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.
Stamp on Francois Duvalier Central Hydroelectric Plant -Haiti 1970.
A stamp was issued in 1970 Francois Duvalier Hydroelectric Plant or Peligre Dam. This Dam is located on Artibonite river and impounds Lake Peligre. It is an arch-gravity dam with a height of 72m. designed by US Army Corps of Engineers also nicknamed “Little TVA” after Tennessee Valley Authority.
A stamp was issued on 04 Mar 1972 to commemorate the opening of Hendrik Verwoerd Dam in 1971. It was named after the First Prime Minister of South Africa Hendrik Verwoerd. However, at end of apartheid, the name was changed to Gariep Damon 04 Oct 1996. Gariep is Khoekhoe for the river , the original name for Orange river.
This Dam is located on Orange river near the town of Norvalspont bordering the Free State & Eastern Cape Provinces. It is an arch-gravity dam with a height of 88m and length of 914m.