Sunday, January 16, 2011

#538 Austria...Thanks Stefan!

The 55c stamp on the first row was issued in 2007 for the movie Shrek III and the next 55c stamp was issued in 2005 for Madagascar,both of which are among the most popular cartoon movies.

The 55c stamp on the second row was issued in 2010 celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Eisenstadt.

The 15th of August 1960 was a significant date for Burgenland, for it was on this day that the then Pope, John XXIII, created the Diocese of Eisenstadt with his Bull “Magna quae”. However, this important step had been preceded by a long a varied history. Up to the end of the First World War, the area now covered by the Diocese was part of Hungary and administered by the Diocese of Györ and Szombathely.

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