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06.12.2011 - Coil stamps "Interesting German sites and sights” re-catalogued
The German study group RSV has set as its goal, among other things aims, to explore the differences and particularities of the production of German coil stamps, including their packaging and

The German study group RSV has set as its goal, among other things, to explore the differences and particularities of the production of German coil stamps, including their packaging and distribution. It also wishes o publish the knowledge gathered in a simple, understandable form, aimed at specialised collectors.

The completely revised new edition of Volume 1 of Hans-Juergen Willmann’s catalogue “Sehenwürdigkeiten Deutschlands” (‘Interesting German sites and sights’) deals with the aforementioned permanent postage stamp series, issued in rolls as from November 1987 by the German Bundespost. The stamps were available in various currencies – D-Mark, combined D-Mark/Euro and Euro-alone – and also in the form of large and smaller sheets.

Willmann restricts himself however to the coil stamps and their packaging, but he describes both in great detail. Due to the long shelf life of the series, there were many changes: printing process, the used adhesives, various kind of paper and control numbers on the back, as well a wealth of packaging material and methods.

The updated catalogue contains 152 pages in full-colour on A5 format. There are still some copies available against cost price from the study group RSV. Information can be provided by Gerard Schwarz, Im Baumstückle 6, D-71334 Waiblingen (e-mail: schwarz@arge-rsv.de). You can also visit the RSV’s website: www.arge-rsv.de.