I was in Germany last week. Germany produces very fine stamps, so I went to Deutsche Post to collect some. Here are the new issues for July 2013.
History: 800 Years of the City of Dessau
Dessau is a city in eastern Germany in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. It is celebrating its 800th anniversary this very weekend. Dessau is the home of the Bauhaus Museum. Bauhaus is an influential architecture and art movement (and it influenced the design of this stamp :) )
Click here for the German-language web site about Dessau’s anniversary.
Click here for the Wikipedia entry on Dessau.
Click here for the Wikipedia entry on Bauhaus.
Landscapes: Berchtesgaden Alps
The Berchtesgaden Alps span Germany and Austria, and at the centre of the region lies the German city of Berchtesgaden, which gives its name to the mountains.
Click here for the Wikipedia entry on the Berchtesgaden Alps.
Landscapes: The Wadden Sea in Lower Saxony
The Wadden Sea is a national park that stretches along Europe’s northern coast from The Netherlands and Germany to Denmark. It is a landscape of mud flats that support a large ecosystem. The Wadden Sea is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Click here for the Wikipedia entry on the Wadden Sea.
This stamp commemorates 50 years of the Fehmarn Sound Bridge, which connects the island of Fehmarn with mainland Germany.
Click here for the Wikipedia entry on the Fehmarn Sound Bridge.
Art: Gerhard Richter – “Seestück”
This stamp features a painting created in 1969 by the German artist Gerhard Richter, called Seestück (Gegenlicht) (Seascape, into the sun). The selvedge of the full sheet bears the artist’s signature, partially seen here.
Click here to see a gallery of Gerhard Richter’s seascapes.