Offered for sale is this seldom seen
ORIGINAL 1934 COMPLETE CIGARETTE ALBUM ON THE GERMAN SAAR REGION
DIE DEUTSCHE SAAR
OCCUPIED BY THE FRENCH IT BECAME GERMAN AGAIN A YEAR LATER
This hard to find 15-3/4 x 10 (!) inch, 38 page (heavy stock paper) album was published in 1934 by Tabak – und Zigarettenfabrik ‘Orient’ in Saarlouis, Saar region. The album is complete with all pictures and overall in very nice condition.
Saarland was established in 1920 after World War I as the Territory of the Saar Basin, occupied and governed by France under a League of Nations mandate. The heavily industrialized region was economically valuable, due to the wealth of its coal deposits and location on the border between France and Germany. Saarland was returned to Nazi Germany in the 1935 Saar status referendum. Following World War II, the French military administration in Allied-occupied Germany organized the territory as the Saar Protectorate on 16 February 1946. After the 1955 Saar Statute referendum, it joined the Federal Republic of Germany as a state on 1 January 1957.
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