German Buildings

Weimar Postage Stamps

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Watermark 2 X
Vertical Waffles

This series was issued on 1 November 1931 to benefit the Deutsche Nothilfe charity program.

The stamps depict:

  • 8+4 Pf — Dresden Fortress (Kennel)
  • 15+5 Pf — Breslau City Hall
  • 25+10 Pf — Heidelberg Castle
  • 50+40 Pf — Lubeck City Gate (Holstentor)

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.

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.