Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Stamp Exhibition ‘Filacento’ 1984

This interesting card was sent to me by Bert from Zwolle in Holland.  It shows the Stamp Exhibition ‘Filacento’ held in Holland on 13.6.1984.
I would also like to draw your attention to the three lovely stamps affixed to the card. The first one was in accordance with the theme of EUROPA86, which was “Conservation of Nature”.
The second stamp commemorated The Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St. John (Sint-Janskathedraal) of Hertogenbosch, North Brabant which is the height of gothic architecture in the Netherlands. It has an extensive and richly decorated interior, and serves as the cathedral for the bishopric of Hertogenbosch. The cathedral has a total length of 115 and a width of 62 metres. Its tower reaches 73 metres high.
St. John’s Cathedral is a so-called ‘Kanjermonument’ (whopper-monument, loosely translated) and being such, it receives financial support from the Dutch government. In 1985, it received the honorary title of Basilica Minor from Pope John Paul II.

And the third stamp is for the 400th Death Anniversary of William of Orange. Now, William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also widely known as William the Silent, or simply William of Orange, who was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the William I, Prince of Orange. William joined the Dutch uprising and turned against his former masters. The most influential and politically capable of the rebels, he led the Dutch to several successes in the fight against the Spanish. Declared an outlaw by the Spanish king in 1580, he was assassinated by Balthasar Gérard (also written as "Gerardts") in Delft four years later (1584).

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