Could it be that the number of stamps was so small that the stamp was sold out after two days? Or has a production error crept in that doesn’t allow the stamp to be sold? Unfortunately, inquiries to the post office have so far remained unanswered.
As early as on evening of January 5, two days after release, some members of our study group reported that the David Bowie stamp was no longer available from the Deutsche Post’s website. It was still listed in the shop up until the morning of January 7, but when you completed the order you were asked to delete the “David Bowie” item in your shopping cart. In the course of January 8th, the stamp then disappeared completely from the list of offers.
In the meantime, unfortunately, some speculators are up to mischief again on Ebay and other platforms with the mint sheet of 10 and are sometimes demanding 5 times the purchase price. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether they want to pay these prices. The market will probably calm down as soon as the Post publishes a statement or, if necessary, provides a reprint of the stamp.
As soon as we find out more, we will inform collectors on our website.
The images on postal stationery, i.e. on postcards and envelopes with imprinted stamps, often contain important thematic information that can not be found on stamps. The list of new issues in the members-only-section is updated regularly.
25.6.: Belarus / Croatia / Germany / Poland / Portugal / Romania
24.7.: Poland / Russia
4.10.: Belarus / Poland / Russia
9.1.: Belarus / France / Portugal / Romania / Slovakia / Ukraine
New Stationery 2021 (members only)
Klaus Gabriel and Peter Lang have created a checklist of Bulgarian postal stationery on music and dance. The list can be downloaded as a PDF file in the members area.
Checklists in our Library (members only)
After extensive research, Arnold van Berkel, Klaus Gabriel and Peter Lang have updated and expanded the catalog of Soviet postal stationery (part 1 to 1960). Members of Motivgruppe Musik can download the catalog from our library.
Catalog of Soviet stationery (members only)