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
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Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument – Greifswald

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument – Greifswald

German Sculptor Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804-1861) created a bronze double statue of  Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), who are probably the two most revered Literary figures in Germany. These statues were installed in front of Court theatre in Weimar in 1857. This monument is perhaps the most beloved monuments in Germany. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goethe was a Poet, Novelist and Playwright whereas Schiller was a Poet, Playwright, Philosopher and Historian. Both were great friends and lived at the same time in Weimar.

Greifswald Mecklenburg Vorpommern Place of Friendship square.

GDR issued a postage stamp on this monument on 02 Jul 1990 and also a Postcard alongwith the Greifswald Mecklenburg Vorpommern Place of Friendship square on 07 Aug 1990.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1990- GOETHE -SCHILLER MONUMENT – GREIFSWALD

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument – Schwerin Castle and Palace.

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument – Schwerin Castle and Palace.

German Sculptor Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804-1861) created a bronze double statue of  Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), who are probably the two most revered Literary figures in Germany. These statues were installed in front of Court theatre in Weimar in 1857. This monument is perhaps the most beloved monuments in Germany. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goethe was a Poet, Novelist and Playwright whereas Schiller was a Poet, Playwright, Philosopher and Historian. Both were great friends and lived at the same time in Weimar.

Schwerin Castle and Palace – It is located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state.It is situated on an island in the city’s main lake, the Lake Schwerin. It was built between 1845 and 1857.

GDR issued a postage stamp on this monument on 02 Jul 1990 and also a Postcard alongwith the Schwerin Castle.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1990 -GOETHE -SCHILLER MONUMENT AND SCHWERIN PALACE.

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument.

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument.

German Sculptor Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804-1861) created a bronze double statue of  Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), who are probably the two most revered Literary figures in Germany. These statues were installed in front of Court theatre in Weimar in 1857. This monument is perhaps the most beloved monuments in Germany. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goethe was a Poet, Novelist and Playwright whereas Schiller was a Poet, Playwright, Philosopher and Historian. Both were great friends and lived at the same time in Weimar.

GDR issued a postage stamp on this monument on 02 Jul 1990 and also a Postcard.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1990- GOETHE -SCHILLER MONUMENT WEIMAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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KOSOVO 2000 – UNMIK AND RESTORATION OF POSTAL SERVICES

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Offenbach – Germany.

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Offenbach – 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 Offenbach Christmas Market dated 19 Dec 1989 is listed.

Offenbach International Christmas Markets – The 2019 Offenbach International Christmas Market will take place from 25 Nov to 30 Dec 2019 at Stadthof, Aliceplatz.  Offenbach is the city of the state of Hesse in Germany in Rhine-Main region on river Main. Once known for machine-building,leather-making & Automobile industries it is now known for Automobile industries.

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Christmas Market

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GERMANY 1989-OFFENBACH CHRISTMAS MARKET

 

 

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Frankfurt – Germany.

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Frankfurt – 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 Frankfurt  Christmas Market dated 18 Dec 1989 is listed.

Frankfurt International Christmas Markets – The 2019 Frankfurt International Christmas Market will take place from 25 Nov to 22 Dec 2019 at Romerburg and St Paul’s Square.  Frankfurt is the largest city of the state of Hesse in Germany in Rhine-Main region Once known for Imperial Coronations & Roman Empire, it is now known as Financial hub of the World with Frankfurt stock exchange being one of the largest in the World.

Christmas Market Essen
Christmas Market

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GERMANY CHRISTMAS MARKET -FRANKFURT