Germany-DDR 1988 Stamp exhibition of the Youth

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; se-tenants of the issue "Stamp exhibition of the youth in in Erfurt and Karl-Marx-Stadt"; (meant is Erfurt

(then district capital, contemporary capital of Thuringia) and Karl-Marx-Stadt (then district capital, contemprary Chemnitz in Saxony);
issue of 2 se-tenants, each à 2 stamps (therefrom 1 stamp semi-postal) with decorative middle field

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3173+3175 (31733175ZD), 3174+3176 (31743176ZD); Yvert & Tellier: No. 2786+2788; 2787+2789; Scott: No. 2678+2680, 2679+2681
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values: 10+5 (Michel No. 3173) - 20+5 (Michel No. 3174) - 25 (Michel No. 3175) - 50 (Michel No. 3176) (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 21 June 1986 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Joachim Rieß (* 1937)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print run : 3,000,000 se-tenants, each
  • Stamp size :
- single stamps : 39.0 x 21.5 mm
- se-tenant, entire with middle field : 103.5 x 21.5 mm


Se-tenants of the issue "Stamp exhibition of the youth in in Erfurt and Karl-Marx-Stadt"
(issue of 2 se-tenants, each à 2 stamps (therefrom 1 stamp semi-postal) with decorative middle field)

Mint se-tenant

Michel No. 31733175ZD; mint
Michel No. 31743176ZD, mint

Postmarked se-tenant

Michel No. 31733175ZD, postmarked
Michel No. 31743176ZD, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 10+5 (Pfennig, Michel No. 3173) : View to Erfurt (around of 1520)
- decorative middle field at Michel No. 31733175ZD : the coat of arms of Erfurt
- 20+5 (Pfennig, Michel No. 3174) : View to Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz) (around of 1620)
- 25 (Pfennig, Michel No. 3175) : View to Erfurt with historical and modern buildings
- decorative middle field at Michel No. 31743176ZD : the coat of arms of Chemnitz (then Karl-Marx-Stadt)
- 50 (Pfennig, Michel No. 3176) : View to Chemnitz (then Karl-Marx-Stadt) with historical and modern buildings