Germany-DDR 1988 Max Lingner

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; commemorative stamps of the issue "100th anniversaire of birth of Max Lingner";

meant is the painter and illustrator of the "Formalism" Max Lingner (1888-1959)
issue of 4 stamps

Note:
"Formalism" was the term for an art style dissident from the then "Socialist Realism". Max Lingner acted in FGermany to 1922, in France 1922-1949, In Germany (GDR) 1949-1959.

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3309-3212; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2815-2818; Scott: No. 2713-2716; AFA: No. 2868-2871
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 5 - 10 - 20 - 85 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 08 November 1988 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Hans Detlefsen (1923-1992)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 6,000,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 10 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 85 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without year line): 28.5 x 51.0 mm


Stamps of the issue "100th anniversaire of birth of Max Lingner"
(issue of 4 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3209, mint
Michel No. 3210, mint
Michel No. 3211, mint
Michel No. 3212, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3209, postmarked
Michel No. 3210, postmarked
Michel No. 3211, postmarked
Michel No. 3212, postmarked
Michel No. 3209, postmarked at "8201 Hetzdorf"


To the stamp motives:
- 5 (Pfennig) : painting from 1931: "Im Boot" (German for "In the boat")
- 10 (Pfennig) : painting from 1939: "Mademoiselle Yvonne"
- 20 (Pfennig) : painting from 1944: "Frei, stark und glücklich" (German for "Free, strong, and happy")
- 85 (Pfennig) : painting from 1951: "Neue Ernte" (German for "New harvest")
The postmark shows the signatur of the artist as central motive beside inscriptions.