Germany-DDR 1990 Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1990

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  • Label : "Ministerium für Post und Fernmeldewesen" of the German Democratic Republic; 1990; commemorative stamps of the issue "Leipzig Trade Fair - Spring 1990"; issue of 2 stamps


Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3316, 3317; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2920, 2921; Scott: No. 2804, 2805
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values :
- 0.70, 0.85 (Mark) (stamps)
- 1.35 (Mark) (Postal stationery)
  • Postage validity : 06 March 1990 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Oswin Volkamer (1930-2016)
  • Printed by : "VEB Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescating paper
  • Perforation :
- Comb perforation, K 12½ : 13 (stamps)
- none (postal stationery)
  • Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp: 22.0 x 38.5 mm
  • Print run :
- 70 (Pf.): 3,000,000 stamps in sheets à 50 stamps (5 x 10)
- 85 (Pf.): 2,300,000 stamps in sheets à 50 stamps (5 x 10)


Stamps

mint

Michel No. 3316, mint
Michel No. 3317, mint

postmarked

The postmark motive of the first day special cancel (one circle, 40.0 mm diameter, 1085 Berlin, 06-03-1990) shows the "Grimmaische Tor" in Leipzig (built 1498-1502 in the style of the Renaissance).

Michel No. 3316, postmarked
Michel No. 3317, postmarked

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

PSE, Michel No. U11, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 70 (Pf.): The stamp motive shows the seal of the fair privilegue from 1268 over an old town view of Leipzig..
- 85 (Pf.): The stamp motive shows the seal of the fair privilegue from 1497 over an old town view of Leipzig.