Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Liechtenstein: Ruggeller Riet

Ruggell is the most northerly and low-lying of the Liechtenstein communities/municipalities. While Liechtenstein is known as a largely mountainous country, Ruggell is largely flat and is situated along the Rhine River, where the international borders with Switzerland and Austria meet. The stamp shows the Ruggeler Riet Nature Reserve. It covers an area of 90 hectares. Its rich variety of local fauna and, in particular, flora makes it a fascinating region perfect for nature-lovers.



Stamps:
Nature Reserves in Liechtenstein – Ruggeller Riet (from a set of four) - Issued: 06-06-2016

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Germany: Research Vessel Polarstern on the Expedition PS 104 (Punta Arenas – Punta Arenas)

This is another great cover from the german Research Vessel and Icebreaker Polarstern. The Expedition PS 104 was planned to start on 6th February 2017 from Punta Arenas to the Amundsen Sea (Antarctica) and then return back to Punta Arenas on 18th March 2017. The main research programme of the Expedition PS 104 was aimed to use the so called MeBo seabed drilling system to drill a series of up to 70 m long sediment cores from the oldest to the youngest sedimentary sequences of the Amundsen Sea Embayment shelf.

For further Details of the Expedition check: http://expedition.awi.de/expedition/PS104?alias=null


Stamp:
Youth Philately - Indigenous Saltwater Fish (from a set of 3) - Issued: 04-08-2016 with Ship Cancellation of RV Polarstern


Thanks to the Crew of RV Polarstern for the excellent work!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Germany: Frankfurt (Oder)

Frankfurt (Oder) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, located on the Oder River, on the German-Polish border directly opposite the town of Słubice, which was part of Frankfurt until 1945. At the end of the 1980s, it reached a population peak with more than 87,000 inhabitants. The number dropped below 70,000 in 2002 and was just above 60,000 in 2010. The official name Frankfurt (Oder) and the older "Frankfurt an der Oder" are used to distinguish it from the larger city of Frankfurt am Main.



Stamp:
Easter Cartoon (from a set of two) - Issued: 01-03-2014


Many thanks to Holger for this nice card!