Germany,Burgen u.Schlösser Letterset-prints

Discussion in 'What's it Worth?' started by Werner Salentin, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:52 AM.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I have posted this in "another forum" this month.
    Perhaps there are collectors in this forum as well,who collect Germany
    and might be interested in this series.
    In 1987 six values of the 1977/1982 castle-defintives were reprinted by
    Letterset-print,instead of "ordinary" Litho-print or Buchdruck,as before.
    As far as I know,Scott does not list the Letterset-prints,but maybe that
    changed already or will change in future.
    Michel does list them and the price differences between both prints
    are not insignificant.
    I scanned them all,but had a problem to straight them,as I placed the stamp directly on to the scanner and then added
    a black page.So,please excuse for some not so tidy placed scans.


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    Upper stamp "Buchdruck" issued April 14th,1977
    Lower stamp "Letterset",issued 1987 (no first day)


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    Left stamp Buchdruck,right stamp Letterset.

    The difference is: Buchdruck shows squashed lines and looks a little bit
    untidy,while Letterset shows straight lines and a clearer image.

    Michel list the Buchdruck for mint € -.30,used € -.30 (minimum value),
    Letterset € -.30 mint,€ 1.20 used.
    As these are quite common stamps,often found in big duplication,
    it might be worth,having a close look at them.

    Both versions were also issued as booklet stamps,
    either imperforated at top or at bottom.
    Prices: (Michel 2020)Buchdruck € -.30 mint or used,
    Letterset € -.30 mint,€ 1.- used.
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    upper: Buchdruck,issued April 14th,1977
    lower: Letterset,issued 1987 (no first day)



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    left: Buchdruck
    right: Letterset

    Buchdruck,Michel mint € -.40,used € -.30
    Letterset,Michel mint € -.80,used € 2.50

    Booklet stamps,imperforated top or bottom
    Buchdruck,Michel mint € -.50,used € -.50 each
    Letterset,Michel mint € -.50,used € 1.- each

    The 10 and the 30 Pfennig are the only ones,what were
    also issued in both versions for Berlin (West).
    Buchdruck: Michel € -.30 (minimum value) each,mint or used.
    Letterset: 10 Pfg. Michel mint € 1.80,used € 4.-,
    30 Pfg. mint € 1.80,used € 5.-.
    There are no Letterset-booklet stamps of Berlin.
     
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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Upper stamp "Buchdruck",issued Feb.14th,1980
    Lower stamp "Letterset",issued 1987 (no first day)



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    left stamp "Buchdruck",right stamp "Letterset"

    Buchdruck Michel mint € -.90,used € -.30
    Letterset Michel mint € 1.60,used € 1.60

    Bokklet stamps,imperforated top or bottom:
    Buchdruck Michel mint € -.90,used € -.70 each
    Letterset (1990) Michel mint € 1.50,used € 2.50 each
     
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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Upper stamp "Buchdruck",issued Nov.14th,1979
    Lower stamp "Letterset",issued 1987 (no first day)


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    right (!): Buchdruck
    left (!): Letterset

    Buchdruck Michel mint € -.90,used € -.40
    Letterset Michel mint € 2.-,used € 1.50

    The Letterset prints exist perforated all around only.
     
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