Postcards of GDR- Rostock -Five gabled houses.

Postcards of GDR- Rostock -Five gabled houses.

The Palace of the Republic was a building in Former East Berlin that hosted the Volkskammer, The Parliament of the German Democratic Republic from 1976 to 1990. After German Unification, it was demolished between 2006 to 2008 and all asbestos shipped to UAE for building Burj Khalifa. The Bundestag has approved building a new and modern Berlin Palace in 2008. Italian architect Francesco Stella has been chosen as the architect.

GDR issued a postage stamp on this monument on 26 Jun 1973 and also a Postcard on 29 Jan 1980. Another Postcard featuring Rostock and Five Gabled houses was released on 17 Apr 1990.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1990- PALACE AND ROSTOCK.
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Postcards of GDR- St Nicholas’ Church Stralsund

Postcards of GDR- St Nicholas’ Church Stralsund

Stralsund is a Hanseatic town on Germany’s Baltic coast and in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Stralsund’s old town is a World Heritage site.

St Nicholas’ Church in Stralsund is the oldest of the three major parish churches in the City. It was dedicated in 1279 to St Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint of Sailors. Since 1524  it is an Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Alexanderplatz is located in Central Mitte District of Berlin. It is a large public square and transport hub. It has many malls, stores, S-Bahn connections and has a TV Tower.It is named after Russian Czar Alexander I

GDR issued a postage stamp Alexader Platz on 13 Jun 1973 and the Postcard on St Nicholas’ Church was issued on 17 Apr 1990.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1990- ST NICHOLAS’ CHURCH STRALSUND

Postcards of GDR- Alexanderplatz 

Postcards of GDR- Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz is located in Central Mitte District of Berlin. It is a large public square and transport hub. It has many malls, stores, S-Bahn connections and has a TV Tower.It is named after Russian Czar Alexander I

GDR issued a postage stamp on this monument on 13 Jun 1973 and also a Postcard on 27 Jun 1973.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1973-ALEXANDER PLATZ

Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge

Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge

Berlin was founded in 1237 and became capital of Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, later of Brandenburg-Prussia and Kingdom of Prussia. After the Second War, the city was divided into two East Berlin became Capital of Soviet-backed East Germany and West Berlin controlled by Allies backed West Germany. This continued till unification of Germany in 1990 when the Berlin Wall was pulled down in 1989 and in June 1991 resolution was passed in Bundestag -German Parliament to move the Unified German Capital to Berlin. In 1999 offices moved to Berlin from Bonn.

GDR issued a set of postage stamps on 750 years of Berlin on 17 Feb 1987  and also a Postcard. The 10 Pf stamp and stamp design features Marx-Engels Forum

Mark-Engels forum is a Public Park in Central Mitte district of Berlin. It was built by GDR in 1986and named after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of Communist Manifesto. Their statues are located here.

Jungfern Bridge – It is the oldest Bridge in Berlin located in Mitte. It is an Iron Bascule Bridge.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1987- MARX-ENGELS FORUM & JUNGFERN BRIDGE.

Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Ephraim Palace

Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Ephraim Palace

Berlin was founded in 1237 and became capital of Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, later of Brandenburg-Prussia and Kingdom of Prussia. After the Second War, the city was divided into two East Berlin became Capital of Soviet-backed East Germany and West Berlin controlled by Allies backed West Germany. This continued till unification of Germany in 1990 when the Berlin Wall was pulled down in 1989 and in June 1991 resolution was passed in Bundestag -German Parliament to move the Unified German Capital to Berlin. In 1999 offices moved to Berlin from Bonn.

GDR issued a set of postage stamps on 750 years of Berlin on 17 Feb 1987  and also a Postcard. The 10 Pf stamp and stamp design feature Ephraim Palace.

Ephraim Palace is a Rococo style building in Berlin built in 1766 by architect Friedrich Dieterichs.

Markisches Museum – It was founded in 1874 and is located in Mitte Berlin. It houses the history of Berlin along with four other museums in Berlin. This museum is also featured on the Postcard.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1987- EPHRAIM PALACE &. MARKISCHES MUSEUM

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.

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GERMANY 2007 – CARL GOTTHARD LONGHANS AND BRANDENBURG GATE

Stamps on EXPO 2008 Zaragoza– Spain 2007

Stamps on EXPO 2008 Zaragoza– Spain 2007.

Spain issued a stamp on EXPO 2008 on 05 Jul 2007.EXPO 2008 was an InternationalExposition held in Zaragoza Spain from 14 Jun to 14 Sep 2008. 104 countries participated and approx 5,650,000 people visited the Exhibition. It was placed in a meander of the river Ebro. The theme was “Water and Sustainable Development”. The highlight was the Water Tower, River aquarium and building in the shape of a water drop.

The 0.58 euro stamp features a logo and ‘Fluvi’ Mascot. Fluvi is a little male drop of water. Qatar issued a miniature sheet on EXPO 2008.

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SPAIN 2007- EXPO 2008- FLUVI