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.
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamp on Mother Teresa Statue Pristina – Kosovo 2000.

Stamp on Mother Teresa Statue Pristina – Kosovo 2000.

Mother Teresa was born into a Kosovar Albanian family in Skopje ( Now in Macedonia). Kosovo First stamps issued on 15 Mar 2000 includes one stamp on 1 German Mark on Mother Teresa Statue on Mother Teresa Avenue in Pristina Kosovo.

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KOSOVO 2000 -MOTHER (NOW SAINT) TERESA STATUE.

 

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

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