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Varieties and types of stamps of the German Democratic Republic: commemorative issues.


1 October 1965. Visit of the Soviet cosmonauts.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
25 pf., multicolored
1 Vertical line of silver color. GDR postage stamp error: color spill

 

18 May 1971. 500th Anniversary of birth of Albrecht Dürer.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf. Field No. Plate No.
I GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Indentation in frame below letters P and U in REPUBLIK. Indentation in frame below letters P and U in REPUBLIK. 6 1
II GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Indentation in the lower right inner corner of the frame. Indentation in the lower right inner corner of the frame. 10 1
III GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Indentation in frame below letters C and H in DEMOKRATISCHE. Indentation in frame below letters C and H in DEMOKRATISCHE. 17 1

 

22 June 1971. Treasures from the Green Vault, Dresden.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
5 pf. Field No. Plate No.
I GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Thin horizontal line on left frame, next to letters H and E of DEUTSCHE. Thin horizontal line on left frame, next to letters H and E of DEUTSCHE. 3 ?
II GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Dot outside left frame, next to letters H and E of DEUTSCHE. Dot outside left frame, next to letters H and E of DEUTSCHE. 3 1
III GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Additional dot on the right ornament. Additional dot on the right ornament. 23 1
IV GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Black dot on the bottom pearl. Black dot on the bottom pearl. 24 1

 

13 July 1971. 25th Anniversary of UNICEF.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
5 pf. Field No. Plate No.
I GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Thin curved line next to right mouth corner. Thin curved line next to right mouth corner. 8 ?
II GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Thin line next to right mouth corner. Thin line next to right mouth corner. 8 1

 

26 September 1978. Circus in GDR.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf., elephant on tricycle Field No. Plate No.
I GDR 1983 World Communications Year postage stamp plate flaw Cross left from letter IN with 6 instead of 5 dots. Cross left from letter IN with 6 instead of 5 dots. 12 1
Complete sheet

 

17 April 1979. Rail vehicles. Printed in sheets of 30 (6X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
5 pf, multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp error, rail vehicles, brake pad Brake pad. 29
35 pf, multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp plate error rail vehicles Dot above letter “r” in “Schienenfahrzeuge”. 17

 

29 January 1980. Baroque gardens. Printed in sheets of 25 (5X5).

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
20 pf., multicolored
1 Frame above denomination broken. GDR postage stamp error: baroque gardens Weimar, Belvedere Orangerie broken frame

 

22 July 1980. Youth philatelic exhibition at Suhl.

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I GDR postage stamp plate error Colored spot on the building below the elbow of the statue. 18, plates 1-4

 

23 September 1980. Frans Hals, 400th birthday. Printed in sheets of 25 (5X5).

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
20 pf., multicolored
1 Thick curved line on the gray field. GDR postage stamp error, white line

 

7 July 1981. Frame houses (Fachwerkbauten). Printed in sheets of 50 (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
25 pf., multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp plate error, frame house, Weckersdorf Letter W in WECKERSDORF damaged. 38, plate 1
35 pf., multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp error, frame house, Pillgram Left leg of the first letter A in FACHWERKBAUTEN shorter. 40, plate 2

 

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3 February 1987. Historic post offices.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
70 pf., multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp error historic post office Weimar Letter W in Weimar damaged. 5

 

19 May 1987. Fresh water fish.

TYPES
10 pf., multicolored
I GDR postage stamp error, fish, Date below the frame Type I: with the year mark below the frame.
Type II: without the year mark below the frame. Stamps issued in booklets are Type II.

 

2 February 1988. German post offices. Printed in sheets of 50 (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
15 pf., multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp plate error, post office White spot on the pillars to the left. 35

 

22 August 1989. 500 years from birth of Thomas Müntzer.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf, multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp error, Thomas Müntzer, line below a Line below letter a in Thomas . 3., 8., 13., 18., 23, (in plate 2)

 

3 October 1989. 40 years of German Democratic Republic.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
20 pf. Field No. Plate No.
I GDR 1985 German Railways postage stamp plate flaw Blue spot on blouse of the woman on the right. Blue spot on blouse of the woman on the right. 11 2

 

17 April 1990. Paleontology. 100 years of founding of the museum of natural sciences.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf, multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp error, dinosaur, red line Red line between fingers of the front right leg. 3., 13., 23., 33., 43.

 

24 July 1990. International literacy day. Printed in sheets of 50 (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
30 + 5 pf., multicolored Field number
I GDR postage stamp plate error, literacy day The upper horizontal line over the old denomination shorter to the right. 7, 45
II GDR postage stamp error, literacy day The first letter from the right in the upper row damaged. 23
POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 GDR postage stamp error, literacy day Shifted overprint.
SHEETS
Complete sheet

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 2: Ab Mai 1945 (Alliierte Besetzung bis BRD), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-145-9