More than an analog pre-paid System – the good old stamp

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The Germans are sending fewer and fewer letters. A shame, because since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany 70 years ago, stamps have always been a reflection of German history. A tribute to a small piece of paper.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1949: the topping-out ceremony for the opening of the Bundestag

    After on 14. August 1949, the first German Parliament was elected, and entered this three and a half weeks later, on 7. In September, a first meeting. For this occasion, the first two stamps of the Federal Republic of Germany, brought into circulation. The graphic shows a topping, comes from the German Designer and stamp artist Max Bittrof (1890-1972).

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1959: Count “according to Adam Riese”

    The German mathematician Adam Ries (1492-1559) wore in the 16th century. Century, largely in Arabic numerals replaced the Roman number font. Even today, Germans use the phrase, “according to Adam Riese, the results…” if you do the math for something. This stamp shows the only contemporary figure of the Mathematician.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1969: 50 Years Of Women’s Right To Vote

    2019 Germany celebrated the introduction of women’s suffrage 100 years ago. And also for the 50. Anniversary appreciated were the Pioneers, and women’s rights Marie Juchacz, Marie-Elisabeth Lüders and Helene Weber for their merits activists – with this Block of stamps of the Deutsche Bundespost 1969.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1979: Congratulations, Paul Klee

    Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most important artists of the classical Modern. His extensive body of work follows many art movements, from expressionism and constructivism to surrealism. Again and again he has tried new forms and techniques. On the occasion of his 100. Birthday shows this stamp of 1979 Klee’s watercolor “bird garden” (1924).

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1989: 100 Years Of The Artists ‘ Village Of Worpswede

    Worpswede is an artists ‘ village near Bremen. 130 years ago, three young painters founded an artists ‘ colony. In addition to Paula Modersohn-Becker, Fritz Overbeck, Carl Vinnen, the artists Heinrich Vogeler was a member of the community. This stamp, released as part of the 100-year anniversary of the colony, shows Vogelers famous “summer night” (1905), also known as “The concert”.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1999: German Design in the Block

    Particularly sought after by collectors of so-called block letter marks. They usually consist of a plurality of contiguous stamps. Because of their size and because the purchase price is often above the postage value – they are rarely used for Franking. The first Block of post was printed in 1959, since then there have been more than 80 different issues.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    2009: Schiller’s Letters

    To 250. Birthday of Friedrich Schiller appeared on this stamp with a quote by the German poet. It comes from the treatise “On the aesthetic education of man” Schiller between February and December, 1793, wrote first in 27 letters, and in the following years, the thrust in the literary magazine “die Horen”, published.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    2019: 100 Years Of Bauhaus

    100 years ago, the architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in Weimar. With the design school, Gropius wanted to reunite art with craft. In his Manifesto he wrote: “architects, sculptors, painters, we must all return to crafts!” The art school is one of Germany’s most powerful cultural exports of the 20th century. Century.

    Author: Paula Roesler


  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1949: the topping-out ceremony for the opening of the Bundestag

    After on 14. August 1949, the first German Parliament was elected, and entered this three and a half weeks later, on 7. In September, a first meeting. For this occasion, the first two stamps of the Federal Republic of Germany, brought into circulation. The graphic shows a topping, comes from the German Designer and stamp artist Max Bittrof (1890-1972).

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1959: Count “according to Adam Riese”

    The German mathematician Adam Ries (1492-1559) wore in the 16th century. Century, largely in Arabic numerals replaced the Roman number font. Even today, Germans use the phrase, “according to Adam Riese, the results…” if you do the math for something. This stamp shows the only contemporary figure of the Mathematician.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1969: 50 Years Of Women’s Right To Vote

    2019 Germany celebrated the introduction of women’s suffrage 100 years ago. And also for the 50. Anniversary appreciated were the Pioneers, and women’s rights Marie Juchacz, Marie-Elisabeth Lüders and Helene Weber for their merits activists – with this Block of stamps of the Deutsche Bundespost 1969.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1979: Congratulations, Paul Klee

    Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most important artists of the classical Modern. His extensive body of work follows many art movements, from expressionism and constructivism to surrealism. Again and again he has tried new forms and techniques. On the occasion of his 100. Birthday shows this stamp of 1979 Klee’s watercolor “bird garden” (1924).

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1989: 100 Years Of The Artists ‘ Village Of Worpswede

    Worpswede is an artists ‘ village near Bremen. 130 years ago, three young painters founded an artists ‘ colony. In addition to Paula Modersohn-Becker, Fritz Overbeck, Carl Vinnen, the artists Heinrich Vogeler was a member of the community. This stamp, released as part of the 100-year anniversary of the colony, shows Vogelers famous “summer night” (1905), also known as “The concert”.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    1999: German Design in the Block

    Particularly sought after by collectors of so-called block letter marks. They usually consist of a plurality of contiguous stamps. Because of their size and because the purchase price is often above the postage value – they are rarely used for Franking. The first Block of post was printed in 1959, since then there have been more than 80 different issues.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    2009: Schiller’s Letters

    To 250. Birthday of Friedrich Schiller appeared on this stamp with a quote by the German poet. It comes from the treatise “On the aesthetic education of man” Schiller between February and December, 1793, wrote first in 27 letters, and in the following years, the thrust in the literary magazine “die Horen”, published.

  • History on two square centimeters: stamps from Germany

    2019: 100 Years Of Bauhaus

    100 years ago, the architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in Weimar. With the design school, Gropius wanted to reunite art with craft. In his Manifesto he wrote: “architects, sculptors, painters, we must all return to crafts!” The art school is one of Germany’s most powerful cultural exports of the 20th century. Century.

    Author: Paula Roesler


Admittedly, the Image of the stamp has suffered in Germany difficult. Who came in the past few years, in the embarrassment that kept the stamps from the Desk drawer to dig out, had to maximum not more likely to notice that their value is sufficient for a standard letter.

For years, the prices increase in small steps. Two cents, three cents, eight cents, ten cents. This sometimes leads to the fact that postal consignments have to be with other brands covered. The result is a stamp mosaic, which needs to be each of the philatelists, a horror is. Because beautiful, that’s for sure, these are not pragmatic Cent marks. This stamps can be much more than an analog Prepaid System. Selected with care, you will be the Grand finale of a correspondence and tell often a story of your own.

At the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the German Federal post these stamp block

Image of German history

A look at German stamp archives shows that on the Basis of the small paper marks significant events from the past seven decades, Federal Republic of Germany can easily be reconstructed. Since the first session of the German Bundestag on 7. September 1949, year after year, a new postage stamp motifs, which in its Fullness is a remarkable Image of German history present.

However, it is to create these pieces of jewellery nowadays increasingly rare on an envelope. During 2006, there were in Germany around 70 million letters per year, were it ten years later just under 60 million.

Stamps with chocolate taste

Nevertheless, In international comparison, the Germans are still as diligent letter-writer. In Denmark, for example, the amount of letters between 2003 and 2016 dropped to 65 percent, in the Netherlands in the same period by almost 50 percent.

To counter this Trend, the Belgians in 2013, particularly creative. As chocolates-Nation you have missed your stamps that certain Something and 300,000 stamps with chocolate taste published.

For the “Black ones”, the first in Germany issued stamp (1849), numbers of collectors, up to 3000 Euro

Letters to write with all the senses, perhaps the to the rescue! But be careful: A postcard App will have found that we take in Moisten a stamp with the tongue, a tenth of a calorie to us. And in England the Royal Mail in 2001, announced that the Lick of a stamp equal to 5.9 calories would be included.

But what’s a few extra calories in the year are given a handful of dear letters?