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SPECIALISING (Germany list Part 2)

Published
19/06/21 12:24:00 PM

SPECIALISING....
There comes a point where a collection of regular stamps becomes virtually complete, but certain sectors have a special affection. This is the time when specialisation becomes an interesting and challenging way to continue the hobby.

If you are reading the second section of our Germany Part 2 list you have already begun. The stamps of Germany proper fall into three main groups for the period up to the end of WWI:

A JOURNEY

Published
11/06/21 09:08:00 AM

Germany's journey from Unification (1871) and rapid industrialisation, to loss of the Colonial Empire, defeat in WWI and abdication of the Kaiser (1918) took less than a lifetime. What a fascinating story in European history, which can be told by stamps and postal history featured in our Part 2 list.

HOW MANY GERMAN STATES WERE THERE?

Published
11/06/21 08:51:00 AM

Gibbons and Michel list sixteen states issuing postage stamps before the formation of the North German Confederation, plus Heligoland which was a British possession until 1890, and Alsace-Lorraine which was in military occupation from 1870. Like most things in history, the background was more complex.