Germany-DDR 1973 Paintings from Dresden

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1972; commemorative stamps of the issue "Paintings from the Gallery "Old Masters" in Dresden";

(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel No. 1892-1897; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1580-1585; Scott: No. 1497-1502; AFA: No. 1632-1637
  • Color : multicolored on golden background
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 10 – 15 – 20 – 25 - 35 – 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 13 November 1973 – 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Horst Naumann (1908-1990)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 13,000,000
- 15 (Pfennig) : 4,500,000
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000
- 25 (Pfennig) : 5,000,000
- 35 (Pfennig) : 4,500,000
- 70 (Pfennig) : 1,900,000
  • Stamp size (Printed area of a single stamp without background) : 28.5 x 51.0 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Paintings from the Gallery "Old Masters" in Dresden";
(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamp, mint

Michel No. 1892, mint
Michel No. 1893, mint
Michel No. 1894, mint
Michel No. 1895, mint
Michel No. 1896, mint
Michel No. 1897, mint

Stamps, postmarked

Michel No. 1862, postmarked
Michel No. 1863, postmarked
Michel No. 1864, postmarked
Michel No. 1865, postmarked
Michel No. 1896, postmarked
Michel No. 1897, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
All stamps show reproductions of details of the original paintings.
- 10 (Pfennig) : Christian Leberecht Vogel (1759-1816): "Child with Doll" (German Early Romanticism)
- 15 (Pfennig) : Parmigianino (1503-1540): "Madonna with Rose" or "Madonna with Child and Santa Margherita" (Italian Renaissance)
- 20 (Pfennig) : Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) : "Woman with fair hair" (Flemish Baroque)
- 25 (Pfennig) : Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), "Lady in white" (Italian Renaissance)
- 35 (Pfennig) : Domenico Fetti (1590-1623) : "Archimedes" (Italian Early Baroque)
- 70 (Pfennig) : Jan Davidszoon de Heem (1606-1684): "Flower arragement" (Netherlandic Baroque or Genre paintings of the 17th century)