Weimar Republic Hyperinflation Issues - 1923 By the Summer of 1923, Weimar Republic hyperinflation was REALLY getting bad. On one hand, the value of the German Mark was decreasing almost every day, and on the other hand, prices were sky-rocketing on a daily basis. The effects on the economy and on the German people were devastating.By August 1923, with the value of the German Mark fluctuating from day to day, designing and printing new postage stamps was out of the question. For the postal service of the Weimar Republic, there existed a state-of-emergency.Beginning in August and proceeding through October of 1923, the postal service began applying re-valuation overprints to existing stocks of low denomination stamps. The re-valuations ranged from 5,000 Marks to 2,000,000 Marks.There are a multitude of varieties on the stamps and their surcharges shown above. These include plate varieties, shade varieties, surcharge varieties, imperforates, missing surcharges, double surcharges, inverted surcharges, postal usages, etc. This could become an extensive philatelic study, for the collector that may be interested in specializing in these issues. For anyone interested in ALL the DETAILS on these issues, please consult the Michel Deutschland Spezialkatalog Volume I.The 1923 postal rate table, for domestic / foreign letters under 20 grams, is shown below. By October of 1923, 2,000,000 Marks wasn't even enough to mail a single domestic letter, thus by that time, most of the re-valued stamps, shown in the images above, were all useless. WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get!