Soviet Occupation of Germany: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


28 August 1945 – 1 March 1946. The first definitive issue.

TYPES
8 pfennig
Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Second vertical stroke of letter N in MECKLENBURG bent, numeral 8 broken in the middle. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Numeral 8 broken in the middle, left outline of plow broken. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Letters RN in VORPOMMERN short at the bottom. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Middle vertical stroke of letter F in PF shorter at end. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Hyphen between words MECKLENBURG and VORPOMMERN missing. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Hyphen between words MECKLENBURG and VORPOMMERN minuscule.
Type I:
Second vertical stroke of letter N in MECKLENBURG bent, numeral 8 broken in the middle.
Type II:
Numeral 8 broken in the middle, left outline of plow broken.
Type III:
Letters RN in VORPOMMERN short at the bottom.
Type IV:
Middle vertical stroke of letter F in PF shorter at end.
Type Va:
Hyphen between words MECKLENBURG and VORPOMMERN missing.
Type Vb:
Hyphen between words MECKLENBURG and VORPOMMERN minuscule.

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
6 pfennig Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Right tendril wider on top. Right tendril wider on top. 2,3
II Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Almond-shaped deformation left from large numeral 6. Almond-shaped deformation left from large numeral 6. 11
III Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Big white spot over bottom inscription PFENNIG, covering letters E and N. Big white spot over bottom inscription PFENNIG, covering letters E and N. 47
IV Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Long vertical scratch over the whole design. Long vertical scratch over the whole design. 71
V Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Letter F in PFENNIG in both top and bottom inscriptions prolonged. Letter F in PFENNIG in both top and bottom inscriptions prolonged. 71
8 pfennig Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Indentation at the elbow of farmer’s left arm. Indentation at the elbow of farmer’s left arm. 7
II Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Top frame broken above letters R and G of MECKLENBURG. Top frame broken above letters R and G of MECKLENBURG. 8
12 pfennig Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Indentation in bottom left corner of the design frame.
Another example
Indentation in bottom left corner of the design frame. ?
II Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Left side of the bottom horizontal line pointed.
Another example
Left side of the bottom horizontal line pointed. ?
III Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Top frame broken. Top frame broken. 6
IV Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Frame below the third line from the left of the stack deformed. Frame below the third line from the left of the stack deformed. 28
V Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Inner right frame missing at the point where it meets the roof. Inner right frame missing at the point where it meets the roof. 52
VI Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Colored spots above the top left corner, left frame deformed. Colored spots above the top left corner, left frame deformed. 53

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
12 pfennig
1 The lowest horizontal line pointed on the right side. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw The lowest horizontal line pointed on the right side.
2 Two indentations on the left side of the bottom horizontal line. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Two indentations on the left side of the bottom horizontal line.
3 Letter f in Pf. broken at the bottom, colored spot between oval inner frame and the right triangular-shaped area. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Letter f in Pf. broken at the bottom, colored spot between oval inner frame and the right triangular-shaped area.
4 Outer frame of the top left corner broken. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Outer frame of the top left corner broken
5 Bottom right corner of the design frame broken. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Bottom right corner of the design frame broken.
6 Big colored spot in the middle of the left frame. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Big colored spot in the middle of the left frame.
7 Vertical line at the left end of the lowest horizontal line, pointing downwards. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Vertical line at the left end of the lowest horizontal line, pointing downwards.
8 Numeral 1 at the bottom connected to the frame. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Numeral 1 at the bottom connected to the frame.

 

21 October 1945. Victims of Nacism.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
6 + 14 pfennig, green (Rudolf Breitscheid) Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Big white spot between the ear and the right shoulder. Big white spot between the ear and the right shoulder. ?

 

8 – 31 December 1945. Land reform.

TYPES
Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Left leaf broken. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type Additional horizontal line on farmer’s seedlip. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type First letter O in VORPOMMERN partially missing. Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp type First letter E in MECKLENBURG damaged.
Left leaf broken. Additional horizontal line on farmer’s seedlip. First letter O in VORPOMMERN partially missing. First letter E in MECKLENBURG damaged.
Fields 31-40 Fields 91-100 Fields 21-30 Fields 81-90

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
6 + 14 pfennig, green Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Inscription JUNKERLAND IN BAUERN HAND thick. Inscription JUNKERLAND IN BAUERN HAND thick. 37
II Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Spot above letter A in BAUERN. Spot above letter A in BAUERN. 80
III Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw White circle left from the first letter O in VORPOMMERN. White circle left from the first letter O in VORPOMMERN. 83
8 + 22 pfennig, brown Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Colored spot on top of letter N in MECKLENBURG. Colored spot on top of letter N in MECKLENBURG. 24
II Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Letter N in MECKLENBURG partially missing, letter J in JUNKERLAND deformed. Letter N in MECKLENBURG partially missing, letter J in JUNKERLAND deformed. 85
III Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Letter R in VORPOMMERN missing. Letter R in VORPOMMERN missing. 96
12 + 28 pfennig, red Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Letter N in IN deformed. Letter N in IN deformed. 12
II Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Left frame and numeral 1 in denomination deformed. Left frame and numeral 1 in denomination deformed. 76
III Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw White circle above the plus sign. White circle above the plus sign. 95

 

17 January 1945 – 25 February 1946. The last definitive issue.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
3 pfennig, brown Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Horizontal lines above the chimney of the first house broken. Horizontal lines above the chimney of the first house broken. 29
4 pfennig, blue Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Colored spots below the bottom frame Colored spots below the bottom frame. ?
5 pfennig, green Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Colored spots below the bottom frame. Colored spots below the bottom frame. ?
12 pfennig, red Field number
I Germany Mecklenburg Vorpommern stamp plate flaw Left frame between the 3rd and the 4th horizontal lines above letter M of MECKLENBURG broken. Left frame between the 3rd and the 4th horizontal lines above letter M of MECKLENBURG broken. 91

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 2: Ab Mai 1945 (Alliierte Besetzung bis BRD), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-145-9