Germany-DDR 1985 Castles of the GDR - II

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post of the German Democratic Republic; 1985; commemorative stamps of the issue "Castles in the GDR - II";

issue of 4 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2976-2979; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2599-2603; Scott: No. 2504-2508; AFA: No. 2655-2658
  • Color: multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 10 - 20 - 35 -80 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 15 October 1985 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Snechana Russewa-Hoyer
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescating paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 16,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 35 (Pfennig) : 5,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 80 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without frame and year line) : 29.0 x 23.5 mm


Mint stamps

Michel No. 2976, mint
Michel No. 2977, mint
Michel No. 2978, mint
Michel No. 2979, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 2976, postmarked
Michel No. 2977, postmarked
Michel No. 2978, postmarked
Michel No. 2979, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pfennig) : Castle of Hohnstein (14th century)
- 20 (Pfennig) : Castle Rochsburg (12th century)
- 35 (Pfennig) : Castle of Schwarzenberg (12th century)
- 80 (Pfennig) : Castle of Stein (12th/13th century)
- Postmark : Castle of Goseck (11th century)