Germany-DDR 1988 Historical Seals

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; commemorative stamps of the issue "Historical Seals";

issue of 4 stamps therefrom a part as se-tenant à 4 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3156-3159 (No. 31563159ZD), Yvert & Tellier: No. 2767-2770; Scott: No. 2663-2666 (No. 2666a)
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 10 - 25 - 35 - 50 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 22 March 1988 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Karl-Heinz Bobbe (1949-1990)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print run :
- 10 (Pfennig) : 26,300,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 25 (Pfennig) : 5,800,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 35 (Pfennig) : 5,800,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 50 (Pfennig) : 4,400,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- therefrom 2,300,000 se-tenants in sheets à 10 se-tenants (5x2)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without pale-yellow frame): 23.5 x 29.0 mm


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Historical Seals";
(issue of 4 stamps therefrom a part as se-tenant à 4 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3156, mint
Michel No. 3157, mint
Michel No. 3158, mint
Michel No. 3159, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3156, postmarked
Michel No. 3157, postmarked
Michel No. 3158, postmarked
Michel No. 3159, postmarked

Se-tenant

Double se-tenant in order to illustrate the possibility for different rip variants

Double se-tenant to this issue


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pfennig) : Seal of the saddler from Mühlhausen (1565)
- 25 (Pfennig) : Seal of the butcher from Dresden (1564)
- 35 (Pfennig) : Seal of the smiths from Nauen (16th century)
- 50 (Pfennig) : Seal of the cloth-manufacturers from Frankfurt/Oder (16th century)