Germany-DDR 1974 Caspar David Friedrich

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  • Label : "Ministerium für Post und Fernmeldewesen"; 1974, commemorative stamps of the issue "200th Anniversary of birth of Caspar David Friedrich" ; meant is the painter of the romanticism Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840); issue of 4 stamps and 1 block


Stamp datas:

  • Issue date : 21 May 1974
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 1958-1961, and Block 40 (No. 1962); Yvert & Tellier: 1639-1642 and BF35 (No.BF35A); Scott: No. 1558-1561 and No. 1562 (=block); AFA: No. 1690-1693 and 1694 (= block)
  • Colors : multicolored with gold + black brown (block)
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 10 - 20 - 25 - 35 -70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : to 02 October 1990
  • Designed by :
- Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) (creator of the paintings)
- Horst Naumann (1908-1990) (stamps)
- Joachim Rieß (*1937) (block)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Berlin
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation :
- Comb perforation, K 14 (stamps)
- Harrow perforation, Ks 14 (block)
  • Print runs :
- Michel No. 1958, 10 (Pf.): 15,000,000
- Michel No. 1959, 20 (Pf.): 12,000,000
- Michel No. 1960, 25 (Pf.): 3,500,000
- Michel No. 1961, 35 (Pf.): 4,500,000
- Michel No. 1962, 70 (Pf.): 2,200,000 blocks


Stamps

Michel No. 1958, mint
Michel No. 1958, postmarked
Michel No. 1959, mint
Michel No. 1959, postmarked
Michel No. 1960, mint
Michel No. 1960, postmarked
Michel No. 1961, mint
Michel No. 1961, postmarked

Block

Michel No. Bl.40, mint
Michel No. Bl.40, postmarked

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

FDC with Michel No. 1958, 1961
FDC with Michel No. 1959, 1960


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pf.): painting "Two men in the consideration of the moon"; created by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) ca. in 1819/1820 in the style of the romanticism; original contemporary located in the "Galerie Neue Meister" in the "Albertinum" in Dresden (Germany)
- 20 (Pf.): painting "The life steps"; allegorical content; created by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) ca. in 1835 in the style of the romanticism; original contemporary located in the "Museum der bildenden Künste" in Leipzig (Germany)
- 25 (Pf.): painting "The big enclosure near Dresden"; created by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) ca. in 1832 in the style of the romanticism; original contemporary located in the "Galerie Neue Meister" in the "Albertinum" in Dresden (Germany)
- 35 (Pf.): painting "View in the valley of the river Elbe"; created by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) ca. in 1807 in the style of the romanticism; original contemporary located in the "Galerie Neue Meister" in the "Albertinum" in Dresden (Germany)
- 70 (Pf.): drawing "Self-portrait", created by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) ca. in 1810 in the style of the romanticism: original contemporary located in the "Kupferstichkabinett" in Berlin (Germany)