Winterhilfswerk

Third Reich Postal Stationery

The cards of this series were issued to benefit the Winterhilfswerk program.

One card design was issued for each of the six months of the program, October-March, though the October card was not actually issued until 18 November.

The cards depict:

  • /01 — Woman gathering harvest (18 Nov 1938)
  • /02 — Woman serving stew (18 Nov 1938)
  • /03 — Woman painting WHW trinkets (1 Dec 1938)
  • /04 — Woman collecting clothes (2 Jan 1939)
  • /05 — Workman with hammer (1 Feb 1939)
  • /06 — Fisherman in oilskins (1 Mar 1939)
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Commemorative Cancel

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KdF Emblem Overprint

This series was also privately overprinted in the upper left corner by the KdF for the Nach der Arbeit Exhibition in Berlin, 20-21 May 1939.  A commemorative cancel was available at the exhibition.

Michel notes the overprints, but does not assign a separate catalog number.  They are cataloged separately in Borek as Bo 262.