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German Democratic Republic (DDR)
(East Germany)
Stamps of 1960

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East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, 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 746 to 749
"Summer and Winter Olympics"

Issued: 27th Jan 1960, Perf: 13x13½, Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10).Designed by Volkamer to commemorate the 1960 Summer and Winter Olympics.

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Mi 746
5Pf
sienna dark chrome yellow
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Mi 747
10Pf
blackish light emerald green
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Mi 748
20Pf
carmine red dark chrome yellow
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Mi 749
25Pf
ultramarine dark chrome yellow
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Michel 750 and 751
"Leipzig Spring Fair"

Issued: 17th Feb 1960. Perf: 13x12½. Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Deutschendorf to commemorate the 1960 Leipzig Spring Fair.

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Mi 750
20Pf
brown light red
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Mi 751
25Pf
mild bue grey
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Michel 752 to 756
"Construction of the National Memorial Sachsenhausen"

Issued: 25th Feb to 5th May 1960. Perf: K13½x13, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Skribelka to commemorate the Construction of the National Memorial Sachsenhausen.

Michel 752 features Lothar Erdmann (1888-1939), Michel 753 features Ernst Schneiler (1890-1944), Michel 754 features Lambert Horn (1899-1939), Michel 755 features Gustl Sandtner (1893-1944) and Michel 756 depicts Hans Rothbarth (1904-1944).

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Mi 752
5+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 753
10+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 754
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 755
25+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 756
40+20Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 757 to 761
"Local Medicinal Plants"

Issued: 7th Apr 1960. Perf: 12½x13, Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Friebel and issued to celebrate Local Medicinal Plants.

Michel 757 depicts Red Foxglove, Michel 758 shows Real Chamomile, Michel 759 features Peppermint, Michel 760 is Opium Poppy and finally Michel 761 depicts Wild Rose.

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Mi 757
5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 758
10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 759
15Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 760
20Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 761
40Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 762
"90th Birthday of Wladimir Lenin"

Issued: 22nd Apr 1960. Perf: K14, Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Grünewald to commemorate Lenin's 90th Birthday.

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Mi 762
20Pf
lilac carmine
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Michel 763
"Commissioning of the Rostock Seaport"

Issued: 28th Apr 1960. Designed to celebrate the Commissioning of the Rostock Seaport. Reprint of Mcihel 663.

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Mi 763
10Pf
opal green
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Michel 764
"15th Anniversary of the liberation of fascism"

Issued: 5th May 1960. Perf: K 13x13½, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (5x5). Designed by Böhnke to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the liberation of fascism. The stamps features a Soldier of the Red Army with a freed prisoner of a concentration camp.

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Mi 764
20Pf
dark rose red
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Michel 765 to 767
"Construction of the Sachsenhausen National Memorial"

Issued: 8th Jun 1960. Perf: 13½x13. Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Skribelka to commemorate the Construction of the Sachsenhausen National Memorial.

Michel 765 features Max Lademann (1896-1941), Michel 766 depicts Lorenz Breunig (1882-1945) and Michel 767 shows Mathias Thesen (1891-1944).

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Mi 765
10+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 766
15+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 767
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 768 to 771
"Launch of the FDGB tourist ship MS 'Fritz Heckert'"

Issued: 23rd Jun 1960. Perf: 13½x13. Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (5x5). Designed by Prieß and issued to commemorate the Launch of the FDGB tourist ship MS 'Fritz Heckert'.

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Mi 768
5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 769
10+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 770
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 771
25Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 772 ad 773
"Lenin and Thälmann monuments"

Issued: 2nd Jul 1960. Perf: 13x13½. Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x5). Designed by Schoner to celebrate Lenin and Thälmann monuments. Michel 772 depicts Lenin's monument in Lutherstadt, Eisleben and Michel 773 depicts the Thälmann monument in Pushkin, the USSR.

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Mi 772
10Pf
dark grey green
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Mi 773
20Pf
dark rose
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Michel 774 to 778
"250th Anniversary of Meißen Porcelain Manufacture"

Issued: 28th Jul 1960. Perf: 12½x13. Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Widmann to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Meißen Porcelain Manufacture.

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Mi 774
5Pf
dark grey blue orange
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Mi 775
10Pf
dark grey blue orange
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Mi 776
15Pf
dark grey blue orange
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Mi 777
20Pf
dark grey blue orange
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Mi 778
25Pf
dark grey blue orange
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Michel 779 and 780
"Cycling World Championships: Leipzig, Chemnitz and Hohenstein-Ernstthal"

Issued: 3rd Aug 1960. Perf: 13x13½. Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Schoner to commemorate the Cycling World Championships: Leipzig, Chemnitz and Hohenstein-Ernstthal.

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Mi 779
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 780
25+10Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 781 and 782
"Leipzig Autumn Fair"

Issued: 29th Aug 1960. Perf: 13x12½. Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Deutschendorf to celebrate the 1960 Leipzig Autumn Fair.

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Mi 781
20Pf
brownish carmimne blue grey
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Mi 782
25Pf
turkish blue
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Michel 783
"National Memorial Sachsenhausen"

Issued: 8th Sep 1960 and 20th Apr 1961. Perf: K13x13½, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x5 and 3x5). Designed by Skribelka and issued to commemorate the National Memorial Sachsenhausen.

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Mi 783
20+10Pf
carmine red
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Michel 784
"Death of President Wilhelm Pieck"

Issued: 10th Sep 1960. Perf: 13½x13, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Bengs and issued to commemorate the death of President Wilhelm Pieck.

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Mi 784
20Pf
blackish grey
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Michel Block 16
"Death of President Wilhelm Pieck"

Issued: 10th Sep 1960. Size 88x108mm, watermark Wz 3X. Designed by Bengs and issued to commemorate the death of President Wilhelm Pieck.

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Michel 786 to 788
"Chess Olympiad, Leipzig"

Issued: 19th Sep 1960. Perf: K14, Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Ilgenfritz to celebrate the 1960 Chess Olympiad, Leipzig.

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Mi 786
10+5Pf
dark opal green
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Mi 787
20+10Pf
lilac carmine
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Mi 788
25+10Pf
bluish
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Michel 789 and 790
"Stamp Day"

Issued: 6th Oct 1960. Perf: 13x12½, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Bengs to celebrate the 1960 Stamp Day.

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Mi 789
20Pf
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Mi 790
25Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 791 and 792
"400th Anniversary of the Dresdener Art Collections"

Issued: 20th Oct 1960. Perf: 12½x13. Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Volkamer and issued to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Dresdener Art Collections. Michel 791 features a Coin from 1518 with head portrait by Hans Burgkmair (1473-1531). Michel 792 depicts The dancing couple: copperplate engraving by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).

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Mi 791
20Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 792
25Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 793 and 794
"200th Anniversary of the birth of August Wilhelm Anton Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau"

Issued: 27th Oct 1960. Perf: 13x12½. Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets, Michel 793 (5x10) and Michel 794 (10x5). Designed by Weiß and issued to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of August Wilhelm Anton Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau.

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Mi 793
20Pf
light brown red black
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Mi 794
25Pf
dark grey blue
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Michel 795 to 799
"150th Anniversary of the Humboldt University in Berlin"

Issued: 4th Nov 1960. Perf: 13x12½, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10 and 5x5). Designed by Schoner and Issued to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Michel 795 features Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), Michel 796 features Robert Koch (1843-1910), Michel 797 features the Humboldt University and Michel 798 depicts portraits of W and A von Humboldt. Michel 799 depicts Wilhelm Griesinger (1817-1868).

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Mi 795
5Pf
mild ochre brown
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Mi 796
10Pf
grey green
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Mi 797
20Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 798
25Pf
cyan blue
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Mi 799
40Pf
red carmine
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Michel 800 to 803
"Chemical Worker's Day"

Issued: 10th Nov 1960. Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Stauf and issued to commemorate Chemical Worker's Day. Michel 800 depicts a Scientist and a chemical formula. Michel 801 features a chemical worker and fertilizer. Michel 802 depicts a chemical worker and a Trabant car. Michel 803 has a Laboratory technician with a dress made of synthetic fiber.

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Mi 800
5Pf
dark rose red
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Mi 801
10Pf
orange emerald green
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Mi 802
20Pf
cobalt blue rose red
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Mi 803
25Pf
reddish yellow mid violet
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Michel 804 to 806
"125th Anniversary of German Railway"

Issued: 5th Dec 1960. Perf: various perfs, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Dorfstecher and issued to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of German Railway. Michel 804 depicts a Double stick articulated 'Express Young Socialists'train. Michel 805 depicts the new station at Sassnitz-Hafen, railway ferry "Sassnitz". Michel 806 features diesel locomotive BR118 the 'Eagle'.

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Mi 804
10Pf
emerald green black
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Mi 805
20Pf
orange red black
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Mi 806
25Pf
cobalt blue black
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