Varieties and types of postage stamps issued in Federal Republic of Germany between 1980 and 1989


8 May 1980 For German Sports Foundation.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 + 30 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Letter p in Bundespost shorter at the bottom. Letter p in Bundespost shorter at the bottom. 47

 

14 August 1980. 200 years from birth of Dr. Friedrich Joseph Haass.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Outline at the top of the thumb missing. Outline at the top of the thumb missing. 49

 

14 October 1982. Stamp Day.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Letter F in BRIEFMARKE deformed. Letter F in BRIEFMARKE deformed. 42

 

16 February 1984. 350th Anniversary of Oberammergau Passion Play.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate flaw Thickening of the bottom frame left from 1984. Thickening of the bottom frame left from 1984. 32

 

21 February 1985. For the German Sports Foundation.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
120 + 60 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany sports postage stamp 1986 plate flaw The first letter T in WELTMASTERSCHAFT short The first letter T in WELTMASTERSCHAFT short. 30
II Germany postage stamp plate flaw Shade on the right side of the helmet partially missing. Shade on the right side of the helmet partially missing. 11

 

13 February 1986. 1250th anniversary of Bad Hersfeld.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany Bas Hersfeld postage stamp plate flaw Numeral 6 in 1986 broken Numeral 6 in 1986 broken. 33
II Germany Bas Hersfeld postage stamp plate flaw Outer wall of the house to the left broken Outer wall of the house to the left broken. 34

 

15 January 1987. Ludwig Erhard’s 90th birthday. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany 1987 postage stamp error: Dark spot below the tie Dark spot below the tie. 50

 

5 May 1987. EUROPA CEPT. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany 1987 postage stamp error: Numeral 7 in year mark broken Numeral 7 in year mark broken. 3

 

5 May 1987. Tricentenary of birth of Johann Albrecht Bengel. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (10X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany 1987 postage stamp error: Dark spot in the wig to the left side Dark spot in the wig to the left side. ?
II Germany 1987 postage stamp error: Broken outline to the left side of the collar Broken outline to the left side of the collar. ?

 

15 October 1987. The Stamp Day. Printed in offset in sheets of 25 (5X5).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany, stamp day plate error: Vertical black line on railing of the first tricycle Vertical black line on railing of the first tricycle. 17
II Germany postage stamp plate flaw Railing on top of the first tricycle broken. Railing on top of the first tricycle broken. 22

 

14 July 1988. Bicentenary of birth of Leopold Gmelin. Printed in offset in sheets of 50 stamps (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Dot on the upper right frame Dot on the upper right frame. 46, Plate ?
II Germany postage stamp plate flaw Bottom frame below numeral 8 in denomination broken. Bottom frame below numeral 8 in denomination broken. 46, Plate ?

 

10 November 1988. Centenary of Samaritan Association of Workers (ASB), rescue service. Printed in offset in sheets of 50 stamps (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
80 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany 1988 postage stamp error: White spot below the hand to the left White spot below the hand to the left. 41
II Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Red dot on the shirt above letter U in BUND Red dot on the shirt above letter U in BUND. 30

 

10 November 1988. Centenary of charity stamps. Printed in offset in sheets of 50 stamps (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany, plate error on postage stamp: Dot on the third wavy line in the postmark Dot on the third wavy line in the postmark. Rows 3 and 8 (10 stamps in sheet)
II Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Dot below the fourth wavy line in the postmark Dot below the fourth wavy line in the postmark. 11
III Germany 1988 postage stamp error: White dot in the red stamp in the center White dot in the red stamp in the center. 3
IV Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Red line next to denomination 80 on the blue stamp Red line next to denomination 80 on the blue stamp. 5
V Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Letter F in FÜR broken Letter F in FÜR broken. 6
VI Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Horizontal line of the letter T in BUNDESPOST broken Horizontal line of the tetter T in BUNDESPOST broken. 6b
VII Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Colored dot above the yellow flower Colored dot above the yellow flower. 18
VIII Germany 1988 postage stamp error: Circular cachet next to denomination to the left partially missing Circular cachet next to denomination to the left partially missing. 35

 

9 February 1989. For the Sports.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
100 + 50 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp error 1989 sports A circle on man's shirt A circle on man’s shirt. ?
140 + 60 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp error 1989 sports Red dot on girl's leg Red dot on girl’s leg. ?

 

5 May 1989. Europa CEPT.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf., multicolored Field number
I Germany stamp plate flaw Two dark dots on dragon’s tongue. Two dark dots on dragon’s tongue. 41

 

16 November 1989. Tricentenary of Arp-Schinitger organ in St. James Church in Hamburg. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (5X10).

CONSTANT VARIETIES
60 pf, multicolored Field number
I Germany postage stamp plate error: White spot on the altar to the left White spot on the altar to the left. 31a
II Germany postage stamp plate error: Big golden spot on the ledge below the angel to the left Big golden spot on the ledge below the angel to the left. All stamps in columns 2 and 7.
III Germany postage stamp plate error: Dark spot on the ledge below the angel to the right Dark spot on the ledge below the angel to the right. ?
IV Germany postage stamp plate error: Dark dot on the lower frame above letter G in HAMBURG Dark dot on the lower frame above letter G in HAMBURG. 2a
V Germany postage stamp plate errors Big golden spot on the ledge below the angel to the left and dark dot on the lower frame above letter G in HAMBURG.
Varieties II and IV combined.
2b
VI Germany postage stamp plate error: Scratch in the pillar to the left Scratch in the pillar to the left. 4
VII Germany postage stamp plate error: Dark line on the right frame Dark line on the right frame. 6
VIII Germany postage stamp plate error: Dark spot in numeral 6 in denomination Dark spot in numeral 6 in denomination. 7
IX Germany postage stamp plate error: Damaged lower frame between letters JAHRE and ARP Damaged lower frame between letters JAHRE and ARP. 7
X Germany postage stamp plate flaw Organ pipe deformed. Organ pipe deformed. 31

 

Bibliography


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