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Weimar Republic

Commemorative Issues
1928-1933

The Weimar Republic issued a number of charity stamps with commemorative or symbolic themes between 1928 and 1933, as well as a souvenir sheet for the International Philatelic Exhibition held in Berlin in 1930.


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

These five stamps were issued on November 15, 1928 and they depict the coats of arms of Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Oldenburg, Brunswick, and Anhalt.

The 8 Pf. and 15 Pf. denomination stamps were issued both in panes of 100 and in booklets.  All 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 fourth and final set in the annual series of charity stamps depicting a stylized German eagle above coats of arms of each of the states of Germany is shown above.

These five stamps were issued on November 4, 1929 and they depict the coats of arms of Bremen, Lippe-Detmold, Lubeck, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Schaumburg-Lippe.

The three lower denomination stamps were issued both in panes of 100 and in booklets.  See the listings in the Michel Catalog for details.


The two overprinted Weimar Republic definitive postage stamps shown above were issued on June 30, 1930 to commemorate the Final Evacuation of the Rhineland by the Allied Forces.


The souvenir sheet shown above was issued on September 12, 1930 for the International Philatelic Exhibition (IPOSTA), held in Berlin from September 12 through September 21, 1930.

The margins of the souvenir sheet (measuring 104 x 148 mm) are ungummed and they are watermarked IPOSTA at the top and 1930 at the bottom.  The stamps in the souvenir sheet are gummed, and they are watermarked with a German Eagle in the center of each stamp. 

Each holder of an admission ticket to the exhibition was allowed to buy one souvenir sheet.  The exhibition ticket cost 1 Mk. and the souvenir sheet cost 1.70 Mk.  Only 85,000 of these souvenir sheets were printed.  They are not particularly scarce today, but they ARE a little pricey.

The stamps in this souvenir sheet are the first of a new annual issue of charity stamps featuring famous German Landmarks.  These four beautifully engraved stamps depict the Cathedral of Aachen, Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Marienwerder Castle, and the Statue of St. Kilian -- Marienburg Fortress at Wurzburg.

These German Eagle watermarked stamps were ONLY ISSUED in the souvenir sheet.


On November 1, 1930, the four stamps from the IPOSTA souvenir sheet were re-issued in panes of 100.  They are shown above. 

The designs are identical to those of the stamps in the souvenir sheet, and the colors are a little different, BUT these stamps are watermarked network, as all the other stamp issues of the Weimar Republic. 

The 8 Pf. and 15 Pf. denominations were also issued in booklets.


The four stamps shown above are the second set in the annual issue of charity stamps featuring famous German Landmarks.  They were issued on November 1, 1931.

These engraved stamps depict The Zwinger at Dresden, Breslau City Hall, Heidelberg Castle, and Holsten Gate in Lubeck.

The 8 Pf. and 15 Pf. denominations were also issued in booklets.


On February 2, 1932, the two lower value German Landmark charity stamps issued in November 1931 were surcharged, as shown above.


On November 1, 1932, the third and final set of charity stamps featuring famous German Landmarks was issued, as shown above.

These five engraved stamps depict Wartburg Castle, Stolzenfels Castle, Nuremberg Castle, Lichtenstein Castle, and Marburg Castle.

The three lower denominations were also issued in booklets.


The three Weimar Republic definitive postage stamps shown above were issued on April 12, 1933 to celebrate Potsdam Day.  Potsdam is the capitol of the state of Brandenburg, and it was the residence of the Kings of Prussia and of the German Emperors.

The designs feature a portrait of Frederick the Great (1712-1786), the King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786.

The 6 Pf. and 12 Pf. denominations were also issued in booklets.




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