Federal Republic of Germany
Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland or BRD
The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin.
With about 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state and the largest economy
in the European Union.
It is one of the major political powers of the European continent and a
After 1945, Germany was divided by allied occupation, and evolved into two states:
East Germany (GDR/DDR) and West Germany (FRG/BRD),
when West Berlin was a free city and political enclave surrounded by East Germany.
In 1990 Germany was reunified.
Unlike the Deutsche Post of the GDR, Deutsche Bundespost and Deutsche Bundepost Berlin
published first day pages (Ersttagblatt
) instead of first day covers (FDC).
An Ersttagblatt is a thick A5 page with a stamp affixed and cancelled on the front.
On the back of the page is some background information on the issue.
The Ersttagblatt are produced in mass quantities and can be purchased at
the philatelic desk or online store of Deutsche Post.
In more recent time, the Deutsche Post AG does produce some FDCs in limited
quantities for subscribers of their “Deutschland Exclusive” service.
Official stamps of private post companies of Germany related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
Since the formal liberalization of the postal market in Germany in 1998,
it has also been possible for new private postal service providers to deliver
letters and issue their own postage stamps.
The tariffs for mail transport and any additional services are always a few cents
below those of Deutsche Post.
The main target group is primarily business customers, since a large volume of postal items can be expected from them.
|04.03.2022, "Peace for Ukraine"
issued by "Briefmarke und mehr" (Muenster) +
|14.04.2022, "Support Ukraine"
issued by "Ostalb Mail" (Aalen)
issued by Citipost OWL (Bielefeld)
|"Together for world peace", issued by MADSACK Media Group who owns several post companies 
|21.03.2022, NordBrief (Rostock)
||20.04.2022, LVZ Post (Leipzig)
||20.04.2022, Citipost (Hannover)
|15.03.2022, "Together for Peace" (in German „Gemeinsam für den Frieden“),
issued by LMF (Augsburg)
|18.03.2022, "A Symbol of Peace" (in German „Ein Symbol für den Frieden“),
issued by Post-Modern (Dresden)
 On March 4, 2022, private postal company "Briefmarke und mehr" issued the set of
3 semi-postal self-adhesive stamps "Peace for Ukraine".
All stamps have the same design:
a photo of a peace demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, when
the gate was highlight in colors of Ukrainian flag, but have different face values.
These stamps issued in Mini-Sheets of 10.
Every stamp has charity value of 5 cent.
Another 5 cent from sale of every stamp added by company to their donation to
"Csilla von Boeselager Stiftung Osteuropahilfe" company. [R3]
"Csilla von Boeselager Stiftung Osteuropahilfe" who help Ukrainian people.
Since the beginning of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the Csilla von Boeselager
Foundation for Eastern European Aid has brought food, vehicles, medicines, shoes,
power generators and cash donations.
The Foundation currently focuses on three areas.
- Firstly, the collection of pre-sorted in-kind donations for the people directly
affected by the war, and the transport of these relief supplies to the crisis area.
- Secondly, the evacuation of sick, weak, disabled and elderly people from Ukraine.
- Thirdly, on maintaining its humanitarian projects in the country, some of which have
been in existence for over 20 years.
 On April 14, 2022, private postal company "Ostalb" from Aalen issued 5.000 stamps.
The face value of the stamp is 79 cents, corresponding to domestic letter with weight up to 20gr.
Total income of sale of these stamps were donated to German Red Cross
(in German Deutschen Roten Kreuzes)
in Schwäbisch Gmünd
and in Aalen.
The Aalen district association supports the guest house in Bopfingen, which accommodates more
than 100 people from Ukraine.
The money was used for clothing and medicines.
The Gmünder German Red Cross uses the donation for medical equipment and medicines.
Two doctors from the Staufer Clinic ensure that they are transported to the Ukraine.
 On March 23, 2022, private postal "Citipost OWL" from Bielefeld issued
the set of 5 donation stamps "Ukraine".
All stamps have the face value of 83 cents corresponding to domestic letter with weight up to 20gr.
These stamps issued in booklet of 10
The stamps doesn't have additional, charity face value, but €5 added for purchase of every booklet.
The charity money donated by the post company to "Bodelschwinghsche Stiftungen Bethel" who used it to
support Ukrainian refugees.
 In March and April, three compaines
NordBrief from Rostock, LVZ Post from Leipzig and Citipost from Hannover
who belong to MADSACK Media Group, issued stamps set of the same design "Together for world peace".
Every set contain two self-adhesive stamps: the dove of peace and the earth carried together by hands from around the world.
They were printed in booklets of 10 - 5 stamps of each design.
- The stamps of LVZ Post have the face value of 80 cents.
The company donated €2.000 from the sale of their stamps
o a fundraising campaign initiated by the city of Leipzig and companies
in the region for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees.
- The stamps of Citipost have the face value of 75 cents.
The company donated €1 from the sale of every booklet to Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe
(German Catastrophe Help organization) organisation, who provides emergency aid in the Ukraine
and actively supports local people and refugees
- The stamps of Nordpost have the face value of 80+10 cents.
The company add another 10 cents to the charity value of 10 cent of every stamp, then
donate the amount to the "Emergency Ukraine" (in German "Nothilfe Ukraine") program of
Aktion Deutschland Hilft company, who provide some Ad to people in Ukraine and
Ukrainian refugees in Germany.
 On March 15, 2022, private post company LMF from Augsburg, issued the stamp with
face value of 80 cent, corresponding to domestic letter with weight up to 20gr.
The stamp was printed in a Mini-Sheet of 10.
All income from the sale of the stamp (€5.000) was donated to the Ukrainian Association of Augsburg
(in German Ukrainischen Verein Augsburg) at the end of April 2022.
Ukrainian association Augsburg support Ukrainian refugees.
 On April 18, 2022, private post company PostModern from Dresden, issued
stamps set of 3 stamps "A Symbol of Peace", with face value of 75 cent, corresponding to domestic letter with weight up to 20gr.
The stamp was printed in a Mini-Sheet of 10.
Later on, the face value of these stamps were adjusted to the new rate of 80cents.
All money from the sale of these stamps (€3.000) were donated to charity organozation Diakonie in Dresden,
to support Ukrainian refugees.