Wilhelm Busch on Stamps

The German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) is very popular in Germany and abroad, especially for his unforgetable characters Max and Moritz. Read more about him on Wikipedia.


Issued in 1958 in Federal Germany, these stamps commemorate the 50th anniversary of Wilhelm Busch’s death.


Issued in 1990, these stamps show memorable scenes from the Max and Moritz adventures. They were issued in Federal Germany.


A parallel issue was minted in the Berlin Bureau of the German post – showing another set of memorable scenes.


In 2007, Germany issued a block of stamps devoted to the characters from “Hans Huckebein, der Unglücksrabe” – on the 140th anniversary of the first book print.


And in 2015, the German post commemorated the adventures of Max and Moritz with this single stamp.

For the International Year of the Child (1979), Penrhyn issued three blocks devoted to the storyline from Max and Moritz, thus being one of the few (if not the only one) non-German territories commemorating the life and work of Wilhelm Busch on stamps.




Stamps featured in post: 21; Period: modern era (1958-2015); Pricing: moderate; Availability: readily available.


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