For the Saar Plebiscite Territory, there was little
definitive 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 (Mi. #135-41, Sc. #B16-22), 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).
On March 28, 1930, 80 C. denomination definitive postage stamps of 1926 were re-valued to 60 C., as no 60 C. postage stamps were currently available. The re-valued stamp is not shown above (Mi. #142, Sc. #137).
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 (Mi. #143, Sc. #127).
On April 20, 1932, a new 90 C. denomination stamp 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 (Mi. #160, Sc. #130).
The 1930 series of "Volkshilfe" charity stamps, shown above (Mi. #144-50, Sc. #B23-29), 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 (Mi. #151-57, Sc. #B30-36), were issued on December 23.
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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