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Commemoratives of 1958

Republic of Germany stamps issued during 1958 featured commemorative postage stamps and surtaxed pictorial stamps for charity.


The two stamps shown above were issued on January 9, 1958 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Wilhelm Busch.

Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) was a humorist, poet, illustrator, and painter.  He is best remembered for his 1865 illustrated publication of Max and Moritz -- A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks which is a humorous tale, told entirely in rhymed couplets.  Max and Mortiz, along with subsequent comic adaptions, are still very popular in German-speaking countries to this day.

The 10 Pf. denomination depicts Max and Moritz, and the 20 Pf. denomination features an 1894 self-portrait drawing of Wilhelm Busch.


The two surtaxed pictorial Germany stamps shown above were issued April 1, 1958, featuring the theme For the Children, featuring illustrations of Folk Songs.  The surtax financed Children's Study Trips to Berlin.

The 10 Pf. + 5 Pf. denomination stamp features "The Fox that Stole the Goose", and the 20 Pf. + 10 Pf. denomination stamp features "A Hunter from the Palatinate".


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on May 7, 1958 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Frankfurt Zoo.

The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on June 20, 1958 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of German Currency Reform.


The design of this 20 Pf. denomination stamp features the heraldic eagle from the obverse side of a silver Five Mark coin, as shown in the image directly above.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on July 21, 1958 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of German Turners (gymnastic movement) and for the occasion of the 1958 Turner (gymnastics) Festival

The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on August 29, 1958 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of the German economist Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (1808-1883).


The 10 Pf. denomination 1957 EUROPA stamp shown above, at the top, was re-issued in August 1958.  This re-issued stamp was printed on watermarked paper, whereas the stamp issued in 1957 was printed on unwatermarked paper.

The two Germany stamps shown above, at the bottom, were issued on September 13, 1958 to celebrate EUROPA (United Europe).  These two stamps were printed on watermarked paper, and their designs feature a dove of peace above a large, script letter "E".


The four surtaxed Republic of Germany stamps shown above were issued on October 1, 1958, with the surtax benefiting Public Welfare.

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

  • 07 Pf. + 03 Pf. - Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818-1888), a pioneer in the creation of rural credit unions and cooperative banks.
  • 10 Pf. + 05 Pf. - Dairymaid.
  • 20 Pf. + 10 Pf. - Girl picking grapes.
  • 40 Pf. + 10 Pf. - Farmer with a pitchfork.




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The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on March 5, 1958 to publicize Forest Fire Prevention.


The 10 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on March 18, 1958 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Rudolf Diesel.

Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, best remembered for the invention of the Diesel Engine.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on May 22, 1958 to commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Munich.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on June 3, 1958 to commemorate the 1,000th Anniversary of Trier.


The 20 Pf. denomination stamp shown above was issued on December 3, 1958 to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Cusanus Hospice at Kues.

The design features the likeness of Cardinal Nikolaus Cusanus von Kues (1401-1464).