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Stamps are popular collectables and tiny works of art.

The meaning of stamps

Stamps are far more than just a means of pay­ing for postage: They re­flect their times and rep­re­sent Ger­many abroad – they are al­so tiny works of art and can even be used to make a do­na­tion to char­i­ty. Few peo­ple re­alise that all stamps bear­ing the in­scrip­tion “Deutsch­land” are is­sued by the Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry.


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Special stamps

Stamps add a dec­o­ra­tive touch to our post, are re­flec­tions of their times, and can even be used to make a do­na­tion to char­i­ty. The Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry is­sues around 50 of these lit­tle works of art ev­ery year. Here is an overview of all spe­cial stamps from 2010 to to­day.


Stamp programme 2019

Ger­many’s spe­cial stamps in 2019 show­case 52 dif­fer­ent themes. The stamp pro­gramme com­mit­tee at the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Fi­nance se­lect­ed these themes from a wide as­sort­ment of pro­pos­als sub­mit­ted by in­sti­tu­tions and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als (file does not meet ac­ces­si­bil­i­ty stan­dards).

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Plus stamps

Ger­man stamps can be used to do a good deed since 1949. Ev­ery year, the Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry is­sues spe­cial “plus stamps” which cost a lit­tle ex­tra in ad­di­tion to the postage fee. The ex­tra charge goes to char­i­ty. These “plus stamps” now gen­er­ate around €10 mil­lion for a good cause ev­ery year.