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Lot 1903

Interesting and Colorful Lot of Third Reich Postal Items. Among the items are two commemorative postal covers, one cancelled in Kattowitz and the other from Lamsdorf, show the various military forces and their equipment valiantly displayed to their propagandistic best. One set apparently for Germany itself, the stamps inscribed as "Deutches Reich," the other for occupied or "reacquired" territories and denoted as "Gross Deutches Reich." Also, a Polish mail sticker, postally cancelled, showing a red-starred Russian barbarian tearing Christ from the cross, and labeled "Antichrist = Bolshevik." Other items include: an unused telegram envelope with cellophane window; and a similar official business envelope, cancelled in Breslau. On a more human level, a hand drawn Mother's Day card from a border guard in Saarbrucken -- a heartfelt work of nâive art, expressing "joy and bliss" to his mother. Also a photograph of a stalwart female postal employee, wearing Reich's patches and badge on her uniform. Interestingly, an attempt was made to ink out the swastikas and those emblems. Lastly, a good-sized folded map showing the numerical codes for the postal zones in the expanding Reich (ca. 1944). Items mostly letter or postcard size. Map, about 36" x 48". Small items intact, and in fine to very fine condition. Map show modest use, but with some heavy fold marks, and a little taped repairs. Worth a close look. Some striking material here.
Estimated Value $250 - 450.

Realized $150

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