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Commemorative Issues 1942



The Third Reich issued the stamp shown above, at the left, on January 11, 1942 to celebrate Stamp Day. The stamp depicts a stamp collector working on his album.

The stamp shown above, in the middle, was issued on March 10, 1942 to celebrate Hero Memorial Day, and it depicts a soldier's head.


The stamp shown above, at the right, was issued June 16, 1942 for the 73rd running of the Hamburg Derby.

The stamp pictures a jockey riding a three-year-old race horse. This stamp is also pictured and described in depth in the Horse Racing Stamp Issues page.


The stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on August 8, 1942 to celebrate the War Effort Day of the Storm Troopers. The stamp depicts the Storm Trooper Emblem.

This was actually the last regular postage stamp issued by the Third Reich. All subsequent issues were semi-postal stamps with surcharges for various charitable organizations or government funds.


The stamp shown above, in the middle, was issued on April 13, 1942 to celebrate Adolph Hitler's 53nd Birthday.


The stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on August 29, 1942 to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Death of Peter Henlein (1480-1542), the inventor of the pocket watch. The stamp depicts the Henlein Monument in Nürnberg.


The stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on July 14, 1942 to publicize the 9th running of the Brown Ribbon Race in Munich-Reim. This stamp is also pictured and described in depth in the Horse Racing Stamp Issues page.


The two stamps shown above, at the right, were issued August 8, 1942 for the 10th Anniversary of the German Goldsmiths' Society and the 1st Goldsmiths' Day in Germany. The stamps depict the Lüneberg Lion and the Nürnberg Betrothal Cup.


The three stamps shown above were issued on October 12, 1942 for the European Postal Congress in Vienna.

The three stamps depict a Postilion and a map of Europe, a Postilion on horseback and a globe, and a Postilion on horseback.


During the European Postal Conference, the previous stamp set was overprinted "19 OKT. 1942" to celebrate the signing of the European Postal - Telegraph Agreement at Vienna.




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