Friday 13 November 2020

Day of the Postage Stamp (Germany, 1978)

A meta-stamp celebrating stamps! What follows is my rough translation of a German Wikipedia page, so bear with me…

Stamp Day was the idea of Hans Von Rudolph who, in 1935, though it would be a good idea to something something. The first Stamp Day was in January 1936; the date for Stamp `day has fluctuated over the years. In 1978, stamp day was 12 October. Von Rudolph was a philatelist who documented catalogues of stamps, so I guess I’m a spiritual relation now.

The image shown on the stamp is the sign from the post house in Baden, circa 1825 or 1844, depending which image search you believe.

Here’s a random news story about a German postal worker for you:

https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/06/this-postman-delivers-mail-to-germany-s-highest-mountain

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