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A.S.D.P.

We are pleased to inform you that we have uploaded the first 35 issues of the A.S.D.P. (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Sammler Danziger Postwertzeichen im In- und Auslande) magazines.

My good friend HaJo has been so kind to provide me with those issues of the A.S.D.P. magazines. We have uploaded the first 35 issues from his extended catalogue and documentation. All of them have been scanned and uploaded in order to give you a useful first impression from our early Danzig collectors. You will find a lot of text and early knowledge as well discoveries of the Danzig philately in those magazines which first issue was 5th of March 1936. You will find on the original first issues handwritten remarks, facts and notes, early drawings of the cancels of Gerhard Schuller, Kurt Holtz, Wilhelm Marx, Grönke, Michel, Benedict and others. In total we may say that all first discoveries are in our hands, early information of those days, who are today not all the time mentioned any more, so for those who are really interested take your chance. The first 10 issues had been uploaded already last year, due to lack of time only recently the remaining 25 magazines have been added on the website. Parts of the texts had and have been already added, which gives a better concept for reading. The remaining texts will be added as soon as possible. There is some delay but it all takes a lot of time and effort.

Go to the first 35 issues A.S.D.P. and have fun.

Also with this occasion my great thanks and respect towards Gerhard Simon who has been so friendly and consistent to take care for all the typewriting he has done for this immense object, yes some 600 pages have been manually typed, a great bravo and thanks to Gerhard for his effort and appreciated help. 

By the way: a request to our Danzig collectors and specialists. If you have similar material for enriching this website, always welcome to send me texts and or articles, feel free to contact me. Especially I look for Danzig related articles of the “Briefmarken Rundschau” as you probably have noticed 1920 and 1921 are complete. You will find some 250 articles with various objects and interests. Visit the early and update your knowledge of Briefmarken Rundschau 1920 and 1921 on Briefmarken Rundschau.

The years as from 1923 are still missing so if you have numbers of those missing newspapers, which where weekly a “Beilage der Danziger Zeitung”, please contact me.

Also the “Der Loupe” Philatelic Magazine is missing completely. If you have all or some of those numbers, much obliged you can help us to make this website more and more of interest and attractive for all of us.

See more of the articles by selecting German followed by Artikel in the menu.

Ronny van Waardhuizen

Exhibits of Paketkarte and Danzig The Germania Netzunterdruck Issue

In Ausstellungen – Exhibits you will find two fine exhibits of great variety in the Danzig Philately. In the exhibit Paketkarte in German you will find a great and exclusive selection of fantastic and large variety of Paketkarte, complete with various rates to many destinations, such as the Free City Danzig area as well as Germany and other countries, and much more.

Click here for Paketkarte.

Also a tremendous and interesting collection of Burleage varieties on the Germania stamps who are after overprint used in the Free City Danzig postage. There is a lot to be learned of this rather rare but also very interesting and not daily area of our hobby.

Click here to enter the exhibit Danzig The Germania Burelage Issue directly, this exhibit is in Eglish. All of us may benefit from the know-how, the descriptions and the nice material shown here.

We wish you a lot of fun and interesting hours of examination, studying or just browsing these interesting areas. Enjoy and also enjoy the other materials shown on this website.

International Air-Post-Exhibition Luposta 1932

You will find over 400 pages, scans and clearly readable texts of nearly all issues that were printed between 1931 and 1932 for the Luposta 1932 Exhibition and Fair. Everything you wanted to know about this philatelic exhibition can be exlusively found in one total packet, an opportunity for everyone who is interested in this fascinating subject. There is a large number of articles covering the Luposta 1932 Exhibition and Fair which was a great introduction of airmail philately in the Free City Danzig towards collectors as well as an effort to atract tourists in those rather poor years.

You will find the following booklets such as Luposta Nr. 1 November 1931Luposta Nr. 2 April 1932Luposta Nr. 3 Juni 1932Luposta Werbe-Ball 30 Januar 1932Führer durch die Luposta DanzigLuposta Bericht der PreisrichterLuposta Hans Georg MenckeLuposta Ronny van Waardhuizen (English translation), and Luposta Miscellaneous. Also under Collections you will find a nice collection of Zeppelin covers, included Luposta. Enjoy this rare uportunity to improve and widen your knowledge.

Gerhard Schüler

We have uploaded some most interesting articles and subjects from the early days of the Free City Danzig philately, such as descriptions of stamps, a wide choice of cancels, dates, Postoffices, the first errors and rare plate faults, the early steps and development of the first “Free City Danzig” katalogue, and a general information all concerning the development of information for the collectors those early days.

Such as Stempel des HauptpostamtesEntlastungsstempelDanziger GebührenstempelAbsenderfreistempelDanziger Firmenlochungen, and Danzig nach 1945 click here in order to be connected straight to those interesting conclusions, writings and articles. Still today you will find information that is not always repeated for the knowledge in the actual catalogues, wanted by the enthusiasts of our philatelists. Hope you may enjoy those developments and research of the first Danzig colectors and in special Gerhard Schüler.

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