Header Image

NAZI GERMANY
STAMPS
1941

line

MICHEL 762
STAMP DAY
(Tag der briefmarke)

Issued: 12th Jan 1941. The Day of the stamp was first celebrated in Austria in December 1935 and was the inspiration of Hans von Rudolphi. In Germany stamp Day was first celebrated in January 1936 on Heinrich von Stephan's (Postmaster General of the Third Reich) birthday. This stamp was designed by Erich Meerwald a German painter, artist and stamp designer (see also the National Automobile Exhibition stamps of 1939). 24 Pfennings were donated to cultural groups for each stamp sold. This stamp shows the Postillon (a coachman) blowing a posthorn with the globe behind. The stamp was engraved on unwatermarked sheets (10x5) at the Vienna State Printing Office and is Perf K14.

image
image
image
Mi 762
6Pf+24Pf
blackish green.
More Details

There were ten special postmarks, all with different military themes used with the release of this stamp. There were also 9 postcards released at about the same time, one was an official postcard with a 6Pf indicia Hindenburg stamp as well as a set of 8 postcards issued by the KdF Collectors Group.

line

MICHEL 763
GERMAN-ITALIAN FRATERNITY in ARMS

Issued: 30th Jan 1941. This Prof. Richard Klein designed stamp was produced on swastika watermarked paper in sheets of 50 stamps (10x5) and was valid until the end of 1942. It was Perf K 14. There was a special postmark used only on the 30th January 1941 in Berlin, Vienna and Munich.

image
image
image
Mi 763
12Pf+38Pf
dark carmine red (shades).
Mussolini and Hitler
More Details


line

MICHEL 764 to 767
LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR / (Leipziger Messe)

Issued: 1st Mar 1941 to celebrate the Leipzig Spring Fair. These 4 Eric Stahl designed stamps were printed at the State Prinitng Works in Vienna on unwatermarked paper in sheets of 50 stamps (5x10) and were Perf K 14. There were 6 different Special postmarks used between March 1st and 7th 1941 as well as two slogan postmarks.

image
image
image
image
Mi 764
3Pf
reddish bown
House of Nations, Liepzig
More Details
Mi 765
6Pf
blackish geen
Cloth Hall
More Details
Mi 766
12Pf
dark brownish red
Exhibition Building
More Details
Mi 767
25Pf
dark cobalt
Railway Station
More Details

The history of the Leipzig fairs dates back to around 1165. In 1937, Leipzig was renamed Reichsmessestadt Leipzig (Imperial Trade Fair City Leipzig) by the Nazis.

line

MICHEL 768 to 771
VIENNA SPRING FAIR
(Wiener Frühjahrsmesse)

Issued: 8th Mar 1941. The Vienna Spring Fair of 1941 was held the week following the Leipzig fair and was commemorated by this set of 4 Prof. W. Dachaur designed stamps. Again produced on unwatermarked paper these stamps were printed on sheets of 50 stamps (10x5) and were Perf K 14. A Special postmark and an accompanying slogan postmark were used between the 9th and 16th March 1941.

image
image
image
image
Mi 768
3Pf
bright sienn.
Dancer
More Details
Mi 769
6Pf
dark bluish green
Arms and Exhibition Building
More Details
Mi 770
12Pf
dark red
Allegory and Municipal Theatre
More Details
Mi 771
25Pf
dark cobalt
Prince Eugene's Equestrian Monument
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 24th Mar
General Erwin Rommel launches the first offensive in Cyrenaica as the war heats up in North Africa.


line

BREAKING NEWS: 6th Apr
Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece in an effort to clean up Mussolini's mess.


line

MICHEL 772
HITLER's 52nd BIRTHDAY

Issued: 17th Apr 1941. Hitler's birthday in 1941 was commemorated by the issue of this E. R. Vogenaur designed stamp from a photo by Hitler's personal photographer Herman Hoffmann. Printed on swastika watermarked paper the stamp was manufactured on sheets of 50 (10x5) and is Perf 14¼ x 13½. There were also a series of 4 special postmarks available on the day itself, 20th April 1941. In addition there was a seies of 8 postcards availbale.

image
image
image
Mi 772
12Pf+38Pf
dark brownish red
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 9th May
The Royal Navy captures submarine U110 and with it an Enigma coding machine. The capture of this machine is pivotal in the Allies efforts to break Germany's wartime codes.


line

MICHEL 773 to 778
POSTAL EMPLOYEES'
& HITLER's CULTURE FUND

Issued: 16th May 1941. This series of 6 von Axster Heüdtlass designed stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper in sheets of 50 (5x10) by the Vienna State Printing Works and were Perf K 13½ x 14¼. There were no special postmarks but there was a postcard made available. There was a re-issue of these stamps in 1944 with different colours and different surcharge amounts.

image
image
image
image
Mi 773
6+9Pf
black green
Hoisting the Flag
More Details
Mi 774
8+12Pf
blackish brownish red
Gold Flag winners
More Details
Mi 775
12+18Pf
magenta
Cross Country Motor Race
More Details
Mi 776
16+24Pf
black grey
Postal Guards
More Details
image
image
image
image
Mi 777
20+30Pf
lilac ultramarine
Glider Production
More Details
Mi 778
24+36Pf
black purple violet
Old postal coach
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 20th May
German airbourne troops invade the island of Crete.


line

MICHEL 779
The BLUE RIBBON

Issued: 20th Jun 1941. This stamp was designed by Erich Meerwald and was engraved by Prof. F. Lorber for printing at the Vienna State Printing works. Produced on sheets of 50 stamps (10x5) on unwatermarked paper and Perf K 14. There is a special postmark depicting the Hamburg coat of Arms.

image
image
image
Mi 779
25Pf+100Pf
dark violet ultramarine
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 22nd Jun
German troops invade Russia under Operation Barbarossa.


line

MICHEL 780
The BROWN RIBBON

Issued:: 20th Jul 1941. The 8th Brown Ribbon of Germany was held in the last week of July 1941. Prof. Richard Klein designed the stamp and it was printed on sheets of 50 (5x10) on unwatermarked paper at the Vienna State Printing Works and was Perf K 14. There are 2 special postmarks and a special slogan postmark marking the event.

image
image
image
Mi 780
42Pf+108Pf
dark reddish brown
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 25th Jul
Germany introduces the world's first postal code system that will eventually be adopted by postal agencies all over the world.


line

MICHEL 781 to 798
HITLER HEAD DEFINITIVES

Issued: 1st Aug 1941. Michel Numbers 781 to 786 (1Pf through 8Pf) were designed by Prof. Richard Klein and printed at the State Printing Works in Berlin. They were printed Typography on coated paper and Perf K 14 x 14¼. Michel Numbers 787 through 792 (10Pf to 24Pf) were designed by Erich Meerwald and were produced by Recess printing on normal paper, again at the State Printing Works in Berlin.

Michel Numbers 793 through 798 (25Pf to 80Pf) were recess printed on coated paper from a design by Erich Meerwald (Michel 795, 42Pf, was printed only in 1944). Finally the remaining values 1RM through 5RM (Mi 799-802) were issued 20th Mar 1942 (perf A) and 1944 (perf B) by the State Printing Works in Vienna from a design by W.Dachauer and engraved by Prof E.Lorber.

image
image
image
image
Mi 781
1Pf
dar to blackish grey
More Details
Mi 782
3Pf
dark yellow brown
Sheet
More Details
Mi 783
4Pf
dark to blackish Prussian blue
Sheet
More Details
Mi 784
5Pf
blackish yellow green
Sheet
More Details

image
image
image
image
Mi 785
6Pf
dark bluish violet
Sheet
More Details
Mi 786
8Pf
orange red
Sheet
More Details
Mi 787
10Pf
sienna
Sheet
More Details
Mi 788
12Pf
lilac red
Sheet
More Details

image
image
image
image
Mi 789
15Pf
lilac brown
Sheet
More Details
Mi 790
16Pf
dark green blue
Sheet
More Details
Mi 791
20Pf
ultramarine to dark cobalt
Sheet
More Details
Mi 792
24Pf
dark orange brown
Sheet
More Details

image
image
image
image
Mi 793
25Pf
dark violet ultramarine
Sheet
More Details
Mi 794
30Pf
blackish greenish olive
More Details
Mi 795
40Pf
dark lilac purple
Sheet
More Details
Mi A795
42Pf
blackish yellow emerald green
More Details

image
image
image
image
Mi 796
50Pf
black opal green
Sheet
More Details
Mi 797
60Pf
dark carmine brown
Sheet
More Details
Mi 798
80Pf
black grey blue
More Details

The 3Pf, 6Pf, 8Pf, 12Pf, 40Pf, 42Pf, 1RM, 2RM and 3RM were also all printed imperforate on both yellowish and normal paper. There is also a series of 8 plain postcards associated with these stamps.
line

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Sep
The siege of Lennningrad begins.


line

MICHEL 803
BERLIN DERBY

Issued: 9th Sep 1941. Designed by E. Meerwald and recess printed at the State Printing Works in Berlin this unwatermarked stamp was produced on sheets of 50 (5x10). There were 2 special postmarks showing horses racing each other. These special cancels are very similar in that they differ only slightly in that one has 'ss' and the other has 'β' in the word 'Grosser' and they were only used on the day of the race, 14th Sep 1941.

image
image
image
Mi 803
25Pf+50Pf
dark ultramarine
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
More Details


line

MICHEL 804 and 805
VIENNA FAIR

Issued on 16th Sep 1941 and recess printed at the State Printing Works, Vienna these two commemorative stamps were designed by Prof. E. Puchinger (12Pf + 8Pf) and Prof. F. Zerritsch (15Pf + 10Pf). Mi804 depicts a view out of the window of the Belvedere Palace and Mi805 shows a view of the palace gardens.

image
image
image
image
Mi 804
12Pf+8Pf
black pink
Belvedere Palace, Vienna
More Details
Mi 805
15Pf+10Pf
blackish grey violet
Belvedere Gardens, Vienna
More Details

There were two special postmarks and a slogan postmark.
line

BREAKING NEWS: 29th Sep
Babi Yar massacre – German troops, assisted by Ukrainian police and local collaborators, killed 33,771 Jews of Kiev, Ukraine.


line

MICHEL 806 to 809
INTEGRATION of STYRIA
CARINTHIA & CARNIOLA

Issued: 29th Sep 1941. Designed by E. Meerwald and printed Photogravure on coated paper by the State Printing Works in Vienna these stamps were available on sheets of 50.(10x5) Perf K 14. There were 4 special postmarks, one each from the towns of Marburg, Meistern, Pettau and Veldes.

image
image
image
image
Mi 806
3Pf+7Pf
blackish orange brown
Marberg
More Details
Mi 807
6Pf+9Pf
blackish blue violet
Veldes
More Details
Mi 808
12Pf+13Pf
brownish carmine
Pettau
More Details
Mi 809
25Pf+15Pf
dark violet ultramarine
Triglav
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 27th Nov
German troops get as close as they ever will to the city of Moscow in Russia.


line

MICHEL 810
150th ANNIV of MOZART's DEATH

Issued: 28th Nov 1941. Michel 810 was designed by H. Ranzoni and was valid for use until 31st Dec 1942. This 6+4Pf stamp depicts Mozart's profile and was produced on sheets of 50 (10x5). The printing is recess priniting from the Vienna State Printing Works. There is no watermark, the perforations are K 14 and the gum is glossy and yellowish in colour.

image
image
image
Mi 810
6Pf+4Pf
blackish brown violet
More Details

line

BREAKING NEWS: 11th Dec
Germany and Italy declare war on the United States.



image
image


line

This page was last updated
18-Sep-2020 12:48