Varieties and types of postage stamps issued in Federal Republic of Germany between 1949 and 1969


7 September 1949. Opening of the first Federal Assembly in Bonn.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
20 pf., rose carmine Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Colored spot on top of letter N in BUNDESREPUBLIK. Colored spot on top of letter N in BUNDESREPUBLIK. 21

 

15 April 1952. 500th birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.

TYPES
Germany Mona Lisa 1952 postage stamp types
Types II and I
Type I (the first issue):

  • face blurred,
  • eyes, eyebrows, lips interwoven,
  • pale skin.

Type II (the second issue):

  • eyes clear and sharp,
  • upper and lower lip separated,
  • skin red brown.

 

1 October 1952 For welfare organizations.

TYPES
20 pf., Field number
I, II Germany postage stamp Theodor Fliedner type
Types I and II
Type I, rotary print:

  • image height: 29,25 mm.,
  • dotty background.

Type II, plate print:

  • image height: 29,75 mm.,
  • background clean.

 

31 January 1954 – 15 July 1961. Definitive issue. President Theodor Heuss.

 

TYPES
5 pf., 8 pf., 10 pf., 20 pf. Field number
I, II Germany Theodor Heuss postage stamp types Type I (stamp booklets, February 1960):

  • Two dots on forehead.

Type II (stamp booklets, July 1960):

  • Three dots on forehead.

 

31 March 1955. German Lufthansa.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Colored dot in letter D and short white line on letter O in BUNDESPOST. Germany stamp plate flaw Colored dot in letter D and short white line on letter O in BUNDESPOST.

 

2 January 1957. Integration of Saarland.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf., bluish green and brown Field number
I Germany stamp plate flaw Horizontal stroke of numeral 7 in 1957 short. Horizontal stroke of numeral 7 in 1957 short. 46

 

15 June 1957. 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey and town of Aschaffenburg.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
20 pf., salmon and black Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Letter d in und short (una instead of und). Letter d in und short (una instead of und). 29
II Germany postage stamp plate flaw Brick outline at the top of the left column damaged. Brick outline at the top of the left column damaged. 32
III Germany Aschaffenburgstamp plate flaw Colored dot on right tower next to second letter I in CIVIVM. Colored dot on right tower next to second letter I in CIVIVM. 40
IV Germany 1957 Aschaffenburg stamp plate flaw Letter N in ASCHAFFINBVRG broken on top. Letter N in ASCHAFFINBVRG broken on top. 41

 

16 November 1957. 500th anniversary of the Wuerttemberg Assembly.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
10 pf., dark green and yellow green
1 Crown with crescent above the entrance. Germany 1957 Wuerttemberg Assembly stamp plate flaw Crown with crescent above the entrance.

 

9 January 1958. 50th anniversary of the death of Wilhelm Busch.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf., light green and black Field number
I Germany 1958 Wilhelm Busch stamp plate flaw Indentation on Moritz’s left foot. Indentation on Moritz’s left foot. 6

 

2 October 1961. Charity stamps: Grimm’s fairy tales.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
7 + 3 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Green dot at the lower right corner of Gretel’s apron. Green dot at the lower right corner of Gretel’s apron. 29

 

15 February 1962. Europa CEPT, reprint of 1961 issue on fluorescent paper. Perforation comb 13¼:13.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 pf., olive green Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Letter P in EUROPA short at the bottom. Letter P in EUROPA short at the bottom. 44

 

10 May 1962. The 2000th anniversary of Mainz.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Left window white. Germany postage stamp Mainz 1962 white window

 

29 April 1964 – 23 October 1965. Capital cities of German federal states.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
20 pf, multicolored, Wiesbaden (Hessen) Field number
I Germany, postage stamp plate error: The first drop from the right partly missing The first drop from the right partly missing. 3 (partially)
I Germany stamp plate flaw Two drops on the left side of the fountain damaged. Two drops on the left side of the fountain damaged. 4

 

14 August 1964. Science and technology.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Red color on gear. Germany 1964 postage stamp science technology Red color on gear.

 

April – June 1965. International Transport Exhibition IVA.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany, postage stamp plate error: Violet line below the tail of the airplane Violet line below the tail of the airplane. 34

 

24 September 1964. Europa CEPT.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
30 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Indentation in bottom frame. Indentation in bottom frame. 49

 

3 June 1967. 450th anniversary of the death of Franz von Taxis.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
30 pf., deep orange and black. Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Curved colored line above the top frame. Curved colored line above the top frame. 7

 

23 May 1969. 20th anniversary of founding of the Federal Republic of Germany and 50th anniversary of founding the Weimar Republic.

POSSIBLE COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Double impression of gold color? Germany 1969 postage stamp double impression

 

Bibliography


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