Bulgarian souvenir sheet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Chess Olympiad in Varna,

"Portrait in Blue" by Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky  a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany. He was a key member of the New Munich Artist's Association, Der Blaue Reiter group and later the Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four).

"Big Still-Life"  painted by Max Beckmann who was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. In the 1920s, he was associated with the New Objectivity, an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introverted emotionalism.

Postal Card (front and obverse) for postal chess games.

Caricatures of the lives of Bulgarian chessmasters.

CUBAN Chess Masters on Stamps

CHESS on Stamps ~

from the collection of David Saks.

"Girls under Trees" by August Macke who was a German Expressionist painter. He was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter. Like a true artist of his time, Macke knew how to integrate into his painting the elements of the avant-garde which most interested him.

Bulgarian Chess Stamps

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"Man Asleep" by Erich Heckel who was a German painter and printmaker, and a founding member of the group Die Brücke which existed 1905-1913.

German Postal Art Issues of 1974

"Deer in Red" by Franz Marc German painter and printmaker. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter, a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it.

"Old Farmer" by Kirchner who was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art