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Narrow gauge railways of the GDR - railway stamps mint never hinged, GDR

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These railway stamps come from the former GDR. These are four combined prints & ldquo;... more
Product information "Narrow gauge railways of the GDR - railway stamps mint never hinged, GDR"

These railway stamps come from the former GDR.
These are four combined prints & ldquo; Schmalspur-Bahnen der GDR & ldquo ;, which were published between 1980 and 1984.

These mint rail stamps are composite prints depicting a historic steam locomotive, a route sketch on the ornamental field and a matching railroad car.
Narrow-gauge railways were used particularly in mountainous or inaccessible areas.
At that time, Saxony had the largest uniformly operated narrow-gauge railway network in Germany.


The four are among the most beautiful railway stamps from the former post office of the GDR In the years 1980-84 published multiple prints & ldquo; Schmalspur-Bahnen.

Narrow gauge railways are railways whose gauge is smaller than the standard gauge (1435 mm / 4 & prime; 8.5 & Prime;).

The railroad composite prints

Combined printing is the term used to describe stamp units that consist of two or more different stamps.

These four combined prints of railway stamps are always a delightful combination

  • with a historic steam locomotive
  • Sketch of the route on the decorative field
  • and matching wagon.

Especially in mountainous or inaccessible areas, narrow-gauge railways were an interesting alternative. They were easier and cheaper to build than conventional railroad lines, and the smaller track width meant that narrower curve radii could also be implemented. The smaller and lighter locomotives and wagons also enabled more economical operation.

In the Ore Mountains, many narrow-gauge railways were built as so-called "branch lines" in the age of the creation of the railway network. Saxony possessed at that time the largest uniformly operated narrow-gauge railway network in Germany. The first line was opened in 1881. Even today, the five Saxon narrow-gauge railways still offer brisk passenger traffic with steam locomotives. This is particularly important from a historical point of view.

The combined print combinations offered are catalog no. 2562-65, 2629-32, 2792-95 and 2864-2867.

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