Germany-Third Reich 1935 Saar Referendum
- Label ; "Deutsche Reichspoat"; 1935; commemorative stamps of the issue to the "Popular referendum about the Saarland"; stamp motive with a mother welcomed her child after a teplate by Emmy Glitzer (1899-1992) (It is meant the Saar plebiscite on 13 January 1935.); issue of 4 stamps each in the same drawing but with color differences.
The "Popular referendum about the Saarland" took place on the 13 January 1935 under the supervion of the Legaue of Nations. Eligible to vote were ca. 540,000 people. Ca. 90.5 % of these voted for an annexion of the Saarland to Germany, whereas only 0.4% were for an annexion to France. With the 01 March 1935 took place the incorporation of the Saarland to the German Empire with a new "Gauleiter" for the Nazi-"Gau Saarland". This was Josef Bürckel (1895-1944).
- Issue date : 16 January 1935
- Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 565-588; Yvert & Tellier: No. 525-527; Scott: No. 448-451
- Colors : blackish red brown - dark green to blackish opal green, dark carmine red . black blue
- Watermark : Germany No. 4 (crosses (swastikas))
- Nominal values : 3 - 5 - 12 - 25 (Reichspfennig)
- Postage validity : to 31 December 1936
- Designed by : Emmy Glitzer (1899-1992)
- Printed by : "Reichsdruckerei", Berlin
- Print process : Photogravure on coated paper
- Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
- Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp: 19.5 x 24.0 mm
- Variant :
- - 25 (Rpf) : also imperforate
Commemorative stamps of the issue to the "Popular referendum about the Saarland"
(issue of 4 stamps)