maandag 14 oktober 2013

Salty stamp from Slovenia

Zicht op Bled eiland
View on Bled island

A new issue in the Fauna series by Posta Slovenije shows four characteristic denizens of the Slovenian sea: Damselfish (Chromis chromis), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) and Golden grey mullet (Liza aurata) stamp in miniature sheet.
The stamps were printed using a very special thermography technique, and Posta Slovenije is proud to be the first national postal service to issue stamps on which part of the design is covered with real salt from the Piranske Soline saltworks.

For my own collection

I went to a Postcrossing meeting in Ghent, and of course I couldn't resist to buy something small for my own collection. 

 Silly cat card

Op deze postzegel van België uit 1975 zien we ‘Madonna met Kind’. Dit prachtige werk van Michelangelo was bedoeld voor het Piccolomini altaar van de Dom van Siena. Maar het werd gekocht door de Brugse koopman Jan van Moeskroen en in 1514 aan de Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk in Bruggegeschonken. Franse en Duitse bezetters haalden het werk diverse malen weg, maar het werd steeds naar Brugge teruggehaald.

On this Belgian stamp from 1975 you see "Madonna with Child". This beautiful work by Michelangelo was meant for the Piccolomini altar of the Siena Cathedral. But it was bought by the Bruges merchant Jan van Moeskroen and donated in 1514 to the Church of Our Lady (Bruges). French and German occupiers took the artwork away several times, but it was always brought back to Bruges.  

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