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Posted 05/19/2020   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,
I envy you for this purchase.
These stamps have a higher value in the obliterated state.
MNH stamps have a small quota but there are a lot of varieties of paper, color or perforation with a much higher quota.
What sheets are there? american, british or german print?
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Posted 05/19/2020   09:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@cupram

Administration Millitary of Germany is terrible English. Originally, it was AMGOT: "Allied Military Government for Occupied Territories." It existed not just in Germany, but also in Austria, parts of Italy and Japan. It was also proposed for certain parts of France, but would have infuriated Charles de Gaulle and Roosevelt did not push ahead.

Later, AMGOT was shortened to AMG for "Allied Military Government."

You are correct that these stamps were issued in the parts of Germany administered by the AMG.
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Posted 05/19/2020   10:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am sorry,not very good in english or history of this period.
Who was the prime-minister or chancellor of this Allied Millitary Governement?
George
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Posted 05/19/2020   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It wasn't a "government" as such. In Germany, each of the Allies had a Military Governor for its Zone - initially Eisenhower for the US, Montgomery for Britain etc.
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Posted 05/19/2020   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think you should understand the word government more as the act of "administration" and not as a council of ministers.

The British used "Military Administration" in the occupied former colonies in East Africa and the Mediterranean.
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Posted 05/19/2020   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the bottom row of the one mark German "AM Post" stamp, with inscription on selvedge.

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Posted 05/19/2020   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the informations.
"Bookbndrbob" :Very nice bottom row.In field 24 you have a constant flaw
(R from left Reichsmark)
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Posted 05/19/2020   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks cupram!

A specialist collector once told me, "the best place to find varieties is in your own material."

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Posted 05/19/2020   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DNPyeatt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
NSK The French did object to a long term administration but it did exist briefly. Two sets of AMG stamps were issued for France. I don't believe any AMG stamps were issued for Japan though the occupation government lasted much longer there. These are Scott # 2N1-2N20.
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Posted 05/19/2020   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to Wikipedia, Roosevelt wanted it, but his staff advised against it. The AMGOT was never implemented in France.
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Posted 05/19/2020   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When exactly did it exist? Why do you think two sets of stamps (presumably the Arc de Triomphe issues) were issued by an AMG?
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Posted 05/19/2020   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cover with Selvedge.
Perfect example of "Favour Cancels"
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Posted 05/23/2020   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add postagedueguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a couple of the higher values used on cover.

3N19 80pf cover registered and special delivery overpaid 2pf



3N19 1Mark & 60pf & 4pf cover registered and special delivery


These are the first day covers for the AMG stamps issued March 19, 1945 in Aachen, Germany








Registered cover with 50pf & 30pf & 10pf officially sealed



Registered cover with 60pf charged postage due 18pf




Cover with pair of 42pf & 40pf registered and COD for 65 marks and 69pf
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Posted 05/23/2020   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice covers postagedueguy!

Here are several more that are a little different. First one is a philatelic cover. It is an old repurposed San Marino souvenir card with the complete American printing (9 stamps. Postmark is "AUGSBURG (HOCHFELD) 23.IV.46 POST OFFICE BALTIC CAMP."

Second one is provisional Bahnpost/TPO cancel (HANNOVER - VORSFELDE) on domestic letter with pair of 6 pf Braunschweig printings.


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Posted 05/26/2020   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add postagedueguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice covers postagedueguy!


Thanks!!! Here's a few more interesting ones.


80pf used on the last day the AMPOST stamps were valid


1 mark & 8pf used to pay an over weight registered cover


Someone got away with using the AMPOST stamps on March 27, 1948, a year and half after they were demonetized


Registered COD cover with a provisional stamp used to pay the 42pf registry fee


Registered cover sent from Berlin - All AMPOST stamps used from Berlin are hard to find


Provisional stamps used pay the registry fees


Registered cover using the 60pf & 24pf stamps to pay the fee. The 24pf is difficult to find on cover.


Making up the registry fee the hard way.


Registered cover using the 60pf & 24pf stamps to pay the fee. The 24 pf is off center just a bit.


COD cover using a different COD label


This is a morning cover


Pair of 24pf used on the last day the AMPOST stamps were valid


Obvious philatelic cover only missing the 80pf and the one mark stamps.


Someone tried to use the AMPOST stamps after they were demonetized and failed. 24pf postage due!!!
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