Klaipėda (LT)

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Klaipėda (German - Memel; (without diacritics: Klaipeda) is a city in Lithuania situated at the mouth of the Danė River where it flows into the Baltic Sea. It is the third largest city in Lithuania and the capital of Klaipėda County. By the beginning of the 18th century, Memel was one of the strongest fortresses (Memelfestung) in Prussia, and the town became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701.After the unification of Germany into the German Empire in 1871, Memel became Germany's most northerly city.

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Postmark Examples

Klaipėda cancels

KLAIPEDA in 1924

Memel Period

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Plebiscite territory of Memel - 40 Pfennig on letter from Memel (today Klaipėda, Lithuania) to Hannover-List sent 26 February 1920. Saving paper in the post-war economy, a pre-printed Field Post envelope was used in sending the letter.
Registered Memel - 5,50 Mark on registered COD letter from Memel to Kiel, Germany sent on 27 March 1922. The amount of 328 Mark was payable on delivery. Sender was a stamp dealer.
0 Pfennig on letter from Memel to Varel, Germany sent on 2 September 1920. The letter is franked with a mix of the first series German stamps overprinted for Memelgebiet and the next series provisionals on French stamps.