Germany-DDR 1989 Thomas Müntzer

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1989; commemorative stamps of the issue "500th Anniversary of birth of Thomas Müntzer";

meant is the German theologian, reformer, and printer of the Reformation time, Thomas Müntzer (ca. 1489-1525);
issue of 5 stamps + 1 small sheet à 4 stamps + 1 block à 1 stamp

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3269-3273 (+ 3271KB, + Block 97); Yvert & Tellier: No. 2874-2878 (+ 2876bf, + BF97); Scott: No. 2767-2761 (+2769a, +2736)
  • Color :
- stamps: multicolored
- block : pale dark chrome yellow / black / red
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values :
- 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 85 (pfennig) (stamps)
- 80 (Pfennig) = 4 x 20 (Pfennig) (small sheet)
- 110 (Pfennig) (numberated block)
  • Postage validity :
- block : 21 March 1989 - 02 October 1990
- stamps : 22 August 1989 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Werner Hans Schmidt (* 1944)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing
  • Perforation :
- Comb perforation, K 14 (stamps)
- Harrow perforation, Ks 13 : 12½ (block)
  • Print runs :
- 5 (Pfennig) : 6,000,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 10 (Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 20 (Pfennig) : 16,400,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 50 (Pfennig) : 3,200,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 85 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 25 stamps (5x5)
- 80 (4x20 Pfennig) : 8,400,000 small sheets, each à 4 stamps à 20 (Pfennig)
- 110 (Pfennig, block) : 2,100,000 numberated blocks
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp without year line): 28.5 x 50.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "500th Anniversary of birth of Thomas Müntzer";
(issue of 5 stamps + 1 small sheet à 4 stamps + 1 block à 1 stamp)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3269, mint
Michel No. 3270, mint
Michel No. 3271, mint
Michel No. 3272, mint
Michel No. 3273, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3269, postmarked
Michel No. 3270, postmarked
Michel No. 3271, postmarked
Michel No. 3272, poatmarked
Michel No. 3273, postmarked

Block

Michel No. Bl0097, mint
Michel Block 97, postmarked

Small sheet

Michel No. 3271KB, mint
Michel No. 3271KB, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 5 (Pfennig) : "Annunciation to the farmers", detail from the "Great Peasant's War Panorama"-painting by Werner Tübke (* 1929) near Bad Frankenhausen
- 10 (Pfennig) : "Fountain of Life", detail from the "Great Peasant's War Panorama"-painting by Werner Tübke (* 1929) near Bad Frankenhausen
- 20 (Pfennig) : "Müntzer in battle", detail from the "Great Peasant's War Panorama"-painting by Werner Tübke (* 1929) near Bad Frankenhausen
- 50 (Pfennig) : "The Lutherian Strebkatz", detail from the "Great Peasant's War Panorama"-painting by Werner Tübke (* 1929) near Bad Frankenhausen
- 85 (Pfennig) : "Justitia and fools", detail from the "Great Peasant's War Panorama"-painting by Werner Tübke (* 1929) near Bad Frankenhausen
- block (110 Pfennig) : Portrait of Thomas Müntzer (ca. 1489-1525) + historical map of the region between the Harz and Thuringia