Famous Women

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Starting in 1986 Germany,West-Germany at the time,issued a defintive series,titled
    "Women in the history of Germany".The last stamps in of this series were issued in 2003.
    Till 1989 same stamps with an additional insription "Berlin" were issued in Berlin.
    Both series were valid for postage in (West-)Germany and (West-)Berlin,
    from July 1990 in the former DDR (GDR) as well.
    In my opinion one of the best german defintive series ever.
    As far as I own them,I will show them,(West-)Germany only,in chronological order.

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    50 Pfg. Christine Teusch 1888-1968 (politician),issued Nov.13th,1986
    80 Pfg. Clara Schumann 1819-1896 (pianist,composer and wife of Robert
    Schumann),issued Nov.13th,1986
    40 Pfg. Maria Sibylla Merian 1647-1717 (scientific painter of flowers and
    insects),issued Sept.17th,1987

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  2. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Great topical <WERNER>!

    I am partial to German women...Marie Nasemann (model, actress) is my current favorite tho I don't know how 'famous' she is in Germany.



    American woman gonna mess your mind
    Say A,
    Say M,
    Say E,
    Say R,
    Say I,
    Say C,
    Say A,
    Say N,
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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I did not know Marie Nasemann.Probably because I am too long out of
    Germany.The Wikipedia article is more about her acting and other activities,
    than modelling,what seems to be a matter of her past.No mentioning,that she
    might be popular in the US.
    A Marilyn-stamp,german style:
    Frauen D 2219A.jpg
    issued Oct.11th,2001 (from a set of 5);
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  4. RuStamps

    RuStamps Member

    Most of your stamps appear to be CTOs. Are these yours or images off the web. The scan quality is attrgcious
  5. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite sets too. I lack nine to fill my set of this long series. I haven't attempted to collection the Berlin issues.

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  6. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Hi Don,
    I too am very light on the stamps of Berlin even though I collect most things German. I think it is because the Berlin stamps in many cases are exact copies of the issues of the Bundesrepublik with a small Berlin hidden somewhere in the design.
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  7. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member


    I have to be especially vigilante when buying Budnesrepublik stamps or else I find myself with one of the Berlin issues. I haven't been keeping up with my German collection of late Does Germany still do separate printings for Berlin since reunification?

  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    the last issue of West-Berlin is from Sept.27th,1990.All Berlin stamps remained
    valid till Dec.31st,1991.
    Stamps of the DDR (GDR) in "Mark der DDR" remained valid till Oct.2nd,1990.
    Stamps of the DDR in DM (West) issued from July 1st 1990 till Oct.2nd 1990
    remained valid till Dec.31st,1991.
    The DDR joined the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (GFR) on Oct.3rd,1990,what
    is usually called re-unifucation of Germany.

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  9. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Thank-you Werner, I couldn't have put it better.
  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Frauen D 1332.jpg
    60 Pfg. Dorothea Exleben 1715-1762 was the first woman in Germany,who
    obtained a doctorate in medicine. At the time woman were not allowed
    to study in universities.She send a petition to Frederic the Great,who
    gave order in 1741 to the university of Halle,to let her do a doctorate.
    It took till 1899 before women in Germany could study medicine in full.
    Stamp issued Sept.17th,1987.

    120 Pfg. Elizabeth Selbert 1896-1986 (lawyer and politician),
    issued Nov.6th,1987.

    10 Pfg. Paula Modersohn-Becker 1876-1907 (expressionistic painter),
    issued April 14th,1988.
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Frauen D 1365.jpg
    stamps issued May 5th,1988
    20 Pfg. Cilli Aussem 1909-1963 (tennis player);she was the first german
    women to win the French Open and Wimbledon in 1931.

    130 Pfg.Lise Meitner 1878-1968 (physicist);she worked together with
    Otto Hahn on the nuclear fission.
    When she had to immigrate to Sweden in 1938,because she was
    jewish,Hahn kept close contact with her and she was the first to
    know,when Hahn and Strasser succeeded with the Uran-fission.
    She published the theoretical explanation for Hahn´s achievement.
    During the war the US-Government invited her to the US,to take
    part into the development of an atomic bomb,what she resolutly
    turned down.
    After the war Hahn got the Nobel Prize,Meitner and Strasser did not.
    One of the many bad judgements of the Nobel-Committee !
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  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    all three issued Nov.10th,1988

    100 Pfg. Therese Giehse 1898-1975 (born as Therese Gift,character actress).Because of jewish descent,she had to flee from Germany
    in 1933.After staying in different countries,- she even married to get
    an english passport -,she finally went to Zürich,where she played at
    the "Schauspielhaus" for more than four decades.She was a leading
    german actress and several plays were written for her by the best authors,like Brecht or Dürrematt.

    170 Pfg. Hannah Arendt 1908-1975,(philosopher and political scientist)
    also of jewish descent,fled Germany in 1933.She lived in different countries,
    before fleeing from the advancing Germans from France to the USA in 1940.
    Jewishness was very important to her,but she was critical to Zionism.
    In the mid 1950s she obtained the US-citizenship and lived there till her death.

    240 Pfg. Mathilde Franziska Anneke 1817-1884 (women rights activist and author) left Germany for the USA in 1849,after the failed revolution of 1848.
    She was aquainted with Karl Marx,Friederich Engels,Ferdinand Lasalle and
    other workers- and women-rights activists.In America was active as an abolitionist and women rights author.

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