Germany-DDR 1985 Railways

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  • Label: "Ministerium für Post und Fernmeldewesen" of the German Democratic Republic; 1985; commemorative stamps of the issue "The socialist railways and its traditions"; issue of 4 stamps


stamp datas:

  • Issue date : 24 September 1985
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 2968-2971; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2591-2594; Scott: No.2496-2499; AFA: No. 2647-2650
  • Colors: multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 20 - 25 - 50 - 85 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : to 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Hans Detlefsen (1923-1992)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing
  • Perforation : Comb peforation, K 12½ : 13
  • Stamp sizes : printed area of a single stamp without year line: 21.0 x 39.0 mm
  • Print runs :
- 20 (Pf.) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 25 (Pf.) : 6,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 50 (Pf.) : 4,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 85 (Pf.) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)


Stamps

Mint stamps

Michel No. 2968, mint
Michel No. 2969, mint
Michel No. 2968, mint
Michel No. 2968, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 2968, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 24-09-1985
Michel No. 2969, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 24-09-1985
Michel No. 2968, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 24-09-1985
Michel No. 2968, postmarked at "1085 Berlin", 24-09-1985

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

Souvenir Card to the exhibition to "150 years of German railways" in Dresden, postmarked with "8028 Dresden 28", 21-11-1985
Souvenir Envelope to the anniversary of the opening of the railway station in Burg in 1846, postmarked in "3270 Burg", 27-02-1986


To the stamp motives:
- 20 (Pf.) : Interlocking system of the "Deutsche Reichsbahn"
- 25 (Pf.) : Johann Andreas Schubert (1808-1870), the first Saxonian steam locomotive "Saxonia" in 1838, and a locomotive BR E-250 of the "Deutsche Reichsbahn"
- 50 (Pf.) : Construction of a catenary
- 85 (Pf.) : Railway main station Leipzig