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Czech 2008 "Explorers"

Issue Date 18.06.2008
ID Michel: 566-567 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  CZ030.08 Category: pP
Author Graphic designer  Vladimr Novak
Engraver  Milos Ondracek
Stamps in set 2
Value 12 CZK   Explorers: Ferdinand Stolicka
21 CZK  Explorers: Alois Musil
Size (width x height) 40 mm x 23 mm
Layout 50 stamps in Sheet: 5x10
Products FDC  x2
Paper
Perforation 12 x 11.25
Print Technique  rotary recess print in black combined with photogravure in dark red, yellow, black and ochre
Printed by Post Printing House 
Quantity
Issuing Authority Czech Post 

 

Ferdinand Stolicka (1838-1874)

The Czech geologist, paleontologist and natural scientist of a world significance F. Stolicka graduated in geology from the Faculty of Arts in Vienna. He did mapping in the Eastern Alps, in Hungary and Dalmatia. As a paleontologist of the Indian Geological Institute he researched mainly the Himalaya and the Karakoram. He set for his first journey to the Himalaya in 1864. During the four-month expedition he created geological maps of extensive areas of the mountains; in particular, he made it an exact fact that the core of the Himalaya consists of gneiss layers covered with high primary and secondary sediments. He contributed also to other disciplines, mainly to ornithology. On his return from the third expedition to the Himalaya he died, probably of high mountain disease. The extent of Stolicka's scientific work is admirable

 

 

Alois Musil (1868-1944)

After graduation from the Faculty of Theology in Olomouc, the world-famous Czech geographer, orientalist and traveller A. Musil continued his studies in Jerusalem and Beirut. He travelled through Arabia and made detailed maps there. He was engaged in ethnography, botany. In addition to world languages he had a command of 35 Arabian dialects. He became the sheikh of two tribes. Bedouins brought Musil to his greatest discovery - they showed him the mysterious 8th century building in the dessert Kuseir Amra in the territory of today's Jordan. After World War I he was appointed professor of Charles University for oriental sciences and the Arabian language. With President Masaryk's support Musil initiated the foundation of the Oriental Institute. He contributed to the popularity of the Near East and published dozens of traveller's books for the youth and adults.

 


 

Products

FDC Used on covers

 

 

 

cover with post mark 10.11.12

cover with post mark 12.12.12

 


References:
Wikipedia  Czech Post 

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