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German Democratic Republic (DDR)
(East Germany)
Stamps of 1957

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East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische, DDR), was a country that existed from October 1949 until 1990, when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state" and the territory was administered and occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the DDR.

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Michel 559 and 560
"Leipzig Spring Festival"

Issued: 1st Mar 1957, Perf: 13x12½. Designed by Bengs and Skribelka to celebrate the Leipzig Spring Festival.

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Mi 559
20Pf
red carmine
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Mi 560
25Pf
dark cobalt
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Michel 561 to 563
"Conservation Week"

Issued: 12th Apr 1957. Perf: 13x12½. Designed by Schoner to commemorate Conservation Week.

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Mi 561
5Pf
dark sienna
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Mi 562
10Pf
blackish grey green
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Mi 563
20Pf
brown red
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Michel 564 and 565
"175th Birthday Anniversary of Freidrich von Fröbel"

Issued: 18th Apr 1957. Perf: 13x13½. Designed by Bengs to commemorate the 175th Birthday Anniversary of Freidrich von Fröbel.

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Mi 564
10Pf
blackish olive
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Mi 565
20Pf
blackish dark brown orange
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Michel 566 and 567
"Ravensbrück Concentration Camp Memorial"

Issued: 25th Apr 1957. Perf: 13x13½. Designed by Skribelka and commemorating Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for women.

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Mi 566
5+5Pf
blackish green
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Mi 567
20+10Pf
dark rose red
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Michel 568
"10th International Cycle Race"

Issued: 30th Apr 1957. Perf: 13x13½. Designed by Petersen and issued to commemorate the 10th International Cycle Race.

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Mi 568
5Pf
red orange
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Michel 569 to 571
"Coal Mining Industry"

Issued: 30th Apr 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Petersen to celebrate the Coal Mining Industry.

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Mi 569
10Pf
black opal green
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Mi 570
20Pf
sienna
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Mi 571
25Pf
black violet ultramarine
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Michel 572 and 573
"World Day of the Red Cross"

Issued: 7th May 1957. Perf: 13x12½. Designed by Rose and Prieß to commemorate World Day of the Red Cross.

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Mi 572
10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 573
25Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 574 to 576
"Anniversaries of Famous natural scientists"

Issued: 7th Jun 1957. Perf: 13x12½. Designed by Zethmeyer and issued to commemorate the anniversaries of famous natural scientists.

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Mi 574
5Pf
dark ochre brown
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Mi 575
10Pf
black olive green
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Mi 576
20Pf
brown light red
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Michel 577 and 585
"Five Year Plan Issue (VI)"

Issued: Jan 1957 to Dec 1959. Perf: 13x12½. Designed by Gruner and re-issue of the Five Year Plan series.

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Mi 577
5Pf
green
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Mi 578
10Pf
cobalt blue
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Mi 579
15Pf
dark blue violet
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Mi 580
20Pf
brownish red
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Mi 581
25Pf
dark blackish opal green
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Mi 582
30Pf
brownish red
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Mi 583
40Pf
violet purple
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Mi 584
50Pf
dark cobalt
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Mi 585
70Pf
sienna
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Michel 586 to 591
"Paintings of the Dresden Gemaldgalerie
returned from the Soviet Union"

Issued: 26th Jun 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Gruner and featuring paintings of the Dresden Gemaldgalerie, returned from the Soviet Union.

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Mi 586
5Pf
black brown
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Mi 587
10Pf
dark greenish olive
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Mi 588
15Pf
dark olive brown
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Mi 589
20Pf
dark brownish red
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Mi 590
25Pf
brown lilac
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Mi 591
40Pf
black grey blue
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Michel 592
"100th Birthday Anniversary of Clara von Zetkin"

Issued: 5th Jul 1957. Perf: 13x13½. Designed by Skribelka and issued to commemorate the 100th Birthday Anniversary of Clara von Zetkin.

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Mi 592
10Pf
blackish olive green
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Michel 593 and 594
"Death of Bertolt von Brecht"

Issued: 14th Aug 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Friebel and issued to commemorate the death of Bertolt von Brecht.

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Mi 593
10Pf
dark grey green
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Mi 594
25Pf
blackish blue
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Michel 595
"Fourth World Trade Union Congress, Leipzig"

Issued: 23rd Aug 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Weiß to celebrate the Fourth World Trade Union Congress, Leipzig.

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Mi 595
20Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 596 and 597
"Leipzig Autumn Fair"

Issued: 30th Aug 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Skribelka to celebrate the Leipzig Autumn Fair.

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Mi 596
20Pf
blackish red orange
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Mi 597
25Pf
dark cyan blue
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Michel 598 and 599
"Savings Week"

Issued: 10th Oct 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Grohmann and featuring savings week.

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Mi 598
10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 599
20Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 600
"Stamp Day"

Issued: 25th Oct 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Bengs and issued to commemorate Stamp Day 1957.

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Mi 600
5Pf
matt brown
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Michel 601 to 602
"40th Anniversary of the Russian October Revolution"

Issued: 7th Nov 1957. Perf: 12½x13. Designed by Heartfield and issued to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Russian October Revolution.

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Mi 601
10Pf
dark green red
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Mi 602
20Pf
blue red
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Michel 603
"International Geophysics Year"

Issued: 7th Dec 1957. Perf: 12½x13. Designed by Vogenaur and issued to commemorate International Geophysics Year.

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Mi 603
10Pf
black blue
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Michel 604 to 605
"1st Anniversary of the death of Günter Ramin and Hermann Abendroth"

Issued: 22nd Nov 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Weiß and issued to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the death of Günter Ramin and Hermann Abendroth.

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Mi 604
10Pf
greenish olive black
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Mi 605
20Pf
orange black
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Michel 606 to 608
"National Memorials Fund. East German War Victims"

Issued: 3rd Dec 1957. Perf: 13½x13. Designed by Bengs and Skribelka and commemorating the National Memorials Fund.

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Mi 606
20+10Pf
dark grey lilac
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Mi 607
25+15Pf
black violet ultramarine
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Mi 608
40+20Pf
dark blue violet
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Michel 609 to 615
"Airmail"

Issued: 13th Dec 1957. Perf: 13x13½. Designed by Vogenaur and featuring airmail.

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Mi 609
5Pf
dark green light grey
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Mi 610
20Pf
lilac red
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Mi 611
35Pf
violet blue
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Mi 612
50Pf
dark brownish red
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Mi 613
1 DM
brownish olive
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Mi 614
3 DM
blackish lilac brown
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Mi 615
5 DM
blackish grey blue
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