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Friday, 26 May 2017

Town of Bamberg,Germany.


Bamberg is located in southern Germany in the north of Bavaria. It is a good example of a central European town with a basically early medieval plan and many surviving ecclesiastical and secular buildings of the medieval period.In the late 18th century it was the centre of the Enlightenment in     southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Hegel and Hoffmann living there.

Heart felt thanks to Edith for the antique heritage site card,M/S of stamps for my Thematic collection(Bibliately) and fascinating Year of light stamp.

1977 Stamp-, Europa, landscapes-
Date of Issue: 17/05/1977
With Romantic Bamberg 1000 years of art and culture cancellation.
Date of Inscription:of heritage site 1993
Ref: 624


1978- M/S of Stamps- Nobel Prize Winners of Literature
Data of  Issue-16/2/1978

Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946), Nobel Prize 1912
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), Nobel Prize 1946
Thomas Mann (1875-1955), Nobel Prize 1929

2015 International Year of Light-Issue Date: 02.03.2015

Sunlight is an essential life requirement for humans, animals and plants. Light in general is also a key issue in science and culture. The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light: 1000 years ago, it was first proved that light sources emit radiation, exactly 200 years ago, the natural wave of light was discovered and the quantum theory of light 110 years ago. Experimenting with light has awoken curiosity for science. The special stamp "play of light"  allows the viewer to perform three experiments with respect to the mentioned anniversaries. Thanks to the fluorescent colour of the background the stamp glows in the dark. It is a light source, if it has been irradiated by the sun. The wave theory can be observed by holding the stamp in front of a light source. The micro-perforations in the paper are clearly visible in the light waves that are diffracted by the small openings. For the experiment, the quantum theory of pink curve was printed in the background of the globe with a special colour. Upon irradiation with UV light, the colour changes from pink to violet.

Archaeological Site of Volubilis,Morocco.


Volubilis, the Mauritanian capital which was founded in the 3rd century B.C essentially contain Roman vestiges of a fortified city built on a commanding site at the foot of the Jebel Zerhoun mountain. Covering an area of 42 hectares,it demonstrates interface between the Roman and indigenous cultures. It is one of the richest sites of this period in North Africa, not only for its ruins but also for the great wealth of its epigraphic evidence.
Thank you Mustapha for the splendid site card first ever from your country for my collection and beautiful round stamp..
2016 Stamp- Solidarity Week .Date of Issue:15/02/2016 Denomination:9.00 (Dh)
Date of Inscription: 1997
Minor modification inscribed year: 2008
Ref: 836 bis

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Postcard from Germany.


Thank you Klaus for noting my wish for different varieties of Postcards and sending a much needed Penguin Book cover card.
2017 EUROPA Stamps - Palaces and Castles.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Val d'Orcia,Italy.


The landscape of Val d’Orcia is part of the agricultural hinterland of Siena, redrawn and developed when it was integrated in the territory of the city-state in the 14th and 15th centuries. It reflects an idealised model of good governance and  an aesthetically pleasing picture. The landscape with flat chalk plains out of which rise almost conical hills with fortified settlements on top, inspired many artists. These images exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes. It covers an agrarian and pastoral landscape consisting of innovative land-management systems, towns and villages, farmhouses, abbeys, inns, shrines, bridges, etc.
So glad to receive another scenic site card from Gian
Stamp-2014 National Nuclear Physics Laboratories (2 from set of 4 stamps)
Date of Inscription of the site: 2004
Ref: 1026                                                  



Postcard from Netherlands.


                            This classy card with perfect cancellation was sent by Maud.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Postcard from China.


Zanda county in the Ngari Prefecture is located to the extreme southwest of Tibet Autonomous Region,China. Zanda means a downstream place of grassland.This costume card on Tibetan women of Zanda is sent by Wuyifei with beautiful stamps,Thank you Wuyifei.
2017 Stamp- Chinese Classical Literature - Journey to the West series.

Postcard from Slovakia.


Bratislava  is the capital of Slovakia, and is country's largest city. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.
Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising, commonly known as SNP Bridge and is a road bridge over the Danube in Bratislava. It is world's longest cable-stayed bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane.
Thank you Majka for this interesting card and nice stamps.
2014 Stamp- Nature Protection - Sitno National Nature Reserve