Third Reich Postage Stamps (1933-39)
Following the rise to power of the Nazi Party in 1933, Germany greatly increased its output of philatelic materials. Much of this increase was due to the Nazi Party’s emphasis on pro-German, pro-Nazi propaganda, and the recognition that stamps and other philatelic materials were an excellent means of spreading this propaganda.
As a result, during the Third Reich period, Germany issued a large variety of stamps which promoted Hitler, German military and social organizations, and German nationalism in general.
Due to the number of stamps of this era, the Third Reich Postage Stamps are divided into two sections for presentation – 1933-1939 and 1940-1945. To see 1940-1945, go here.