Germany-DDR 1975 Old clocks

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1975; commemorative stamps of the issue "Old clocks";

(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2055-2060; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1735-1740; Scott: No. 1655-1660; AFA: No. 1779-1784
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 5 – 10 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 35 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 24 June 1975 – 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Dietrich Dorfstecher (1933-2011) and Lothar Ziratzki (* 1933) after photographs by Gerhard Reinhold (?)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 5,000,000
- 10 (Pfennig) : 10,000,000
- 15 (Pfennig) : 2,000,000
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000
- 25 (Pfennig) : 4,000,000
- 35 (Pfennig) : 3,500,000
  • stamp size (printed area of a single stamp) : 28.5 x 51.0 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Old clocks";
(issue of 6 stamps)

Stamps

Mint

Michel No. 2055, mint
Michel No. 2056, mint
Michel No. 2057, mint
Michel No. 2058, mint
Michel No. 2059, mint
Michel No. 2060, mint

Postmarked

Michel No. 2055, postmarked
Michel No. 2056, postmarked
Michel No. 2057, postmarked
Michel No. 2058, postmarked
Michel No. 2059, postmarked
Michel No. 2060, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
All depicted clocks were created in the style of the Baroque and are located contemporary in Dresden (Germany).
- 5 (Pfennig) : Automatic table clock, created in 1585 by Paulus Schuster, located at the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon", Dresden (Germany)
- 10 (Pfennig) : Astronomical bracket clock; created ca. 1560 by an Augsburg Master; located at the Green Vault, Dresden (Germany)
- 15 (Pfennig) : Automatic clock, created in 1600 by Hans Schlottheim; located at the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon", Dresden (Germany)
- 20 (Pfennig) : Table bracket clock; created ca.1720 by Johann Heinrich Köhler; located at the Green Vault, Dresden (Germany)
- 25 (Pfennig) : Table bracket clock; created ca.1700 by Johann Heinrich Köhler, located at the Green Vault, Dresden (Germany)
- 35 (Pfennig) : Astronomical artifical clock; created in 1738 by Johannes Klein, located at the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon", Dresden (Germany)