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Album: Czechoslovakia

Hradcany Castle-Stamp by Mucha

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Hradcany Castle-Stamp by Mucha
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First postage stamp issue of Czechoslovakia (issued in October 1918).
The stamp illustrate the Hrad?any Castle (in Prague) with the sun behind as the symbol of the birth of the new state.
(In the real world , the sun does not actually rise behind the castle)

Tho white pigeons can be seen in the bottom.

Those stamps were designed by Alphones Mucha, who was born in Prague and was an important Art Nouveau artist.

More about the postal history of Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamps_and_postal_history_of_Czechoslovakia


Posted with Postbit by The Stamp Collection Postbit at 2012-02-13 23:20

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