A special show at the upcoming IBRA 2023: “When postage cost billions, 100 years of high inflation in Germany 1923”. German inflation started rising slowly with World War I in 1914 and lasted until the so-called “hyperinflation” in November 1923. No other industrialised country in the world was confronted with such extreme currency devaluation as Germany. Inflation came to an end with the introduction of the Rentenmark.
The uniqueness of German inflation is reflected in postal history. During the final phase of inflation, postal rates were only valid for a few days before the next increase. This makes the subject of inflation one of the most fascinating, exciting and complex collecting areas in German philately. It is not a coincidence that INFLA-Berlin, which specialises in the subject, is the largest ArGe in BDPh with over 900 members.
The 100th anniversary of hyperinflation in 2023 is reason enough for the IBRA 2023 to dedicate a special show to the topic of inflation. The special show is organised in close cooperation with INFLA-Berlin.