederlausitz)

2

1.
2. diameter 33 mm / violet (shades), black
3. undated
4. 2.46 - 11.47
5. Bears, Numerals, Workers & cash franking
6. by November 1947 the length has increased to 39 mm;
    normal postmark known from 20.11.47
7. Group 2
 


 

Uckro

Pst I / Luckau (Niederlausitz)

2

1. see previous
2. diameter 33 mm / violet (shades), black
3. undated
4. 2.46 - 11.47
5. Bears, Numerals, Workers & cash franking
6. by November 1947 the length has increased to 39 mm;
    normal postmark known from 20.11.47
7. Group 2
 


 

Untertriebel

Pst I / Oelsnitz (Vogtl)

10 / 10b

Type a - 28.3.46
1.
2. 35:10 mm / black
3. old postmark from Oelsnitz (here special postmark)
4. 11.45 - 3.46
5. OS & cash franking
7. Group 5
 


 

Unterwellenborn

ZdA / Saalfeld (Saale)

15 / 15b

Type a - 23.2.46
1.
2. 30 mm / violet (shades), black
3. datestamp in July 1945, month in letters; later mute postmark
4. 7.45 - 6.46
5. Thür., Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1 (non-philatelic)
 

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Vaudrevange

ZdA / Saarlouis

18

Type c - 4.1.47
1.
2. 32 mm / black
3. mute postmark
4. 11.46 - 11.47
5. Arms, Saar & cash franking
6. On 1.4.46 the name "Wallerfangen" was changed to "Vaudrevange";
    on 12.1.53 the name was changed back to "Wallerfangen".
7. Group 3 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Vechta

PA

23

Type I.a (?) - docketed receipt ?.4.1946
1.
2. 32 mm / black
3. undated
4. 12.45 - 8.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Vechta

PA

23

Type V.b (?) - arrival postmark 25.9.47
1.
2. 32 mm / black
3. undated
4. 18.47 - 5.4.48
7. Group 1
 


 

Vechta

PA

23

Type V.c (?) - message dated 21.1.48
1.
2. 32 mm / black
3. undated
4. 10.47 - 3.48
7. Group 1
 


 

Vehrte

Pst I / Osnabrück

23

Type e - 3.2.48
1.
2. 25 mm / black (here violet)
3. mute postmark
4. 2.47 - 3.47 (1948 !)
5. Numerals (Workers here and in handbook illustration!)
7. Group 3
 


 

Vetschau (Spreew) 

PA

2

Type a - message dated 20.III.46
1.
2. 45 mm / black
3. handwritten (here undated)
4. 8.45 - 2.46 (here 3.46)
5. Bears & cash franking
7. Group 3
 


 

Vetschau (Spreew) 

PA

2

Type b
1.
2. 56 mm / violet (shades), black
3. undated
4. 9.45 - 3.46
5. Bears & cash franking
6. normal postmark known from 2.5.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Vetschau (Spreew) 

PA

2

Type b
1. see previous
2. 56 mm / violet (shades), black
3. undated
4. 9.45 - 3.46
5. Bears & cash franking
6. normal postmark known from 2.5.46
7. Group 1
 

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Wegberg

PA

22

Type a
1.
2. 40:11 mm / black
3. undated
4. 9.45 - 2.46
5. AMGs & provisional postal cards
7. Group 3
 


 

Weißenberg

ZdA / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type c - 29.Aug.45
1.
2. 28:8 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 8.45 - 3.46
5. OS, Görlitz & cash franking
6. nomal postmark "(10) Weißenberg / a / über Löbau (Sachs) known from 26.11.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Weißenberg

ZdA / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type d - 16 Jan 46
1.
2. 44:15 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 1.46 - 5.46
5. OS, Numerals & cash franking
6. nomal postmark "(10) Weißenberg / a / über Löbau (Sachs) known from 26.11.46
7. Group 2
 


 

Weißenberg

ZdA / Löbau (Sachs)

10 / 10a

Type d - 27. Mai 46
1. see previous
2. 44:15 mm / violet, black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 1.46 - 5.46
5. OS, Numerals & cash franking
6. nomal postmark "(10) Weißenberg / a / über Löbau (Sachs) known from 26.11.46
7. Group 2
 


 

Weißwasser (Oberlausitz)

PA

8 / 10a

Type b - 23. Nov. 1945
1.
2. 30:9 mm / violet, black
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters
4. 8.45 - 12.45
5. OS & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Weißwasser (Oberlausitz)

PA

8 / 10a

Type b - 16. Dez. 1945
1. see previous
2. 30:9 mm / violet, black
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters
4. 8.45 - 12.45
5. OS & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Wesenberg (Meckl)

ZdA / Neustrelitz

3 / 3b

Type b - 17.Dec.1945 (2 RM rate cover to private search bureau)
1.
2. 39 mm / violet (shades)
3. datestamp
4. 9.45 - 11.45
5. M-V & cash franking
6. (asymmetric) normal postmark known on 18.12.45;
    symmetric post mark ordered and delivered on 30.8.46
7. Group 2
 


 

Westerhof

Pst I / Northeim (Han)

20 / 20b

21.6.48 - 11 am (first day of currency reform, paid at old rate)
1.
2. 52:16 mm / violet
3. Northeim postmark
4. 5.48 - 11.48
5. Workers & Buildings
6. Northrim became a Pst I on 1.12.47
    normal postmark known from 25.11.48
7. Group 4
 


 

Wetzhausen

Pst I / Münnerstadt

13a

Type b - 3.OKT.1946
1.
2. 40 mm / violet
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 9.46 - 11.46
5. AMGs & Numerals
7. Group 5
 


 

Wietzendorf

Pst I /Soltau (Han)

20 / 20a

Type b - arrival postmark 28.1.46
1.
2. 52:16 mm / black
3. undated
4. 11.45 - 5.46
5. AMGs
6. Before the end of the war, the normal postmark was sent in to have the postal code
    added.  The emergency postmarks were already in use before the end of the war.
    The normal postmark with added postal code is known from 6.46.
7. Group 3
 


 

Winkel (Rheingau)

ZdA / Oestrich (Rheingau)

16

Type b - 15.1.(46)
1.
2. 31 mm / violet
3. handwritten; datestamp from Dec. 45 (2 types), numeric month
4. 10.45 - 2.46
5. AMGs, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 3
 


 

Wolfsburg

PA

20 / 20a

Type b - 1.DEC.1945
1.
2. diameter 31:19 mm / black
3. datestamp, month in letters
4. 9.45 - 3.46
5. AMGs & cash franking
6. no letter at bottom, small postal code circle, font: Antiqua Cicero
    The Volkswagon factory was named "Stadt des KdF-Wagens" on 1.7.38,
    two months later a post office with that name was opened.
    On 15.7.45 the town was officially renames "Wolfsburg".
    (The "Stadt des KdF-Wagens" postmark is known used on 3.8.45.)
7. Group 1
 


 

Wolfsburg 1

PA

20 / 20a

Type k - 17.5.46
1.
2. diameter 31:20 mm / violet
3. handwritten (here datestamp, numeric month)
4. 7.46 - 8.46 (here 5.46)
5. AMGs & registry receipts
6. letter "b" at bottom, small postal code circle, font: Antiqua Cicero
    The Volkswagon factory was named "Stadt des KdF-Wagens" on 1.7.38,
    two months later a post office with that name was opened.
    On 15.7.45 the town was officially renames "Wolfsburg".
    (The "Stadt des KdF-Wagens" postmark is known used on 3.8.45.)
7. Group 5 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Wolfshain

Pst II / Döbern (Niederlausitz)

2

1.
2. 45:10 mm / violet
3. undated or with datestamp, month in letters
4. 1.46 - after 1.3.46
5. Bears & Numerals
7. Group 4
  


 

Wolgast

PA

4 / 3b

Type b
1.
2. 22 mm / violet (here black)
3. handwritten (here undated)
4. 2.46
5. official post office mail and registry labels
6. apparently an internal use postmark
7. Group 5 (non-philatelic)
 


 

Wolgast

PA

4 / 3b

Type d- 11.2.1946
1.
2. 40:10 mm / violet, black
3. incorporated in postmark
4. 7.45 - 5.46
5. M-V, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 1
 


 

Wolgast

PA

4 / 3b

Type e-I
1.
2. diameter 35 mm / black
3. undated
4. 12.45 - 10.46
5. M-V, Numerals & cash franking
6. initially with "wings" not removed (Type e-I, 12.45 - 4.46);
    later with "wings" removed (Type e-II, 5.46 - 10.46).
    Normal postmarks known from 24.10.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Wolgast

PA

4 / 3b

Type e-II
1.
2. diameter 35 mm / black
3. undated
4. 12.45 - 10.46
5. M-V, Numerals & cash franking
6. initially with "wings" not removed (Type e-I, 12.45 - 4.46);
    later with "wings" removed (Type e-II, 5.46 - 10.46)
    Normal postmarks known from 24.10.46
7. Group 1
 


 

Wustermark

PA

2

30.10.(45)
1.
2. diameter 23 mm / black
3. undated or handwritten
4. 7.45 - 12.45
5. Bears & cash franking, also used as arrival postmark
7. Group 2
 

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Zerpenschleuse (Finowkanal)

ZdA / Wandlitz (Mark)

1

19.9.45
1.
2. diameter 35 mm / black
3. in postmark; in Jan.1946 with datestamp, numeric month
4. 9.45 - 12.46
5. Bears, Numerals & cash franking
7. Group 2
 


 

Zerrenthin (Uckermark)

Pst I / Pasewalk

4 / 3b

Type a
1.
2. 34:11 mm / black
3. undated
4. 11.45 - 9.46
5. Bears, M-V, Numerals & cash franking
6. Zerrenthin belonged politically to Uckermark, but for expediency was
    postally attached to Vorpommern (later Mecklenburg-Vorpommen).
    In 1950, Zerrenthin was politically attached to Mecklenburg.
7. Group 3
 

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Inventory - Emergency Railroad Cancellations

References: 1. H. Bromann-Schmidt, "Deutsche Notbahnpoststempel aus der Zeit 1945 bis 1955"
(in Rundbrief 41, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Barfrankaturen und Notentwertungen ab 1945, November 1989
2. Bodo Ströh, "Die Postwertzeichen der OPD Dresden 1945-1946", 1979
 

 

Bohmte - Holzhausen

 

 

message dated 9. August 1948

Period of use: 1947-1950
 


 

Dresden - Cottbus

 

 

15. Feb. 1946

Diameter 33 mm / violet
Period of use: 1946
  


 

(Dresden) Bahnhof 20

 

 

17. AUG. 1946
Köln (British Zone) to Zeitz (OPD Leipzig), AMG franking.
Cancelled in transit, or mailed by a traveller.

~33:20 mm / violet
Period of use: 1946
 


 

Freital - Nossn

 

 

8/12 (45)

Diameter 34 mm / black, violet
Period of use: - 1945 - (1953)
More:  15. Feb. 1946 Philatelic
 


 

Hainsberg - Kipsdorf

 

 

28. April 1946

Diameter 34 mm / violet
Period of use: 1946-1947
Covers with train no. 11246 are fraudulent
  


 

Klotzsche - Königsbrück

 

 

20. Feb. 1946

Diameter 33 mm / violet
Period of use: 1946

  Spelling error   - 

"Königsbrück) Dez. Dresden)" instead of

 

"Königsbrück (Bez. Dresden)"

 


 

Paderborn - Brilon (Wald)

 

 

14. Juli 1948

Period of use: 16.10.48 - 9.11.48 (here 7.48)
 


 

Radebeul/Ost - Radeburg

 

 

message dated 1.12.50

Period of use - 1951 (here Dec. 1950)
 

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