Germany-DDR 1985 Historical bridges in Berlin

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1986; commemorative stamps of the issue "Historical Bridges in Berlin";

issue of 4 stamps and 1 small sheet

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2972I-2975I (2973IIKB); Yvert & Tellier; 2595-2598; Scott: No. 2500-2503 (2501a); AFA: No. 2651-2654
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 10 - 20 - 35 - 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 08 October 1985 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Peter Korn
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process :
- type "I" : Photogravure on normal paper
- type "II" : Offset printing on normal paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13 : 12½
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 24,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10) (type I)
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10) (type I)
- 20 (pfennig) : 16,800,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10) (type II)
- 20 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 small sheets à 8 stamps (2x4) (type II)
- 35 (Pfennig) : 4,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10) (type I)
- 70 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10) (type I)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without year line): 39.0 x 21.5 mm


Stamps of the issue "Historical Bridges in Berlin"
(issue of 4 stamps + 1 small sheet)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 2972I, mint
Michel No. 2973I, mint
Michel No. 2974I, mint
Michel No. 2975I, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 2972I, postmarked, 01
Michel No. 2973I, postmarked
Michel No. 2974I, postkarked
Michel No. 2975I, postmarked
Michel No. 2972I, postmarked 02, at "9502 Zwickau) (Saxony), 22-12-1986

Small sheet

Small sheet with Michel No. 2973IIKB, mint
Small sheet with Michel No. 2973IIKB, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pfennig) : "Gertraudenbrücke" in Berlin
- 20 (Pfennig) : "Jungfernbrücke" in Berlin
- 50 (Pfennig) : "Weidendammer Brücke" in Berlin
- 70 (Pfennig) : "Marx-Engels-Brücke" (then name, contemporary "Schlossbrücke") in Berlin