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Sarre

Return To Catalogue - Saar 1920-1935 and miscellaneous

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A region between Germany and France. After world war I, it was under french administration. In 1935 Saarland stopped issuing stamps for a while when it became part of the Third Reich. After world war II it became part of the french zone and more stamps were issued in 1947. In 1959 the last stamps of Saarland, as it was called now, were issued. It then became part of Germany definitively. Be careful with the cancels of Saar, some cancelling devices have ended up in wrong hands!


French Administration

1947 Various subjects


Metal workers

Miner
  2 p grey
  3 p orange
  6 p black
  8 p red
  10 p violet
  12 p black
  
Metal workers
  15 p brown
  16 p blue
  20 p red
  24 p brown
  
Women with industry in background
  25 p lilac
  30 p green
  40 p brown
  45 p red
  50 p blue

Chapel in Mettlach
  60 p violet
  75 p blue
  80 p orange
  

Marshall Ney
  84 p brown (larger size)

View of Saar river
  1 M green (larger size)

Surcharged in 'cents' and 'F'(Franc)

  '10 cent.' on 2 p grey
  '60 cent.' on 3 p orange
  '1 F' on 10 p violet
  '2 F' on 12 p black
  '3 F' on 15 p brown
  '4 F' on 16 p blue
  '5 F' on 20 p red
  '6 F' on 24 p brown
  '9 F' on 30 p green
  '10 F' (red) on 50 p blue
  '14 F' on 60 p violet
  '20 F' on 84 p brown
  '50 F' on 1 M green


Pair of imperforate 75 p stamps

I've seen imperforate stamp (unsurcharged) of the following values: 2 p grey, 40 p brown, 45 p red, 75 p blue and 80 p orange.

 

1948 Flood aid, inscription 'HOCHWASSERHILFE 1947-48'

  6 F + 4 F lilac (submerged village)
  5 F + 5 F green (crane)
  12 F + 8 F red (submerged town)
  18 F + 12 F blue (submerged street)

 

1948 Permanent set, inscription 'SAARPOST'

Shaking hands
  10 c brown
  60 c blue
  1 F black

Man with hat
  2 F red
  3 F black

Woman with scarf
  4 F red
  5 F violet

Worker with hat
  6 F brown
  9 F blue
  
Various industries etc. (larger sizes)
  10 F blue
  14 F brown
  20 F light brown
  50 F green

 

1949 Map of Saarland, inscription '15 DEZ. 1947 15 DEZ. 1948 1 JAHR VERFASSUNG'

  10 F red
  25 F blue

 

1949 University of Saarland, microscope (small sized stamp)

  15 F red

 

1949 'Jugendherbergswerk'

  8 F + 5 F brown
  10 F + 7 F green

 

1949 Horse day 'TAG DES PFERDES'

  15 F + 5 F red (horses)
  25 F + 15 F blue (horse jumping)

 

1949 Various designs

Small sized stamps 
  10 c violet ('Bauhandwerk', building industry)
  60 c black ('Konservatorium des Saarlandes')
  1 F red
  3 F brown ('Unsere Wirtschaft im Wiederaufbau', rebuilding)
  5 F violet ('Schlackenkipper- Zug auf der Halde', train dumping mine waste)
  6 F green ('Steinkohlen- Bergwerke', colemine)
  8 F olive ('Post', posthorn and telephone)
  10 F orange ('Presse-Buchdruck', lion with wings)
  12 F black
  15 F red (design as 6 F)
  15 F red (University of Saarland, microscope)
  18 F red ('Keramik')

Larger sizes  

  20 F grey (man with spade)
  25 F blue (industry worker)
  30 F brown (town with industry complex in background)
  45 F lilac (rock, 'Grosser Stiefel bei Rentrisch')
  60 F green (industry landscape)
  100 F brown (woman sitting on bench watching village)

 

1949 Inscription 'VOLKSHILFE'

  8 F + 2 F black (hungry children)
  12 F + 3 F green (benediction of paralysis)
  15 F + 5 F red (sick child)
  25 F + 10 F blue (St.Thomas of Villeneuve)
  50 F + 20 F brown (Madonna and child)

 

1950 A.D. Kolping

  15 F red

 

1950 Peter Wust

  15 F red

 

1950 Holy year, inscription 'ANNO SANTO 1950'

  12 F green
  15 F brown
  25 F blue

 

1950 400 years Ottweiler, inscription '400 JAHRE STADT OTTWEILER'

  10 F brown

 

1950 Stamp day, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEMARKE 1950', ancient carriage with horses

  15 F brown and grey

 

1950 Red Cross issue, man taking medicine

  25 F + 10 F brown and red

 

1950 Inscription 'VOLKSHILFE', various scenes with Lutwinus

  8 F + 2 F brown
  12 F + 3 F green
  15 F + 5 F brown
  25 F + 10 F blue
  50 F + 20 F red

 

1951 Stamp day, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 1951', people in front of ancient town

  15 F brown

 

1951 Saarmesse 1951

  15 F

 

1951 Garden and flower exhibition, inscription 'AUSTELLUNG GARTEN BLUMEN BEXBACH 1951'

  15 F green

 

1951 Red Cross, people in front of cross

  15 F red

 

1951 Red Cross, girl with hands below her face and boy

  25 F + 10 F green and red

 

1951 Inscription 'VOLKHILFE 1951'

  12 F + 3 F green (woman with child)
  15 F + 5 F violet (woman holding child)
  18 F + 7 F red (nurse and child)
  30 F + 10 F blue
  50 F + 20 F brown (man on horse)

 

1952 Saarmesse 1952

  15 F brown

 

1952 Permanent set, various designs

  1 F green (mine, 'INDUSTRIE LANDSCHAFT')
  2 F violet ('LUDWIGS GYMNASIUM SAARBRUCKEN')
  3 F red (building bridge 'BRUCKENBAU')
  5 F grey (building)
  5 F green (design as 5 F grey, 
    but with inscription 'HAUPTPOSTAMT SAARBRUCKEN')
  6 F brown (bridge, 'METTLACHER BRUCKE')
  10 F olive (design as 2 F)
  12 F green (design as 5 F, with inscription 'HAUPTPOSTAMT SAARBRUCKEN')
  15 F black (design as 1 F)
  15 F red (design as 1 F)
  18 F brown (design as 3 F)
  30 F blue (university library 'UNIVERSITATSBIBLIOTHEK SAARBRUCKEN')
  500 F red (repairing building)

Overprinted 'VOLKSBEFRAGUNG 1955'
  15 F red
  18 F brown
  30 F blue

 

1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki

  15 F + 5 F green
  30 F + 5 F blue

 

1952 Reformation Jubilee

  15 F + 5 F brown

 

1952 Stamp day, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 1952', man on horse with woman and child standing

  30 F + 10 F blue

 

1952 Henri Dunant, Red Cross issue

  15 F + 5 F black and red

 

1952 Inscription 'VOLKHILFE 1952', children portraits

  15 F + 5 F black
  18 F + 7 F red
  30 F + 10 F blue

 

1953 Saarmesse 1953

  15 F blue

 

1953 Stamp day 1953, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 1953'

  15 F blue

 

1953 Volkshilfe, portraits of children

  15 F + 5 F violet (child with dog)
  18 F + 7 F red (two children)
  30 F + 10 F olive (child with bird)

 

1953 Biblic scene

  30 F + 10 F black

 

1954 'Internationale Saarmesse 1954'

  15 F green

 

1954 Stamp day, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 1954', bus in front of ancient building

  15 F red

 

1954 Red Cross issue, child in cross

  15 F + 5 F brown

 

1954 Mother with child (various religious desings, very large stamps)


Very large stamps issued for Saar.

  5 F red
  10 F green
  15 F blue

 

1954 Inscription 'VOLKHILFE 1954', various designs

  5 F + 3 F red (boy)
  10 F + 5 F green (girl)
  15 F + 7 F violet (boy)

 

1955 Bycicle racing, inscription 'WELMEISTERSCHAFT IM QUERFELDEIN 1955'

  15 F black, red and blue

 

1955 Rotary commemoration 1905 1955

  15 F lilac

 

1955 International Saar fair, inscription 'INTERNATIONALE SAARMESSE 1955', flags

  15 F black, blue, red and yellow 

 

1955 Stamp day, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 1955', ancient postal worker

  15 F brown

 

1955 Red Cross issue, nurse holding child

  15 F + 5 F black and red

 

1955 Inscription 'VOLKHILFE 1955', various designs

  5 F + 3 F green (old woman)
  10 F + 5 F light green (folded hands)
  15 F + 7 F olive (old man)

 

1956 International Saar fair, inscription 'INTERNATIONALE SAARMESSE 1956'

  15 F brown and green

 

1956 Stamp day, inscription 'TAG DER BRIEFMARKE 1956', communication tower

  15 F green

 

1956 War scene with red cross building, inscription 'HISTORISCHES VERBANDSPFLATZ BEI SAARBRUCKEN'

  15 F + 5 F black

 

1956 Olympic games 1956

  12 F + 3 F green
  15 F + 5 F brown

 

1956 Commemorial building, inscription 'WIEDERAUFBAU WINTERBERGDENKMAL SAARBRUCKEN'

  5 F + 2 F green
  12 F + 3 F lilac
  15 F + 5 F brown

 

1956 Inscription 'VOLKSHILFE 1956 SAAR', various portraits of women

  5 F + 3 F blue
  10 F + 5 F red
  15 F + 7 F green

SAARLAND DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST

1957 Arms of Saarland, inscription 'SAARLAND DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST 1957'

  15 F red and blue

 

1957 International Saar fair, inscription 'SAARMESSE 1957 DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST SAARLAND'

  15 F red and grey

 

1957 100 years Merzig, inscription '100 JAHRE STADT MERZIG DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST SAARLAND'

  15 F blue

 

1957 Europa stamps, tree

  20 F orange and yellow
  35 F violet and lilac

 

1957 Inscription 'HELFER DER MENSCHHEIT', various mining scenes

  6 F + 4 F brown and black
  12 F + 6 F green and black
  15 F + 7 F red and black
  30 F + 10 F blue and black

 

1957 'Internationale Briefwoche 1957', pigeons carrying letters

  15 F red and black

 

1957 Portrait of the president of Germany, Heuss

No currency indicated

  1 green
  2 violet
  3 brown
  4 lilac
  6 red
  10 grey
  12 orange
  15 light blue
  18 red
  25 violet
  30 violet
  45 olive
  50 brown
  60 red
  70 orange
  80 green
  90 dark green
  100 red (larger size)
  200 violet (larger size)

With currency in 'F'

  1 F green
  3 F blue
  5 F olive
  6 F brown
  10 F violet
  12 F orange
  15 F green
  18 F black
  20 F yellow
  25 F red
  30 F lilac
  35 F brown
  45 F blue
  50 F brown
  70 F green
  80 F blue
  90 F red
  100 F orange (larger size)
  200 F green (larger size)
  300 F blue (larger size)

Similar stamps were issued for West Germany.

 

1957 Youth stamps, inscription 'Fur die Jugend'

  12 F + 6 F green, brown and black (fox)
  15 F + 7 F red, green, brown and black (man with horn on horse)

 

1958 Wilhelm Busch

  12 F green and black (children)
  15 F red and black (portrait of Busch)

 

1958 Prevent bushfires, inscription 'VERHUTET WALD-BRANDE'

  15 F red and black

 

1958 Rudolf Diesel

  12 F grey

 

1958 400 years city of Homburg (Saar)

  15 F green

 

1958 Saarmesse 1958

  15 F lilac

 

1958 Inscription '150 JAHRE DEUTSCHES TURNEN'

  12 F green and grey

 

1958 Schulze - Delitzsch

  12 F green

 

1958 Europa stamps, 'E' with bird

  12 F green and blue
  30 F blue and red

 

1958 Inscription 'HELFER DER MENSCHHEIT' or 'WOHLFAHRTSMARKE'

  6 F + 4 F dark brown and light brown (Raiffeisen)
  12 F + 6 F green, red, lilac and yellow (woman making butter)
  15 F + 7 F red, blue, green and yellow (woman plucking grapes)
  30 F + 10 F blue, brown and lilac (farmer)

 

1959 'Saarbrucken 50 Jahre gross-stadt'

  15 F blue

 

1959 Jakob Fugger

  15 F brown and black

 

1959 Alexander v. Humboldt

  15 F blue

 

1960 Saarmesse 1960

  15 F red

Official Stamps

1949 Arms with inscription 'DIENST MARKE SAAR'

  10 c red
  30 c black
  1 F blue
  2 F red
  5 F blue
  10 F black
  12 F lilac
  15 F dark blue
  20 F green
  30 F lilac
  50 F violet
  100 F brown

 


Airmail

1948 Inscription 'SAARLUFTPOST', aeroplane above river landscape

  25 F red
  50 F blue
  200 F red

 

1948 Saar flood charity issue, issued in a minisheet, inscription 'HOCHWASSERHILFE 1947-48 HELFT DEN HOCHWASSERGESCHADIGTEN', earoplane above flooded landscape

  25 F + 25 F grey

This stamp was issued in a minisheet of 1 stamp with brown inscription.

 

1950 Airmail, inclusion in the Counsil of Europe 'AUFNAHME IN DEN EUROPARAT'

  200 F red

A forgery of this stamp exists, with 'H.V. PARIS FAUX' instead of 'H.V.PARIS' inscribed in the left bottom part. The perforation in the corners is also different.


Forgery

I've seen this forgery with the word 'FAUX' scratched out and cancelled 'SAARBRUCKEN 20 12 52. 1..'.

This stamp was also reprinted by Gehringer in 1970 for the SABRIA 70 stamp exhibition together with two other stamps of Saar. I've only seen it unperforated. It has 'SABRIA 70' printed on the back.


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer