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Saar Plebiscite Territory

Issues of 1929-1931


For the Saar Plebiscite Territory, there was little postage stamp issuing activity between 1929 and 1931, probably, in large part, due to the Great Depression. During this period only the annual "volkshilfe" charity stamps and two new denominations for the existing definitive postage stamp series were issued.


The 1929 series of "Volkshilfe" charity stamps, shown above, were issued on December 22.

These three designs, repeated in the set, feature details from classical paintings, as follows: "Orphaned" by Kaulbach (1846-1909), "St. Ottilia" by Feuerstein (1856-1931), and "Madonna" by Ferruzzio (1854-1934).


At the end of March 1930, 80 C. denomination definitive postage stamps of 1926, were surcharged with a new 60 C. value, as no 60 C. postage stamps were currently available.

On April 15 1930, the new 60 C. denomination definitive postage stamp was issued. It had the same color and design as the 80 C. denomination stamp that had been surcharged a few weeks earlier. The new stamp is shown above left.

In April 1932, a new 90 C. denomination was added to the 1926 definitive postage stamp series. The stamp was printed in deep red and the design featured a scene from the Saarlouis fortifications. The stamp is shown above right.


The 1930 series of "Volkshilfe" charity stamps, shown above, were issued on January 20, 1931.

These three designs, repeated in the set, feature details from classical paintings, as follows: "The Safety Man" by Zolnhofer (1896-1965), "The Good Samaritan" by Heinemann (1825-1901), and "In the Window" by Waldmuller (1793-1865).


The 1931 series of "Volkshilfe" charity stamps, shown above, were issued on December 23.

These three designs, repeated in the set, feature details from classical paintings, as follows: "St. Martin and the Beggar" by Boehle (1873-1916), "Charity" by Ridgeway-Knight (1839-1924), and "The Widow's Mite" by Debufe (1820-1883).




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