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.

GDR PC BERLIN MUSEUM
GDR POSTCARDS 1987- EPHRAIM PALACE &. MARKISCHES MUSEUM
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Restoration of Postal Service in Kosovo – Stamps of Kosovo 2000.

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.

KOSOVO POSTAL
KOSOVO 2000 – UNMIK AND RESTORATION OF POSTAL SERVICES

Homage to Picasso – Spain 1981

Homage to Picasso – Spain 1981

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.

 

SPAIN PICASSO
SPAIN 1981- HOMAGE TO PICASSO

Stamps on Ceramics in Maltese Collections -Malta 2006

Stamps on Ceramics in Maltese Collections -Malta 2006

Malta issued a set of stamps on insects on Ceramics in Maltese Collections 25 Feb 2006.

7c- Prehistoric Statuette           16c- Ancient Head       60c- Contemporary Statuette

MALTA CERAMICS
MALTA 2006- CERAMICS

Decorative Art -Stamps of France 1994.

Decorative Art -Stamps of France 1994.

France issued stamps on decorative art 22 Jan 1994.

2.80 Fr – Glassware by Galle (1901).Emille Galle (1846-1904) was a French Glass designer

2.80 Fr – Melting Guimard ( 1900). Hector Guimard ( 1867-1942). French architect known for French metro stations entrances.

FRANCE 1994 DECORATIVE ART 1
FRANCE 1994- DECORATIVE ART

4.40 Fr -Joinery Majorelle (1902) . Art Nouveau Furniture designer Louise Majorelle.

4.40 Fr – Teapot Sandstone Dalpayrat (1902). Adrien Pierre Dalpayrat (1844-1910) was a French Ceramist. Glass and earthenware

FRANCE 1994 DECORATIVE ART 2
FRANCE 1994 -DECORATIVE ART

Stamp on Cathedral of St Julian – France 1994.

Stamp on Cathedral of St Julian – France 1994.

Stamp on Stained Glass of Cathedral of St Julian of Le Mans issued by France 12 Feb 1994.

FRANCE 1994 CONTEMPORARY ART 2
FRANCE 1994-STAINED GLASS CATHEDRAL OF ST JULIAN OF LEMANS

Historical Art Craft -Stamps of GDR 1976.

Historical Art Craft -Stamps of GDR 1976.

GDR issued stamps on Historical Art Craft on 19 Oct 1976.

10 Pf – Pot                    20 Pf – Lid Vase                        25 Pf -Centrepiece

GDR 76 ART 1
GDR 1976- HISTORICAL ART CRAFT

35 Pf – Load Bearer        70 Pf – Vase

GDR 76 ART 2
GDR 1976 -HISTORICAL ART CRAFT