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.

GDR PC BERLIN BRIDGE
GDR POSTCARDS 1987- MARX-ENGELS FORUM & JUNGFERN BRIDGE.

Stamp on Francois Duvalier Central Hydroelectric Plant -Haiti 1970.

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.

HAITI DAM
HAITI 1970- PELIGRE DAM

Stamp on Hendrik Verwoerd Dam- South Africa 1972.

Stamp on Hendrik Verwoerd Dam- South Africa 1972.

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.

SOUTH AFRICA DAM
SOUTH AFRICA 1972- HF VERWOERD OR GARIEP DAM

Stamps on Energy Sources– Portugal 1976.

Stamps on Energy Sources– Portugal 1976.

Portugal issued a set of Stamps on Natural  Energy Sources on 30 Dec 1976.

1$- Hydroelectric Energy     4 $ -Fossil Fuel

PORTUGAL FUEL
PORTUGAL 1976-ENERGY SOURCES -HYDROELECTRIC AND FOSSIL FUELS

Stamps on Water Conservation   – USA 1960.

Stamps on Water Conservation   – USA 1960.

The USA issued a 4c stamp on Water Conservation on 18 Apr 1960. The theme of the issue was Water: From Watershed to Consumer.

USA WATER CONS
USA 1960- WATER CONSERVATION

Stamps on Old Rhine Bridge – Switzerland 2008

Stamps on Old Rhine Bridge – Switzerland  2008

Switzerland issued a stamp on Old Rhine Bridge between Germany and Switzerland on 04 Sep 2008. This is a combined road and railway bridge which was opened in 1938.

SWITZERLAND BRIDGE
SWITZERLAND 2008-OLD RHINE BRIDGE

Stamps on Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge– Germany 2007

Stamps on Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge– Germany 2007

Germany issued a stamp of 145 euro cent denomination on 09 Aug 2007 to mark the 100th  Anniversary of Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge.

The Kaise Wilhem is a road bridge of steel which is classified as a swing bridge. It was inaugurated on 25 Aug 1907 and is located in Wilhelmshaven in Lower Saxony Germany.

GERMANY FDC KAISER BRIDGE
GERMANY FDC2007-KAISER WILHELM BRIDGE

 

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