Thursday, July 04, 2013

Pre-occupation 3-franc Postage Due used in Mondorf-les-Bains in 1941!



Bad Mondorf – 04.2.41 – T-41 cds

Used examples of the 3-franc postage due—the high value of the set—with town cancels aren’t seen very often.  And this example, postmarked Bad Mondorf, February 4, 1941, might be unique. 

As we know, Luxembourg’s pre-occupation stamps were invalidated on October 1, 1940, when the Reich rates (in Reich pfennigs and marks) came into effect.  So what fee could this postage due stamp have paid? 

November  15, 1940, was the last day to exchange Luxembourg stamps for the Hindenburg overprints.  The exchange rate was one Luxembourg franc to 10 Rpf.  So maybe the 3-franc due was accepted to pay 30 Rpf. due?

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