Germany-DDR 1985 Bach, Händel, Schütz

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; commemmorative stamps of the issue "Bach-, Händel-, Schütz-honour in the GDR";

meant are the German composers Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759), and Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672);
issue of 1 block à 3 stamps, each combined with 1 decorative field
Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2931-2933 (Block 81); Yvert & Tellier: No. BF80(A)-BF80(C) (BF80); Scott: No. 2463a-2463c (2463); AFA: No. 1612a-1612c (1612)
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 115 = 10 - 22 - 85 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 19 March 1985 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Manfred Gottschall (1937-2015)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on normal paper
  • Perforation : Harrow perforation, Ks 14
  • Print runs : 2,100,000 blocks
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 23.0 x 27.5 mm


Stamps of the issue "Bach-, Händel-, Schütz-honour in the GDR"
(issue of 1 block à 3 stamps, each combined with 1 decorative field)

Block

Michel Block 81, mint
Michel Block 81, postmarked


To he stamp motives:
- stamp 10 (Pfennig) : Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - adjacent decorative field to 10 (Pfennig) : "Art of the Fuge", last handwriting of Bach from 1750
- stamp 20 (Pfennig) : Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
- adjacent decorative field : Halle Händel-Issue from 1961, begin of "Concerto grosso", Opus 6, No. 5, 5th Set "Allegro"
- stamp 85 (Pfennig) : Portrait of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
- adjacent decorative field : First print issue of "Spiritual Chorus Music", Dresden 1648