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ATTENTION : This listing is a "Currency issued by the Nazi German government, including military scripts (sic)", and, as such, is FULLY COMPLIANT with 's "Offensive Material Policy"
Nazi Germany WWII WHW Winterhilfswerk Winter Help 5 Reichsmark1939-40, Series II
(WHW) was an annual drive by the Nazi Germany Government welfare organization -
Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People’s
Welfare Organization) to help finance charitable work. The Winterhilfswerk's
slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". It was instituted in
September 1933 and designed to provide food, fuel, clothing and various
household items to indigent Germans at first, and to war refugees and other
civilian casualties in the later years.
In many ways, it was similar to the US Foodstamp program.
were issued by the government and were redeemable with merchants for various
goods. The merchants would usually enter
their identity by the means of a stamp or handwritten signature on the back of
the note, most of the time cut off the upper right corner as a sign of
cancellation, and deposit the notes in a bank like cash in a normal banking
Printed by Giesecke and Devrient. Series II (brown-colored), with helmeted soldier on the face.
This variety was acceptable by merchants untilApril 15, 1940, and redeemable by banks untilMay 15, 1940. Thissecond issue note was good for payment for food, clothing and heating fuel, as stated on the back of the note.
Watermarked paper. Uncancelled and RARE as such!
USA: USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation andtracking - $3.50
Outside USA:USPSFirst Class Mail- $4.50, Registered Mail - $18.00
USPS First Class Mail option for shipping outside of the USA does not carry insurance/tracking - only if the buyer agrees to assume the mail loss risk!
Any customs dues are the responsibility of the buyer.
S&H for additional items is only $1.00 each!