German Covers & Cards

Offering Propaganda Picture Post Cards of the Third Reich. Party meetings, combat art and other cards issued for propaganda purposes.
We have added a series of Wermacht battle-flag cards in the Combat Art category. They were commissioned and printed by the NSDAP printing office in Munich.

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1935 Nazi Party Congress PPC

Price: $75.00

Special Propaganda Nazi Party Card for the 1935 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. Excellent card showing busts of Hitler, a soldier and SA trooper with the Nazi Party Symbol rising above The deep-red background is printed with, "Reichsparteitag 1935, Nurnberg, 10-16 Septemb." Also with artist's name, "Rich Klein," at top right. Reverse of card reads, "Feltpostkarte, Reichsparteitag der NSDAP in Nurneberg 10.-16. September 1935. With 1935 NSDAP "11-9-1935" cancel and #465 NSDAP stamp issued for the event.

1935 NSDAP Nurnberg Rally SA Standardbearers and Eagle

Price: $150.00

1935 color PPC combo of the Nurnberg Rally with SA standardbearers, the Nazi flag and Eagle. Card reads, Deutsche Einheit, Deutsche Macht." (German unity, German Might). The card has the stamp issued for the event and the special event cancel! Scarce NSDAP event PPC.

1937 Nazi Party Congress Emblem Card

Price: $65.00

1937 Nazi Party Congress Propaganda Card with cancel issued for the event. Card shows a statue in bas relief with an allegory of German workers holding up the a platform of symbols. This was the official logo of the event. Reverse shows special Nuremberg Pictorial Cancel with City Scape and Nazi Emblem.With Hindenburg stamp not Hitler shown. Dated 9-9-1937, during the 8-day event

1938 Nazi Party Congress PPC Combo

Price: $65.00

1938 Nazi Party Congress Color Propaganda Card with stamp and cancel issued for the event. Card shows a medalion with an allegory of Germany bringing her people in other countries out of bondage (chains). Nazi banner in background. This was the official logo of the event. Reverse shows special Hitler stamp and event cancel. Use and cancel location may vary. No additional Hindenburg stamp as shown.<br>

1937 German Art Day Propaganda Card

Price: $34.50

1937 Day of German Art Propaganda Card issued for the Munich Art festival. Shows female head in a Greek warrior helmet and with a torch and Nazi emblem. Card reads, "Tag Der Deutschen Kunst Munchen 1937, 16-18 Juli."&nbsp; Reverse has&nbsp; Hindenburg&nbsp; stamp, not Hitler stamp. Also with special cancel. Artist initials, "RK."

1938 German Art Day Propaganda Card

Price: $34.50

1938 Day of German Art Propaganda Card issued for the Munich Art festival. Shows a classic bust with sculpted Nazi emblem. Card reads, "Tag Der Deutschen Kunst." Reverse has an imprinted Hindenburg 6pf stamp. Also with special cancel. Artist initials, "RK." Stamp used to mail card may vary.

1939 Iron Cross w/Palm Medal PPC

Price: $35.00

1939 Propaganda card showing the Iron Cross with Palm. This coveted medal was issued for extreme bravery. Note swastika attached to center. Card reads, "Ritterkreuz Des Eisernen Kreuzes Mit Eichenlaub Und Schwerten." "Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords." Note: card is on thinner cardboard and was used for military feldpost, so shows some wear.

Greater Germany Hitler Propaganda Card used

Price: $25.00

1938 propaganda card showing greater Germany, including Austria and parts of Poland. Also has a bust of Hitler and the Nazi Emblem. Card is printed in golden ink that has a high shine. Card reads, "13 Marz 1938, Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer." (One People, One Country, One Leader.) Reverse has special imprinted stamp showing German and Austrian marching together with Nazi flag. Card issued for the assimilation of Austria into "Gross Deutschland." With Special event cancel. Note, reverse of used cards may have only special cancels, or additional stamps and cancels. Also may have messages, etc.

W. Willrich Lieutenant Fulda, Knights Cross Winner

Price: $35.00

W. Willrich Paratrooper Lieutenant Fulda, Knights Cross Winner in the battle for Crete, color PPC. Card reads, "ein mit dem Ritterkreuz ausgezeichnneter Kretakampfer.

W. Willirich General Meindl, Airborne Commander

Price: $35.00

1941 Major General Eugen Meindl, Airborne Commander, color picture postcard. "Born in 1892, Eugen Meindl enlisted in the army in 1912 and served during World War I. Meindl served with various artillery units in the Reichswehr, the post-war armed forces of the Weimar Republic, and subsequently in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany. In November 1938, Meindl was named commander of the 112th Mountain Artillery Regiment in Graz. Promoted to Oberst, he led the "Meindl Group" and made his very first parachute jump at Narvik. He transferred to the Luftwaffe in November 1940. During the airborne invasion of Crete, Meindl jumped near the Platanias Bridge, where he was shot in the chest and seriously wounded. In February 1942, Meindl, now a Generalmajor, became commander of the newly formed Luftwaffe Division Meindl in the Soviet Union. In September he took over the 13th Air Corps (later I Luftwaffe Field Corps). In 1943, he was promoted to commanding general of the 2nd Parachute Corps, which he led in the west on the invasion front and later at Cleves and in the Reichswald. His unit participated in the Battle of Nijmegen during Operation Market Garden (September 1944), but was halted on the Groesbeek Heights by dug-in American paratroopers, and thus unable to stop the Allies from taking the city and the strategically important bridges across the river Waal.[1] Meindl’s corps fought at Goch and in the Wesel bridgehead, where he was made commander on 5 March 1945. Meindl immediately advised High Command that the bridgehead ought to be evacuated, but was unable to secure Hitler's agreement to this until the evening of 9 March. In the intervening four days Meindl had already organized the evacuation of the bridgehead, and was therefore able to bring away the remains of seven divisions and two panzer units with most of their equipment; in his words,'all that would float came back again'. Meindl continued to command the 2nd Parachute Corps until its eventual surrender at Grossbrekendorf near Schleswig in early May.[2] He died in 1951." Credit Wikipedia.

1940 W. Willrich Color PPC von Rundstadt

Price: $65.00

1940 W. Willrich color PPC Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstadt. "Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt (12 December 1875 – 24 February 1953) was a German field marshal in the Heer (Army) of Nazi Germany during World War II. Born into a Prussian family with a long military tradition, Rundstedt entered the Prussian Army in 1892. During World War I, he served mainly as a staff officer. In the inter-war years, he continued his military career, reaching the rank of Colonel General (Generaloberst) before retiring in 1938. He was recalled at the beginning of World War II as commander of Army Group South in the invasion of Poland. He commanded Army Group A during the Battle of France, and requested the Halt Order during the Battle of Dunkirk. He was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal in 1940. In the invasion of the Soviet Union, he commanded Army Group South, responsible for the largest encirclement in history, the Battle of Kiev. He was relieved of command in December 1941 after authorizing the withdrawal from Rostov, but was recalled in 1942 and appointed Commander-in-Chief in the West. He was dismissed after the German defeat in Normandy in July 1944, but was again recalled as Commander-in-Chief in the West in September, holding this post until his final dismissal by Adolf Hitler in March 1945. Though aware of the various plots to depose Hitler, Rundstedt neither supported nor reported them. After the war, he was charged with war crimes, but did not face trial due to his age and poor health. He was released in 1949, and died in 1953."

General Guderian Color Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Wilrich Color Propaganda card featuring General Guderian, commander of German armor forces. Caption on reverse reads, "Generaloberst Guderian, Schopfer und Fuhrer unserer siegreichen Panzerwaffe." Willrich Logo, 1940. (Creator and leader of our victorious armored weapons.<span style="font-family: monospace;">)</span>

W. Willrich Paratrooper Major Koch

Price: $35.00

W. Willrich PPC Major Walter Koch, paratrooper commander. "Walter Koch (10 September 1910 – 23 October 1943) was a commander of the Fallschirmjäger during World War II who died in mysterious circumstances after openly criticizing Adolf Hitler. Koch, who was the recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his actions during the Battle of Fort Eben-Emael in May 1940, had publicly denounced the Führer's infamous Commando Order, which ordered that all captured enemy commandos were to be executed. Shortly afterwards the Oberstleutnant and commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5 died in Berlin from injuries allegedly resulting from a motor vehicle collision." Credit Wikipedia.

W. Willrich Color PPC Luftwaffe Squadron Commander

Price: $35.00

1940 W. Willrich color PPC of a Luftwaffe squadron commander. Card translates to: Our Luftwaffe. Leader of a succsssful hunter (fighter) squadron.

W. Willrich Color PPC Luftwaffe Squadron Commander Steinhoff

Price: $35.00

W. Willrich color PPC Luftwaffe squadron commander Oberleutnant Steinhoff.

W. Willrich PPC Regimental Commander

Price: $35.00

1941 W. Willrich color PPC Regimental Commander. Card Reads, Manner der Westfront.

Gen. Rommel Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Wilrich Color Propaganda card featuring General Edwin Rommel, historic panzer commander. 1940 color card reads: Generalmajor Rommel, Kommandeur einer Panzer-Division. Top quality.

W. Willrich Scout Trooper Portrait in Snow Uniform

Price: $15.00

1940 W. Willrich Scout Trooper Portrait in Snow Uniform, color PPC. Card has creases not visible in photo.<br>

W. Willrich Tank Crewmember

Price: $35.00

1940 W. Willrich Tank Crewmember. Card reads, "Der Panzerfahrer ist das geispiel felbftlofer Pfichttreue." ...an example of a loyal soldier.

1940 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Frauenheim

Price: $35.00

W. Willrich color PPC of U-Boat Commander Fritz Frauenheim. "Frauenheim had been made watch officer on U-25 in 1938, eventually spending over a year in this role, until October 1939. He was appointed to command U-21 on 1 October 1937, eventually carrying out five patrols, eventually sinking four merchant ships. He also laid mines, one of which damaged HMS Belfast on 21 November, putting her out of action for nearly three years. The Net-class boom defence vessel Bayonet was sunk by one of U-21’s mines on 21 December. Frauenheim left U-21 on 6 January 1940, taking over command of the newly built U-101 on 11 March 1940. He commissioned the boat and took her on four successful patrols. He sank a total of 12 ships, including three sunk and one damaged from convoy SC 7. He left U-101 on 18 November 1940. He went on to hold a number of staff positions, before taking command of 23rd U-boat Flotilla in the Mediterranean in September 1941. In 1942 he moved to command 29th U-boat Flotilla. On 1 March 1943 he was promoted to Korvettenkapitän. In February 1944 Frauenheim joined the staff of the Admiral der Kleinkampfverbände (Admiral of Small Battle Units), where he remained for the rest of the war. He was again promoted, this time to Fregattenkapitän on 1 December 1944." Credit "Wikipedia

1940 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Prien

Price: $75.00

Color propaganda card featuring U-Boat commander Günther Prien. Prien was the first U-boat commander to receive the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. His submarine U-47 was credited with sinking over 30 Allied ships totalling about 200,000 tons, along with the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at anchor in the Home Fleet's anchorage in Scapa Flow. <br>

1940 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Schultze

Price: $45.00

W. Willrich color PPC U-Boat Commander Herbert Schultze. "Schultze (1909–1987) commissioned U-48 in 1939. He took command of the 3rd U-boat Flotilla in July 1941, then joined the staff of Marinegruppe Nord in March 1942. In December 1942 he was assigned to the staff of Admiral Karl Dönitz. In March 1944 he was assigned to Naval Academy Mürwik, where he remained until the end of the war. In 1956 Schultze joined the Bundesmarine and served in a series of staff positions until 1968." Credit Wikipedia. Card has acouple small ink marks on front and a number in ink on the back.&nbsp; <br>

1940 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Watch Commander

Price: $35.00

Early WWII W. Willrich color PPC showing drawing of a U-boat watch commander.

Von Zeppelin in Military Uniform

Price: $49.50

1938 Portrait PPC of Count von Zeppelin in full military uniform. Card issued for the 1938 Zeppelin exhibit and show in Konstanz Germany. Portrait is from a painting by von Emerich. Card reads, Zeppelinpost Ausstellung. Anlasslich des 100 geburtstages des Grafen Zeppelin vom 8 bis 12 Juli 1937 in seinem geburtsort. Konstanz a. Bodensee. Excellent quality card. Special cancel for exhibit and visit of the trial-flight visit of the new Graf Zeppelin II built to replace the Hindenburg. Various cancels issued for event. Cancel and stamp may vary. Top Quality!<br>

W. Wilrich Student Youth Leader in Romania

Price: $25.00

1939 W. Willrich drawing of a student youth leader from Romania. Used. Backside has more writing. Sent to Castle Lamberg in the German area of the Sudetengau.

1936 Fourth Winter Olympics Garmish PPC

Price: $65.00

1936 color PPC for the fourth Winter Olympic games in Garmish. Card shows a ski-jumper in front of the Olympic rings with the Alps in the background. Back has the postcard stamp of an ice-skater issued for the event and the special cancel. Card has circular olympic cancel

1939 International Auto Show Cover

Price: $29.50

VF 1939 set on a special card for the Berlin auto show. Picturing the first Mercedes (horseless carriage) a Volkswagen and a Porsche Racing Car on display at the show. Three stamps on the card with a special Cancel for the Auto Show! Reverse has advertising for Dresdener Bank.

1939 International Nurburgring Auto Race Set

Price: $59.50

The 1939 International Nurburgring Auto Race is held in the Eifel area of Germany. The stamps show the first Mercedes (horseless carriage) a Volkswagen and an Auto Union Grand Prix Race Car on display at the Berlin auto show. The set is overprinted- NURBURGRING-RENNEN, for the 1939 race at the famed racetrack.Complete set on piece with the special cancel issued for the event. Stamps also available on separate pieces, each with own cancel. See next listing.<br>

Austrian Artillery Propaganda Card

Price: $50.00

Color Propaganda card featuring a painting of an Austrian horse dran artillery unit. Shows mounted horses pulling artillery pieces. From an oil painting by L. Koch. Printed by Verlag der Militarwissenschaftlichen Mitteilungen. Very scarce card, very nice condition, but with a small blemish in bottom margin. Note on reverse reads that proceeds go to Carl-Vaugoin Foundation. <br>

1940 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Prien

Price: $75.00

Color propaganda card featuring U-Boat commander Günther Prien. Prien was the first U-boat commander to receive the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. His submarine U-47 was credited with sinking over 30 Allied ships totalling about 200,000 tons, along with the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at anchor in the Home Fleet's anchorage in Scapa Flow on Oct. 14, 1939. Used card in great condition, mailed in 1941.

Wehrmacht Artillery Battle Flag Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Well-executed, color combat-art series propaganda card showing the artillery battle flag and artillery units in action. The battle-flag series was printed by the central printer for the NSDAP in Munich. Card is #11 in a series. Photocopy of cover of set included with purchase. Scarce and desirable.

Wehrmacht Rocket Artillery Battle Flag Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Well-executed, color combat-art series propaganda card showing aircraft warning units (Luftnachrichten) battle flag and troops erecting comunications equipmnet. While these units were attached to combat units, a similar unit defended the homeland (the Luft Schutz). The battle-flag series was printed by the central printer for the NSDAP in Munich. Card is #18 in a series. Photocopy of cover of set included with purchase. Scarce and desirable.

Wehrmacht Anti-tank Artillery Battle Flag Propaganda Card (Copy)

Price: $75.00

Well-executed, color combat-art series propaganda card showing the anti-tank units' battle flag and units in action. The battle-flag series was printed by the central printer for the NSDAP in Munich. Card is #13 in a series. Photocopy of cover of set included with purchase. Scarce and desirable.

Luftwaffe Fighter Unit Battle Flag Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Well-executed, color combat-art series propaganda card showing the Luftwaffe fighter unit (Jagdflieger) battle flag and two Messerschmitt 109 fighters. The battle-flag series was printed by the central printer for the NSDAP in Munich. Card is #16 in a series. Photocopy of cover of set included with purchase. Scarce and desirable.

Infantry Battle Flag Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Well-executed, color combat-art series propaganda card showing the Luftwaffe fighter unit (Jagdflieger) battle flag and two Messerschmitt 109 fighters. The battle-flag series was printed by the central printer for the NSDAP in Munich. Card is #16 in a series. Photocopy of cover of set included with purchase. Scarce and desirable.

Wehrmacht Anti-Aircraft Signal Battle Flag Propaganda Card

Price: $75.00

Well-executed, color combat-art series propaganda card showing the Anti-aircraft warning units battle flag and signal units in action. These "Luftnachrichten" units accompanied army units in battle. A similar unit, the Luftschutz, defended the homeland. The battle-flag series was printed by the central printer for the NSDAP in Munich. Card is #18 in a series. Photocopy of cover of set included with purchase. Scarce and desirable.