I knew I would be in trouble as I have no stamps for a country beginning with ‘O’.
For reasons that will become apparent I chose this instead.
Munzturm Hall – Republic Österreich
Last week I chose an ‘old’ stamp deliberately, when I did the same today for Germany I came across another connection to a ‘national figure’.
Germania – Deutsches Reich – 1920
The actress Anna Führing was the model used by engraver Paul Edward Waldraff. Germania wearing an octagonal crown, holds a sword and an olive branch.
It was the economic situation in Germany that lead to the issue of this stamp in 1922.
Stamp over printed 1 million marks
It was not long before the country became under the rule of –
He had been born in Austria and was to set Albert Speer on creating the new capital of Germania for the Reich that was intended to last for 1000 years. The great hall planned to stand near the Reichstag was intended to hold 180,000 people.
Back in 2006 and in subsequent years my daughter sent me calendars with her dogs as the stars. These are the dogs :
November dogs appeared as:
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”