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.
Restoration of Postal Service in Kosovo – Stamps of Kosovo 2000.
The erstwhile Socialist Federal Republic consisted of eight Federated entities – Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and two autonomous provinces under Serbia – Kosovo & Vojvodina. After the break of Yugoslavia and subsequent ethnic violence in the region and especially in Kosovo from 1991 to 1998 a UN resolution was passed and United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo(UNMIK) was established on 10 Jun 1999.
Kosovo issued a set of Five stamps on Theme Peace and UNMIK on 15 Mar 2000. A First Day Cover featuring the restoration of postal service in the territory of Kosovo and cancelled by U.nited Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo(UNMIK) is listed.
0.20 German Mark – Mosaic 0.30m -Dardanian Idol 0.50 m -Illyrian Coin 1DM- Statue of Mother Teresa 2 DM – Map of Kosovo.
Spain issued a stamp on 100th Birth Anniversary of Pablo Ruiz Picasso on 27 Mar 1981. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Poet & Playwiter who spent his adult life in France. He is regarded as the most influential artists of the 20th Century.
The 100 Pta stamp features a Painting “Homenaje a Picasso” by Joan Miro (1893-1983 ). Joan Miro was a Spanish Painter and Sculptor born in Barcelona. It is believed that Picasso was a mentor to Joan Miro and they met through their mothers who were friends. Joan Miro painted Star or Homage in 1966 and signed it on the day Picasso died in 1973.