051 – Einwecken – Einrexen – Preserving

Here we tell little stories about various individual items. The PDF can also be downloaded – if the font here on the homepage is too small. All you have to do is click on the red heading. This will open the file with the description of the document. The PDF contains background information on the Read More …

July 2022 – Tribute Issue 1939

Stamp Description: An almost insignificant and forgotten postage stamp issue of Liechtenstein with stamps of the values 20, 30 and 50 Rappen. Forgotten probably because the number of issued stamps was very high (20Rp: 159,882; 30Rp: 159,821; 50Rp: 159,802) and they were available at the post office counters for the entire period of validity, in Read More …

June 2022 – Giant Hogweed and the Rockband Genesis

In Romania, a series of stamps was issued in June 2022, focusing on invasive plants in Europe. Invasive species are species that, by spreading into habitats they did not originally colonize, can harm native species or ecosystems there and therefore harm biodiversity. In other words, an invasive species in Europe is not necessarily an invasive Read More …

July 2022 – Imagine Peace

Especially in this day and age, when we sorely miss peace, we also miss the stamps of Iceland, the issuance of which was discontinued by the Icelandic Post Office in 2020. The innovations of the stamps designed in Iceland have always fascinated me. Like the one from 2008 that impressively depicts the peace theme. It Read More …

050 – Operation Paperclip (engl.)

Here we tell little stories around various single covers. The PDF can also be downloaded – if the font here on the homepage is too small. You just have to click on the red headline. This will open the file with the description of the document. The PDF contains background on the subject of the Read More …

June 2022 – an inconspicuous cover

Today a very inconspicuous cover. Visually not a highlight for a thematic collection, but philatelically probably of higher value. It is a so-called postal form. Forms are pre-printed administrative documents. Postal forms (pre-printed forms) include not only the frequent posting slips and parcel cards, but also rarer forms such as consignment bills of recommended letters. Read More …

June 2022 – a fading yellow rose

We have just been to Luxembourg, which is also called the land of roses. Therefore, today my scientific contribution to a rose, which, however, is no longer in bloom but is in a painting by Abraham Mignon (a Dutch painter 1640-1679). This yellow rose in the centre of the painting looks very faded, monotonous and Read More …

Promotion at the Exphimo22

Over Pentecost, Clemens and I were at the Exphimo22 in Luxembourg. Among other things, we participated there as members of the ArGe Medicine and Pharmacy in the team competition of the ArGe and also placed 4th there. At the same time, we also advertised for the ÖSVLPH, distributed flyers, presented the new exhibition stand and Read More …