Germany-DDR 1983 Hourglasses and Sundials

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1983; commemorative stamps of th issue "Hourglasses and sundials from the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical In struments in Dresden";

(issue of 6 stamps, therefrom 1 small-sheet à 8 identical stamps)

(Meant is the "Staatlich Mathematisch-Physikalische Salon", Dresden)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2796-2801 (small sheet: No. 2798KB); Yvert & Tellier: :No. 2439-2444 (small sheet: No. 2441a): Scott: No. 2343-2349 (small sheet: No. 2345a); AFA: No. 2485-2490
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 5 – 10 – 20 – 30 – 50 – 85 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 07 June 1983 – 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Joachim Rieß (* 1937)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 5,000,000
- 10 (Pfennig) : 16,000,000
- 20 (Pfennig) : 24,800,000 (therefrom 2.100,000 small-sheets)
8,000,000 (therefrom 2,100,000 small-sheets) (other source)
- 30 (Pfennig) : 5,000,000
- 50 (Pfennig) : 5,000,000
- 85 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without colored frame) : 21.5 x 39.0 mm


Commemorative stamps of th issue „Hourglasses and sundials from the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical In struments in Dresden“;
(issue of 6 stamps, therefrom 1 small-sheet à 8 identical stamps)

Stamps, mint

Michel No. 2796, mint
Michel No. 2797, mint
Michel No. 2798, mint
Michel No. 2799, mint
Michel No. 2800, mint
Michel No. 2801, mint

Stamps, postmarked

Michel No. 2796, postmarked
Michel No. 2797, postmarked
Michel No. 2798; postmarked at "40 Halle" (= Halle (Saale)), 07-1983
Michel No. 2799, postmarked
Michel No. 2800, postmarked
Michel No. 2801, postmarked

Small sheet

Small sheet with Michel No. 2798, mint
Small sheet with Michel No. 2798, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 07-06-1983

FDC

FDC to this issue franed with Michel No. 2799+2800, postmarked at "1085 Berlin, 07-06-1983


To the stamp motives:
- 5 (Pfennig) : Pulpit hourglass with wall shelf (1674) (Baroque)
- 10 (Pfennig) : Pulpit hourglass (around 1700) (Baroque)
- 20 (Pfennig) : Table Horizontal-Sundial (1611) (Baroque)
- 30 (Pfennig) : Table Equatorial-Sundial (ca. 1750) (Rococo)
- 50 (Pfennig) : Table Equatorial-Sundial (ca. 1760) (Rococo)
- 85 (Pfennig) : Table Sundial "Lunch cannon" (around 1800) (Classicism)