Sheet of 3 postage stamps to mark 125th anniversary of Carl Zeiss Jena Works

Catalogue Number: 2343
Sheet of 3 postage stamps to mark 125th anniversary of Carl Zeiss Jena Works
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Philatelic item
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 9.11.1971
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: East Germany
Description Of Item: Sheet of 3 joined postage stamps showing optical instruments, issued on 9th November 1971 to mark the 125th anniversary of Carl Zeiss optical works in Jena. Each narked 'VEB Carl Zeiss JENA DDR 1846 1971'. Denominations 10, 20, 25.
Historical Significance: Carl Zeiss AG is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, founded in Jena, Germany in 1846 by optician Carl Zeiss. Together with Ernst Abbe (joined 1866) and Otto Schott (joined 1884) they built a base for modern optics and manufacturing. There are currently two parts of the company, Carl Zeiss AG located in Oberkochen with important subsidiaries in Aalen, Gottingen and Munich, and Carl Zeiss GmbH located in Jena. Carl Zeiss is the premier company of the Zeiss Gruppe, one of the two large divisions of the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung. The Zeiss Gruppe is located in Heidenheim and Jena. The other division of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the glass manufacturer Schott AG and Jenaer Glaswerk, is located in Mainz and Jena. Carl Zeiss is one of the oldest existing optics manufacturers in the world.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: 31.10.2013
Condition: Excellent
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 14. Stamp Album

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