Germany-DDR 1989 Meissen Porcelain

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1989; commemorative stamps of the issue "250 years of the "Onion Pattern" on Meissen porcelain" or "Meissen Porcelain - III";

meant is porcelain of the "Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen" (Saxony); issue of 2 x 4 stamps (identical motive but different formats)
smaller format : 4 single stamps and 1 se-tenant à 4 stamps;
greater format : 1 se-tenants à 4 stamps

Stamp datas:

  • Catalig numbers :
- Michel (smaller format): No. 3241I-3244I
- Michel (greater format): No. 3241II-3244II
- Yvert & Tellier (smaller format): No. 2846
- Yvert & Tellier (greater format): No. 2850-2853
- Scott (smaller format): No. 2740-2743
- Scott (greater format): No. 2744a-2744d
- AFA (smaller format): No. 2901-2904
- AFA (greater format): No. 2901A-2904A
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 10 - 20 - 35 - 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 18 April 1989 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Joachim Rieß (* 1937)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation :
- smaller format: comb perforation, K 12½ : 13
- greater format: comb perforation, K 14
  • Print runs :
- 10 (Pfennig, smaller format) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 10 (Pfennig, greater format) : 3,000,000 in se-tenants, each à 4 stamps (2x2)
- 20 (Pfennig, smaller format) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 20 (Pfennig, greater format) : 3,000,000 in se-tenants, each à 4 stamps (2x3)
- 35 (Pfennig, smaller format) : 3,500,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 35 (Pfennig, greater format) : 3,000,000 in se-tenants, each à 4 stamps (2x2)
- 70 (Pfennig, smaller format) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 70 (Pfennig, greater format) : 3,000,000 in se-tenants, each à 4 stamps (2x2)
  • stamp size :
- smaller format (printed area of a single stamp without frame and year line): 22.0 x 39.0 mm
- greater format (printed area of a single stamp without frame and year line): 29.0 x 51.0 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "250 years of the "Onion Pattern" on Meissen porcelain";
(issue of 2 x 4 stamps (identical motive but different formats)

Mint stamps

(smaller format = Michel type "I")

Michel No. 3241I, mint
Michel No. 3242I, mint
Michel No. 3243I, mint
Michel No. 3244I, mint

Postmarked stamps

(smaller format = Michel type "I")

Michel No. 3241I, postmarked
Michel No. 3242I, postmarked
Michel No. 3243I, postmarked
Michel No. 3244I, postmarked

Se-tenant

(greater format = Michel type "II")

Se-tenant Michel 3241II3244II, mint
Se-tenant Michel 3241II3244II, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 10 (Pfennig) : Tea Caddy (18th century)
- 20 (Pfennig) : Vase (1908)
- 45 (Pfennig) : Breadboard (1855)
- 70 (Pfennig) : Coffee pot (1745)