Wednesday, 7 April 2010

New Czech stamps - January 2010

After the break I am resuming the presentation of the new Czech stamps. In December there were none, so let's start on 20 January 2010.

As usual, January seems the continuation of the series "The Tradition of the Czech Stamp Production". The 10 Kč stamp shows a stamp from the series Tradition of Czech Porcelain (Medici Vase from Slavkov) issued on 15 June 1977 and designed by Vladimír Kovářík (1921 - 1999), to whom this new issue is dedicated. The print-run is 950,000. There is also a booklet with 4 coupons.


Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová (1785 - 1845) is known here as the author of a very influential and popular cookbook Domácí kuchařska (The Home Cook, 1826), written for middle-class housewifes. The book helped to improve their knowledge of the Czech language and also served to awaken nationalistic feelings since she and her husband were keen supporters of the National Revival movement. M. Rettigová wrote also prose, poetry and drama, and had 11 children. Print-run 800,000.

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