Latest update: October 9 2010
All prices in €.
C = price less than 0,25 €
Most German stamps issued between 1905 and 1963 have watermarks. However during second
world war 1939 to 1945 most stamps were issued without watermarks.There are numerous
types of watermarks. They are described as vm 1, vm 2, vm 3 and so on. Many types
of watermarks can be found inverted or turned 90 degrees, and they are not rare on
Other watermarks can be seen on stamps overprinted for use in Germany, but earlier
used in another area. An example is Bayern stamps overprinted Deutsches Reich.Frimindeks.dk
does not include stamps with inverted watermark or other types of variation in the
orientation of the watermark on the stamp. Prices given are for the most common type.Below
you see an illustration of the 6 types of watermarks found on German stamps from
1905 to 1945.
Mostly used from 1905 to 1922
Mostly used from 1922 to 1933
Rarely used but #97 and #134
can be found with watermark 3.
Only used on the minisheet from 1930
Mostly used from 1933 to 1941
Only used on the minisheet from 1935