16 July 2014

Special stamp on Germans’ victory in 2014 FIFA World Cup



Germany's football World Cup in 2014 - an impressive success, which is also honored with a special stamp. Germany was so confident it would win the World Cup that it pre-printed a run of five million stamps commemorating its soccer victory before the final game even took place.


Just hours after Germany’s victory in Rio de Janeiro, the German Finance Ministry presented a new stamp honoring the new World Cup champions on Monday.

German Finance Ministry spokeswoman Marianne Kothe said of the decision to print the stamps in advance: “We always firmly believed in a success of the German team.”

The 60-cent stamps will go on sale nationwide on Thursday. Commemorative stamps for sporting events have a long tradition in Germany, with recent stamps marking the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and the Women’s World Cup in Germany in 2011.

In Brazil, German players celebrated their World Cup victory late into the night, ahead of their flight back to Berlin for a planned victory lap with the trophy and thousands of fans in Berlin on Tuesday morning.

200th anniversary of Danish School


A new stamp from Danish Post marks the Danish school’s 200th anniversary with familiar motifs from the school.

“2014 is an important year for the Danish school system. For 200 years, Danish children had the right and obligation to receive education. There is good reason to celebrate, and it’s a fine stamp symbol. The stamp indicates also how to communicate with each other in writing. It is a key part of our school and our community,” said Education Minister Christine Antorini. The stamps have a value of 6.5 dollars and were published on 11th of June.

A commemorative stamp is an old tradition that elegantly ties up an anniversary that not only embraces the past, present and future. “In school we learn not just reading and arithmetic, we also learn to form communities – large and small. The stamps are helping to tell the history of Danish and thus something of what we have in common. The new school stamp is ideal if you want to send a greeting to someone who is preparing for exams, or who might need to start school after the summer, “says Morten O. Nielsen, Communications Manager at Post Denmark


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