3rd Race for the Brown Ribbon

Third Reich Postage Stamps

wmk4Y

Watermark 4 Y
Reversed Swastikas

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Watermark 4 X
Swastikas

This Block was issued on 22 June 1936 to commemorate the 3d Race for the Brown Ribbon in München-Riem.

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.

Also shown is a poster advertising the sale of the stamp.

For the overprint of this issue, see the 1937 4th Race for the Brown Ribbon.