*re: A missing postage stamp #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Doug,
Since in March 1,1939 Austria already belonged to the German Reich,
many of the stamps used then carried Hitler's portrait -- which, by the
way, could explain why the stamp was removed. In any case, after the
Anschluss (Mar. 11, 1938) Austria ceased to exist and thus the stamps
in use were those of the Deutsches Reich.

You can see some stamps of that period on the following links:

http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=3648

http://www.mayoph.com/images2/00c368.jpg

http://jalilstamps.com/38820.jpg

http://ebayimages.goantiques.com/dbimages2/IBT4716/IBT4716col7435.jpg

http://www.stamp-collecting.de/fauna/fauna-106.JPG

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=50&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-
8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&as_qdr=all&q=hitler+stamp

At 00:00 -0600 01.04.2005, dmason@... wrote:
Subject: A missing postage stamp
From: Doug <dmason@...>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:29:16 +1000
X-Message-Number: 3

My father sent a birthday card (it is in the form of a postcard) to his
future wife on 1 March 1939. The card was sent >from one district of Vienna
to another district of Vienna.

The stamp has been removed and I wonder if anyone can show me what that
stamp looked like. It appears to have been deliberately removed.
Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

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