Germany-DDR 1971 Art Treasures

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1971; commemorative stamps of the issue "Art tresures from the Green Vault in Dresden";

(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 1682-1687; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1370-1375; Scott: No. 1306-1311; AFA: No. 1437-1442
  • Color : multicolored, each stamp with different monochromized background
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 5 – 10 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 30 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 22 June 1971 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Gerhard Voigt (1926-2005)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 12,600,000
- 10 (Pfennig) : 14,700,000
- 15 (Pfennig) : 10,800,000
- 20 (Pfennig) : 9,300,000
- 25 (Pfennig) : 1,800,000
- 30 (Pfennig) : 4,500,000
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without signature line) : 36.0 x 24.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Art tresures from the Green Vault in Dresden";
(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamps

Mint

Michel No. 1682, mint
Michel No. 1683, mint
Michel No. 1684, mint
Michel No. 1685, mint
Michel No. 1686, mint
Michel No. 1687, mint

Postmarked

Michel No. 1682, postmarked
Michel No. 1683, postmarked
Michel No. 1084, postmarked
Michel No. 1685, postmarked
Michel No. 1686, postmarked
Michel No. 1687, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
All depicted jewelleries are from the "Green Vault" in Dresden.
- 5 (Pfennig) : "Cherry stone with 180 heads", created around 1590 in the style of the Baroque
- 10 (Pfennig) : "Golden Flees"; created around 1730 in the style of the Baroque
- 15 (Pfennig) : "Splendour pot", created at Nuremberg around 1530 in the style of the Renaissance
- 20 (Pfennig) : "Moor as kettle tympanist on grey horse"; created around 1720 in the style of the Baroque
- 25 (Pfennig) : Small box for writing materials, created in 1562 in the style of the Baroque
- 30 (Pfennig) : Jewellery pendant "Saint George"; created around 1570 in the style of the Baroque