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Germany & Related Areas, 1872 - 1945

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Imperial Germany Cinderellas

Soldatenbrief

In the late 19th century, German soldiers and sailors could send letters of up to 60 g weight free of postage, if the envelope was marked “Soldatenbrief – Eigene Angelegenheit des Empfängers” (Soldier letter – personal for recipient).

Several printers printed stamps that could be used by the soldiers and sailors in lieu of hand-writing the required language. These stamps were sold in stationery stores and service canteens.

Text from Dauth Soldatenbrief Sheet

These stamps from an unknown printer are in the style of Imperial, Germania-style officials, in both perforated and imperforate varieties.

Set Date(s)

c. late 1800s

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Soldatenbrief

In the late 19th century, German soldiers and sailors could send letters of up to 60 g weight free of postage, if the envelope was marked “Soldatenbrief – Eigene Angelegenheit des Empfängers” (Soldier letter – personal for recipient).

Several printers printed stamps that could be used by the soldiers and sailors in lieu of hand-writing the required language. These stamps were sold in stationery stores and service canteens.

Text from Dauth Soldatenbrief Sheet

These stamps from an unknown printer are in the style of Imperial, Germania-style officials, in both perforated and imperforate varieties.

Set Date(s)

c. late 1800s

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)