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General Philatelic/Identify This? : German info, please.

 

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02 Jun 2021
10:44:07pm
Are these Personalized German stamps?

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jmh67

03 Jun 2021
03:46:07am
re: German info, please.

No, these are ordinary commemorative issues. Beginning in February 2021, German stamps will increasingly bear matrix codes for tracking, and it is said that all German stamps issued from 2021 on will have these codes. This is also the reason for the blue cancels - a black postmark could interfere with reading the code.

The stamp on the left is from the first issue to bear a matrix code. The spray-on numbers must have been applied outside Germany in a sorting facility.


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03 Jun 2021
07:45:51am
re: German info, please.

Thanks for the info.

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03 Jun 2021
02:54:04pm
re: German info, please.

Well, JMH, we shall certainly miss you if you do decide to leave! How will such questions be answered in the future??

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03 Jun 2021
02:58:04pm

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When I see these stamps, there is only one question in my mind: why?

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Brechinite

03 Jun 2021
08:03:51pm

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Royal Mail have produced similar.

Norvil Philatelics Blog is quite interesting.

This is a link to it

http://31ppurple.blogspot.com/

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jmh67

04 Jun 2021
02:35:02am
re: German info, please.

JanSimon, why what?

Why the matrix code? Improved tracking and avoidance of fraud. Every code is unique and is scanned and recorded.

Why the designs? You'll have to ask the ministry of the finances and the "artistic council" (Kunstbeirat).

Why the little Euro sign in the corner? Perhaps just to clarify the currency. A bit late, however. The Germans have issued a lot of stamps without any currency sign since 2002, so that sometimes demonetised older (DM) stamps have still been used for postage.

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04 Jun 2021
02:49:32am

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Sorry, I should have asked this more clearly. Why the matrix code. It seems like a way of tracking and gathering personal information (valuable for marketing purposes obviously).

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Brechinite

04 Jun 2021
05:53:30am

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One of the main reasons for the matrix is to combat FRAUD.

No one will be able to reuse a matrix stamp that has been through the Postal System ever again.

When one sees the amount of forgeries available on feebay then Postal Systems must be upgraded and altered to stop forgeries and re-use.

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02 Jun 2021
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Are these Personalized German stamps?

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jmh67

03 Jun 2021
03:46:07am

re: German info, please.

No, these are ordinary commemorative issues. Beginning in February 2021, German stamps will increasingly bear matrix codes for tracking, and it is said that all German stamps issued from 2021 on will have these codes. This is also the reason for the blue cancels - a black postmark could interfere with reading the code.

The stamp on the left is from the first issue to bear a matrix code. The spray-on numbers must have been applied outside Germany in a sorting facility.


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03 Jun 2021
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re: German info, please.

Thanks for the info.

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Strider

03 Jun 2021
02:54:04pm

re: German info, please.

Well, JMH, we shall certainly miss you if you do decide to leave! How will such questions be answered in the future??

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Jansimon

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03 Jun 2021
02:58:04pm

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re: German info, please.

When I see these stamps, there is only one question in my mind: why?

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www.etsy.com/nl/shop ...
Brechinite

03 Jun 2021
08:03:51pm

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re: German info, please.

Royal Mail have produced similar.

Norvil Philatelics Blog is quite interesting.

This is a link to it

http://31ppurple.blogspot.com/

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"Gonnae no dae that!..........Just gonnae no!"
jmh67

04 Jun 2021
02:35:02am

re: German info, please.

JanSimon, why what?

Why the matrix code? Improved tracking and avoidance of fraud. Every code is unique and is scanned and recorded.

Why the designs? You'll have to ask the ministry of the finances and the "artistic council" (Kunstbeirat).

Why the little Euro sign in the corner? Perhaps just to clarify the currency. A bit late, however. The Germans have issued a lot of stamps without any currency sign since 2002, so that sometimes demonetised older (DM) stamps have still been used for postage.

-jmh


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Jansimon

collector, seller, MT member
04 Jun 2021
02:49:32am

Approvals

re: German info, please.

Sorry, I should have asked this more clearly. Why the matrix code. It seems like a way of tracking and gathering personal information (valuable for marketing purposes obviously).

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www.etsy.com/nl/shop ...
Brechinite

04 Jun 2021
05:53:30am

Approvals

re: German info, please.

One of the main reasons for the matrix is to combat FRAUD.

No one will be able to reuse a matrix stamp that has been through the Postal System ever again.

When one sees the amount of forgeries available on feebay then Postal Systems must be upgraded and altered to stop forgeries and re-use.

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