Germany-DDR 1988 XV Olympic Winter Games, Calgary, Canada

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1988; commemorative stamps of the issue "XV Olympic Winter Games 1988 in Calgary (Canada)"; issue of 4 stamps + 1 block

(one stamp Michel No. 3142 = semi-postal)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3140-3143 (+ Block 90 = No. 3144); Yvert & Tellier: No. 2754-2757 + BF 89; Scott: No. 2647-2650 + 2651: AFA: 2802-2805
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 5 - 10 - 20+10 - 35 - 120 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 19 January 1988 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Manfred Gottschall (1937-2015)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescating paper
  • Perforation :
- Comb perforation, K 14 (stamps Michel No. 3140-3143)
- Harrow perforation, Ks 13 : 12½ (block)
  • Print runs :
- Michel No. 3140 : 6,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10 x 5)
- Michel No. 3141 : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10 x 5)
- Michel No. 3142 : 3,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10 x 5)
- Michel No. 3143 : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10 x 5)
- Michel Block 90 : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10 x 5)
  • Stamp size (printed area without year line):
- 21.5 x 39.0 (stamp)
- 39.0 x 21.5 mm (block stamp)
- 80.0 x 54.5 mm (cutted formaz of the block)


Issue "XV Olympic Winter Games 1988 in Calgary (Canada)"
(issue of 4 stamps + 1 block)"

Stamps =

mint

Michel No. 3140, mint
Michel No. 3141, mint
Michel No. 3142, mint
Michel No. 3143, mint

postmarked

Michel No. 3140, postmarked
Michel No. 3141, postmarked
Michel No. 3142, postmarked
Michel No. 3143, postmarked

Block

Michel Block 90, mint
Michel Block 90, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 5 (Pfennig) : ski jumping
- 10 (Pfennig) : speed skating
- 20+10 (Pennig) : bobsleigh (4s)
- 35 (Pfennig) : biathlon-standing shooting
- 120 (Pfennig) : luge (single and double-seater)