German Stamps / Deutsche Briefmarken
 

1942-43 Small Parcel Post Issue

177_001

2 A x

177_002

2 A y

177_003

2 A z

177_004

2 B x

177_005

2 B y

952_001

952_1087_01



On 10 July 1942, the Third Reich first issued this stamp for military parcel post packages weighing less than 1,000 g.


The 1942 issues (2 A) are found in three varieties -- smooth gum (x), horizontally ribbed gum (y), and vertically ribbed gum (z).


The 1943 issues (2 B) feature rougher, sawtooth perforations, and are found in two varieties -- smooth gum (x) and horizontally ribbed gum (y).