EIGHTEEN GERMAN GERMANY SWASTIKA STAMPS ON PAYMENT VALIDATION CARD 1942

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  1. bickerstonehall

    bickerstonehall Moderator Moderator

    EIGHTEEN GERMAN GERMANY SWASTIKA STAMPS ON PAYMENT VALIDATION CARD 1942

    An interesting item from the era of the Hitler Reich.
    Eighteen Stamps showing the Swastika on what is a Payment Validation Card.
    I can tell little more than this and not sure that these are in fact Postage Stamps.Payment Card and Stamps in Good Condition as can be seen from scans.
    There is FREE SHIPPING on this item.
    Any information on this card or the stamps most welcome!
    http://www.my-little-auctions.com/a...AYMENT-VALIDATION-CARD-1942&auction_id=108834
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    No,this are no postage stamps.
    It is a card of the obligatory pension insurance.
    For each week you had to buy a stamp and paste
    it on the card.The value of the stamps was proportional to your income.In 1942 that was 5.5%.
    The colours of the stamps were different every
    year and also the designs were changed frequently.
    At the end of the year you gave your card to the
    pension fund office and received a receipt.
    The obligatory pension insurance was the last
    obligatory insurance introduced by Bismarck,the
    founding father of the Deutsches Reich.
    In 1883 the health-insurance was introduced,
    followed by the (working) accident insurance in
    1884.Finally the pension insurance was established
    in 1891.It was obligatory for all employed people.
    The system of these three insurances survived
    two World-Wars in is still in place today.
    However the cards and stamps were discontinued
    a few years after the second war.
     
  3. bickerstonehall

    bickerstonehall Moderator Moderator

    Thank You. Great Information!
     
  4. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Werner, very interesting information.
    James
     
  5. tasha

    tasha Active Member

    Interesting indeed, just out of curiosity I wonder if there are any postage stamps out there from that time, not that I would want that in my collection but did they make stamps with Hitler on it?
     
  6. bickerstonehall

    bickerstonehall Moderator Moderator

    Many of them from Wartime Germany. Quite common.
     
  7. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Tasha, There are many German stamps from that era, I have about 500 in my collection.
    This is a Swastika from the 1934 series.
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    And this is I think is the first stamp with an image of Hitler.
    1937 Issue for Hitlers 48th birthday.
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    Regards, James.
     
  8. tasha

    tasha Active Member

    Oh thank you James, wow didn't think that they would have any but I suppose why wouldn't they, Hitler had taken over and he probably demanded his face on everything.
     
  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    James is right: the above shown stamp was the first with the image of Hitler.It was issued only in a
    souvenir sheet of four stamps.Another three similar
    souvenir sheets were issued in 1937.The latest of
    them had the stamps overprinted for the Reichs-parteitag (Nazi-party-convent) in Nuremberg.
    But Hitler did not demand to put his face on everything: druring the twelve years of the Third
    Reich about 480 stamps (service stamps incl.) were issued.Hitler appears on 20 commemoratives,
    most of them issued for his birthdays and 25
    regulars (definitives).So alltogether 45 stamps.
    Hindenburg,who was president till his death in 1934,appeared on 37 stamps.Some more,21,with his portrait were issued,before Hitler became
    Reichskanzler.After Hindenburg´s death no new
    president followed.But Hitler acted also as head of
    state,as well as head of the government (Reichs-kanzler).Hindenburg regular stamps were used
    till 1941 (remained valid till the end of the war),when new regulars showing Hitler were
    issued.
    By the way Hitler drew royalties for the use of his
    protraits on stamps.To what he perfectly was entitled to.
    Most of the stamps showing Hitler,are of an outstanding high quality of print and design.
    But that makes him not less monstrous as a
    human being,although a fascinating one.
     
  10. tasha

    tasha Active Member

    Thank you for this information I love my history and did not know any of this.
     
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