This educational site examines Nazi postal stamps. Like other totalitarian countries, Nazi Germany used stamps as a conscious medium for its political and cultural beliefs, and Nazi stamps were therefore a very explicit form of propaganda. This was also true for the stamps of Nazi Germany's allies and puppet-states.
Examine each stamp carefully. Which value, issue or achievement is portrayed? I'm sure you'll agree that these stamps are not merely pieces of paper to collect for their aesthetic or monetary value; they are primary documents that connect us quite vividly to the aspirations of the Nazi regime.
Click on a link to the left to view an enlarged, colour version of each stamp. Please be patient, as many of these pictures are very large. The pictures are optimized for a 1024x768 video display. Unless indicated otherwise, all of these stamps are from my collection. Where possible, Scott Catalogue numbers have been included for those interested in stamp collecting.
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