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Stamps are popular collectables and tiny works of art.

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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.


Presentation of the new German-Indian special stamp

It has been 70 years since In­dia and Ger­many es­tab­lished diplo­mat­ic re­la­tions, and the Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry is is­su­ing a spe­cial stamp to mark this an­niver­sary. Par­lia­men­tary State Sec­re­tary Sarah Ry­glews­ki pre­sent­ed the joint stamp in a video mes­sage.


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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 2021

Ev­ery year, the Fi­nance Min­istry is­sues around 50 spe­cial-edi­tion stamps de­pict­ing themes that re­flect Ger­man his­to­ry and cul­ture.

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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.