GDR Wild Cats

GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Stamps inscribed 'DDR', 'Deutsche Demokratische Republik' or 'Deutsche Post' (last few issues)

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1 Mark (DDM) = 100 Pfennigs
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GDR Mythic Cats
GDR Heraldic Cats

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WILD CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
2 November 1953 - Leipzig Zoo 75th Anniversary
DDR19531102 ST 0_24 Stamp 0.24 Lion (couple)
MI 397
M
1953 - Leipzig Zoo 75th Anniversary Slogan Postmarks
DDR19530000_ PMK 7010 1 Slogan postmark - Lion (male, head)
"75 Jahre Leipziger Zoo"
Leipzig BPA 32 n
Earliest use reported:
18 May 1953
Latest use reported:
6 June 1953
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DDR19530000_ PMK 7010 2 Slogan postmark - Lion (cubs)
"75 Jahre Leipziger Zoo"
Leipzig BPA 32 q
Earliest use reported:
19 November 1953
Latest use reported:
7 January 1956
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DL
DDR19530000_ PMK 7010 3 Slogan postmark - Lion (cubs)
"75 Jahre Leipziger Zoo"
Leipzig BPA 32 p
Earliest use reported:
12 November 1953
Latest use reported:
16 December 1953
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BDC
1959 - Strobel & Co. Meter FrankAlso see version from 1969
DDR1959 MF STRO 9250 Meter frank - Lion
Stylized Lion
Old Company Logo
"Strobel & Co. - Fabrik & Lager - rechn. Artikel - Gegr. 1892"
Mittweida
Earliest use reported:
26 February 1959
Latest use reported:
26 February 1959
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27 November 1959 - Animals of the Forest
DDR19591127 ST 0_40 Stamp 0.40 Eurasian lynx
MI 741
1963-64 - Berlin Zoo
DDR1963_64 PMK 1000 Slogan postmark - Unspecified Wild Cat
"Alfred-Brehm-Haus eröffnet - Tierpark Berlin"
Berlin
Earliest reported:
20 August 1963
Latest reported
??.??1964
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26 February 1963 - Leipzig Spring Fair
DDR19630226 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Scupture outside the New City Hall
MI 948
DDR19630226 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Bas-reliefs on the façade of 'The Belltower' Highrise
MI 949
23 November 1966 - Near East Museum Berlin
DDR19661123 ST 0_25 1 Stamp 0.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Mosaic from the Ishtar Gate, originally from Babylon
MI 1231
M
DLS
DDR19661123 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Mosaic from the Ishtar Gate, originally from Babylon
MI 1232
M
ILS
DDR19661123 FDC 2 First Day Cover 0.75 Lion (on stamps and cachet)
Wild Cat Art
Lion Mosaic from the Ishtar Gate, originally from Babylon
Official FDC with the lion values only
23 November 1966 - 900th Anniversary of Wartburg
DDR19661123 ST 0_25 2 Stamp 0.25 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Sculpture at Wartburg Castle
MI 1235
1969 - Strobel & Co. Meter FrankAlso see version from 1959
DDR1969 MF STRO 9250 Meter frank - Lion
Stylized Lion
Old Company Logo
"Strobel & Co. - Fabrik & Lager - rechn. Artikel - Gegr. 1892"
925 Mittweida
Earliest use reported:
17 October 1969
Latest use reported:
17 October 1969
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23 June 1970 - Archaeologic Research of the Humboldt University

All stamps of the set depicts details from the Lion Temple in Mussawarat, Sudan

DDR19700623 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Gods Amon, Shu and Tefnur
Bas-relief
MI 1584
M
  DDR19700623 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
MI 1585
DDR19700623 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
MI 1586
DDR19700623 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
MI 1587
DDR19700623 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
MI 1588
DDR19700623 ST 0_40 Stamp 0.40 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
MI 1589
DDR19700623 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion God Apedemak
Wall-carving
MI 1590
M
DDR19700623 FDC 1 First Day Cover 0.60 Lion (on 2 stamps)
Wild Cat Art
Official FDC with
DDR19700623 ST 0_10 and
DDR19700623 ST 0_50
DDR19700623 FDC 2 First Day Cover 0.70 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
Official FDC with
DDR19700623 ST 0_15 ,
DDR19700623 ST 0_25 and
DDR19700623 ST 0_30
DDR19700623 FDC 3 First Day Cover 0.60 Text-reference only ('Löwentempel')
Official FDC with
DDR19700623 ST 0_20 and
DDR19700623 ST 0_40
12 January 1971 - Ethnological Museum in Leipzig
DDR19710112 ST 0_40 Stamp 0.40 Jaguar
Wild Cat Art
Aztec Clay Sculpture of Jaguar God, Mexico,
6 - 8 c.
MI 1635
25 March 1975 - Zoo Animals
DDR19750325 ST 0_35 Stamp 0.35 Siberian Tiger
Zoo
MI 2036
24 June 1975 - Old Clocks

Detail

DDR19750624 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Lions
Wild Cat Art
Lion Figurines
Table Clock by Johann Heinrich Kohler (1669-1736) and J. G. Graupner, ca. 1720
MI 2058
1976 - Berlin Zoo Postmark
DDR19760000 PMK 1157 Slogan Postmark - Leopard
Zoo
"Ein Besuch lohnt immer
TIERPARK BERLIN" ["A visit allways pays: BERLIN ZOO"]
Earliest use reported:
30 May 1976
Latest use reported:
30 May 1976
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1976 - 75th Anniversary of Halle Zoo
DDR19760000 PMK 4020 Slogan Postmark - Lion
Zoo
"75 Jahre Zoologischer Garten Halle"
40 Halle a
Earliest use reported:
7 May 1976
Latest use reported:
7 May 1976
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23 May and 17 June 1978 - 100th Anniv. Leipzig Zoo
DDR19780523 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Lion cub
Zoo
MI 2322
DRL_ 2M
DDR19780523 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Leopard cub
Zoo
MI 2323
DDR19780523 ST 0_35 Stamp 0.35 Tiger cub
Zoo
MI 2324
DDR19780523 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Snow leopard cub
Zoo
MI 2325
DDR19780523 FDC 0_55 First Day Cover 0.55
(0.20
+ 0.35)
Leopard cub
Tiger cub, Zoo
Official FDC with
DDR19780523 ST 0_20
and
DDR19780523 ST 0_35
DDR19780523 FDC 0_60 First Day Cover 0.60
(0.10
+ 0.50)
Lion cub
Snow leopard cub, Zoo
Official FDC with
DDR19780523 ST 0_10
and
DDR19780523 ST 0_50
DDR19780523 FDP 1085 First Day Postmark - Lion (cub)
"100 Jahre Zoologischer Garten Leipzig"
1085 Berlin
23 May 1978
DDR19780617_18 PMK 7010 Commemorative postmark - Lion (head)
"100 Jahre Zoo Leipzig"
Circular handstamp
701 Leipzig 1
17-18 June 1978
DDR197805_ PMK 7010 Slogan postmark - Lion (head)
"100 Jahre Zoo Leipzig"
70 Leipzig rm
Rectangular slogan, circular machine datestamp
Earliest use reported:
23 May 1978
Latest use reported:
27 July 1978
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20 June 1978 - African Art Treasures
DDR19780620 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Head on a Plaque from a Ring
MI 2333
4-14 October 1979 - Dresden Fair
DDR19791004_14 PMK 8010 Commemorative postmark - Lion
Cartoon Lion
"Dresdner Markt 4.-14.10.1979"
8010 Dresden 1
4-14 October 1979
IL/ PM
30 May 1981 - 250 Years of Wiednitz' Market Rights
DDR19810530 PMK 7701 Commemorative postmark - Lion
"250 Jahre Marktrecht"
7701 Wiednitz
30 May 1981
May 1985 - Circus Aeros Slogan Postmark
DDR19850500 PMK 3005 Slogan postmark - Lion
"Zirkus Aeros - Gastspiel"
3005 Magdeburg BPA
Earliest use reported:
11 May 1985
Latest use reported:
11 May 1985
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DP
12 November 1985 - GDR Circus Art
DDR19851112 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Tiger
Circus
MI 2986
18 November 1986 - Indira Gandhi
DDR19861118 FDC 0_10 First Day Cover 0.10 Lion Statue (on postmark and cachet)
Wild Cat Art
Ashoka Pillar
Official FDC
DDR19861118 FDP 1085 First Day Postmark - Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
Ashoka Pillar
"Indira Gandhi"
1085 Berlin
18 November 1986
April-May 1988 - Circus Busch Slogan Postmark Also see version from 1989

DDR19880400_ PMK 3005 Slogan postmark - Lion
"Gastspiel Zirkus Busch 22.4.-1.5.88"
3005 Magdeburg BPA az
Earliest use reported:
3 May 1988
Latest use reported:
5 May 1988
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DP
DDR19881000_ PMK 8010 br Slogan postmark - Lion
"Gastspiel Zirkus Busch 4.-20.11.88"
8010 Dresden br
Earliest use reported:
3 November 1988
Latest use reported:
4 November 1988
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DL/
BDC
April-May 1989 - Circus Busch Slogan PostmarkAlso see versions from 1988

DDR19890400_ PMK 3005 Slogan postmark - Lion
"27.5.-6.6.89 - Gastspiel Zirkus Busch"
3005 Magdeburg BPA 61
Earliest use reported:
4 May 1989
Latest use reported:
27 May 1989
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IP
16 May 1989 - World Stamp Show in Bulgaria
DDR19890516 PMK 1085 Commemorative postmark - Lion
Cartoon Lion
"Briefmarkenweltaus-stellung Bulgarien 1989"
1085 Berlin
16 May 1986
13 June 1989 - Alfred Edmund and Christian Ludwig Brehm
DDR19890613 MS 1_35 Miniature Sheet 1.35 Cheetah
Lion
MI B98
April-May 1990 - Circus Berolina
DDR19900400_ PMK 3005 Slogan Postmark - Tiger
"Gastspiel Zirkus Berolina - Magdeburg 27.4. - 6.5.90"
3005 Magdeburg z
Earliest use reported:
17 April 1990
Latest use reported:
25 May 1990
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List compiled by Geir Arveng with helpful information from Greg Balagian, Wolfgang Horst, Ron Berger, and Igor Cep.
Latest update: 8 August, 2018