Thursday, 20 May 2010

Registered cover from the Czech Republic no. 6

After a few days which we had to spend with my in-laws due to very heavy rains and the consequent threat of floods of our river Morava:

I am happy to be back. Fortunately, the post has been working and I have received a bunch of great letters and postcards, which I will try to upload here...

The first of them being from the town of Jaroměř, in Královehradecky kraj, Czech Republic - a registered letter with some items won at an auction. The 9 Kč stamp is pretty funny, as it shows the cliché Czech gastronomy feast - a half-liter of lager, and roast duck, sauerkraut and five dumplings... a megaheavy lunch, the most typical of all Czech dishes; the stamp was issued on 4 May 2005, and bears the logo of EUROPA (it was the gastronomy year). The 4 Kč chick stamp was issued on 25 March 1998, and is an Easter stamp (print-run 8,640,000). The 24 Kč has already been commented on these pages; it was issued on 21 February 2007 as a part of a two-piece series depicting oriental art from the collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, American and African Cultures in Prague; the three figures are Parvati, Shiva and Ganesha from an Indian painting on glass.

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