The stamps of the III.Reich

Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by Werner Salentin, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Don,
    I do not know the particulars for this very stamp,what was issued
    for one special occasion,i.e.Christmas 1944.
    However all fieldpost stamps were not meant to pay the postage,but
    were "Zulassungsmarken".Because of the limited transport-capacities
    the shipments of mail and parcels had to be limited.
    Take the brown parcel stamp:
    Each soldier received one,later two stamps every month.They could use them
    (what was most unlikely) to send a parcel home,or could send the stamps
    home.At home they needed a stamp to send a parcel to the front.
    No postage was necessary up to 250 g.From there up to 1000 g,
    20 R.-Pfennig additional postage were needed.
    From late 1942 the limit was increased to 2000 g.However for that two "Zulassungsmarken" and 40 R.-Pfennig postage were needed.
    With the deterioration of the war-situation the weight-limit for parcels was lowered to 100 g to the East-Front and 20 g (!) to the West-Front
    in June 1944.The 2 Kg and the green stamp were issued to allow heaviar
    parcels to be sent for a special reason (sending winter-clothings or for
    christmas-parcels)
    These were the general rules.But according to the actual shipment-capacities,
    it was possible,that temporarily more ,less or no "Zulassungsmarken" were given to the soldiers at the front.
    Similar restriction applied to the "Luftfeldpost" stamps.

    Werner
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Finally I have got the set shown in post #30 ,copied from a catalogue.
    Welfare,issued Oct. 4th,1935.
    DR 588.jpg
    (part I of 2)
     
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  3. Bj Slusarczyk

    Bj Slusarczyk New Member

    Impressive work on an offensive subject.
     
  4. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Member

    Werner, an absolutely fascinating and impressive collection. Keep going..
     
  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately the missing ones are out of reach for me.
    DR 593.jpg
    (part II of 2)
     
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  6. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

  7. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    should i dig up my used Germany stamps and not used sar, cancels perfs and colors also make them rare i have some. Some German collector's laugh at this one i have but i like it. i know just u.s. stamps Hindenburg.jpg
     
  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the connection of the two upper letters to the III.Reich
    might be.
    I also cannot see what the "Zeppelin-cover" actually is.It does not look
    like it ever was on board of the Hindenburg,let alone that it crossed
    the Atlantic.Is it just a fabrication to imitate a Zeppelin-cover ?
    Would be nice to have some explanation !
    By the way: what is the meaning of "sar" ?
     
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    RichardBabcock Active Member

  10. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    I found one in the big lot of stuff I recently purchased. Don't know whether to file this under Germany or under Ukraine. Think I'll keep it in my Germany folder since it is a German stamp and they are the ones that issued it.

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  11. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    It cost a lot of money to mail something during the Deutches Reich.

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  12. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    In this lot of stuff I bought, there were 5 postcards dated between 1937 - 1940. Here's the first one, dated 29 June 1937. I don't speak German so have no idea what is being said.
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  13. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    In this lot of stuff I bought, there were 5 postcards dated between 1937 - 1940. Here's the second one, dated 29 December 1938.

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  14. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Me neither. Where is Werner when we need him??:)

    Maybe Molokai can sub in. He has some German, I believe. Hope someone can come to the rescue here.

    Don
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Sorry,but reading upside down is not for me.
    However the upper card is send by a holiday-maker to his workmates
    at the constructions-office "artificial silk" of the I.G.Farben,Dormagen.
    In Dormagen was one of the many,many factories of the I.G.Farben.
    The I.G.Farben was founded in 1925 by joining together most chemical
    companies of Germany.So I.G.Farben became the biggest industrial
    company of Europe and the biggest chemical producer world-wide.
    The second card is sent to the same factory,but to a different
    department.
     
  16. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Maybe more readable.

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  17. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    In this lot of stuff I bought, there were 5 postcards dated between 1937 - 1940. Here's the 3rd one, dated 17 August 1939.

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  18. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    In this lot of stuff I bought, there were 5 postcards dated between 1937 - 1940. Here's the 4th one, dated 5 July 1940. Signed off with "Heil Hitler". Disturbing.

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  19. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Based on the date and front of the card, it's obvious that this is a Christmas card.

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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Except of the christmas-card,all are from holiday-makers send to
    their workmates.
    In the christmas-card a Mr.Engelbert Broich sends his thanks for
    for a christmas-present (from his workmates ?),what was delivered
    by an engineer named Wagner,who was accompanied by the
    "Betriebsobmann".Probably Mr.Broich was on illness-leave,but
    there is no mentioning of that on the card.
    The "Betriebsobmann" was a kind of a political controller,as well
    as a person who helped workmates with personal problems.
     
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