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German Democratic Republic (DDR)
(East Germany)
Stamps of 1961

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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 807
"85th Anniversary of President Wilhelm Pieck"

Issued: 3rd Jan 1961, Perf: 13x13½, Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Eigler to commemorate the 85th birthday of President Wilhelm Pieck.

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Mi 807
20Pf
dark orange red black
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Michel 808 to 812
"Construction and maintenance of the National Memorials
Buchenwald, Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen."

Issued: 6th Feb 1961. Perf: 13½x13. Various watermarks and available on sheets (10x5). Issued to commemorate the Construction and maintenance of the National Memorials Buchenwald, Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen.

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Mi 808
5+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 809
10+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 810
15+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 811
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 812
25+10Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 813 and 814
"Leipzig Spring Festival"

Issued: 3rd Mar 1961. Perf: K13½x13, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Dorfstecher to commemorate the 1961 Leipzig Spring Festival.

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Mi 813
10Pf
emerald green black
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Mi 814
20Pf
mid violet ultramarine
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Michel 815 and 816
"Landscapes and historical buildings"

Issued: 14th Mar 1961. Watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x10). Designed by Gruner and issued to commemorate Landscapes and historical buildings.

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Mi 815
20Pf
light red brown
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Mi 816
25Pf
dark violet ultramarine
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Michel 817 to 820
"Deep-sea fishing"

Issued: 10th Apr 1961. Perf: K14, Various watermarks and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Dorfstecher (Michel 817 and 819) and Stauf (Michel 818 and 820) to commemorate deep-sea fishnig.

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Mi 817
10Pf
dark grey green
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Mi 818
20Pf
dark brown carmine
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Mi 819
25Pf
dark greenish blue
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Mi 820
40Pf
blackish grey violet
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Michel 821
"15th Anniversary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED)"

Issued: 20th Apr 1961. Perf: K 13½x13, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x5). Designed by Volkamer and Sauer to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).

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Mi 821
20Pf
dark rose
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Michel 822 to 824
"First manned space flight"

Issued: 18th to 20th May 1961. Perf: K 13x12½, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Urbschat to commemorate the First manned space flight.

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Mi 822
10Pf
lightish blue green
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Mi 823
20Pf
dark rose red
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Mi 824
25Pf
dark turkish blue
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Michel 825 and 826
"100th Anniversary of Leipzig Zoo"

Issued: 9th May 1961. Perf: 13x12½. Watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Naumann to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Dresden Zoo.

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Mi 825
10Pf
blackish emerald green
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Mi 826
20Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 827 to 829
"Pioneer meeting, Erfurt"

Issued: 25th May 1961. Perf: 13x12½, Various watermarks and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Friebel and issued to commemorate the Pioneer Meeting in Erfurt.

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Mi 827
10+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 828
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 829
25+10Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 830 to 832
"European Women's Cup, Leipzig."

Issued: 3nd Jun 1961. Perf: 13½x13 and watermark Wz 3X. Michel 830 and 831 available on sheets (10x5), Michel 832 (5x10). Designed by Bley (Michel 830) and Müller (Michel 831 and 832) to celebrate the European Women's Cup, Leipzig.

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Mi 830
10Pf
white green dark bluish green
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Mi 831
20Pf
reddish lilac
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Mi 832
25Pf
cobalt
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Michel 833 and 834
"1000th Anniversary of Halle (Saale)"

Issued: 25th Jun 1961. Perf: 13x12½, various watermarks and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Voigt to celebrate the 1000th Anniversary of Halle (Saale).

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Mi 833
10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 834
20Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 835 to 837
"Landscapes and historical buildings"

Issued: 22nd Jun 1961. Perf: K14, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x10). Designed by Gruner to commemorate Landscapes and historical buildings.

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Mi 835
5Pf
dark blue green
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Mi 836
10Pf
green
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Mi 837
20Pf
dark brown lilac red
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Michel 838 to 840
"World Championships in canoe slalom and wild water race"

Issued: 6th Jul 1961. Perf: 13x12½, various watermark Wz and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Volkamer to celebrate the World Championships in canoe slalom and wild water race near Dresden.

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Mi 838
5Pf
emerald blue grey
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Mi 839
10Pf
mid green lightish grey
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Mi 840
20Pf
turkish grey
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Michel 841 and 842
"World Fishing Championships"

Issued: 21st Jul 1961. Perf: K13x12½, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Bengs and issued to commemorate the World Fishing Championships.

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Mi 841
10Pf
bluish green
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Mi 842
20Pf
lilac carmine
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Michel 843 and 844
"Leipzig Autumn Fair"

Issued: 23rd Aug 1961. Perf: 13½x13, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Dorfstecher and issued to commemorate the 1961 Leipzig Autumn Fair.

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Mi 843
10Pf
dark olive
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Mi 844
25Pf
greenish blue
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Michel 845 to 848
"State Council Chairman Walter Ulbrichr (I)"

Issued: 29th Aug 1961 to 1972. Perf: K14, various watermarks and available on sheets (10x10). Featuring State Council Chairman Walter Ulbrichr.

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Mi 845
5Pf
dark blue grey
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Mi 846
10Pf
dark opal green
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Mi 847
15Pf
dark lilac purple
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Mi 848
20Pf
dark balckish red
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Michel 849 to 853
"Construction and maintenance of the National Memorials at
Buchenwald, Ravensbrück and Schsenhausen."

Issued: 7th Sep 1961. Perf: 13½x13 (Michel 849 to 851), 13½ (Michel 852 and 853), watermarks Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5) Michel 849 to 851) and sheets (5x5)(Michel 852 and 853).

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Mi 849
5+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 850
10+5Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 851
20+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 852
25+10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 853
40+20Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 854 to 856
"International horticultural exhibition (IGA)"

Issued: 13th Sep 1961. Perf: K14, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5).

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Mi 854
10Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 855
20Pf
multicoloured
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Mi 856
40Pf
multicoloured
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Michel 857 to 860
"150th Anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt"

Issued: 19th Oct to 23rd Nov 1961. Perf: 14, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (10x5). Designed by Deutschendorf to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt.

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Mi 857
5Pf
dark grey
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Mi 858
10Pf
dark bluish green
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Mi 859
20Pf
carmine red
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Mi 860
25Pf
blackish ultramarine
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Michel 861 and 862
"Stamp Day"

Issued: 25th Oct 1961. Perf: 13x13½, watermark Wz 3Y and available on sheets (5x10). Designed by Dorfstecher and Brükels to commemorate the 1961 Stamp Day.

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Mi 861
10Pf
dark opal green black
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Mi 862
20Pf
orange red black
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Michel 863 to 868
"Visit of the Soviet cosmonaut German Stepanowitsch Titov to East Germany"

Issued: 11th Dec 1961. Perf: K13½, watermark Wz 3X and available on sheets (5x5). Designed by Sauer to commemorate.

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Mi 863
5Pf
lilac red / black blue violet
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Mi 864
10Pf
dark green / dark rose red
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Mi 865
15Pf
blue / violet purple
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Mi 866
20Pf
blue / dark reddish carmine
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Mi 867
25Pf
darkish rose red / cyan blue
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Mi 868
40Pf
light red / darkish violet ultramarine
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