Internet Stamp

With the internet stamp the customer has the possibility to purchase stamps comfortably and independently of the opening hours of the post offices - also on Sundays or in the night hours. The Deutsche Post offers internet stamps since 2008.

The ordering process runs on the homepage of Deutsche Post as follows:

   - Choose the postage value 


 

 

- Number of stamps and decision whether with or without motif



 

 

- In the category "Sport" there are 3 different bicycle motifs to choose from



 

 

 

- Definition of the print format

  

 

 

- Payment is possible by credit card:

 

 

 

After downloading a pdf file the stamps can be printed either in black/white or in color.

 

 

 


The purchase month and year are mentioned on the stamps. The stamps are valid only 3 years after the purchase year (afterwards no refund of the purchase price is possible). The stamps are cancelled digitally in the mail center - not in the post office by stamp. For this reason a postage mix with conventional stamps is not allowed.  Example of an incorrect cancellation:

The devaluation of the serial number in the lower digit row is similar to that of a TAN list.  The upper digit row specifies the number of the “Portokasse” - so it is directly assigned to the customer. That is why the Deutsche Post has declared the internet stamp an electronic voucher for a particular postage rate (data protection reasons) - it is officially not a stamp. If you still want to include such a "voucher" in your collection, you as a registered user of this website can request a letter mailed to your address  free of charge. Please use the contact form below.

 

 


Post offices of France, Switzerland, Poland, ...... also offer internet stamps - some with the option of using own motifs:

 

 Switzerland-webstamp-bicycle-stamp(RE24510)

 


More information: wikipedia.de (German)

                          Swiss WebStamp (German)

                          Collecting German Internet Stamps a science in itself  -  Dr. Michael Mallien

Inspired by Nico Helling