The stamps of the III.Reich

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Hitler´s 55th birthday,issued April 14th,1944
     
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    3rd "Kameradschaftsblock der Deutschen Reichspost" - series.
    Issued in May 1944.The stamps of this series are of a smaller size,
    than the previous two,30 by 25 mm,instead of 35 by 26 mm.
     
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    Reichs-Arbeits-Dienst exposition,issued June 1944
     
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    Albertus-Univerity,Königsberg (today Kaliningrad) 400th anniversary.Pictured is the founder Mark-Duke Albrecht von
    Brandenburg Ansbach.
    The stamp was issued on July 2nd,1944.End of August 1944
    british bombers set the inner city of Königsberg on fire.All the
    university buildings were destroyed.
    Whith the capitulation of Eastern-Prussia to the Russians on April 9th,1945,the history of the university ended.
    In West-Germany there were private circles,what kept the
    memory of the university alive,while in now russian Königsberg
    all german heritage was erased.
    However in the 1960´s a new university was built on the
    foundations of the Albertus-University in Kaliningrad.
    In 2005 this university was renamed in "Immanuel Kant University".
    Present at the ceremony were president Putin of Russia and former
    chancellor Schröder of Germany.
     
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  5. Werner Salentin

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    issued July 2nd,1944
    Symbolizes the "unbroken tradition" of the resistance against
    Napoleon´s troops (foreground) and the present fight against
    the (many) enemies.
     
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    "Brown Ribbon" 10th anniversary,issued July 23rd,1944
     
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    Vienna racing week,issued August 1944.
     
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    Goldsmith Society,3rd issue,from Sept.11th,1944.
    Shown is the "Nautilus-Goblet",what can be seen in the museum
    "Grünes Gewölbe" in Dresden.
    The goblet made of a nautilus-shell was made by the goldsmith
    Bernhard Quippe (1662-1722) around 1707.
    It is believed that the design was of the sculptor Balthasar
    Permoser (1651-1732).
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

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    Stamp Day,issued Oct.2nd,1944
     
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    Issued Nov.9th,1944,commemorating the 21st anniversary of the
    (failed) "Hitler-Putsch" in Munic.
     
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    Issued January 6th,1945,the stamps commemorates the 600th
    anniversary of Oldenburg getting the status of a town.
    However shown on the stamp is Count Anton Günther (1583-1667)
    riding his dapple grey Kranich.
    The count was one of the "good rulers",popular from his days
    till today.He kept Oldenburg out of the "Thirty-Years-War" and
    made it flourishing a state of the "Holy Roman Empire of German
    Nations".
    Oldenburg was the capital of the Grand-Duchy Oldenburg till 1918.
    It had her own stamps from 1852 till 1867,all of them expensive to
    quite expensive.
    After World War II Oldenburg became a part of the newly founded
    Land (state) Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony).
     
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    issued in February 1945
    The stamp features the "Volkssturm",established Oct.20th,1944.
    It was the beginning of the "Götterdämmerung" of Nazi-Germany.
    All men aged 16 - 60 years should be conscripted,but the organization was hampered by the deteriorating military situation.
    Nevertheless the best estimate is,that 175.000 Volkssturm men
    were killed in action.
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

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    The last issue,honouring the SA and SS.Issued April 20th,1945.
    Was sold at few post offices in Berlin,genuinely cancelled rare and
    expensive.Letters exist,but it is doubtful wether they went through
    the delivering system.
    Exist also imperforated,but were never issued as such,but were
    offered in trade after the war only.
     
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  14. DonSellos

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    An interesting and long run of stamps. The thing that surprised me about this series was the number of horse-related stamps. Almost enough to start a mini topical collection. Thanks for posting them in chronological order, Werner.

    What are you going to do for an encore?

    Don
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Here the encore:
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    Field Post for Air-Mail-Letters,issued April 18th,1942/1943.
    Exists perforated 14,or as above rouletted.
     
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  16. DonSellos

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    Couldn't be better. Great image of the Junkers Ju 52 3/m!

    Don
     
  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued July 10th,1942 perforated,1943 rouletted (shown)
    Issued for sending small parcels from home to the front and
    vice-versas.At first each soldier received one stamp per month.
    It was good for parcels up to 250 g.Heavier small parcels needed
    additional postage.Later in the war the rules were changed several
    times,according to transport capacities.
    Few Used stamps have survived and are valued about 30 times
    higher than mint ones (perforated),250 times rouletted.
    This stamp and the previous air-mail-letter issue were overprinted
    for local use on the greek islands.There the transport capacities
    were small and so restrictions for the use of field-post sendings
    were necessary.
    Nearly all overprinted stamps are expensive to very expensive
    and as the basic stamps are cheap and plentiful to find,forgeries
    of all overprints are numerous.
     
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  18. Werner Salentin

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    issued Nov.24th,1944
    Field-post for small parcels up to 2 kilogramms.
    The stamp was for sending winter-clothing from home to the
    soldiers of the Ostfront (eastern front).A little bit late after the
    german advance was stopped at the end of 1941 by the severe
    winter of 1941/42,let alone for Stalingrad ! But the advantage
    they had in the winter 1944/45: the front-line was not that far
    away any more !
    Stamp exists c.t.o.,genuine cancelled stamps sell for more than
    200 times the price of mint ones.Stamps on a complete address-
    piece from a parcel are very expensive,as very few have survived.
     
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  19. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    My last post in this thread:
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    issued Oct.20th,1944
    Stamp for small parcels from home to the front for christmas 1944.
     
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  20. DonSellos

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    Werner:

    I am not understanding the need for a stamp like this. If the parcels were sent from home, why not use regular postage? Did parcels with this stamp on them receive special handling and/or quicker delivery?

    Don
     
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