10 March 2015

Witkacy - creator visionary



Date of Issue : 24 February 2015

Polish Post issued a beautiful souvenir sheet on Witcacy featuring him and his famous painting in a very  extraordinary design.Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (24 February 1885 – 18 September 1939)  , commonly known as "Witkacy", was a Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher.Witkacy was one of the leading members of Poland's poetic and artistic avant-garde of the first half of the 20th century.


Self Portrait of Witkacy



Stamp Exhibition in Berlin 

Greetings from Oman


Exhibition opening with a large train station

(BDPh) Philately from the Middle East is rarely seen, and certainly not in this compressed form. A range of modern issues and postal history exhibits with high honors in FIP exhibitions currently on view at the Museum of Communication in Berlin. Interesting remarks about the country and people, post utensils and other country-specific exhibits provide an insight into the exotic country.Franz-Josef Pütz Philatelists Association of Berlin Brandenburg  organized the exhibition jointly with the German-Omani society in months of preparation .


Photo: Chairman of the Omani Sultan Philatelic Society Hilal Al Habsi and BDPh President Uwe Decker

The opening ceremony was held on 5 March 2015 and museum director Dr. Lieselotte Kugler opened the exhibition in front of about 400 guests.  Minister of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman SH Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi, Oman's Ambassador Ba Omar and senior representatives from politics and society  were present. The Philatelists Association Berlin Brandenburg was represented by Frank Walter and his designated successor, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schuldt and other board members. The representative of the Omani Sultan Philatelic Society Hilal Al Habsi had with BDPh President Uwe Decker a call via the Association of Philatelic on site.

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The exhibition will be open during the opening times of the Communication Museum on view until March 29, 2015 and provides an opportunity to get to know now the modern state in accordance with ancient traditions in the mirror of philately.

Museum of Communication, Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin-Mitte


- Wolfgang Beyer- Germany email :

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