segunda-feira, 22 de julho de 2013

Cover from Germany: 100th Birthday of Konrad Zuse - computer pioneer

Letter sent by Sarah from Germany

The Sarah's covers always bring fantastics stamps. Inside always a pleasant surprise with a large FDC with postcard, full of history. 

This time an issue on 100th Birthday of Konrad Zuse, a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. Konrad Zuse created the computer called Z3 in 1941, which was the first machine with electromechanical memory and processing with a first calculation program using the operating system binary bits 0 and 1.

Zose in 1950 founded his own company, Zuse KG. In 1958 he created the Z22 that was hi the first computer designed with transistors.

Thank you Sarah!! Are great pieces for my stmap collection on computers.

Learn more about the Zose's history in:

quinta-feira, 18 de julho de 2013

Cover from Spain: El Rocio

Cover received from Fabienne, Spain.
I highlight the fourth stamp, from left to right, celebrating the Marian Jubilee Year of the Virgen del Rocío in the town of Almonte (Huelva province). It is a recent issue that portrays the image of the Virgen del Rocio (Virgin of Rocio) and the Hermitage of El Rocío, which has the second reconstruction of the original building erected in the thirteenth century and destroyed in the earthquake of Lisbon in 1755.
The Virgen of Rocio is very popular in Spain and Latin America. The first name Maria do Rocio is very frequent among women in Brazil, as well as Maria del Rocio in Spanish-speaking countries.
Fabienne, thank you for this great stamps and cover.

segunda-feira, 8 de julho de 2013

quinta-feira, 4 de julho de 2013

Cover from Spain: Columbus

A fantastic cover from Spain highlighting the Colombus stamps.
The first stamp from left depicts the three caravels of Columbus' voyage and La Rabida monastery that played an important role in preparing of the journey. The second stamp shows the boarding at the port of Palos in 1492.
Fabienne, merci pour les mini-feuilles Colombo!!!!