Catalogue Number: 2342
Set of 2 DDR postage stamps joined in sheet with portrait of Ernst Abbe
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Philatelic item
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1989
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: East Germany
Description Of Item: Mint set of 2 East German postage stamps marked '100 Jahre Carl-Zeiss Siftung Jena'. Stamp denominations 50 & 85. Sheet formed by 2 stamps separated by a portrait of Ernst Abbe. Overall:76mm x 44mm.
Historical Significance: Ernst Karl Abbe (1840 - 1905) was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he laid the foundation of modern optics. Abbe developed numerous optical instruments. He was a co-owner of Carl Zeiss AG, a German manufacturer of research microscopes, astronomical telescopes, planetariums and other optical systems.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: 31.10.2013
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 14. Stamp Album