Germany-DDR 1985 Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1985

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; commemmorative stamps of the issue "Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1985";

issue of 2 stamps

Note:
The "Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1985" took place in the time 10 March 1985 - 16 March 1985 in Leipzig.

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2929-2930; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2557-2558; Scott: No. 2461-2462
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 10 - 25 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 05 March 1985 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Oswin Volkamer (1930-2015)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 24,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 25 (Pfennig) : 4,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 23.0 x 27.5 mm


Stamps of the issue "Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1985"
(issue of 2 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 2929, mint
Michel No. 2930, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 2929. postmarked
Michel No. 2930, postmarked
Michel No. 2929, postmarked at "9201 Hetzdorf"


To he stamp motives:
- "New Memorial" for Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) before the "St. Thomas"-church in Leipzig, created by Carl Seffner (1861-1932),

bronze statue casted by the firm "Noack & Brückner", memorial inaugurated 1908

- "Jug with wine leaf decor" from the Porcelain Manufacture Meissen (1817)
The one-circle first day special postmark with 40.0 mm diameter shows traders of the Leipzig Fair before the scale ("Old Scale") in Leipzig at the scale of their fair commodities in 1580.