-Balkan Occupations: Albania, Kotor, Macedonia, Montenegro & Zara

Following the Italian capulation in 1943, the German Military took control of Italian-occupied territories in the Balkans. On the eastern tip of the Adriatic Sea, this area provided strategic control of that area of the Mediteranian Sea, and good ports. It consisted of southern Yugoslavia, Albania and areas of Greece. Stamps issued for this area included overprints of previous Italian occupation issues, and new stamps under German authority. Other autonomous Balkan cities & areas are listed under Laibach.

B17-23 Occupied Albania 1944 Charity Stamp Set

Price: $59.50

VF NH, 1944 Charity set with surcharge for WW II victims. Issued under German occupation administration.

MI 1-6, Occupation of Kotor

Price: $950.00

VF NH. German occupation of Kotor, a city state in the Montenegro occupation area. Kotor is a 2,000 year-old city originally annexed and occupied by Italy at the beginning of WW II. The Germans took over in October 1943 until liberation in November 1944. Italian stamps overprinted, "Deutsche Militar verwaltung Kotor," in several types of overprint. Top quality set, signed, "Krischke BPP," and others.

MI 1-6, Occupation of Kotor

Price: $150.00

VF NH. Mi. #7-10. German occupation of Kotor, a city state in the Montenegro occupation area. Kotor is a 2,000 year-old city originally annexed and occupied by Italy at the beginning of WW II. The Germans took over in October 1943 until liberation in November 1944. Jugoslavian stamps overprinted with new value in R.M., "Boka Kotorska" and lines.