Germany 1946 Province Saxony - Charity

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post"; 1946; semi-postal charity stamps for the "Provinz Saxony" of the issue "Rebuilding"; usable only in the area of the "Oberpostdirektion" (OPD) Halle (until 21-07-1945, after "Postdirektion der Provinz Sachsen"). The "Provinz Sachsen" had three administrative districts, with those being Magdeburg, Merseburg, and Dessau.; issue of 3 stamps (peforated and imperforate)


Stamp datas:

  • Issue Date :
- 19 January 1946 (= type "A", perforated)
- 21 February 1946 (= type "B", imperforated)
  • Catalogue numbers: Michel No. 87-89 (A and B); Yvert & Tellier: No. 22-24 ("A"), 25-27 ("B"); Scott: No. 13B1 - 13B3 (only "A"); AFA: No. 24-26 ("A"), 27-29 ("B")
  • Colors : (blackish) opal green to blue green - red to dark red - (dark) blue violet
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 6+4 - 12+8 - 42+28 (Pfennig)
(The surcharge was for the benefit of the rebuilding-fund.)
  • Postage validity : to 31 October 1946
  • Designed by : Gebauer (?)
  • Printed by : "Giesecke & Devrient", Leipzig
  • Print process : Letterpress printing
  • Perforation :
- type "A" : Comb perforation, K 13½ : 13¼
- type "B" : none (imperforate)
  • Stamp size : printed area of a single stamp : 23.0 x 26.0 mm
  • Print runs:
- Michel No. 87A : 8,876,000
- Michel No. 87B : 675,000
- Michel No. 88A : 8,876,000
- Michel No. 88B : 675,000
- Michel No. 89A : 4,665,000
- Michel No. 89B : 675,000


Stamps

Mint stamps, perforated

6+4 Pfennig, perforated, mint
12+8 Pfennig, perforated, mint
42+28 Pfennig, perforated, mint

Mint stamps, imperforate

6+4 Pfennig, imperforate, mint
6+4 Pfennig, imperforate, mint

Postmarked stamps, perforated

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6+4 Pfennig, perforated, postmarked
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12+8 Pfennig, perforated, postmarked
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42+28 Pfennig, perforated, postmarked

Postmarked stamps, imperforate

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6+4 Pfennig, imperforate, postmarked
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12+8 Pfennig, imperforate, postmarked
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42+28Pfennig, perforated, postmarked


To the stamp motives:
- 6+4 : The drawing of the stamp motive illustrates the house building sector.
- 12+8 : The drawing of the stamp motive illustrates the bridge and waterway building sector.
- 42+28 : The drawing of the stamp motive illustrates the machinery construction sector (locomotove rebuilding).