This set of two postage stamps were issued for use in postwar West Berlin, Germany. The stamps depict hands breaking a chain and the Brandenburg Gate with "17 JUNI 1953" in large letters, commemorating a popular uprising and workers strike that took place in Soviet-controlled East Berlin on that date. The stamps were valid for use until December 31, 1955.
Date of issue: August 17, 1953
Size of each stamp: 28 x 33 mm
DEUTSCHE POST Diagonal Multiple [SR]
Perforation: 13¾ x 14
Face value: 30 Pf. - German pfennig
Print run: 2,000,000
Mint, never hinged.
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