Germany-DDR 1972 Minerals

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1972; commemorative stamps of the issue "Founded Minerals";

(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 1737-1742; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1427-1432; Scott: No. 1354-1359; AFA: 1486-1491
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 5 – 10 – 20 – 25 – 35 – 50 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 22 February 1972 – 92 October 1990
  • Designed by : Lothar Grünewald
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 6,000,000
- 10 (Pfennig) : 10,200,000
- 20 (Pfennig) : 10,200,000
- 25 (Pfennig) : 5,100,000
- 35 (Pfennig) : 6,000,000
- 50 (Pfennig) : 1,920,000
  • Stamp size (Printed area of a single stamp) : 36.0 x 35.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Founded Minerals";
(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamps, mint

Michel No. 1737, mint
Michel No. 1738, mint
Michel No. 1739, mint
Michel No. 1740, mint
Michel No. 1741, mint
Michel No. 1742, mint

Stamps, postmarked

Michel No. 1737, postmarked
Michel No. 1738, postmarked
Michel No. 1739, postmarked
Michel No. 1740, postmarked
Michel No. 1741, postmarked
Michel No. 1742, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 5 (Pfennig) : Gypsum from Eisleben (Saxony-Anhalt)
- 10 (Pfennig) . Zinnwaldite from Zinnwald (Ore Mountains, Saxony)
- 20 (Pfennig) : Malachite from Ullersreuth (Vogtland, Thuringia)
- 25 (Pfennig) : Amethyst from Wiesenbad (Ore Mountains, Saxony)
- 35 (Pfennig) : Halite from Merkers (Rhön Mountains, Thuringia)
- 50 (Pfennig) : Proustite from Schneebrg (Ore Mountains, Saxony)