Germany-DDR 1978 Medicinal Plants

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  • Issue Date : 10 January 1978
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2287-2292; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1957-1962; Scott: No. 1875-1880, AFA: No. 2002-2007
  • Postage validity : to 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Hannelore Heise (*1941)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print Process : Photogravure
  • Perforations : Comb perforation, K 14 : 14¼
  • Print runs :
- Michel No. 2287, 10 (Pf.) : 15,000,000
- Michel No. 2288, 15 (Pf.) : 4,500,000
- Michel No. 2289, 20 (Pf.) : 8,000,000
- Michel No. 2290, 25 (Pf.) : 5,000,000
- Michel No. 2291, 35 (Pf.) : 4,500,000
- Michel No. 2292, 50 (Pf.) : 2,100,000


stamps[edit]

(issue of 6 stamps)

Michel No. 2287
Michel No. 2288
Michel No. 2289
Michel No. 2290
Michel No. 2291
Michel No. 2292

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs[edit]

The first day special postmark (partial circle segment cancel with 35.0 mm width and 40.0 mm high, 1085 Berlin, 10 to 17-01-1981) shows as motive a plant of the "Achillea"-species (German: "Schafgarbe", English "Yarrow").The FDC-envelope shows a drawing of a plant of the species "Equisetum arvense" (German: "Acker-Schachtelhalm"; English: "Field horsetail").

FDC with 2 x Michel No. 2287, postmarked in "1085 Berlin", 10-01-1978


To the stamp motives:
- Michel No. 2287, 10 (Pf.): "Rosa camina" (German: "Hundsrose"; English: "Dog rose")
- Michel No. 2288, 15 (Pf.): "Betula pendula§ (German: "Weißbirke"; English: Silver birch")
- Michel No. 2289, 20 (Pf.): "Matricaria chamomilla (German: "Echte Kamille"; English: "Chamomile")
- Michel No. 2290, 25 (Pf.): "Tussilago farfara" (German: "Huflattich"; English: "Coltsfood")
- Michel No. 2291, 35 (Pf.): "Tilia platyphyllos" (German: "Sommerlinde"; English: "Large-leaved lime")
- Michel No. 2292, 50 (Pf.): "Sambucus nigra" (German: "Schwarzer Holunder"; English: "European Elder")