Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Germany, DDR


Official Name: German Democratic Republic
National Name: Deutsche Demokratische Republik
Alternate Names: East Germany
Monetary Units: 1 Mark of Deutsche Demokratische Republik (M) = 100 Pfennige (pf)
Location: Central Europe; bordered by West Germany (west); Baltic Sea (north); Poland and Czech Republic (east).
History: Reunification of Germany took place on October 3, 1990, when Germany, DDR became part of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Mineral Resources: Iron ore, coal, potash, lignite, uranium, copper, salt, nickel.



Germany, DDR Scott 798 Germany, DDR Scott 799
Proustite
Germany, DDR
Scott 798
20 pfennige
Sulfur
Germany, DDR
Scott 799
25 pfennige

This set of 2 stamps was issued on 11 Nov 1965
and shows illustrations of natural, unpolished specimens.



Germany, DDR Scott 1354 Germany, DDR Scott 1355 Germany, DDR Scott 1356
Gypsum (var. Selenite)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1354
5 pfennige
Zinnwaldite (Mica) on Quartz
Germany, DDR
Scott 1355
10 pfennige
Malachite
Germany, DDR
Scott 1356
20 pfennige
 
Germany, DDR Scott 1357 Germany, DDR Scott 1358 Germany, DDR Scott 1359
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1357
25 pfennige
Halite
Germany, DDR
Scott 1358
35 pfennige
Proustite
Germany, DDR
Scott 1359
50 pfennige

This set of 6 stamps was issued on 22 Feb 1972 and shows natural, unpolished specimens.



Germany, DDR Scott 1604 Germany, DDR Scott 1605 Germany, DDR Scott 1606
Quartz (var. Banded Jasper)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1604
10 pfennige
Quartz (var. Smoky Quartz)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1605
15 pfennige
Topaz
Germany, DDR
Scott 1606
20 pfennige
 
Germany, DDR Scott 1607 Germany, DDR Scott 1608 Germany, DDR Scott 1609
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1607
25 pfennige
Beryl (var. Aquamarine)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1608
35 pfennige
Quartz (var. Agate) geode
Germany, DDR
Scott 1609
70 pfennige

This set of 6 stamps was issued on 17 Dec 1974.
Scott 1604, 1607, and 1609 show natural, unpolished specimens that have been sawed.
Scott 1605, 1606, and 1608 show faceted gemstones.



Germany, DDR Scott 1960
Quartz (var. Banded Agate)
Germany, DDR
Scott 1960
25 pfennige
24 Oct 1978

This stamp shows a cross-section
of a natural specimen.



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