State Flag of Minnesota – USA 1976.

State Flag of Minnesota – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination. This stamp is 24th in the series.

Minnesota State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1957. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag is blue with the state seal in the centre.
  • Three dates are woven on the wreath surrounding the seal, year of Statehood (1858), year Fort snelling was established (1819), and year the original flag was adopted (1893).
  • 19 stars outside the wreath symbolize that Minnesota was the 19th state to join the Union after the originals.
  • The largest star represents North Star and Minnesota.
  • The state motto on seal in French is “Letoile  du Nord” meaning the Star of the North
  • Sun on Western Horizon represents Plains
  • Native American on Horseback.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Minnesota State Flag.

USA MINNESOTA FLAG
USA 1976 -MINNESOTA FLAG
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Stamps on Carl Gotthard Langhans -Germany 2007.

Stamps on Carl Gotthard Langhans -Germany 2007.

Germany has issued a stamp on 275th Birth Anniversary of Carl Gotthard Langhans on 27 Dec 2007. Carl Gotthard Langhans ( 15 Dec 1732 -01 Oct 1808 ) was a Prussian master builder and Royal architect. Churches, Palaces, Grand Houses, Interiors, theatres, City Gates etc in Berlin, Postdam, Silesia (Poland) designed by him are examples of Neoclassical architecture in Germany.

His best-known work is Bradenburg Gate in Berlin which symbolises today’s Germany and Germany Unification of 1989/90. Brandenburg Gate features on German Coins and Currency also.

This gate was built on orders of Prussian King Frederick William II between 1788 and 1791 and designed by Carl Gotthard. the gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six on each side, forming five passageways. Atop the gate is a Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses and Goddess of Victory Victoria with Prussian eagle and Iron cross on her lance with a wreath of oak leaves. It survived the WW II but was badly damaged and then restored.It was closed from 1961 when the Berlin wall was built and reopened on 22 Dec 1989 when Helmut Kohl walked across to be greeted by Hans Modrow.

The Gate has been host to many rallies and talks and events. US Presidents from John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama have addressed rallies here. The German National Football team held a Victory rally here to celebrate its victory in 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is also the usual finish line to Berlin Marathon.

Two First Day Covers with Berlin Cancellations are listed. The Covers and Cancellations feature Brandenburg Gate and Horse Drawn Chariot.

GERMANY 07 GOTTHARD
GERMANY 2007 – CARL GOTTHARD LONGHANS AND BRANDENBURG GATE

Stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites– Germany 2007

Stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites– Germany 2007

Germany issued two stamps on 12 Jul 2007 on UNESCO World Heritage sites

65 euro cent – Schwarz-Haupterhaus Riga – House of Blackheads in Riga Latvia.

70 euro cent – Rathaus Stralsund -Town Hall of Hanseatic city of Stralsund built in Gothic style in 1300.

GERMANY FDC UNESCO
GERMANY FDC 2007-UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

 

Stamps on Battle of Malta – Malta 2005.

Stamps on Battle of Malta – Malta 2005.

Malta issued a set of stamps on Battle of Malta 23 Aug 2005. It was issued to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and Battle of Malta (1940-1942).

2c- Queue outside “Victory Kitchen” and ruins of Royal Opera House.

5c- Royal Navy Convoy under air attack.

25c- Anti-aircraft guns and St Publius Church, Floriana

MALTA WW1
MALTA 2005 – BATTLE OF MALTA

 

Stamps on Hambach Festival– Germany 2007

Stamps on Hambach Festival– Germany 2007

Germany issued a stamp of 145 euro cent denomination on 03 May 2007 to mark the 175  Anniversary of Hambach Festival. The first May Feast at Hambach Castle was celebrated from 27 to 30 May 1832 at Hambach Castle near Neustadt in present-day Rhineland. It was a festival for German Unity.

Two first Day covers with different cancellations are listed.

GERMANY FDC HAMBURG
GERMANY FDC 2017- HAMBACH MAY FESTIVAL

 

Postmark on Neuland Lighthouse – Germany 2019.

Postmark on Neuland Lighthouse – Germany 2019.

Germany issued a new postmark on Neuland Lighthouse on 07 Jul 2019.A stamp on this Lighthouse was issued by Germany on 10 Aug 2006.

Neuland Lighthouse is located on the Baltic Coast in the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. It was active from 1918 to 1996. It stands on the western shore of Hohwacht Bay near the village of Behrensdorf. The Lighthouse was built in 1915/16 and is built with bricks with a height of 40 meters. The original lens was a Fresnel lens with a focus of 400 meters.

Neuland L/H | Germany 7 Jul 2019
POSTMARK NEULAND LIGHTHOUSE 2019

Lighthouses of Germany on Stamps -Hornum and Oberfeuer – 2007.

Lighthouses of Germany on Stamps -Hornum and Oberfeuer – 2007.

Germany has issued a set of stamps on Lighthouses from 2004 to 2008.

12 Jul 2007 –  45 Pf – Bremerhaven Oberfeuer

Bremerhaven Oberfeuer Lighthouse is located in Bremerhaven. It is also known as Simon Loschen Tower or  Loschen Lighthouse. It is the oldest operative lighthouse in Germany’s North Seashore. It is active from 1855 and stands at 37 m. A First Day Cover is listed.

GERMANY FDC LIGHTHOUSE OBER
GERMANY FDC 2007-LIGHTHOUSE BREMERHAVEN OBERFEUER.

12 Jul 2007 – 55 euro cent- Hornum at Sylt which was built in 1907. It is 34 metres high.

GERMANY FDC LIGHTHOUSE HORNUM
GERMANY FDC 2007-LIGHTHOUSE HORNUM