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Here is another interesting piece I have lately added to my collections… After the 2nd world war, Europe and especially Germany had millions of displaced persons that were left adrift. As an establishment to bring order into chaos and help people in return to their homes, the governments (and allied forces) started to gather these persons into camps by nationality. Many of these camps provided local postal services. And this is where my item of the day, Camp Post Hanau stamp, comes along. Hanau was an Estonian-Latvian DP camp about 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main. As these fall completely outside the scope of most stamp catalogs (even Michel’s excellent Deutchland Spezial catalog does not state anything of these), I had to rely on Internet for details. Fortunately I came across with an superb website (in German only, but Google Translate makes it very readable in any language). […]

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