Germany-DDR 1988 Joseph von Eichendorff

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; commemorative issue to the "200th anniversary of birth of Joseph Freiherr von Eichnndorff";

meant is the poet and writer of the German Romanticism Joseph Freiherr von Eichndorff (1788-1857);
issue of 1 block à 1 stamp

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: Block No. 92 (3155); Yvert & Tellier: BF91, Scott: No. 2662
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 08 March 1988 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Joachim Rieß (* 1937)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Harrow perforation, Ks 14
  • Print run : 2,100,000 blocks
  • Stamp size :
- stamp (printed area without year line): 21.5 x 39.0 mm
- block (printed area): 72.0 x 46.0 mm
- block (cutted format): 80.0 x 55.0 mm


issue "200th anniversary of birth of Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff"
(issue of 1 block à 1 stamp)

Miniature sheet

Michel Block 92, mint
Michel Block 92, postmarked


To the motive:
- 70 (Pfennig) : The stamp shows a portrait of Joseph Fvon Eichendorff from 1832 after an etching by Franz Kugler (1808-1858). The block motive shows a musical setting of a poem of Joseph von Eichendorff as original, located contemporary in the "Deutsche Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin". The postmark shows a portrait of Joseph von Eichendorff after this etching by Franz Kugler.