Germany’s Stamp Program for 2019 includes a special stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by America with the help of Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on moon’s surface on 20th July 1969. The themes for 52 stamps to be released by Germany in 2019 have been released but illustrations or designs have not been disclosed.
Stamps celebrating birth anniversaries of poet Else Lasker-Schueler (1869-1945), naturalist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), writer Theodor Fontane (1819-98), political leader Annemarie Renger (1919-2008), composer Clara Schumann (1819-96), and environmentalist Hannelore “Loki” Schmidt (1919-2010) will also be released.
A joint issue with Switzerland will mark the 500th anniversary of the religious reformation movement led by Huldrych Zwingli in Switzerland. Other stamps would celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Weimar Empire constitution, 150 years of the German Alpine Club, the 25th year of the German modern history museum Haus der Geschichte, 100 years of women’s suffrage, 100 years of community colleges, the University of Hamburg centenary, the 50th anniversary of the chip card, and the 700th anniversary of the meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Egyptian sultan Al-Malik al-Kamil. A German-born artist named Axel Scheffler and a children’s book The Gruffalo, illustrated by him will be featured on a stamp. A human rights activist and prosecutor in the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials, Fritz Bauer will be featured on another one.
Several other stamps will be released in their ongoing series like “Germany’s Beautiful Panoramas” series featuring the Bavarian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber on two stamps. An interesting illustration of the medieval town was featured on a 30 Pfennig commemorative German stamp that was released in the year 1969.
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