The term "Generalgouvernement" refers to areas of the former Second Polish Republic, which were occupied by the German Reich in 1939-1945 and were not directly integrated into the Reich territory, as well as the administrative structures established there under the Governor General and NSDAP functionary Hans Frank and His deputy Josef Bühler, based in Krakow. It initially comprised an area of 95,000 km² and was extended on August 1, 1941 to the former Soviet district Galizien to 142,000 km².

Gebührenmarken (Fee stamps)

Driving Licence with Gebührenmarken (Fee stamps)

Driving Licence with Gebührenmarken (Fee stamps)

Driving Licence with Gebührenmarken (Fee stamps)

Driving Licence with Gebührenmarken (Fee stamps)

Gerichtskostmarken (Court fee stamps)

Document with Gerichtskostmarken (Court fee stamps)

Document with Gerichtskostmarken (Court fee stamps)

Document with Gerichtskostmarken (Court fee stamps)

Schlachtviehsteuer (Slaughter tax)

Stempelmarken (revenue stamps)

Alcohol monopoly (tax)

Matchstick monopoly (tax)

Price stamp (sugar)

Price stamp (Vodka)

Price stamp (cigarettes)

Different price stamps

Textile articles stamp

Different price stamps

Administration fee, Council Kutno

Administration fee

WHW donation stamp


In the time of the Second World War, Ostarbeiter was the official name for non-German nationality workers who were registered in the Reichskommissariat of Ukraine, in the Generalkommissariat of Weißruthenien, or in areas bordering east and to the former Freedias of Latvia and Estonia, and for the German Reich Working. After the occupation of these areas by the Wehrmacht, they were recruited to work in the German Reich, including the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, or were sent there to forced labor. They were mainly used in the armaments industry and agriculture and in the framework of the "Bauhilfe der Deutschen Arbeitsfront GmbH" for the construction of temporary shelters within the scope of the German housing aid scheme in order to compensate for the war-related shortage of German workers. Their legal position was defined in June 1942 by the Council of Ministers for the Defense of the Reich


Foreign workers in Germany had the possibility of issuing post office paperwork, and Eastern workers were excluded. In exchange, they were forbidden to take Reichsmark to their home country. In 1942, a special form of "East Workers' Savings" was introduced, which opened up workers from Ukraine, White Ruthenia and the newly occupied Eastern territories. They were given cards to which they could stick their markings and send them to their relatives, who were then able to withdraw half the amount of money and exchange them into the respective currency. Within the German Reich no withdrawal was possible. The other half should be able to get the workers themselves after their return. On September 27, 1944, the payment in the home countries was forbidden. At the same time, the Eastern workers at the request of the NSDAP Party Chancery should save more. The Central Bank of Ukraine, however, was given the opportunity to make payments to Eastern workers "if necessary".


Non-German nationality workers


Reichskommissariat Ostland was the German name for the Nazi administrative area that included the eastern territories that the Third Reich had occupied during WW2. Ostland was the name of the German-occupied territories of the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), the eastern part of Poland and western parts of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Reichskommissariat Ostland was created in 1941 and abolished in 1944 and had Riga as administrative center.

Iron stamp revenues.

The stamps below were issued for occupied Ostland, the Eastern Front - the Baltic States of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia for Eisen/Steel.

The German occupation of the Baltic states, portions of Eastern Poland, and White Russia (Belarus) in 1941 created the German Reichskommissariat Ostland, or the State Commission of the Eastern Land. This territory, after an

initial period of military occupation, was that of a civil administration, nominally under the authority of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories. After November 1941, German Hitler definitive postage stamps, overprinted "OSTLAND" were used in the territory.

Throughout 1943 and 1944, the Soviet army gradually recaptured most of the territory in their advance on Germany, but Wehrmacht forces held out in the Courland (Kurland) Area. With the end of the war in Europe, the Reichskommissariat ceased to exist completely, and these occupied states again became part of the Soviet Union.

The sheets were used for writing paper after the war, for architectural notes and drawings. Pencil writing is on the back as history dictates.

Unknown revenue.

I am not even sure it is an Ostland revenue.

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