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17.12.2011 - ‘Postmodern’ presents Germany´s first wooden stamps
Since 25 November 2011 Germany´s first postage stamps made of wood are on the market. The German private post organisation ‘Postmodern’ has issued the stamps. ‘Postmodern’ is active since 1999 and

Since 25 November 2011 Germany´s first postage stamps made of wood are on the market. The German private post organisation ‘Postmodern’ has issued the stamps. ‘Postmodern’ is active since 1999 and acts as an alternative to Deutsche Post. The organisation maintains about 900 service points and has its own red mailboxes (Deutsche Post has yellow as its ‘house colour’).

‘Postmodern’ is the second postal company to offer stamps entirely made of wood (Switzerland Post was the first). There are two different wooden stamps, both printed in dark red on wood. One of the two stamps – with a value of 50 cents - shows a stylised Christmas tree. The stamp is available in blocks of eight. The total circulation of this stamp is limited to 100.000 copies. The second value – also a stamp of 50 cents – is particularly interesting for philatelists. It has been issued as a special block containing one stamp. On this stamp, a decorative candle holder is depicted and the circulation is limited to two thousand copies.

According to Michael Ulbrich, managing director of ‘Postmodern’, wooden stamps are ideal for sending personal greetings at Christmas time. Ulbrich: ‘We are pleased that we can surprise our loyal customers with these unique stamps in the holiday season.’ Since the wooden stamps have a rather limited circulation, ‘Postmodern’ has seen to it that also a more traditional Christmas stamp on paper was issued. All stamps are, as long as supplies last, available from the ‘Postmodern’ service points and at the webshop (address: shop.post-modern.de).