Legion Stamps and Postal History
22 May 1941, the Danish postal administration authorized Feldpost
mail to be received in-country free of charge from German and
Danish volunteers for mail weighing up to 250gms. A 20Rpf fee
was applied in Germany for packages weighing from 250 to 1000gms
for German recipients living in Denmark. An additional 25 Ore postage
was applied to Danish recipients receiving Feldpost
packages. Danish volunteers had the same free airmail service
as their German compatriots.
Domestic postal rates were charged
to Danish citizens sending mail to German soldiers. The Danish
postal authorities charge 15 Ore postal fee for postcards and a
20 Ore postal fee for letters weighing up to 250gms.
the postal rates changed to 20 Ore for letters weighing up to
50gms, and 30 Ore for letters and packages weighing from 50gms
to 1000gms. All mail was examined and censored by German personnel.
Danish Legion Stamps
In 1944, the following three Feldpost charity labels shown above
were issued to benefit the SS Panzer-Grenadier Regiment "Danmark":
1. The stamp shows the view of Roskilde cathedral and is in
green color with a 25 Ore value.
2. The stamp shows the view of Koldinghus fortress and is in
blue color with a 50 Ore value.
3. The stamp shows the view of Kronberg castle and is in red
color with a One Krone value.
These stamps are typographed and each label has the inscription
"Feltpost." These labels had no postal significance and were
not recognized by the post office.
At the headquarters of the Danish Legion (Freikorps) in Copenhagen,
35 booklets each containing a pane of four of each value were
found by the Danish resistance. These labels were produce by
the Freikorps in an attempt to raise funds. Another 200 booklets
were found containing similar labels overprinted "Feldpost"
with a handstamp but were destroyed. Apparently, that represented
almost the entire stock of handstamp labels, since no copies
have appeared since.
Memorial charity label of the Freikorps
Danmark commander von Schalburg
Striking and very rare memorial issue, commonly known as the
Schalburg Set. The Officer shown is the Danish Freikorps Commander
von Schalburg, who was killed in action on June 2, 1942. The
Freikorps Danmark was temporary attached to the 3rd SS Panzer-Grenadier
"Totenkopf" Division, which was fighting near the Demyansk salient
in northern Russia. To raise funds for the memorial of the Freikorps
commander von Schalburg, a vertical se-tenant label was sold
in blocks of ten by pro-Nazi Danish groups early September 1943.
These labels have a color portrait of von Schalburg in Waffen-SS
uniform. The upper label bears the denomination "50" and is
inscribed: "Ved Ofre skabtes Danmarks Ere/C.F.V. Schalburgs
Mindefond" (Our sacrifice created Denmark's honor). It also
bears the Danish arm shield on each side of the portrait. The
lower label has no denomination but the same inscription with
one of the shields bearing the SS runes. In addition the headquarters
for the Schalburg fund was at Falkonergaardsvei 11, Copenhagen,
(abbreviated "Kbhvn"). This address also appears on the lower
Danish NSAP Label
The Danish National Workers Party (NSAP) issued a propaganda
charity label showing the party symbol; a rising red swastika
over an ancient Nordic tomb with the slogan "Til Kamp!-For Sejr"
(Fight for Victory!). Shown above is a Danish pro-nazi cover,
notice the attached Danish NSAP Party Label.
Danish DNSAP Party Labels
On the top row you'll find Christmas seals with stylized swastikas.
These labels were issue every year between 1939-1944 by the
Danish Nazi Party.
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