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WWI Occupation - Etappengebiet West

1916 Overprints

Prior to 1 December 1916, civilians within the Etappengebiet West used postage of the Belgian Generalgouvernement. On that date, however, this set of Germania overprints was issued for use solely in the Etappengebiet West. The Belgian Generalgouvernement overprints ceased to be valid within the Etappengebiet West on 15 December 1916.

There are numerous varieties of many issues, with slight differences in color, printing process, and overprint spacing.

Et. West Overprint Spacing Example MiNr. 3 a (top) and MiNr. 3 b (bottom)

Set Date(s)

1 December 1916

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

1916 Overprints

Prior to 1 December 1916, civilians within the Etappengebiet West used postage of the Belgian Generalgouvernement. On that date, however, this set of Germania overprints was issued for use solely in the Etappengebiet West. The Belgian Generalgouvernement overprints ceased to be valid within the Etappengebiet West on 15 December 1916.

There are numerous varieties of many issues, with slight differences in color, printing process, and overprint spacing.

Et. West Overprint Spacing Example MiNr. 3 a (top) and MiNr. 3 b (bottom)

Set Date(s)

1 December 1916

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)