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Commemoratives of 1957

Republic of Germany stamps issued during 1957 featured commemorative postage stamps and surtaxed pictorial stamps for charity.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on January 2, 1957 to celebrate the Return of Saar to Germany

The design features the Coat of Arms of Saar.

The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on February 22, 1957 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Heinrich Hertz.

Heinrich Hertz
(1857-1894) is the famous German physicist that made possible the development of radio, television, and radar by proving that electricity can be transmitted in electromagnetic waves.


The two surtaxed pictorial Germany stamps shown above were issued February 1, 1957, featuring the theme Youth Activities.  The surtax provided for Vacations for the Children of Berlin.

The two designs depict children leaving for vacation and children returning home from vacation.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on May 18, 1957 to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), the Lutheran clergyman and hymn writer.

The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on June 15, 1957 to commemorate the 1,000th Anniversary of the Founding of the Abbey and Town of Aschaffenburg.

The design features the Arms of Aschaffenburg, circa 1332.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on August 15, 1957 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Albert Ballin (1857-1918), the founder of the Hamburg-America Steamship Line.


The two Germany stamps shown above were issued on September 16, 1957 to celebrate EUROPA (United Europe).

These two stamps are printed on unwatermarked paper.  The 10 Pf. denomination of this design was re-issued in August 1958 on watermarked paper.

The four surtaxed Republic of Germany stamps shown above were issued on October 1, 1957, with the surtax benefiting Public Welfare.

Their designs feature the theme of Coal Mining, and their descriptions are as follows:

  • 07 Pf. + 03 Pf. - Young coal miner.
  • 10 Pf. + 05 Pf. - Coal miner with drill.
  • 20 Pf. + 10 Pf. - Coal miner and conveyor belt.
  • 40 Pf. + 10 Pf. - Coal miner and coal elevator.

The two Germany stamps shown above were issued on October 4, 1957 to publicize Nature Protection.

Their designs are as follows:

  • 10 Pf. - Plant Protection - a water lily.
  • 20 Pf. - Wildlife Protection - a European Robin.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on October 26, 1957 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Prussian statesman Baron vom Stein (1757-1831).

The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on November 2, 1957 to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the Death of Dr. Leo Baeck (1873-1956), a German Rabbi and the leader of Progressive Judaism.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on November 16, 1957 to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Württemberg Assembly.

The design features the facade of the Assembly Building in Stuttgart.

The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on November 26, 1957 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Death of the German poet Joseph V. Eichendorff (1788-1857).




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The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on June 8, 1957 to publicize the Flora and Philately Exhibition in Cologne.

The design features a tulip and a post horn.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on June 24, 1957 to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Founding of Freiburg University.

The design is from a Medieval manuscript depicting scholars.


The 15 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on June 25, 1957 to celebrate Merchant Marine Day.

The design features a modern passenger-freighter.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on July 3, 1957 to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Justus Liebig School at Ludwig University in Gießen.

The design features the Liebig Laboratory.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on August 23, 1957 to publicize the Television Industry.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on October 5, 1957 to publicize International Letter Writing Week.

The design features carrier pigeons.