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Saarland - Saar Protectorate

Issues of 1953-1954



The Saarland postage stamp shown above at the left was issued on March 23, 1953 to publicize the 1953 International Saar Fair held in Saarbrücken. The stamp depicts the emblem of the fair.

The 1953 Stamp Day commemorative shown above center was issued on May 3, 1953. The design features Bavarian and Prussian mail carriers of 1900. These stamps were also issued in miniature sheets of 10.

The charity stamp shown above right was issued on May 3, 1953 to publicize Red Cross Week and to commemorate the 125th Birthday of Henri Durant (1828-1910). The portrait on the stamp is based on a photograph of Henri Durant from around 1860.

Henri Durant was a Swiss businessman, social activist, and the founder of the International Red Cross in 1863. He was also instrumental in the 1864 Geneva Convention, and in 1901, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


The annual Volkshilfe charity stamps for child welfare, shown above at the top, were issued on November 16, 1953.

The three stamps feature details from classical paintings that reflect the theme of "children". The designs are as follows: "Clarice Strozzi" by Titian (1488-1576), "Children of Rubens" by Rubens (1577-1640), and "Portrait of Rubens' Son with a Bird" by Rubens.

The charity stamp, shown above at the bottom, was issued on December 18, 1953 for the Benedictine Abbey of Tholey. The surtax went to the Abbey of Tholey.

The design depicts St. Benedict of Nursia and St. Maurus of the Benedictine Order, which is part of a fresco in the Monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy.


The Saarland postage stamp shown above at the left was issued on April 10, 1954 to publicize the 1954 International Saar Fair held in Saarbrücken. The stamp design features a fountain and the fair buildings.

The 1954 Stamp Day commemorative shown above center was issued on May 9. The design features a postal coach and a postal bus in front of the Saarbrücken City Hall circa 1920. These stamps were also issued in miniature sheets of 10.

The charity stamp shown above right was issued on May 10, 1954 to publicize Red Cross Week. The stamp design depicts a child and a large cross.


The beautiful set of Saarland stamps shown above was issued August 14, 1954, to publicize Marian Year and the Centenary of the Promulgation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

These large format stamps feature classical paintings of the "Madonna and Child" by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543), Raphael (1483-1520), and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).


The annual Volkshilfe charity stamps for child welfare shown above were issued on November 15, 1954.

The three stamps feature details from classical paintings that reflect the theme of "children". The designs are as follows: "Street Urchin with Melon" by Murillo (1617-1682), "Maria de Medici" by Bronzino (1503-1572), and "Baron Emil von Maucler" by Dieterich (1787-1846).




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