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Weihnachtsmarke 1981

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 24th, 2012. Artwork published in 1981.
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Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: All Rights Reserved.

Back in 1981, Deutsche Bundespost – the German postal authority – not only deemed blackletter a suitable genre for stamps. They also had graphic artists who knew when to use the long ſ (in initial and medial position) and when to use the round s (only at the end of morphemes).

The image depicting the Nativity of Jesus is a reproduction of a reverse glass painting from Sandl, Austria, c. 1840.


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