13 May 2011

125 Years of the first Automobile …


Date of Issue : 5 May 2011

German Post  issued a commemorative postage stamp on 7 May to mark 125 years of very first automobile of the world.

To mark such a momentous occasion in its history of manufacturing premium cars, Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with the German Federal Finance Ministry in order to create two very special artifacts, namely a specially-designed postage stamp and coin.

Illustrated on the stamp is the very first car ever invented along with its patent dating back to the January 29, 1886.

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Special Coins

Beginning on June 9 this year, the commemorative coin will be issued in denomination of 10 euro The coin is shaped like a steering wheel . In a statement issued to the press, Mercedes-Benz explains that "125 years ago the Kaiserliche Patentamt (Imperial Patent Office) in Berlin granted Benz & Co. in Mannheim the patent No. 37,435 for a "vehicle with a gas engine drive system." This patent is seen as the birth certificate of the automobile.

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations

Gujarat

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Shri Somnath Temple

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Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

: Vijay Modi – Himmat Nagar, Gujarat e mail : vijay_idom@rediffmail.com

Tamil Nadu

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Pictorial Permanent Postmark - 3 – Srirangam

Date of Inauguration of PPP - January 17, 1981


Srirangam is located 2 Km north of Tiruchirappalli City. The postmark depicts Sheshanaag. In Hindu tradition, Shesha or Adi-shesha (Sheshanaag) is the king of all nagas (snakes/serpents), one of the primal beings of creation. Shesha is generally depicted with a massive form that floats coiled in space, or on the universal ocean, to form the bed on which Lord Vishnu lies. The Srirangam temple complex is composed of 7 concentric walled sections and 21 gopurams (towers). The main gopuram of the temple is called the Rajagopuram and is 236 feet (72 m) tall, the tallest in Asia. The temple has numerous pillars with intrinsic sculptures. The Shesharaya mandapa (Horsecourt Hall) is in the eastern entrance of the temple and has 8 intricately carved monolithic (carved of single rock) pillars of men on rearing horses (depicted on special cover  as well as in photo).

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