Germany-DDR 1987 Fire fighting vehicles

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1987; se-tenant and commemorative stamps of the issue "Fire-fighting engines";

issue of 4 stamps and 1 four-stamps-se-tenant

Stamp datas

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3102-3104 (31013104ZD); Yvert & Tellier: No. 2722-2725 (2722-2725); Scott: No. 2613-2616 (2616a)
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 145 = 10 - 25 - 40 - 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 16 June 1987 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Lutz Lüders (1942-2004)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13 : 12½
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 18,300,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 25 (Pfennig) : 5,800,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 40 (Pfennig) : 5,800,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 70 (Pfennig) : 4,400,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- 4-stamps-se-tenant (10-25-40-70 Pfennig) : 2,300,000 in sheets à 40 stamps (2x5 se-tenants = 2 x 20 stamps)
  • stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without year line): 39.0 x 21.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Fire-fighting engine";
(issue of 4 stamps and 1 four-stamps-se-tenant)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3101, mint
Michel No. 3102, mint
Michel No. 3103, mint
Michel No. 3104, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3101, postmarked
Michel No. 3102, postmarked
Michel No. 3103, postmarked
Michel No. 3104, postmarked

Se-tenant

mint se-tenant as double-se-tenant in order to illustrate different rip-variants

Se-tenant Michel No. 21013104ZD, mint, double
Se-tenant Michel No. 31013106ZD, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pfennig) : horse drawn hand pressure syringe (1756)
- 25 (Pfennig) : mobile stream syringe (1903)
- 40 (Pfennig) : fire engine LF15 (1919)
- 70 (Pfennig) : fire engine LF16-TS8 (1971)