Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saar: Airmail labels

Here are the airmail labels from Saar.

The Saar Protectorate was a German borderland territory twice temporarily made a protectorate state. Since rejoining Germany the second time in 1957, it is the smallest Federal German Area State (Flächenland), the Saarland, thus not counting the city-states Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. It is named after the Saar River. (Wikipedia)

First label is similar to SAR-A-4 from catalog (black/white label) but the border looks different. Also the lettering  "PAR AVION" : 21.5mm on catalog and mine is 21mm. Labels come on sheets. In two colors: ultramarine or grey-blue/white.

Year: 1949, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SAR-A-4, rouletted, sheets, lettering modified, "PAR AVION: 21.5mm, Ultramarine or grey blue/White, 4****

Year: 1952, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SAR-A-6, perforated H 11, V strips of 10,
light blue or light greenish-blue or light grey-blue/White, 4****
Light greenish blue
Light grey-blue

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