Germany-Third Reich 1933 Opening of Reichstag in Potsdam

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  • Label : „Deutsche Reichspost“, 1933, commemorative issue to the „Opening of the new „Reichstag“ (parliament) in Potsdam“; stamp drawing of Fridericus Rex (King Friedrich II of Prussia (1712-1784) after a painting by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905); issue of 3 stamps


Stamp datas:

  • Issue date : 12 April 1933
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 479-481; Yvert & Tellier: No. 467-469; Scott: 398-400
  • Colors : black green – black rose red – dark lilac ultramarine
  • Watermark : Germany No. 2 (meshes)
  • Nominal value : 6 (Deutscher Reichspfennig = „Rpf“) - 12 (Rpf.) - 25 (Rpf.)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1935
  • Designed by : Template after a painting by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)
  • Printed by : „Reichsdruckerei“, Berlin
  • Print process : Photogravure
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, 14 : 14¼
  • Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp: 18.0 x 22.0 mm
  • Variants :
- tête-bêche as se-tenant from booklet No 32
- gutter pairs and stamps with advertisement fields from booklets


Commemorative issue to the „Opening of the new „Reichstag“ (parliament) in Potsdam
(issue of 3 stamps)

Michel No. 479, 6 (Rpf.), mint
Michel No. 479, 6 (Rpf.), postmarked
Michel No. 480, 12 (Rpf.), mint
Michel No. 480; postmarked at "Lübeck", 08-05-1933
Michel No. 481, 25 (Rpf.), mint
Michel No. 481, postarked in "Bielefeld 2", 06-1933

tête-bêche

Tête-bêche as se-tenant from Michel No. 480, 12 (Rpf.), mint