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Lithuania 2009 "From the stocks of museums. Palanga Amber Museum"

Issue Date 13.06.2009
ID Michel: 1009-1010 Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: LT017.09 Category: Ot
Author Artist H. Ratkevicius
Stamps in set 2
Value 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
Layout 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.
Products FDC x1 MS x1
Perforation 14
Print Technique Offset
Printed by Osterreichishe Staatsdrukerei GmbH printing-house in Vienna
Issuing Authority Public Limited Company Lietuvos Pastas

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 amber inclusions.

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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