June 21, 2013

0690 GERMANY (Hamburg) - Gutenberghaus in Harburg

Between 12th century, when was first mentioned, and the first half of the 20th century, Harburg (Harburg upon Elbe since the 19th century) was a town in its own right. In 1937 it was incorporated into the city of Hamburg, now being a borough of the city, and a quarter in this borough. The borough Harburg lies on the southern shores of the river Elbe and covers parts of the port of Hamburg, residential and rural areas and some research institutes. In the postcard is the Gutenberg house, situated on the corner of the streets Julius Ludowieg and Harburg Rathaus. More I couldn't find about this building.

About the stamps
The first stamp in the left down corner was issued on May 5, 1987, to celebrate 100 years of the birth of the former Mayor of Bremen Wilhelm Kaisen.

The second stamp, depicting tagetes, is part of the series Blumen, about which I wrote here.

The third stamp, depicting a bee (Apis Mellifera) fertilizing a flourishing flower, was issued on May 6, 2010.

Harburg (quarter) - Wikipedia

sender: Jörn Hegner (direct swap)
sent from Hamburg (Hamburg / Germany), on 06.07.2012

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