Germany - Russian Occupation of East Germany #10NB11 50pf +4.5M Blue, 1949 Goethe Souvenir Sheet, a VFNH Example

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A well centered and NH (in the stamp - sheet margins are ungummed) example of the 50pf + 4.5M blue Bicentennial of Goethe souvenir sheet. One of the key DDR forerunner semi-postal issues. Scott lists this sheet in NH condition for $180. The sheet offered here grades 84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Sheet edges: 10/10

Note the lines on the back are the pockets of the clear hagner page that the sheet was in when we scanned it. There are no creases of any kind.