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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunday Stamps II - A-Z 'S' Germany

I have a number of Swastika stamps from the time of the Third Reich but I have no intention of ever showing those. I've settled instead for the poet/playwright and compatriot of Goethe - 

Germany  - Friedrich Schiller (1759/1805)
I must confess I do not know of any of Schiller's work, but knew of - 

DDR (East Germany) - 18 March 1975
It was Albert Schweitzer who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952,  and who is possibly more famous for setting up his hospital in Lambaréné in what was then the French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon). Schweitzer used his prize money to set up the leprosarium there. He died at his hospital in 1965.

For more 'S' related stamps check out the links at Sunday-Stamps-s.

5 comments:

Eva A. said...

Surely I prefer those to Swastika stamps, thank you!

Karen S. said...

You chose well, these are wonderful stamps.

violet s said...

I had to google Schiller as I don't know anything about his works either - but it turns out I didn't know he wrote the story of William Tell!

Joy said...

Nice engraved portrait of Schweitzer. Never read any Schiller, a person one thinks one should but probably never will.

FinnBadger said...

Amazingly, the park close to where I live is named after Schiller.

Thanks for sharing this one today.