Germany-DDR 1955 Buildings

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  • Label : "Ministerium für Post und Fernmeldewesen" of the German Democratic Republic; 1955; commemorative stamps of the issue "Rebuilded historical buildings"; issue of 6 stamps


Stamp datas:

  • Issue date : 14 November 1955
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 491-496; Yvert & Tellier: 229-234; Scott: 265-270; AFA; 293-298
  • Colors :
- brown black - Russian green - brown violet -...
- ...- carmine rose - dark red brown - black blue
  • Watermark : GDR No. 2Y (character "DDR" and posthorn in vertical lines, characters in the line 5 mm or 6 mm high)
  • Nominal valus :
- 5 - 10 - 15 - 20 - 30 - 40 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1956
  • Designed by : Kurt Eigler
  • Printed by : "Graphische Werkstätten", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on coated paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13½ : 13
  • Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 23.0 x 28.0 mm
  • Print runs :
- Michel No. 491, 5 (Pf): 3,000,000
- Michel No. 492, 10 (Pf.): 3,000,000
- Michel No. 493, 15 (Pf.): 2,000,000
- Michel No. 494, 20 (Pf.): 3,000,000
- Michel No. 495, 30 (Pf.): 750,000
- Michel No. 496, 40 (Pf.): 2,000,000


Stamps

(issue of 6 stamps)

Michel No. 491, mint
Michel No. 491, postmarked
Michel No. 492, mint
Michel No. 492, postmarked at "Leipzig C1", 1955
Michel No. 493, mint
Michel No. 493, postmarked at "Berlin W8", 11-11-1955
Michel No. 494, mint
Michel No. 494, postmarked at "Berlin W8"
Michel No. 495, mint
Michel No. 495, postmarked at "Dresden" (Saxony), 19-11-1955
Michel No. 496, mint
Michel No. 496, postmarked at "Radebeul" (Saxony), 11-1955


To the stamp motives:
- Michel No. 491, 5 (Pf.): Magdeburg cathedral
- Michel No. 492, 10 Pf.): "Staatsoper", Berlin
- Michel No. 493, 15 (Pf.): "Altes Rathaus", Leipzig
- Michel No. 494, 20 (Pf.): "Rotes Rathaus", Berlin
- Michel No. 495, 30 (Pf.): Erfurt cathedral
- Michel No. 496. 40 (Pf.): "Zwinger", Dresden