Is this 1953 Germany 80 ddr democratic republic stamp an error

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Is this 1953 Germany 80 ddr democratic republic stamp an error

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Thanks Sheiff, for the advice on the Scott catalog , they are pretty pricey. So my local library is ordering a couple to have in there establishment. Won't get it until next week. But I did a little research on this stamp and it appears to have the name of designer at the bottom. I was reading a bit on that, how some do and some don't. And also looking at different other photos, there's four fingers on the hand of the person. Would this one be considered a three finger. if not then that hand is deformed . Thanks
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Re: Is this 1953 Germany 80 ddr democratic republic stamp an error

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Please bear in mind that the East German definitive series to which you refer appear with 2 distinct backgrounds: a) dots, and b) lines. Otherwise the basic stamp designs are the same.

Without a specialised catalogue on hand, I cannot comment about the designer's name being present on one type (e.g., lined background stamps) and not on the other.

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I think the "names" are the new plate, different printing press reprinted designs. 1957?

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Re: Is this 1953 Germany 80 ddr democratic republic stamp an error

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David Smitham wrote: ↑
22 Aug 2021 14:51
Greetings!

Please bear in mind that the East German definitive series to which you refer appear with 2 distinct backgrounds: a) dots, and b) lines. Otherwise the basic stamp designs are the same.

Without a specialised catalogue on hand, I cannot comment about the designer's name being present on one type (e.g., lined background stamps) and not on the other.

David.
The 80pf (Farm Workers) value was first issued (with dots) 10 August 1853.

Later the same year (21 November 1853) it was redrawn and re-issued with the designs incorporating lines and also including the designer's and engraver's name below the design - the earlier issue did not include the names.

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Re: Is this 1953 Germany 80 ddr democratic republic stamp an error

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As has been mentioned elsewhere recently, these stamps were reprinted pre-cancelled around 1957 to sell to collectors and to try to raise some "hard" currency. I would say this example is likely be be one of these and essentially worthless, unfortunately!

As far as the design of Mi421 is concerned this doesn't appear to be an error in the stamp (but probably in the design! :D )

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