Monday, February 23, 2015

Dresden based company Post Modern unveils a special edition stamp to honour Ferdinand Adolph Lange

A special edition stamp with Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s portrait has been released in honour of his 200th birthday.

18 February 2015 marks the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange. In honour of the founder of the Glashütte watch industry, the Dresden-based company Post Modern has designed and brought out a special edition stamp.

Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange travelled to the major watchmaking cities in France, England and Switzerland before laying the foundations for Saxony’s fine watchmaking industry by opening a small manufactory in the little town of Glashütte in the Ore Mountains, Germany, in December 1845. The young entrepreneur’s premium pocket watches quickly attracted customers from all over the world, including the Russian Tsar Alexander II.
“This photograph of my great grandfather is actually the only one that we know to exist of him,” states Walter Lange, who has given a new lease of life to his ancestor’s legacy since1990. The now 90 year old accepted a model stamp from Post Modern CEO Michael Ulbrich on 17 February 2015.

25,000 sheets of ten EUR 0.55 stamps are now available from 850 service counters in the Dresden region so that franked letters can be posted into one of over 1,000 red post boxes.

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