German Castles

Weimar Postage Stamps


Watermark 2 Y
Horizontal Waffles


Watermark 2 X

This series was issued on 1 November 1932 to benefit the Deutsche Nothilfe charity program.

The stamps depict:

  • 4+2 Pf — Wartburg
  • 6+4 Pf — Stolzenfels Castle
  • 12+3 Pf — Nuremberg Castle
  • 25+10 Pf — Lichtenstein Castle
  • 40+40 Pf — Marburg Castle

MiNr 478 has watermark 2 X, while all  others have watermark 2 Y.

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.