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A view of German stamps during 1939..........

16th Febuary 1939. International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition

4th April 1939. Vocational Championships

A set of two stamps with the design depicting an eagle above a Hitler Youth diamond shaped badge, with a cog wheel, emblem of technical branches.

13th April 1939. Hitlers 50th Birthday Issue

Hitlers 50th Birthday (20th April 1939) saw the issue of a commemorative stamp

22nd April 1939. Garden Show in Stuttgart

1st May, became a German national holiday for the workers since 1933 by decree of Hitler.

18th May 1939. Nürburgring Circuit Races

The same set issued in February 1939, but this time with the overprint
"Nürburgring-Rennen" (Nürburgring Circuit Automobile Races)

18th June 1939. 70th Anniversary German Derby

70 years of the German Derby in Horner Moor, Hamburg.

12th July 1939. The Brown Ribbon Race 1939

The 6th year of the "Brown Ribbon" races in Munich-Riem.

12th July 1939. German Art Day in Munich

25th August 1939. The Rally that never happened

25th August 1939 saw the release of a commemorative stamp and an official postcard for the 1939 Nuremberg party rally (2nd - 11th September 1939), the rally was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Although groups of Hitler Youth had set out on their march to Nuremberg almost a week before. Some mobile post offices with special rally handstamps may have been used prior to 1st September 1939.

15th September 1939. Reichspost Workers Set

Issued to help Reichspost charities, stamps valid until 31st December 1940.

18th September 1939. "Danzig is German again"

On 1st September 1939 Danzig was once more German, the only resistance
came from the Polish Post Office, but this fell to the "SS-Heimwehr Danzig".

1st October 1939. Danzig - Definitive set with overprint

At first, only valid in Danzig, but from the 21st October valid in all of Germany. (valid until 31st December 1940).

27th October 1939. Winter Relief Fund 1939

A set of nine stamps for the first wartime Winter Relief Fund.
(The blue 25 Rpf stamp was not on sale until 9th November 1939)

1st November 1939. Newspaper Stamps

These newspaper stamps were sold to publishers of newspapers and magazines for sending abroad. They were only sold to publishers who were on a list of pro-Nazi publishing houses. This was done to stop anti Nazi publications reaching the outside world in the countries that still remained neutral.

These stamps were forbidden to be used for other postal purposes.