Germany-DDR 1989 Johann Gottfried Schadow

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1989; commemorative stamps of the issue "225th anniversary of birth of Johann Gottfried Schadow";

meant is the sculptor of the Prussian Classicism Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764-1850).;
issue of 2 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3250-3251; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2859-2860; Scott: No. 2750-2751; AFA: No. 2910-2911
  • Colors : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 50 - 85 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 16 May 1989 - 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 runs :
- 50 (Pfennig) : 3,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 85 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without year line): 21.0 x 38.5 mm


Stamps of the issue "225th anniversary of birth of Johann Gottfried Schadow"
(issue of 4 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 325o, mint
Michel No. 3251, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3250, postmarked
Michel No. 3251, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 50 (Pfennig) : Detail of the head of the Princess Luise of Prussia from the "Prinzessinnengruppe"
- 85 (Pfennig) : Detail of the head of the Princess Friderike of Prussia from the Prinzessinnengruppe"
The original marble sculptur "Prinzessinnengruppe" (created ca. 1796 or earlier) by Johann Gottfried Schadow is a masterwork of the Prussian Classicism and is located contemporary in the "Alte Nationalgalerie" in Berlin. The postmark shows a side view of a portrait bust of Johann Gottfried Schadow as central motiv beside inscriptions.