Thursday, 9 April 2009

New Czech stamp - April 2009

A new souvenir sheet issued on 8 April 2009, showing the reliquary of St Maur kept at the chataeu of Bečov nad Teplou near Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad). The reliquary sized 140 x 42 cm is 65 cm high and its upper part has the shape of a gabled roof. It is made of walnut wood, and contains pieces of skeleton, textiles and leather. The stamp is engraved, the rest of the sheet is printed in offset. Print-run 85,000.

I've already managed to buy it at my local post-office, and am suprised at the prevailing black colour which makes it almost impossible to have a visible postmark when used...

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