Germany-Third Reich 1937 Charity - WHW

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  • Label : "Deutsche Reichspost"; semi-postal charity stamps for the "Winterhilfswerk - Ships"; issue of 9 stamps


Stamp datas:

  • Issue date : 04 November 1937
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 651-659; Yvert & Tellier: No. 594-602; Scott: No. B107-B115; AFA: No. 646-654
  • Colors :
- (blackish) orange brown to dark brown - blue black to green black - dark emerald green to green - ...
- ...- (blackish) grey green to dark green - (blackish) yellow red to dark orange red - (blackish) brown red to red - ...
- ...- (blackish) carmine brown to dark lilac brown - black ultramarine to dark blue - (blackish) red lilac to (dark) purple
  • Watermark : Germany No. 4 (crosses (swastikas))
  • Nominal values :
- 3+2 - 4+3 - 5+3 - 6+4 - 8+4 -...
- ...- 12+6 - 15+10 - 25+15 - 40+35 (Reichspfennig)
(The surcharge was for the "Winterhilfswerk".)
  • Postage validity : to 30 June 1938
  • Designed by : Werner von Axter-Heudtlass (1898-1949)
  • Printed by : "Reichsdruckerei", Berlin
  • Print process : Recess printing
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 26.5 x 21.0 mm
  • Variants :
- Michel type "y" = gum ripped horizontal (usual)
- Michel type "x" = gum ripped vertical (rare)
- booklets with advertisement fields

Stamps

Michel No. 651, mint
Michel No. 651, postmarked at "Dresden", 23-06-1938
Michel No. 652, mint
Michel No. 652, postmarked at "Berlin O", 18-03-1938
Michel No. 653, mint
Michel No. 653, postmarked at "Naumburg 2", 02-1938
Michel No. 654, mint
Michel No. 654, postmarked at "Naumburg 2", 14-04-1938
Michel No. 655, mint
Michel No. 655, postmarked at "Berlin O17", 18-03-1938
Michel No. 656, mint
Michel No. 656, postmarked on 29-04-1938
Michel No. 657, mint
Michel No. 657, postmarked
Michel No. 658, mint
Michel No. 658, postmarked
Michel No. 659, mint
Michel No. 659, postmarked at "Osnabrück", 06-12-1937


To the stamp motives:
- Michel No. 651, 3+2: Life boat "Bremen" of the "German Society for a Sea Rescue"
- Michel No. 652, 4+3: Lightship "Elbe-1"
- Michel No. 653, 5+3: Fishing boats on the Curian Spit
- Michel No. 654, 6+4: KdF-ship "Wilhelm Gustloff" in front of Madeira
- Michel No. 655, 8+4: 4-mast-bark "Padua" (later "Krusenstern")
- Michel No. 656, 12+6: Steamer "Tannenberg" of the "East Prussian Naval Service"
- Michel No. 657, 15+10: Ferry "Schwerin" of the line Warnemünde-Gedser
- Michel No. 658, 25+10: Liner "Hamburg" of the "Hapag Lloyd"
- Michel No. 659, 40+35: Liner "Europa" of the "North German Lloyd"