Category:Thuringia Postmarks

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Postmarks placed in the current German state (Land) Thuringia (German: Thüringen). In 1920, a merge of 7 historical Duchies formed the Free State of Thuringia. After being controlled briefly by the United States, from July 1945, the state of Thuringia came under the Soviet occupation zone, and was expanded to include parts of Prussian Saxony, including Erfurt, which became the new capital of Thuringia. In 1952, East Germany dissolved its states, and created districts (Bezirke) instead. The State of Thuringia was restored with slightly altered borders during German reunification in 1990.