Key: 2580  
Country:
Group: French
Volume: 24
Issued: 16 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 14,522 sq.km
Formerly a disputed territory in the east of France, occupied by the German army
during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 and annexed to the German Empire in 1871.
Was returned to FRANCE after World War I, in 1919. Stamps issued during 1870,
with no country name, followed by stamps of GERMANY. During World War II
reoccupied by German army (see separate issues for ALSACE and LORRAINE).
Half of the stamps have wavy line in one direction and the second half have opposite.
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Inscriptions
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Index
   ALSACE AND LORRAINE
      German Occupation 1870
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
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Related Countries

FRANCE
France

GERMANY
Germany

ALSACE
Alsace

LORRAINE
Lorraine