The GermanStamps.net Collection

The GermanStamps.net Collection

Germany & Related Areas, 1872 - 1945

Menu
Third Reich

Summer Olympics Blocks

These sheets are the earlier 1936 Summer Olympics issues sold as blocks/souvenir sheets. Initial issue date was 1 August 1936.

Purchase price of the blocks was 1.20 M.

Those with “X” suffixes feature a normal swastika watermark — when viewed from the rear, the legs of the swastika point in a counterclockwise direction. The “Y” suffixes feature the rarer reversed swastika watermark, with the legs of the swastika pointed in a clockwise direction when viewed from the rear.

Copies also exist on thicker paper (approximately 0.19 mm thick).

Set Date(s)

1 August 1936

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

Summer Olympics Blocks

These sheets are the earlier 1936 Summer Olympics issues sold as blocks/souvenir sheets. Initial issue date was 1 August 1936.

Purchase price of the blocks was 1.20 M.

Those with “X” suffixes feature a normal swastika watermark — when viewed from the rear, the legs of the swastika point in a counterclockwise direction. The “Y” suffixes feature the rarer reversed swastika watermark, with the legs of the swastika pointed in a clockwise direction when viewed from the rear.

Copies also exist on thicker paper (approximately 0.19 mm thick).

Set Date(s)

1 August 1936

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)