It really depends on which Hitler stamps you have. As stated in one of the replies the common Hitler stamps can still be purchased in whole sheets and in mulitple denominations. However there are several "special edition" Hitler stamps that can go up to about 45 euro.
If you are going to pass off this stamp collection to a grand child, try to include some German 2 & 5 mark silver coins with it. They hold their value and will always be collectable.
05-21-2012 10:29 AM
The stamps that have post marks from camps, i.e. Auschwitz etc, are still not particularly valuable. Not when you can purchase the whole letter with a cover for somewhere in the region of 100 USD when you shop around. However, as Adrian has stated above, these postmarks do make the stamps more desirable and hence the value will undoubtedly increase. There are many, many nice period varieties of postage stamp, and they are quite collectable to some.
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Much of the income of Nazi Germany was used to pay for it's war effort but even in the final days a fairly large sum remained. One must consider the amount of Gold and valuables the Nazi's looted from Jewish families and conquered countries. There are rumors that there are more places like the one Patton discovered in that salt mine but none have ever been proved. It's out there I'm sure but I doubt if anyone will ever find it. If someone did I'm sure it would be worth in today's market hundreds of millions. (If it's in Gold and silver)
Lol, He gave it to Hannah Reitsch ( 1912-1979 ) the infamous Third Reich
woman pilot - all of it in Nazi gold bullion ! - She took it with her when
she flew out of Berlin at great personal risk.
As per Hitler's last wish - she donated every phennig to the 'Austrian
Special School Of Art' - established for a select few 'non-promising'
male student painters with only one testicle....
( I too have several Hitler stamps, and I agree - the common
variety are not very valuable. )