Germany, Berlin

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Occasion: 1983 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, 1983, Germany, West

First Day Cancel for geb-19830412-s-01. 35 mm in diameter.


Erstausgabe BERLIN Fur den Sport

Location: Ice Hockey Volume LIII

From Linn's "Stamp Issuing Entities Of The World" page.

Berlin (1948-90)
Stamp-issuing status: inactive; Population: 1.8 million. The capital of Prussia and, after 1871, of Germany. Surrounded by the Soviet Zone of Occupation, Berlin was divided into U.S., British, French and Soviet sectors in 1945. In 1948, political tension brought the creation of the zones of West (Allied) Berlin and East (Soviet) Berlin. The two zones each issued separate series of stamps, the East Zone in 1945 (the "Berlin Bears") and the West Zone from 1945 until 1990. Stamps of West Berlin were discontinued in 1990, with the reunion of the two Germanys, and they became obsolete December 31, 1991.