Germany-DDR 1988 Bromeliads

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; stamps of the commemorative issue "Bromeliads" (German name : "Ananasgewächse");

issue of 4 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3149-3152; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2761-2764; Scott: No. 2656-2659
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 10 - 25 - 40 - 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 16 February 1988 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Detlef Glinski
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 18,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 25 (Pfennig) : 3,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 40 (Pfennig) : 3,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 70 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without year line): 22.5 x 29.0 mm


Stamps of the issue "Bromeliads";
(issue of 4 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3149, mint
Michel No. 3150, mint
Michel No. 3151, mint
Michel No. 3152, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3149, postmarked 01, at "1085 Berlin", 16-02-1988
Michel No. 3150, postmarked 01, at "1085 Berlin", 16-02-1988
Michel No. 3151, postmarked 01, at "1085 Berlin", 16-02-1988
Michel No. 3152, postmarked 01, at "1085 Berlin", 16-02-1988
Michel No. 3149, postmarked 02 at "7005 Leipzig BPA", 16-04-1989
Michel No. 3150. postmarked 01
Michel No. 3151, postmarked 01


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pfennig) : "Tillandsia macrochlamys"
- 25 (Pfennig) : "Tillandsia bulbosa" (German name: "Regenwaldtillandsie")
- 40 (Pfennig) : "Tillandsia kalmbacheri"
- 70 (Pfennig) : "Guzmania blassii"
The postmark shows a plant of the species "Tillandsia walter-richteri" (named after th Saxonian Horticultural master Dr. Walter Richter (1904-1997)).