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.
Germany has issued a stamp on 100th Birth Anniversary of Astrid Lindgren on 08 Nov 2007. Astrid Lindgren ( 14 Nov 1907 -28 Jan 2002 ) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for her Children’s book series like Pippi Longstocking, Emili i Lonnerberga, SixBullerby Children and for Children’s Fantasy novels like Mio, My Son, Ronia the robber’s daughter etc. She is said to be the world’s 18th most translated author and fourth-most translated children’s writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Andersen and Brothers Grimm. This was a joint issue with Sweden.
Her portrait features on Swedish 20 Kronor Note in 2015 along with the Character Pippi.
First Day Covers cancelled at Berlin is listed.
Sweden issued an 11Kr miniature sheet to commemorate 100th Birth Anniversary of Astrid Lindgren.
Germany has issued a stamp of 55c on 50th Anniversary of German Federal Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) on 09 Aug 2007. The stamp features Coins & Euros. The Bank was founded on 26 Jul 1957 and is located in Frankfurt
Stamps on Federal Republic of Saarland– Germany – 2007.
Germany has issued stamp on 50th Anniversary of Federal Republic of Saarland on 02 Jan 2007. Saarland is a forested Southwestern German State bordered by France and Luxembourg. It is named after Saar river and is a part of the Moselle Wine region. Its capital Saarbrucken is known for Saarland Museum and baroque style Ludwig Church. It was formed in 1920 after World War I.It joined the Federal Republic of Germany on 01 Jan 1957 as its state after rejecting the 1955 Saar Statute referendum.It used its own currency Saar Franc and issued postage stamps until 1959.
Two First Day Covers cancelled at Berlin is listed. The stamp features Buildings, rivers, Coat of Arms & Steel Industry.