The GermanStamps.net Collection

The GermanStamps.net Collection

Germany & Related Areas, 1872 - 1945

Menu
Imperial Germany

Small-Shield Eagles

On 1 January 1972, Germany issued its first set of postage stamps. The stamps feature an embossed image of the German Reichsadler, or Imperial Eagle, with a small shield in the center.

The stamps are denominated in Groschen (MiNr. 1-6) and Kreuzer (MiNr. 7-11).

For similar issues in slightly different colors, see MiNr. 14-15.  For similar issues with a large shield, see MiNr. 16-28.

Set Date(s)

1 January 1872

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Small-Shield Eagles

On 1 January 1972, Germany issued its first set of postage stamps. The stamps feature an embossed image of the German Reichsadler, or Imperial Eagle, with a small shield in the center.

The stamps are denominated in Groschen (MiNr. 1-6) and Kreuzer (MiNr. 7-11).

For similar issues in slightly different colors, see MiNr. 14-15.  For similar issues with a large shield, see MiNr. 16-28.

Set Date(s)

1 January 1872

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)