Alsace #N29 (1940)

Alsace #N29 (1940)

As mentioned in yesterday’s article, the German Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine (Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringen or Elsass-Lothringen) was returned to France following the end of World War I.  German troops departed between November 11 and 17, 1918, following Kaiser Wilhelm II’s abdication on November 9th and a very brief period during which a Soviet Republic of Alsace-Lorraine was proclaimed by an organization calling itself the Soldiers’ Council … Continue reading Alsace #N29 (1940)

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)