Germany-DDR 1990 Valuables from Libraries

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the German Denocratic Republic; 1990; stamps if the issue "Valuables from libraries of the GDR";

issue of 4 stamps

Note:
This was the last issue before the introduction of the "DM" of the Federal Republic of Germany in the GDR on 02 October 1990.

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel No. 3340-3343; Yvert & Tellier: No. 2943-2946; Scott: No. 2828-2831
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal valus : 20 - 25 - 50 - 110 (Pfennig)
  • Postage validity : 19 June 1990 - 02 October 1990
  • Designed by : Ralf-Jürgen Lehmann
  • Printed by "Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei", Leipzig
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13:12½
  • Print runs :
- Michel No. 3340 (20 Pfennig) : 8,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- Michel No. 3341 (25 Pfennig) : 4,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- Michel No. 3342 (50 Pfennig) : 3,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
- Michel No. 3343 (110 Pfennig) : 2,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (5x10)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp as distance between the tangents of the perforation lines) : 42.0 x 24.5 mm


Stamps of the issue "Valuables from libraries of the GDR";
(issue of 4 stamps)

Mint stamps

Michel No. 3340, mint
Michel No. 3341, mint
Michel No. 3342, mint
Michel No. 3343, mint

Postmarked stamps

Michel No. 3340, postmarked
Michel No. 3341, postmarked
Michel No. 3342, postmarked
Michel No. 3343, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 20 (Pfennig) : Orden rules of the order of knights of the hospital "Saint Mary of the German House" in Jerusalem (1264)
- 25 (Pfennig) : "Rudimentum noviriorum" from the town Lübeck (1475)
- 50 (Pfennig) : "Chorou wa Scherin" by Nezami (1141-1209) from Persia (Azerbaijan) (18th century)
- 110 (Pfennig) : book cover from the "Musikbibliothek" of the Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia (18th century)
All showed valuables are contemporary in possession of the "Staatsbibliothek zu Nerlin".