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Posted 09/24/2011   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BeeSee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Memel Territory

  • 1701–1918 Part of the Kingdom of Prussia.

  • 1918–1920 Part of the Free State of Prussia in the Weimar Republic.

  • 1920–1923 French Administration under the Treaty of Versailles. Stamps issued.

  • 1923 Occupied by Lithuania, January 9. Stamps issued overprinted Klaipeda.

  • 1923–1939 Autonomous region within the 1st Republic of Lithuania, called Klaipeda.

  • 1939–1945 Occupied by Nazi Germany.

  • 1945–1948 Occupied by the Soviet Union.

  • 1948–1991 Annexed as the Lithuanian SSR, by the Soviet Union.

  • 1991–present 2nd Republic of Lithuania after the fall of the Soviet Union.








The first stamps were overprints on Germany in 1920.



These were followed by overprints on stamps of France.


Schmalleningken cancel






Heydekrug cancel



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Edited by BeeSee - 09/28/2011 1:18 pm

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Posted 09/24/2011   4:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrmagic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice maps and nice stamps to. I have mayby some Memel stamps but not many.
And I have always wondered where Memel was located.

Thanks for the info..

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Posted 09/24/2011   6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple of Klaipeda overprints on unissued official stamps of Lithuania:


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Posted 09/24/2011   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterethio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You will find more Memel stamps in this topic.

http://goscf.com/t/17520

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Posted 09/28/2011   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another town cancel, Aglohnen which can be found on the map:

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Posted 10/04/2011   02:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrmagic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I dont have many Memel stamps.
But here Is one that I have.

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Edited by mrmagic - 10/04/2011 02:15 am
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Posted 10/04/2011   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good stuff, Bee See but I will augment this further.

Russia Occupation & Annexation 1757-1762,
Prussia, 1762-1867
Interrupted June 16,-July 9. 1807 & Dec.1812-Jan.1813 by French Occupation

1867-1871 North German Confederation
1871-1918 German Empire
interrupted by Russian Occupation March 19-21, 1915
1918 Nov.11-Dec. 20, German Executive Council of the Workers & Soldiers Of Greater Berlin.
Dec. 20, 1918-Feb. 6, 1919 German Socialist Republic
Feb. 6-Aug, 14 1919 Constituent National Assembly
Aug. 14, 1919-Jan. 10, 1920. German "Weimar Republic"
Jan, 10 1920-Jan. 10, 1923 Memel officially detached from Germany, French troop arrive Feb. 15.
Jan. 10, 1923 Lithuanian irregulars invade fully occupied by Jan 15. Then annexed on Jan. 23 by Lithuania.
Feb. 16, Allies under the Conference of Ambassadors approves Lithuanian sovereignty of Memel. Feb 19 last French troops evacuated. Renamed Klaipeda March 15.

Autonomous Region within Lithuania March 22, 1924
Lithuania cedes Memel to Germany March 23, 1939 incorperated in to the Greater Reich.
Occupied by USSR Oct. 10, 1944.
Reconquered by Germany, Nov. 1944.
Retaken by USSR Jan. 28, 1945
Officially intergrated back into the Lithuanian SSR, April 7, 1948.

Hope that handles Memel!



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Posted 10/04/2011   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Hope that handles Memel!


Well no doubt - thanks!

That's what I like about this forum - an obscure territory is summarized, and before you know there is more information than on Wikipedia!
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Posted 10/04/2011   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
By the way Great maps ! Bee See!
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Posted 11/13/2011   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply





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Posted 11/13/2011   3:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm always late (sometimes good, sometimes bad), but here is my contribution to the Memel items.

This is a piece of postal stationery. French issued, overprinted MEMEL in 1920. One additional stamp seems to have been looted from the postal card.

This item used November 2, 1920 with a MEMEL postmark. This is the only Memel item in my collection .. so I herewith share...






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Posted 11/13/2011   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One is never late on SCF, :)
you just tag on to the end and add to the knowledge base.
The helicopter thread was added on from 2008
how late was I?

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Posted 11/13/2011   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Apologies if I've shown this one before...it is probably the strangest Memel-related piece I have:




I assume it is exceedingly "philatelic" in origin.
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Posted 11/14/2011   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great topic, BeeSee (and follow-up posters).

Thanks,
Kirk
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Posted 11/15/2011   02:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Billys to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi all,

Here is my collection of this country, only for the French occupation :





Must be complete till 1920 (Sc#1 to 49++).

Sorry but I have only mints, I know that it's not the better way to collect these stamps.

On request, I will upload hi resolution stamps.

Regards.

Billys.
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Posted 05/29/2012   11:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Prahanoaki to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please review the rules.
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