Coats of Arms

Weimar Postage Stamps


Watermark 2 Y
Horizontal Waffles


Watermark 2 X

These stamps were issued on 1 December 1926 to support the Deutsche Nothilfe charity program.

The stamps depict coats of arms:

  • 5+5 Pf — Württemberg
  • 10+10 Pf — Baden
  • 25+25 Pf — Thüringen
  • 50+50 Pf — Hessen

Those with “X” suffixes have vertical watermarks, and those with “Y” suffixes have horizontal watermarks.

These issues are similar to the Coats of Arms issues of 1925, 1928, and 1929.

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Germany issued several sets of stamps to benefit the Deutsche Nothilfe and Winterhilfswerke charity programs. In conjunction with these issues, the Reichspost posted advertisements depicting the stamps and encouraging patrons to purchase them for the benefit of the charity.

These advertisements included this A2-sized poster.

[Not a valid template]In addition, the Reichspost allowed the bulk purchase of these stamps. The most common form used for these purchases was a postcard depicting the stamps on the front, with blanks for the quantities desired.