Germany-DDR 1957 Day of the Stamp, 1957

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Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1957; commemorative stamp of the issue "Day of the Stamp, 1957";
(issue of 1 stamp)
Stamp datas

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 600; Yvert & Tellier: No. 325; Scott: No. 369; AFA: No. 404
  • Color : grey black on dull brown
  • Watermark : GDR No. 3 (crossflowers and letters "DDR")
  • Nominal value : 5 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 25 October 1957 – 31 March 1959
  • Designed by : Axel Bengs (1925/1926-1988)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing
  • Perforation, K 13½ : 13
  • Print run : 6,000,000
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp as distance between the inner tangents of the perforation lines) : 25.5 x 31.0 mm
  • Vaieties :
- I (or Michel No. 600I) : defecatong horse (field 24)
- II (or Michel No. 600III) : letter "U" in "Republik" slightly isented at top left (field 47)
- III : two dots in vicinity of the letter "D" in "Demokratische" (field 46)
- IV : a dot below the horse (field 10)
- V (or Michel No. 600II) : letter "M" in "UM" slightly idented at bottom left (field 49)
- + further 3 unlisted varietes


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Day of the Stamp 1957";
(issue of 1 stamp)

Stamp, mint

Michel No. 600, mint

Stamp, postmarked

Michel No. 600, postmarked

FDC

FDC to this issue, real used from Berlin to Dresden, postmarked at "Berlin C2", 30-10-1957


To the stamp motive:
- 5 (Pfennig) : German post rider around 1563
- souvenir envelope (for FDC) motive : German carman around 1574