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Danzig Overprints

These stamps were issued on 28 September 1939 to serve as temporary postage in the newly acquired city of Danzig.

Beginning 21 October 1939, these issues were valid postage anywhere in the Reich.

The stamps are regular issues of the Free City of Danzig overprinted with new values and “Deutsches Reich”. Due to the use of various Danzig issues, there are a variety of watermarks within the set.

  • German / Danzig Watermark 1 X - MiNr. 729
  • Danzig Watermark 3 Y - MiNr. 717, 721, 723
  • German Watermark 4 X / Danzig Watermark 5 - 716 X, 718 X-720 X, 722 X, 724 X-728 X
MiNr. 728 can also be found with a reversed swastika watermark (Germany Watermark 4 Y)

The underlying stamps are Danzig MiNr. 213, 215, 236, 245, and 289-297.

Set Date(s)

1 October 1939

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Danzig Overprints

These stamps were issued on 28 September 1939 to serve as temporary postage in the newly acquired city of Danzig.

Beginning 21 October 1939, these issues were valid postage anywhere in the Reich.

The stamps are regular issues of the Free City of Danzig overprinted with new values and “Deutsches Reich”. Due to the use of various Danzig issues, there are a variety of watermarks within the set.

  • German / Danzig Watermark 1 X - MiNr. 729
  • Danzig Watermark 3 Y - MiNr. 717, 721, 723
  • German Watermark 4 X / Danzig Watermark 5 - 716 X, 718 X-720 X, 722 X, 724 X-728 X
MiNr. 728 can also be found with a reversed swastika watermark (Germany Watermark 4 Y)

The underlying stamps are Danzig MiNr. 213, 215, 236, 245, and 289-297.

Set Date(s)

1 October 1939

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)