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I am Dustin and I am a stamp and postcard collector from Germany. I collect stamps on children's books, fairy tales and fables and extraordinary stamps.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

500 years Reformation

On Thursday I bought the new German stamps.

This is one of them:


500 years Reformation (issued 13-04-2017)
It is a joint issue with Brazil.

Are you interested in learning more about the Reformation? Check out my history blog for monthly posts about this interesting period!

Unfortunately the First Day Sheet, which will also bear the Brazilian stamp, will not be available until early May. So I bought a FDC for my collection instead. ^___^




Phlox and Crocus

On Thursday I bought the new German stamps.

This is one of them:


Phlox (issued 13-04-2017)

After many years, German Post finally issues some new definitive stamps. The first one to be newly issued is the 5c stamp. 10c, 20c, 45c and 90c will follow in the next months.

This is the old 5c stamp:


Crocus (issued 11-08-2005)

Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

On Thursday I bought the new German stamps.

This is one of them:


Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System (issued 13-04-2017)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Saint Michael's Castle in Saint Petersburg

On Wednesday I got a mint stamp from Russia in an envelope.

This is it:


EUROPA (issued 15-03-2017)

The stamp shows the Saint Michael's Castle in Saint Petersburg. The Saint Michael's Castle was built between 1797 and 1801 as a residence for Emperor Paul I. It was built in a combination of French Classicism, Italian Renaissance and Gothic. Due to his fascination with medieval knights and his constant fear of assassination Paul I ordered the new royal residence to be built like a castle, but ironically he was killed in his own bedroom just 40 nights after he moved to his new residence. Today the Saint Michael's Castle houses the Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum.

The stamp was sent in a FDC of the same stamp.


Thank You very much Elena!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Special Roosters from Japan

On Wednesday I got a great cover from Japan with great cards and stamps inside.

This is a stamp set from the cover:


Year of the Rooster (issued 01-11-2016)

The two stamps bear a number for the stamp lottery whose third prize was the great souvenir sheet used as postage on the cover (issued 16-01-2017).


Thank You very much Yuko!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cossack Mamay and his kobza

On Monday I got a stamp set from Ukraine on a postcard.

This is it:


EUROPA (issued 25-07-2014)

The stamps show Cossack Mamay and his kobza. Cossack Mamay is a folkloric hero found in legends, folk stories and proverbs and the national personification of Ukraine. He is usually shown with his horse and the kobza, a music instrument.

Thank You very much Sergey!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Thomas Müntzer

Yesterday I was on the flea market and there I bought some old East German FDCs for my collection.

This is one set I bought:




500th birthday of Thomas Müntzer (issued 22-08-1989)

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Yesterday I was on the flea market and there I bought some old East German FDCs for my collection.

This is one set I bought:



500th birthday of Lucas Cranach the Elder (issued 04-07-1972)

450 years Lutheran Reformation

Yesterday I was on the flea market and there I bought some old East German FDCs for my collection.

This is one FDC I bought:


450 years Lutheran Reformation (issued 17-10-1967)

East German Children's TV

Yesterday I was on the flea market and there I bought some old East German FDCs for my collection.

This is one set I bought:




East German Children's TV (issued 01-06-1964)

Monkeys from Guernsey

On Friday I got a cover from Guernsey Post with three free souvenir sheets inside.

This is one of them:


Year of the Monkey (issued 20-01-2016)

Thank You very much Guernsey Post! ^___^

Goats from Guernsey

On Friday I got a cover from Guernsey Post with three free souvenir sheets inside.

This is one of them:


Year of the Goat (issued 28-01-2015)

Thank You very much Guernsey Post! ^___^

Horses from Guernsey

On Friday I got a cover from Guernsey Post with three free souvenir sheets inside.

This is one of them:


Year of the Horse (issued 08-01-2014)

Thank You very much Guernsey Post! ^___^

Friday, 31 March 2017

Saint Michael's Church in Hildesheim

On Tuesday I was in Hildesheim and there I was able to buy a special cover for my collection.

This is it:


1000 years Saint Michael's Church (issued 02-01-2010)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Collectibles from Monaco

On Monday I got a big cover from Monaco which included some great new collectibles for my collection.

One thing from the cover was my first mint stamp of Monaco.

Monaco is a principality and city state on the Côte d’Azur bordered by France. It is the second smallest country of the World. The head of state of Monaco is Prince Albert II.

This is the stamp:


500th birthday of Andrea Palladio (issued 03-01-2008)

The cover also included two special exhibition covers from the Salon Philatélique de Printemps in Paris.

Stamps:
Centenary of the Battle of Chemin Des Dames (issued 10-03-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
International Dog Show (issued 27-02-2017)
Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival (issued 03-01-2017)
The stamp is embossed. 
with a special postmark from the Salon Philatélique de Printemps in Paris
Legendary F1 Drivers - James Hunt (whole set) (issued 08-03-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark


Stamps:
Legendary Race Cars (issued 08-03-2017)
with a special postmark from the Salon Philatélique de Printemps in Paris
Bicentenary of the Palace Guards Corps (issued 10-03-2017)
The stamp sparkles.
with First Day Special Postmark


The last thing from the cover is a colour proof.


Thank You very much William!