German stamps can be used to do a good deed since 1949. Every year, the German Finance Ministry issues special “plus stamps” which cost a little extra in addition to the postage fee. The extra charge goes to charity. These “plus stamps” now generate around €10 million for a good cause every year.
To commemorate Germany’s G20 presidency, the Federal Ministry of Finance issued a special-edition postage stamp. The stamp depicts a reef knot, which Germany selected as the logo for its G20 presidency. The special edition stamp has a value of 70 cents and entered circulation on 1 March 2017. It is available for purchase at Deutsche Post retail outlets.