05 January 2014

New stamps on Tourism…



Date of Issue : 2 January 2014

Here are new stamps on Tourism to be issued by Spanish Post and German Post on 2nd January 2014. The beautiful stamp shown above by Spanish Post is symbolic for Spanish Tourism depicting specific features related to social, cultural and economic phnomenon of Spanish Tourism.

Tourism in Spain

The new stamp from Spanish Post on Tourism shows a compilation of various facets relating to tourism. In one way or another, the passion and beauty of the country are reflected by red-roses, natural products by oranges, crafts by the typical Spanish fan, and art by the carved tympana over church and cathedral doors.

The World Tourist Organisation (WTO) defines it as: “A social, cultural and economic phenomenon relating to people travelling outside their usual environment for personal or business reasons”. It also highlights the sector’s importance to the economy, the environment and the population in places visited, and names Spain as one of the prime destinations for travellers from all over the world, generating high income for the country.

Spain’s attraction for tourists lies in the wide range of options on offer to cater for all tastes and sectors. Added to the traditional sun and sand tourism is a rich artistic and cultural heritage, a variety of landscapes, nature reserves, traditional festivals, gastronomy and crafts, just to name a few of the choices available.

Monumental Arches and Gates from Spain


Date of Issue : 2 January 2014

The issue Monumental Arches and Gates by Spanish Correos comprises a booklet with eight self-adhesive class A stamps for sending standard letters in Spain.

The Arco de la Malena in Tarancon, Cuenca, is the gateway to the old walled town. The round arch has an octagonal tower on either side. It was built using large ashlar stones for the keystones and corners and masonry for the remaining facades.

Stamp on UNESCO World Heritage Site from Germany



Date of Issue : 2 January 2014

1250 Years of the Lorsch Abbey

German Post issued a stamp commemorating the 1250th anniversary of the Lorsch Abbey, former Imperial Abbey in Lorsch,Germany, about 10 km east of Worms, one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire. Even in its ruined state, its remains are among the most important pre-Romanesque-Carolingian style buildings in Germany. Its chronicle, entered in the Lorscher Codex compiled in the 1170s (now in the state archive at Wurzburg) is a fundamental document for early medieval German history. Another famous document from the monastic library is the Codex Aureus of Lorsch. In 1991 the ruined abbey was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The stamp shows a detail of a painting created in 1854 by the Darmstadt court painter August Lucas (1803-1863) with the gatehouse in the foreground, the romantic excessive fragment of the monastery church in the background and a look at the Hessian mountain road.

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