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.
Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Dortmund – Germany.
A Christmas Market also known as Christkindlmarkt (Christ Child Market) or Weihnachtsmarkt is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and are traditionally held in the town square, the market has food and drinks stalls, seasonal items, singing and dancing. Dortmund with 3.5 million visitors and Cologne with four million visitors are known to be the largest Christmas markets.
Cancellations issued on these Christmas markets can be good addition to any collection on Christianity, Christ, Fairs and Markets, Culture and Traditions collection. A cancellation on Dortmund Christmas Market dated 15 Dec 1989 is listed.
Dortmund International Christmas Markets – The 2019 Dortmund International Christmas Market will take place from 21 Nov to 30 Dec 2019 at 10 locations within Dortmund City Centre. Dortmund is the third-largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and Ruhr & Emscher river flows through the city. Once known for Coal mines and Steel Industry, it is now known as Bio-medical Technology, Microsystems technology and a Digital City. It was most heavily bombed city during World War II ( 12 Mar 1945) but has reconstructed to become Westphalia’s “Green Metropolis”.
Stamps on Indian Fashion through the Ages Series II- Sari in Myriad Forms -2019
India issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on the theme Indian Fashion through the Ages- Series II – Sari in Myriad Forms. It was issued on 12 Jun 2019.
Rupees 12 – Traditional Parsi Attire. The Parsi woman is wearing a traditional Gara embroidery Sari. Parsi man is wearing a long caftan and turban around the head.
Rupees Five – PatharePrabhu.This form came from Patan Gujarat to Bombay. It was also inspired by English fashion trends of those times. The women tailored their blouses with the English Puffed sleeves and wore them under the Kasbis -a nine-yard satin sari with border in gold and silver. These were path-breaking fashion designs.
Rupees Five – Brahmika Sari. A Woman from Tagore household staying in Bombay modified the Parsi style of Sari worn in Gujarat to adapt to the social circles of Bombay. The Pallu was draped over the left shoulder instead of the right shoulder. The ladies from Brahmo Samaj started calling it Brahmika Sari.
Rupees 15 – Silver Screen. The Saris or dresses won by actresses of Indian Cinema or SilverScreen was a fashion statement. The 1930’s attire of Leading actress Devika Rani is featured on this stamp.
Thailand issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on Ceremonial Fans of King Chulalongkorn under te Heritage Conservation Day 2007 series. The Miniature sheet with four stamps of 5 baht each is in the shape of a Fan.