Germany-DDR 1989 200 years of the French Revolution

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1989; commemorative stamps of the issue "200 years of the French Revolution";

stamp motives with modern, partial colored picture-fittings and collages of an unknown artist from original paintings to the then events;
stamps pictures in blue frame; issue of 3 stamps;

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3258-3260; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2865-2867; Scott: No. 2757-2759; AFA: No. 2917-2919
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal valus : 5 - 20 - 90 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 04 July 1989 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Joachim Rieß (* 1937)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 6,000,000 in sheets à 30 stamps (3x10)
- 20 (Pfennig) : 8,100,000 in sheets à 30 stamps (3x10)
- 90 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 30 stamps (3x10)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without frame and year line): 36.0 x 36.0 mm


Stamps of the issue "200 years of the French Revolution"
(issue of 3 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3258, mint
Michel No. 3259, mint
Michel No. 3260, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3259, postmarked
Michel No. 3259, postmarked
Michel No. 3260, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 5 (Pfennig) : "The assault of the Bastille" on 14 July 1789
- 20 (Pfennig) : Flag bearer of the Sanscoulottes and armed citizens
- 90 (Pfennig) : "Storming of the Tuileries-Palace", on 10 August 1791