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Interesting “Dienststelle” Stamp

Last updated on June 14, 2021

One of my current projects is reproducing stamps for wartime Wehrmacht travel documents. This service stamp was used to certify two typed notations on the reverse of a Kriegsurlaubsschein. While one would expect a stamp of a military unit or Kommandantur, or perhaps a generic type Feldpost number stamp, this stamp reads simply “Dienststelle”- duty station. I am not sure why there is no other information on this stamp, perhaps it was for security reasons, but in any case this is certainly the most generic service seal I have ever seen, and could theoretically have been used for almost any purpose. If I had not seen this myself I would have never believed that it was real and used during the period. I have copied it exactly.

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