Last Stamps of Freistadt Danzig

21 Jul 2018  Sat

Last Stamps of Freistadt Danzig The Free City of Danzig was a semi-autonomous city-state consisting of the Baltic Sea port of Danzig and nearly 200 towns and villages in the surrounding areas. It was created on 15 November 1920 after the end of World War I.

The Free City of Danzig existed less than two decades i.e. from Nov 1920 to Nov 1939. Meanwhile, the state issued postage stamps which have its own story. The first indigenous stamps came on 31st January 1921. Soon after 18 years, the nation issued its lat postage stamp.

Released on 29th April 1938, the final postage stamp issue of the independent Freistadt Danzig was a set of three commemorative stamps. They were issued to honour the Achievements of the thinking brains of the nation.

The stamps of 10 pfennige, 15 pfennige and 25 pfennige were issued which depict Gregor Mendel, Dr Robert Koch, and Wilhelm Roentgen respectively along with their famous statements.

These would be the final postage stamp issues of the independent Freistadt Danzig as by the beginning of September 1939, Danzig was incorporated into the German Reich and after this date, the postage stamps of the Third Reich were used in Danzig and its surrounding areas.

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