Germany-DDR 1990 Museum for German History, Berlin

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Democratic Republic; 1990; commemorative stamps of the issue "Museum for German History, Berlin (Museum für Deutsche Geschichte Berlin)"

issue of 2 stamps

Note:
The "Museum für Deutsche Geschichte, Berlin" is located since 1952 in the former "Zeughaus" in Berlin-Mitte, Unter den Linden. The 22 baroque reliefs "Heads of a dying warrior" in the inner yard of this building were created in 1698/1699 by the sculptor and architect Andreas Schlüter (1660-1714) are the capstones for the arched windows of the ground-floor. The stamps show two of these 22 baroque reliefs. Since 2003 this museum has the name "Deutsches Historisches Museum" and belongs contemporary to the "Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum" (DHM).

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 3318+3319; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2922+2923; Scott: No. 2806+2807; AFA: 2977+2978
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal valus : 40 - 70 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 06 March 1990 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Ebert (?)
  • Printed by : "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckrei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Photogravure on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13¾ : 14
  • Print runs :
- 40 (Pfennig) : 3,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
- 70 (Pfennig) : 2,100,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (10x5)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp with year line and longing of the cetral picture of the motive): 23.5 x 29.0 mm
  • First day postmark : one-line circle-segment special cancellation at "1085 Berlin", with 34.0 mm width and 40.0 mm high, 06-03-1990


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Museumfor German History, Berlin"
(issue of 2 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3318, mint
Michel No. 3319, mint

Postmarked stams

Michel No. 3318, postmarked
Michel No. 3319, postmarked