Germany-DDR 1988 Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1988

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; commemorative issue to the "Leipzig Trade Fair, Spring 1988 - 75 years of the fair-house 'Mädler-Passage'";

issue of 2 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3153-3154; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2765-2766, Scott: No. 2660-2661
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 20 - 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 08 March 1988 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Harry Scheuner (* 1935)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 12½ : 12¾
  • Print run :
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 70 (Pfennig) : 2,350,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
  • Stamp size (printed area without year line): 21.5 x 39.0 mm


issue "Leipzig Trade Fair, Spring 1988 - 75 years of the fair-house 'Mädler-Passage'"
(issue of 2 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3153, mint
Michel No. 3154, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3153, postmarked
Michel No. 3154, postmarked


To the motive:
- 20 (Pfennig) : The entrance portal of the "Mädler-Passage" in Leipzig
- 70 (Pfennig) : Bronze figures group "Faust and Mephisto - Mephisto enchants students" before the entrance to "Auerbach's Keller" by the Leipzig, sculptor Mathieu Molitor (1873-1929). The postmark shows a graphic "Weigh of the fair commodities in 1580" as central motive.