Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TURKEY - Cover from Ízmír, Turkey to Braga, Portugal

Cover with Turkish EUROPA 2009 stamps posted on May, 30 2010.
(Special thanks to my friend Bulent Oktem)

EUROPA 2009 - Astronomy stamps issue: 2 motives, one value at 80 Kurus¸ (right stamp) features the Cacabey Astronomy Medresse (located in the center of Kõrsehir and was built in H. 671 / C.1272-1273) set against an image of a galaxy; while the second stamp, valued at 1 Lira (left stamp) depicts famous astronomer Ali Kus¸çu (1403-1474) working on a document and surrounded by images that include Earth, the Moon...

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