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Weimar Republic

Commemorative Issues
1924-1927

The new Weimar Republic began issuing postage stamps of a commemorative nature and charity stamps with commemorative themes, during the period from 1924 through 1927.


The four charity stamps shown above were issued February 25, 1924 with the theme "Rosenwunder" or "Miracle of the Roses".  The four stamps contain scenes of the "Life of St. Elizabeth of Thüringen" (1207-1231) from paintings by Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871)

The four scenes depicted are "Feeding the Hungry", "Giving Drink to the Thirsty", "Clothing the Naked", and "Healing the Sick".  The surtax was  for emergency aid.


The 60 Pf. and 80 Pf. stamps shown above were issued in 1924 and 1928 to honor Heinrich von Stephan (1831-1897), the first Postmaster General of the German Empire and the Founder of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

The 10 Pf. and 20 Pf. stamps shown above were issued on October 9, 1924 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union.  They both show portraits of Heinrich von Stephan, as well.


The two Weimar Republic commemorative stamps shown above were issued on May 30, 1925 for the opening day of the German Traffic Exhibition in Munich.  Both stamps show a German Traffic Wheel.

These two stamps exist with both upright and sideways watermarks.  The prices are about the same.


The three stamps shown above were issued between May and July 1925 to celebrate 1,000 Years of the Union of the Rhineland with Germany.  The Rhineland had been occupied by the French at the end of World War I, and the region was returned to Germany in 1925.

The designs depict a German eagle watching the Rhine Valley. 

All of these stamps were issued both in panes of 100 and in coil rolls.  The 5 Pf. and 10 Pf. denominations were also issued in booklets, with there being panes of 10 stamps of each denomination.


Shown above is the first in an annual series of charity stamps depicting a stylized German eagle above coats of arms of each of the states of Germany.

These three stamps were issued on December 15, 1925 and they depict the coats of arms of Prussia, Bavaria, and Saxony.

They were issued both in panes of 100 and in booklets, with panes of various configurations.  See the listings in the Michel Catalog for details.


Shown above is the second in an annual series of charity stamps depicting a stylized German eagle above coats of arms of each of the states of Germany.

These four stamps were issued on December 1, 1926 and they depict the coats of arms of Wurttemberg, Baden, Thuringia, and Hesse.

The two lower denomination stamps were issued both in panes of 100 and in booklets.  All but the 25 Pf. denomination exist with both upright and sideways watermarks.  A couple of them are quite rare.  See the listings in the Michel Catalog for details.


The four charity stamps shown above were issued on September 26, 1927 for the 80th Birthday of President Paul von Hindenburg, the second and last president of the Weimar Republic.

The stamps were sold at double face-value, with the surtax going to a fund for War Invalids.

The 8 Pf. and 15 Pf. denominations were also printed in booklets, containing a combination pane plus a label.  They are not expensive.


On October 10, 1927, three of the 1926-1927 definitive stamp denominations, shown above, were overprinted for the meeting of the International Labor Bureau, held in Berlin from October 10 through October 15, 1927.

The International Labor Bureau, at the time, was an agency of the League of Nations.




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