The Falkland Islands Museum completed its relocation to the Historic Dockyard in September 2014 – the successful end to a project that had been in the making for a number of years.
Martha Jungwirth, who was born in Vienna in 1940, studied at the University of Applied Arts from 1956 to 1963, and was able to celebrate her first success in the 1960s, is something of a loner on the domestic art scene.
It is not only the masterpieces on display at the KHM that constitute great art: Gustav and Ernst Klimt, Franz Matsch and Hans Makart, important artists of their day, were involved in the interior design.
Coincidently, Muti was in Japan to conduct his Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra for two performances March 16-17 as part of the Tokyo Spring Festival. The new stamp, which depicts Muti at the podium commemorates the joint signing of a treaty in 1866. “It is my honor to celebrate this anniversary by opening the Tokyo Spring Festival with concerts by an orchestra and chorus of young Japanese and young Italian musicians”, Muti said.
On the separate stamp from the issue Her Royal Highness Maria Teresa is depicted. The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg made Luxembourg the country of her destiny when she married Henri, then Hereditary Grand Duke, on 14 February 1981. Visionary, modernist and active, she has developed her role as a committed humanitarian, with a desire to show the most authentic aspects of Luxembourg.
The Austrian Archducal Hat, the symbol of the unity of the Austrian hereditary lands, has been preserved to this day. It is the centerpiece of the collection at Klosterneuburg Monastery, and symbolises the Archduchy of Austria, the heartland of the Hapsburg Empire. Archduke Maximilian III, the Regent of Tyrol and brother of Rudolf II, presented it to the monastery in 1616 as a consecration gift, and it was kept there together with the relic of the skull of Saint Leopold. It was believed that some divine power would thus be transferred to the ruler who was “crowned” with it.
Lunar New Year is one of the most important and popular of the traditional Chinese holidays and is commemorated by Chinese people throughout the world. It is also called Spring Festival and it is time of renewal and fresh ideas.
Eastern Auctions, in Halifax, held a sale Feb. 19-20 of British Commonwealth stamps and postal history that also included one of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway inverts — in this case, perfectly centered and never hinged. It sold for $6,850, including the firm’s 15 percent buyer’s premium.
Dogs are amongst the most popular pets in the world, with a long history of providing companionship to humans around the world!
The $2 Trans-Mississippi block of 20 is the second largest multiple of the issue and is offered in mint, never hinged condition. The six stamps in the centre are perhaps the finest specimens on the market.