• Here we shall place everything else that didn't quite fit into the other categories. Things like books, booklets, tinnies (day badges), newspapers, etcetera.

  • The following are little donation song books released during the war to help the German people. Inside of the booklets it says: 'Herausgegeben vom Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes 1942/43' (Published by the Winter Relief Organization of the German People 1942/43).

    'Das Deutsche Lied

    (The German Song
    Love songs
    Booklet 5)
    Click to see inside!]


    Das Deutsche Lied
    Heft 6

    (The German Song
    Children's songs
    Booklet 6)
    Click to see inside!]


    [Below: Here are a selection of NSDAP donation stamps. 'Kreis Mosbach' (Mosbach District). Mosbach is a city in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. These weren't real postage stamps, but instead you would buy them and place them next to your postage stamp on an envelope. You are probably familiar with everyone here except maybe Rust. He is Bernhard Rust (September 30, 1883 – May 8, 1945) who was Minister of Science, Education and National Culture. He also served as the party Gauleiter in Hanover and Brunswick from 1925 to 1940. He was an Old Fighter, joining the NSDAP in 1921. He committed suicide at the end of the war. Death before defeat. Click to enlarge.]

    [Below: Here is an early donation stamp: 'Gross-Deutschland Erwache!' (Greater-Germany Awake!).]

    [Below: This is an advertising stamp (not a postage stamp). It says:
    'Deutsche Ware Deutscher Beist
    Deutsche kaufmann ehrlich preist'

    (German goods German assistance
    German merchant honest prices).]

    [Below: Here's an example of the above stamp used on an envelope from 1932.]

    [Below: Here are two early NSDAP donation stamps depicting Adolf Hitler.]

    [Below: 'Unsere Hoffnung' (Our Hope).]

    [Below: Here's a strange one. I'm not sure what exactly this was for. It's a donation stamp for... castaways? Shipwrecks? It says:

    Deutsche Gesellschaft
    zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger'

    (Donation stamp
    German Society
    for the Rescue of Castaways).]

    [Below: This donation stamp says:

    '10 Spende
    Wehrhaft Volk!'

    (10 Donation
    Healthy Youth- Protecting People!).
    Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: This donation stamp says:

    'Winter-Hilfswerk des Deutsche Volkes'

    (German People's Winter Relief Fund).
    Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: Here is a rare example of the envelope these came in. Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: Reverse. Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: Here is a WHW postcard showing various tinnies and other trinkets that were given out. Note that in the middle are the donation stamps seen above. Front.]

    [Below: Reverse.]

    [Below: Here is a large collection of Winter-Hilfswerk (WHW) donation stamps. These are pretty rare and came in a set of 48. They were housed in the red folder seen below. All of the stamps show different locales in Thuringia (central Germany). Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: Here are descriptions of each stamp.]

    [Below: These are large (about a six inch circle) Winter-Hilfswerk (WHW) donation stickers, maybe to stick on the glass of your door? There are probably many more of these. Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: This 1938 book, entitled 'Hitler befreit Sudetenland' (Hitler Liberates Sudetenland), celebrates the liberation of the Sudetenland. As you can see it has been battered, water damaged, mildewed and who knows what else? But the pictures are mostly in great condition, so I thought I'd scan it and put it in a PDF for you! Enjoy.]