I was trying to figure out where I was going to post this stamp and was coming up empty handed. I decided to google the word Chateau and find its meaning. Well a Chateau is a large French country house or castle often giving its name to wine made in its neighborhood.
Scott# 223 - Terrace of Chateau
Issued in 1925 for the International Exhibition of Decorative Modern Arts in Paris, 1925.
Post by michaelcayley on Nov 15, 2017 7:30:37 GMT -5
Kronborg Castle on a 1920 Danish stamp. Situated on the NE tip of Zealand, with a narrow channel dividing it from Sweden, the castle was a royal residence dating back to the 15th century, and was substantially transformed and splendidified in the last quarter of the 16th. In 1629 it was very badly damaged in a fire, but it was subsequently rebuilt. The Swedes besieged and captured it in a war of 1658-1660, taking away many of the contents. In 1785 the castle was turned into barracks, serving that purpose until 1923. It was renovated, and opened to the public in 1938.
For many English speakers, the main significance of the castle is that it was the Elsinore of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Michael, currently majoring on worldwide to 1930 and British Commonwealth from Queen Victoria to King George VI.
Post by michaelcayley on Nov 15, 2017 7:41:06 GMT -5
Sonderborg Castle on a third Danish stamp of 1920. It is situated on the island of Als, SE Denmark and the earliest part was built as a defence against attacked by the Wends (probably some of my own ancestors among them) in the mid-12th century. In subsequent centuries it was substantially strengthened and expanded. In 1864 it was incorporated into Prussia, being returned to Denmark in 1920. There is a well-preserved Lutheran Chapel constructed in the late 16th century.
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