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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 se-tenant sets (two se-tenants... 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 se-tenant sets (two se-tenants each as a set) of four "Narrow-gauge railways of the GDR", published between 1980 and 1984.

These mint never hinged railway stamps are se-tenants depicting a historical steam locomotive, a route sketch on the ornamental field and a matching railway carriage.
Narrow-gauge railways were used particularly in mountainous or less accessible areas.
Saxony had the largest uniformly operated narrow-gauge railway network in Germany at the time.

The four se-tenants "Schmalspur-Bahnen" issued in the years 1980-84 are among the most beautiful railway stamps of the former East German post office.

Railroads are referred to as narrow-gauge railways whose track width is smaller than the standard gauge (1435 mm/4' 8.5").

The railway se-tenants

Se-tenants are stamp units that consist of two or more different stamps.

These four se-tenants of railway stamps are always an attractive combination

  • with historical steam locomotive
  • Route sketch on the ornamental field
  • and matching wagon.

Especially in mountainous or less accessible areas, narrow-gauge railways were an interesting alternative. They were easier and cheaper to build than conventional railway lines, and the narrower gauge meant that tighter curve radii could 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 era of the emergence of the railway network. At that time, Saxony had the largest uniformly operated narrow-gauge railway network in Germany. The first line was opened in 1881. Even today, there is still a lively passenger service with steam locomotives on the five Saxon narrow-gauge railways. This is particularly important from a historical perspective.

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

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