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NAZI GERMANY
STAMPS
1935


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BREAKING NEWS: 13th Jan
The plebiscite in the Saar Region votes by over 90% to return to German control.


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MICHEL 565 to 568
SAAR VOTING
(Mother With Child)

These 4 stamps were issued on the 16th January 1935 and were the only stamps designed by a woman during the Third Reich period. Fraülien Emmy Glintzer designed the stamps depicting a more motherly Germania (when compared to the earlier Germania series of the German Empire) welcoming back her daughter. The imagery is meant to represent the German Empire welcoming the Saarland back into the German family. The stamps were produced on sheets (10x10) on coated paper, swastika watermark and perf K 14.

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Mi 565
3Pf
dark reddish brown (shades)
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Mi 566
6Pf
black opal green (shades)
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Mi 567
12Pf
brownish carmine
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Mi 568
25Pf
dark violet ultramarine
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There were two Slogan postmarks used with this issue

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BREAKING NEWS: 16th Mar
Hitler announces German rearmament in violation of the Treaty of Versaille, Britain and France take no action.


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MICHEL 569 and 570
SOLDIER'S and HEROE'S DAY
(Heldengedenktag 0

These 2 stamps were issued on 15th March 1935 and were valid through 31st December 1936. Hans Schweitzer designed these 'steel helmets' in remembrance of the dead from the First World War. Memorial Day was previously observed on November 13th each year but Hitler changed the name of the day from "War Memorial Day" to "War Heroes Memorial Day" and moved the date to 16th March each year. The stamps were produced on coated paper on sheets (10x10), with swastika watermark, Perf K 14 and are either type 'x' (with vertical gum rippling) or type 'y' (with horizontal gum rippling).

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Mi 569
6Pf
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Mi 570
12Pf
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Hans Schweitzer was a prolific Nazi artist (also known as Mjölnir, after Thor's hammer) who was also responsible for many of the propaganda posters printed during the 1930's, namely those depicting crude images of SA members standing heroically alongside Heer soldiers. After the war Schweitzer worked for the West German federal press designing posters for far right organizations.

There was no special postmark or slogan postmark associated with this issue

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MICHEL 571 and 572
APPRENTICE'S VOCATIONAL CONTEST
(Reichsberufswettkampf)

The 1st Apprentice's Vocational Contest was held on the 1st of May 1935 and annualy thereafter. Designed by Karl Diebitsch these two stamps were issued on the 26th April 1935 and were valid until 31st December 1936. The design shows a hand holding aloft a crown of laurel leaves and behind is the flag of the Hitler Youth Organisation. The stamps were available on sheets (10x10) on coated paper, Perf K 14 and are either type 'x' (with vertical gum rippling) or type 'y' (with horizontal gum rippling). These stamps were unwatermarked.

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Mi 571
6Pf
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Mi 572
12Pf
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MICHEL 573 to 575
GERMAN COMPOSERS

Designed by Prof. Ferdinand Spiegel, these stamps were issued on 21st June 1935 and were valid until the end of 1936. The stamps represent three of Germany's greatest composers. The 6Pf commemorates the 350th birthday of Schultz (1585-1672), the 12Pf celebrates the 250th birthday of Bach (1685-1750) and the 25Pf the 250th birthday of Handel (1685-1759). They were engraved on sheets (10x10) with swastika watermark and were Perf K14.

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Mi 573
6Pf
Heinrich Schütz
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Mi 574
12Pf
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Mi 575
25Pf
Georg Friedrich Händel
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There were three Slogan postmarks associated with this issue

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BLOCK 3
OSTROPA Minisheet

Issued to celebrate OSTROPA - Eastern European Stamp Exhibition in Königsberg. This mini-sheet was designed by Prof. Franz Martin and was issued on 23rd June 1935 with validity through the end of 1936. There were 4 stamps on the mini-sheet and these had images of Allenstein Castle, The Tannenburg Memorial, Königsberg Castle and Heilsberg Caste. The minisheet has a "OSTROPA" watermark on the top and a "1935" watermark at the bottom. On the reverse fo the sheet the stamps have a "German Knight's Cross" watermark.

Due to the high sulphurific content of the minisheet it was common practise to remove the gum from the sheet and the stamps. Miniature sheets with gum intact sell for much higher prices than those with the gum removed.

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Block 3
OSTROPA Minisheet
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There were three Special postmarks and 2 Slogan Postmarks associated with this issue

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MICHEL 576 to 579
OSTROPA

See Block 3 above. The stamps are perf 14 and were valid for use until 31st Dec 1935.

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Mi 576
3Pf
bright red brown
Allensten Castle
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Mi 577
6Pf
black bluish green
Tannenberg Memorial
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Mi 578
12Pf
carmine red
Konigsberg Castle
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Mi 579
25Pf
blackish cobalt
Hellsberg Castle
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MICHEL 580 to 583
100th ANNIV of GERMAN RAILWAYS

Issued on 10th July 1935 these 4 Karl Diebitsch designed stamps were valid thought the end of 1936. They were produced on sheets (10x10) on swastika watermarked paper and were Perf K 14.

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Mi 580
6Pf
black green
'Der Adler'
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Mi 581
12Pf
brownish carmine
Modern Express
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Mi 582
25Pf
lilac ultramarine
'The Flying Hamburger'
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Mi 583
40Pf
blackish lilac purple
Streamlined Express
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There was no special postmark used with this issue, however there was a special postmark issued for the related German Railway Exhibition in Nurnburg from 14th July though 13th October 1935.

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MICHEL 584 and 585
HITLER YOUTH MOVEMENT
(Welttreffen der H.J. Hitlerjugend)

This series of two stamps was also designed by Karl Diebitsch and was issued on 25th July 1935. They were produced on sheets of 100 which bore a swastika watermark. The stamps depict a Hitler Youth (Jungvolk) member blowing a trumpet which has the flag of the Hitler Youth emblazioned on it. Hitler Youth jamborees were held at various cities thoughout the year. the stamps themselves were produced on sheets (10x10) on coated, swastika watermarked paper and are Perf K 14. There are two variations - type 'x' has vertical gum rippling and type 'y' has horizontal gum rippling.

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Mi 584
6Pf
black green opal
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Mi 585
15Pf
dark lilac carmine
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There were a series of postmarks used to celebrate these events

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MICHEL 586 and 587
7th NÜRNBERG REICHSPARTEITAG
(Rally of Freedom)

These two stamps were issued on sheets of 100 on 30th August 1935 and were designed by Karl Diebitsch. This particular issue was to celebrate the 7th Nürnberg Party Rally. The stamps were engraved on sheets (10x10) on coated paper with swastika watermark Perf K 14. There are two variants, type 'x' with the swastika leg to the left and type 'y' with the swastika leg to the right.

The 7th Nazi Party Congress held in Nürnberg is called the "Rally of Freedom" (Reichsparteitag der Freiheit) in reference to the reintroduction of compulsory military service and Germany's "liberation" from the Treaty of Versailles.

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Mi 586
6Pf
black green
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Mi 587
12Pf
brownish carmine
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The Nürnberg Rallies were a series of rallies held annually by the Nazi Party from 1923 through to 1938 in the Cities of Münich (1923-1925), Weimar (1926) and from 1927 exclusively in Nürnberg. These rallies were huge propaganda events where Adolf Hitler would pronounce past glories as well as future policy. The rally of 1935 was the 7th Party Congress and came to be known as the "Rally of Freedom", the word freedom relating to Germany's liberation from the Versailles Treaty. There was a well known 28 minute movie "Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht" (Freedom Day: Our Wehrmacht) made at the rally by director and Nazi sympathiser Leni Riefenstahl.

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MICHEL 588 to 597
GERMAN WELFARE FUND
(Deutsche Nothilfe / Volkstrachten)

This series of 10 stamps were issued on 4th October 1935 and were valid through the end of December 1936. A series of postcards was also issued on the 1st of October 1935. The stamps were printed in sheets of 100 as well as in Booklet form. They were produced on swastika watermarked paper and were Perf K 14.

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Mi 588
3Pf+2Pf
dark brown
East Prussian costume
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Mi 589
4Pf+3Pf
dark grey blue
Silesian costume
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Mi 590
5Pf+3Pf
blackish yellow emerald green
Rhineland costume
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Mi 591
6Pf+4Pf
blackish green
Lower Saxony costume
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Mi 592
8Pf+4Pf
dark brown orange
Kurmark costume
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Mi 593
12Pf+6Pf
blackish pink red
Black Forest costume
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Mi 594
15Pf+10Pf
red brown
Hesse costume
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Mi 595
25Pf+15Pf
violet ultramarine
Upper Bavaria costume
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Mi 596
30Pf+20Pf
black olive brown
Friesland costume
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Mi 597
40Pf+35Pf
blackish lilac purple
Franconia costume
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MICHEL 598 and 599
12th ANNIV of the BEER HALL PUTSCH

These two identical stamps (except the colour and value) were designed by H. Raebiger on sheets of 100 on 5th November 1935. They were valid until the end of 1936. The design shows an SA (SturmAbteilung) member holding aloft the "blood flag" that became synonymous with the failed 1923 Munich putsch where the Nazi's attempted to gain control of the Bavarian Government by force. The stamps were produced on swastika watermark paper and were Perf K 14. There were two variants, type 'x' with vertically ribbed gum and type 'y' with horizontal ribbed gum.

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Mi 598
3Pf
black orange brown
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Mi 599
12Pf
dark red
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This was the first German stamp to commemorate the failed 1923 Putsch.

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MICHEL 600X to 602Y
4th OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
(Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

Issued to generate interest in the upcoming 1936 4th Winter Olympics these stamps were made available on 25th November 1935 and were valid until 30th June 1937. These 3 Max Eschle designed stamps promote speed skating, Ski-Jumping and Bob-Sledding, three of the more popular Winter Olympic events. The stamps were produced on sheets (10x10) with swastika watermark perf K 14. There are two variants, type 'x' with the swatika leg to the left and type 'y' with the swastika leg to the right. These were the first Reich stamps to feature the designers name.

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Mi 600X
6Pf+4Pf
blackish green
Skating
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Mi 601X
12Pf+6Pf
dark lilac red
Ski Jumping
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Mi 602Y
25Pf+15Pf
violet ultramarine
Bobsleighing
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There were 2 special postmarks, three slogan postmarks and 2 commemorative Postcards

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