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DANZIG REPORT


Editor: John H. Bloecher, 1743 Little Creek Drive, Baltimore,  MD. 21207-5230 USA

Danziger Zeitung Streifbanden

Another source of collecting philatelic items from Danzig is in the newspaper wrappers, which contain not only stamps and interesting cancellations from the 1920’s and 1930’s, but which also provide a historical perspective to the news. Each of the daily newspapers eventually took on a hard political line, especially those that affiliated with the National Socialist Party in the mid-30’s. By that time, the newspapers were filled with propaganda and contained managed news directly from Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Minister for Propaganda and National Enlightenment (1933-1945).

Secondary publications that were sent through the posts included stamp collectors’ weeklies, much like our present-day Lrnns reports. One such publication, Das Danziger Postwertzeichen, is illustrated below. Unfolded size of this wrapper is 7-5/16” wide and 12-3/4” overall height. This is a late example, from 3.8.39, with stamp Mi. #291 and local cancel: DANZIG 1/(Sandweg).

 

Danzig Report  Nr. 82 - January - February - March - 1994, Page 1.


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