Unissued Provisional for Saulgau
in French Occupied Wurttemberg
"V" for Victory Overprint Obliterating Hitler and
Swastika on Third Reich Definitives and Officials
Saulgau is a town in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany between Lake Constance and the Danube. A subcamp of Dachau Concentration Camp was located in the town during World War II. In 2000 the name of the town was officially changed to Bad Saulgau.
After the surrender of the Wurttemburg capital, Stuttgart, on April 22, 1945 (corresponding to the date of the overprint on the Hitler definitives), the local French commander in Saulgau ordered 150 000 stamps overprinted. They were never put into use. Twelve values of the Hitler definitives were overprinted (3, 5, 6,8, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 42 and 50 pf.) and the 60 and 80 pf. values were also ordered. Official issues with the Swastika design were also overprinted with the "V" for Victory with the morse code symbol for "V" (...-) added.
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17 Oct. 2016http://www.tracesofevil.com/2007/04/various-sites-in-germany-contd.html.
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