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Varieties and types of postage stamp issues for Berlin


3 September 1948. Provisional definitive issue. Stamps of the general issue for Germany, overprinted in black overprint BERLIN in letterpress. Printed in sheets of 100 (10X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES ON OVERPRINT   Field number
I Germany Berlin postage stamp overprint error: L with apostrophe 24 pf
25 pf
30pf
Letter L in BERLIN with apostrophe. 50 and 100 (partially)

 

March – October 1949. Definitive issue: buildings of Berlin.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
5 pf., Tegeler Schloss Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error Tegeler Schloss Top line on the right side of the building, between the ground floor window and the first floor window broken. ?
8 pf., Schöneberger Rathaus Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error Schöneberger Rathaus Window above the first tree from the right connected to the horizontal line below. ?

 

23 October 1957. Stamp day, BEPHILA postage stamp exhibition. Printed in sheets of 50 (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error BEPHILA 1957 Short line at the end of the whip. 15

 

15 September 1960. Charity: holidays for children of Berlin. Printed in sheets of 50 (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 + 5 pf. Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error holidays for children Letter K in KINDER damaged. 18
20 + 10 pf. Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error holidays for children Red dot above the upper frame. 1, plate 1
II Berlin postage stamp error holidays for children Dot above letter D in DEUTSCHE. 8, plate 1
40 + 40 pf. Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error holidays for children Thin line and a dot on boy’s neck. ?
II Berlin postage stamp error holidays for children Dot on boy’s hair above the right ear. 15
II Berlin postage stamp error holidays for children Tiny dot on boy’s hair. 26

 

3 October 1967. Charity issue: fairy tales by brothers Grimm. Printed in sheets of 50 (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 + 5 pf. Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error Frau Holle Dot below Frau Holle’s hand. 4 (partially)
30 + 15 pf. Field number
I Notch in Frau Holle's right arm Notch in Frau Holle’s right arm. 12 (partially)

 

5 February 1970. For the children: Minnesingers. Printed in sheets of 50 (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error Minnesingers Letter N in BERLIN broken. 17 (partially)

 

1977 – 1987. Definitive issue: German castles.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
30 pf., Burg Ludwigstein Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error Burg Ludwigstein Big dot on the front between grilled window and the bushes. 2 (booklet type 19), partially

 

13 October 1988. 150th anniversary of Berlin-Potsdam railway. Printed in sheets of 50 (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error railway anniversary Tiny dot on the building to the right on horizontal lines below the first window from the right. 8 (partially)
II Berlin postage stamp error railway anniversary Tiny dot on the tree top next to the brown building in the center. 50 (partially)

 

15 February 1990. Definitive issue: tourist attractions, Lion sculpture in Braunschweig. Printed in sheets of 100 (10X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Berlin postage stamp error Braunschweig Lion Tiny dot on top of the letter T in BUNDESPOST. 12
II Berlin postage stamp error Braunschweig Lion Letter N in BERLIN bold. 82

 

Bibliography


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