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Our Region on Postal Stamps
Region of Porcelain
The Region in Legends and Tales
Stamps with Themes of Personalities from our Region  

The region has been the place where cultures have encountered and merged into one another. With regard to the unsettled history of the region, many local artists left for the world. Many of their works are thus in other parts of the country. It is also the case of the following stamp.

Stamp, Prague Castle FountainOn 1 June 1988 a four-stamp series called Prague fountains was issued within the promotion of the World Postal Stamps Exhibition held in Prague. It was printed by the popular combination of rotation die stamping and gravure printing, with 11¾: 11¼ frame perforation. On the four-crown stamp No. 2850 there are the fountains in the III court of Prague Castle. The fountain on the stamp on the right, the so-called the Lions´ Fountain, was made by a native of Slavkov, the baroque sculptor Jeroným Kohl.

Jeroným Kohl (* about 1632 Horní Slavkov, †18.5.1709), Czech sculptor and wood carver. His works have been affected by J.J. Bendl. (a fountain in the Prague Castle, statues on Charles Bridge and at St. Thomas Church, the altar of St. Nicolas Church in Louny.)Envelope of the first day issue

On the FDC with two stamps there is an illustration of the fountain by the National Museum, a Prague fountain with Prachner´s statue of the Vltava River, the so-called Terezka, and a Greek-Revival fountain with a sculpture by F. X. Lederer from 1797.

Stamp, Balthasar NeumannOn the postal stamp we can find another outstanding famous person from our region. This is Balthasar Neumann, a native of Cheb, the notable German baroque builder. He is on the East-German two-stamp series from 1953. In the catalogue this series has No. 382-383. In his memory, a house in Cheb has been named after him and a memorial plaque is located on his native house.

Balthasar Neumann - an outstanding baroque builder (*27.1.1687 in Cheb, †18.8. 1753 Wűrzburg). His structures are at the top of the South-German baroque: for example, the Princely Bishop Residence in Wűrzburg, the stair areas of the Brűhl and Bruchsal chateaus. In religious architecture he connected the construction of a longitudinal layout with the centre for expansive space – a pilgrimage church in Vierzehnheiligen etc.

Stamp, Georgius Agricola In 1994 Georg Bauer, better known as Agricola, was included among other famous persons within the UNESCO celebrations, and his portrait was on stamp No. 33. This stamp with a denomination value of CZK 6.- was printed by the popular combination of rotation die stamping and gravure printing with the traditional 11¾: 11½ perforation. In a part of the emission, plate defects have occurred. Stamp, Georgius Agricola

Agricola is also on the East-German stamp No. 497 (Michel) issued in 1955 for the occasion of 400 years since his death.

Envelope of the first day issueOn the FDC there are illustrations of mining equipment, including a mining symbol, a hammer, an iron cutter and the symbol of the physician’s guild – the twisted snake.