Germany-Unified 1990 1st National Stamp Fair

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  • Label : "Deutsche Post" of the reunified Germany; 1990; facsilime reproduction of the miniature sheet No.12 from 08-12-1946 of the charity issue of the common issues for the American, British, and Soviet Occupation Zones in Germany (so-called "1st Control Council Issue"); souvenir print as facsimile reproduction of the then block with perforate and imperforate stamps from 1946 to the then "1st National Stamps Fair", 08-10 November 1990 at Berlin-Alexanderplatz


Stamp data:

  • Issue date : 08 November 1990 (facsimile print), 08 December 1946 (original block)
  • Catalogue numbers: Michel No. 924 (=20 Pf), 929 (=40 Pf), 925 (=24 Pf); Yvert & Tellier: No. 14, 19, 15 (DE-TZ); Scott: No. 543, 548, 544 (original stamps from 1946)
  • Colors:
- light blue (=20 Pf) - brown orange (=24 Pf) - dark carmine lilac (=40 Pf) (original and facsimile stamps)
- dark brown lilac (frame and marginal inscription) (original and facsimile print)
  • Watermark: Germany No. 6X or Deutsche Post No. 1 (multiple inscriptions "Deutsche Post" in uppercase letters, falling)
  • Nominal value :
- 84 (Pf) = 20 (Pf) - 40 (Pf) - 24 (Pf) (original stamps)
- sold in 1946 for 6 Reichsmark (surcharge as charity for the refugee and old-age aid fund)
  • Designed by : Alfred Goldammer (original stamps + block)
  • Printed by :
- "Staatsdruckerei", Berlin (original stamp + block from 1946)
- "Bundesdruckerei", Berlin (facsimile print)
  • Print process : Letterpress printing
  • Perforation :
- Harrow perforation, Ks 14 (= type "A" of the block, original + facsimile)
- imperforate (= type "B" of the block, original + facsimile)
  • Size :
- printed area of a single stamp; 18.0 x 22.0 mm (original + facsimile)
- cutted format of the block: 107 x 51 mm (original + facsimile)
  • Print runs : original 200,000 blocks, each perfored and imperforate


Souvenir print as facsimile reproduction of the then charity block with perforate and imperforate stamps from 1946 to the then "Stamp Exhibition", 08-15-12-1946 in Berlin, facsimile print to the "1st National Stamps Fair", 08-10 November 1990 in Berlin-Alexanderplatz (facsimile reproduction of the so-called "1st Control Council Issue" from 1946)

facsimile print from 1990, perforated (= "Block 12A")
facsimile print from 1990, imperforate (= "Block 12B")


Souvenir facsimile print of the charity block of the "1st Control Council Issue" for the occupated zones in Germany. Facsimile reproduction of the "Bundesdruckerei", Berlin to the "1st National Stamps Fair", 08-10 November 1990 in Berlin.