Old German States Wurttemberg 1881, 5 mark blue/black with 2 mark dark orange/black, 25 pfennig brown orange and 10 pfennig rose, tied by clear datestamps “STUTTGART P.A.No.1 26 MAR 88” to parcel card for a box with a living dog to Mainburg in Bavaria. The 5 mark value on entire is extremely rare; only 4 parcel cards and 1 philatelic registered letter are known. This is the only known 4-colour-franking with this stamp; a marvellous item in fresh and fine condition (small tear in the lower part of the parcel card only), signed Thoma BPP with certificate (1983).

(via Philasearch.com - Old German States Wurttemberg, Michel 54,53b,48a,46a)


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Although this looks like an ordinary Empire gown, it actually has a bit of a bizarre history. It originally belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister-in-law, of all people, and we’re not talking about a sibling of Joséphine, either. Napoleon’s brother Jerome married a woman from Baltimore (?!) in 1803. Her name was Elizabeth Patterson and they had a son together before Napoleon stuck his nose into their business and ruined their domestic bliss. The story went a bit like this, according to the Met’s website:

Napoleon had the marriage annulled in 1805 and made Jerome the king of Westphalia in 1807. That year, Jerome married the princess of Wurttemberg. Elizabeth, banned from France by the emperor, remained in Baltimore with her son, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte (1805-1870).

Yikes. Poor things. Flashes of Ariadne stuck on the island of Naxos aside, the dress is pretty awesome. I love the sheerness of the sleeves and the fabric’s detailed embroidery. You can read more about this gown and its sordid history, plus check out more detailed pictures, here


Evening dress
Cotton mull
Length at CB: 96 ¾ in. (245.7 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Accession number 1983.6.1

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anonymous asked:

ja meine mutter kommt aus Baden-wurttemberg so sie will ich und meine schwester deutsch lernen. samstag schule fur zehn jahr.

So würde ich das auch machen, wenn ich Kinder hätte. Die Herkunft ist sehr wichtig :))

Wo kommst du denn her? :)

Und unten schimmert alles weiß,
wie Sahne auf Vanilleeis. (hier: Schauinsland, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)

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