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Special show

"Gems of German Philately"

Special shows are the salt in the soup of every large exhibition. The special show "Gems of German Philately" was conceived especially for IBRA. Here is the opportunity for every collector, even those who otherwise never exhibit, to show a piece or a cover on a sheet. A corresponding book will also be produced to show the diversity of German philately across all collecting areas and time periods.

A total of 111 collecting areas have been identified, into which the collecting area of Germany is divided. The list can be found below. When registering, you can choose from this list online.

No Collection areas
0.0 Prephilately
1.0 Old Germany (until 1871)
1.1 Baden
1.2 Bavaria
1.3 Bergedorf
1.4 Braunschweig
1.5 Bremen
1.6 Hamburg
1.7 Hanover
1.8 Helgoland
1.9 Lübeck
1.10 Mecklenburg Schwerin
1.11 Mecklenburg Strelitz
1.12 Schwerin and Strelitz
1.13 Oldenburg
1.14 Preussen
1.15 Saxony
1.16 Schleswig Holstein
1.17 Thurn and Taxis
1.18 Württemberg
1.19 North German postal district 1868-1871
2.0 German Empire (1871-1918)
2.1 Elsace-Lorraine
2.2 Chest shields
2.3 Crown and eagle
2.4 Private and city mail
2.5 Germania
3.0 German colonies
3.1 Cameroon
3.2 Carolines
3.3 Kiatschau
3.4 Marianen
3.5 Marshal Islands
3.6 New Guinea
3.7 East Africa
3.8 Samoa
3.9 Southwest Africa
3.10 Togo
4.0 German Empire shipping post
4.1 Naval ship post
4.2 HAPAG
4.3 Ocean shipping company
5.0 German foreign post offices
5.1 China
5.2 Morocco
5.3 Turkey/Levant
6.0 German occupation WW1
6.1 Belgium
6.2 West stage area
6.3 Poland
6.4 Upper East
6.5 Romania
7.0 Belgian occupation Germany
7.1 Belgian military post Rhineland
7.2 Eupen and Malmedy
8.0 German voting areas after the 1. World War
8.1 Allenstein
8.2 Marienwerder
8.3 Upper Silesia
8.4 Schleswig
9.0 German Empire/Weimar Republic (1918-1933)
9.1 Weimar Republic in general
9.2 High inflation
10.0 Gdansk (1920-1935)
10.1 German post office in Gdansk
10.2 Polish Post in Gdansk Port Gdansk
11.0 Memel (1920-1925)
12.0 Saar region (1920-1935)
13.0 German Empire/Third Reich (1933-1945)
14.0 German occupation WW2
14.1 Albania
14.2 Belgium and northern France
14.3 Bohemia & Moravia
14.4 Alsace
14.5 General government
14.6 Channel Islands
14.7 Kurland
14.8 Laibach
14.9 Latvia
14.10 Sudetenland
15.0 Other Third Reich
15.1 Field mail
15.2 German service mail
15.3 Lagerpost
15.4 Prisoner of war camp mail
15.5 Internment camp mail
15.6 War and propaganda forgeries
16.0 Occupation Germany 1945-1949
16.1 German local editions
16.2 Fee paid, emergency measures
16.3 American zone
16.4 British zone
16.5 Community expenditure
16.6 French zone
16.7 Soviet zone
16.8 Bizone
16.9 Berlin before 1949
17.0 Germany after 1949
17.1 Federal Republic of Germany
17.2 Berlin after 1949
17.3 Saarland Federal Republic
17.4 Modern private mail Germany
17.5 GDR
17.6 German military mail abroad
17.7 Foreign military mail in Germany after 1949
18.0 Other