Germany-DDR 1978 Medicinal Plants

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  • Issue Date : 10 January 1978
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2287-2292; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1957-1962; Scott: No. 1875-1880, AFA: No. 2002-2007
  • Postage validity : to 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Hannelore Heise (*1941)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print Process : Photogravure
  • Perforations : Comb perforation, K 14 : 14¼
  • Print runs :
- Michel No. 2287, 10 (Pf.) : 15,000,000
- Michel No. 2288, 15 (Pf.) : 4,500,000
- Michel No. 2289, 20 (Pf.) : 8,000,000
- Michel No. 2290, 25 (Pf.) : 5,000,000
- Michel No. 2291, 35 (Pf.) : 4,500,000
- Michel No. 2292, 50 (Pf.) : 2,100,000


stamps

(issue of 6 stamps)

Michel No. 2287
Michel No. 2288
Michel No. 2289
Michel No. 2290
Michel No. 2291
Michel No. 2292

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

The first day special postmark (partial circle segment cancel with 35.0 mm width and 40.0 mm high, 1085 Berlin, 10 to 17-01-1981) shows as motive a plant of the "Achillea"-species (German: "Schafgarbe", English "Yarrow").The FDC-envelope shows a drawing of a plant of the species "Equisetum arvense" (German: "Acker-Schachtelhalm"; English: "Field horsetail").

FDC with 2 x Michel No. 2287, postmarked in "1085 Berlin", 10-01-1978


To the stamp motives:
- Michel No. 2287, 10 (Pf.): "Rosa camina" (German: "Hundsrose"; English: "Dog rose")
- Michel No. 2288, 15 (Pf.): "Betula pendula§ (German: "Weißbirke"; English: Silver birch")
- Michel No. 2289, 20 (Pf.): "Matricaria chamomilla (German: "Echte Kamille"; English: "Chamomile")
- Michel No. 2290, 25 (Pf.): "Tussilago farfara" (German: "Huflattich"; English: "Coltsfood")
- Michel No. 2291, 35 (Pf.): "Tilia platyphyllos" (German: "Sommerlinde"; English: "Large-leaved lime")
- Michel No. 2292, 50 (Pf.): "Sambucus nigra" (German: "Schwarzer Holunder"; English: "European Elder")