Lithuania 2009 "From the stocks of museums.
Palanga Amber Museum"
||Michel: 1009-1010 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:
LT017.09 Category: Ot
||Artist H. Ratkevicius
|Stamps in set
||1,55 Lt. - Palanga Amber Museum - estate
of the Counts of Tiskeviciai
1,55 Lt. - Palanga Amber Museum - Sun stone
|Size (width x height)
||34 X 30mm
||MS of 20 stamps. Printed in sheets
containing 10 pairs of stamps and 15 labels. Three of the labels show
pieces of amber with inclusions, insects and a flower.
||FDC x1 MS x1
||Osterreichishe Staatsdrukerei GmbH
printing-house in Vienna
||Public Limited Company Lietuvos
Palanga Amber Museum is a branch of the Lithuanian Art Museum
and was established on the 3rd of August 1963. The museum has about 29
thousand amber showpieces.
Part of them, about 4,5 thousand are displayed in the
exposition, which is renewed every year and supplemented with
archaeological findings, amber inclusions and other valuable pieces.
The exposition of the museum shows the history of amber formation, its
global distribution, and ways of trade, processing and practical
application. The visitors are mostly attracted by the collection of
One of the postage stamps shows the estate of Count Feliksas
Tikevi?ius, built in 1897, in which the Amber Museum is established.
The estate palace in neo classicist style, also with features of
renaissance, baroque and classicism is surrounded by large and
beautiful Palanga Botanical Park.
The other postage stamp pictures the most prominent showpiece of the
Amber Museum Saul?s akmuo (Sun stone), which is one of the largest
pieces of amber in the world. The stone is almost round, in size
equalling to the size of a mans head, dark yellow with some lighter
spots in the areas where it has been polished. One of labels, in ther
middle of mini sheet depict prehistoric insects inseide amber.
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