In 1938 Czechoslovakia had to cede Sudeten land to Germany. Soon after the cession the whole territory was partitioned.
Bohemia and Moravia became German protectorate. After the German defeat in May 1945 Czechoslovakk became a democratic republic. That was the end of the protectorate "Böhmen und Mahren".
So: stamps, postmarks, etc. with the name "Böhmen und Mahren" are used for only 6 years.
by Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 2/2000
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