Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Card # 4000 Has Arrived

Well, it's here. Card number 4000 of my collection has arrived and it's from Germany. But just to keep the suspense going a little longer , I have 2 other cards to show before # 4000 is revealed. All 3 cards today arrived from Germany. Amazingly, all 3 were written out on the 14th of November.
First is this card showing Naumburg Cathedral. Naumburg is called the cathedral city on the Saale and is nearly 1000 years old. The cathedral itself dates back to the 13th century.


Peter. a Postcrosser from Camburg, a small town of around 3000 , just 13 km southwest of Naumburg used the often seen Ludwigslust Palace stamp. It's been featured here many times, so I think no need to do it again.

My second card arrived from Siegen, a city of just over 100,00 people located in the southern part of North Rhine-Westphalia. Siegen has a  number , 3 in fact , of life size bronze cow sculptures , as seen on this card. What you don't see on the card though, is the herdsman and his dog, also cast in bronze. They are located just behind the cows.

Irmgard used a number of definitives on her card along with a really nice commemorative from this year. It celebrates 150 Years of Maritime Search and Rescue Service.

O K now we can have the drum roll. Here is the 4000th card in my collection. It arrived from the city of Mainz, Germany. Mainz is the capital of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It was founded in 13 or 12 BC.  The city is famous as the home of the invention of the movable-type printing press. The first books using movable type were manufactured in Mainz by Johannes Gutenberg in the early 1450s. Gutenberg was born here and died here. Sadly , I don't see any Gutenberg Bible or any book  for that matter on the face of the postcard. The lady is using a phone though, another quite important invention.

Neli, another PostCrosser in Germany , who is originally from Bulgaria, used a 2015 stamp featuring the Baltic Sea Bodden Landscape.

Well there it is , the end of another update and the arrival of card 4000. Thanks today going out to Peter, Irmgard and Neli. Thank for dropping by and we'll be back here again real soon. See you all then.

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