Alsace And Lorraine #N1 (1870)

Alsace and Lorraine #N1 (1870)

Scott #N1 of Alsace and Lorraine has the distinction of being the first occupation stamp ever issued, appearing sometime shortly after the Franco-Prussian War began on July 19, 1870.  A cultural and historical region in eastern France, the areas of Alsace and Lorraine are located on France’s eastern border and on the west bank of the upper Rhine adjacent to Germany and Switzerland.  The region was part of … Continue reading Alsace and Lorraine #N1 (1870)