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#355948 09/22/2022 01:39 PM
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Thought that I would try to liven things up a bit.

Here are three pins from my collection relating to the Newspaper Hamburger Tageblatt, which existed from January 1st 1931 until August 31st 1944. The paper had been formed by the merger of two other newspapers, the Hamburger Volksblatt & the Hansische Warte which was funded by the Deutschnationaler Handlungsgehilfen Verband, known to many Third Reich enamel collectors as the DHV.

Until the National Socialists came to power, the paper used the slogan "Den Staat zerstört man nicht, man erobert ihn" roughly translated as "You don't destroy the state, you conquer it" as a subheading under the Masthead. Once the National Socialists were in power the subheading was changed to "Amtliches Organ des regierenden Bürgermeisters der freien und hansestadt hamburg", "Official organ of the Governing Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg". Then finally changing to "Zeitung der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei", "the Newspaper of the National Socialist German Workers' Party".

Initially the Newspaper was based in a building near Katharinenkirche, but in 1939 it moved to a purpose built building designed by Rudolf Klophaus in Spearsort in Hamburgs Altstadt. The building had a relief on the west side of the building of the papers motif, a ship with a Swastika on the sails. Hamburg suffered extensive damage due to allied bombing & the building was badly damaged but seems to have survived the war as the motif was de-nazified in 1946 & can still be seen today.

The Hamburger Tageblatt's symbol changed slightly between 1933 & 1944. Originally simply a ship with a Swastika on the sail in a black circle, changing at some point (probably in 1939 when the paper relocated) to the black circle being encased in a rhombus or diamond.

Here are the pins.

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A couple of Mastheads showing the early form of the motif from 1933 & the later (sorry for the small image) from 1939....

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Here is a period postcard showing the paper's motif on the newly built building in 1939. I've been hunting for a copy of this for years without success cry..... If anyone knows of an example for sale please let me know cool

Plus a couple of pictures of how it is today....

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Very interesting Don,

As usual you come up with things I've never seen.

Thanks,
Dave

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Thanks Dave. Just wish I’d checked my spelling of Hamburger before posting mad

Any chance you can edit the spelling?

Cheers
Don


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Sure, ... Hot Dog Tageblatt ?

What needs changing ?

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Thanks ! cool


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Don,

Interesting pins and information. A huge thanks for all you contribute.

There are online postcard auction sites. I did a quick search with no luck. Will try some more.

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Don,,love the before and after photos.. The building all looks the same but without the dreaded swastika.. The stic pins are fabulous. Like that middle one especially.. Probably rare to say the least.

-- The newspapers too.. Lets keep our eyes open for them for Don!! Thanks for posting.........., G.

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Thank you Gentlemen.

Yes they can be a tad difficult to find. I’m with you Gaston, the middle one is my favourite as well cool

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Don, no luck on the postcard you are hunting. Located a 1938 building construction postcard and a 1939 dated newspaper. Let me know if you want the links.

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for looking. The postcard of the building model is fairly common it’s the card of the ship that I’ve been hunting.

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I found one Hamburg, Pressehaus postcard (SOLD). You probably already discovered that one.

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Yes Joe, I missed it by one day..... I was not pleased.... mad Been hunting one for many years....

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After many years of searching I have manged to find a subscriptions book for the newspaper. The book is fully stamped from January 1939 (two stamps per month) until July 1943, which ties in with Operation Gomorrah, the Allied bombing campaign of Hamburg which began on 24th July 1943 and lasted for eight days and seven nights (the British bombing by night & the US by day). The final raids taking palce on 2/3rd August. I've only ever seen two other subscription books over the years & one ended July & the other August 1943.

First the cover & first page...

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I will not waste space posting all of the stamped pages, just the first. However I will show some examples from each year as they are very detailed & had a different theme each year.

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The themes.

1939 Important places, dates & people associated with the Hamburger Tageblatt.
1940 Navy ships & boats.
1941 Animals from the Colonies.
1942 Buildings from enlarged Germany
1943 Important figures in the Reich

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Finally, if the subscriber had promoted the paper & encouraged new subscribers, it appears that a payment would be issued as a reward.

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Quite interesting Don.
So much detail in such small stamps.
I can't imagine much printed materials surviving over the years.
Bombings and use as a handy firestarter to keep warm and cook.

Thanks for showing the book.

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So - how did the subscription book work? Did the owner have to take it in every month and pay to get the dues stamps?

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I've no idea I'm afraid. Maybe a local rep came around & collected the monthly dues?


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Don,,your a good hunter.. Some things take time ,,but eventually with patience you get it!
The cover and whole book itself is in great condition! Congrats!

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Thank you Gaspare. I must admit that I was beginning to think one would never surface.

I forgot to say that as with other documents that I’ve posted the colour of the cover is not a bright as it appears under the scanner light. It’s more of a deep red.


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