Germany-DDR 1953 400th anniversary of the death of Lucas Cranach, painter

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1953; commemorative stamp of the issue "400th Anniversary of death of Lucas Chranach the Elder";

(issue of 1 stamp)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 384XII; Yvert & Tellier: No. 135; Scott: No. 176
  • Color : dark ochre brown
  • Watermark: GDR No. 2XII (posthorn, horizontal (width 17 mm) + characters "DDR" (high 5 mm))
  • Nominal value : 24 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 16 October 1953 – 30 June 1955
  • Designed by : Kurt Eigler
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on normal, non-liminescating paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13 : 13½
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp) : 28.0 x 22.5 mm


Commemorative stamp of the issue "400th Anniversary of death of Lucas Chranach the Elder"; (issue of 1 stamp)

Stamp

Mint

Michel No. 384 XII, mint

Postmarked

Michel No. 384XII, postmarked


To the stamp motive:
- 24 (Pfennig) : portrait painting of "Lucas Chranach the Elder" (ca.1472-1553) in the age of 77 by his son "Lucas Chranach the Younger" (1515-1586)