Official launch at Australian Embassy
On 10 October 2013, around 20 invited guests gathered in the Heritage Room of the Australian Embassy in Berlin. The occasion was the official launch of the German side of the joint postage stamp issue commemorating the Leichhardt Bicentenary. The German Federal Finance Ministry's Branch Head Dr Kurt Bley was accompanied by delegates from the ‘Leichhardt land’ council and other regional representatives, as well as the German Philatelists Association. Another VIP guest had a special interest in the proceedings. Our thanks to Günter Schlothauer for these images, and to the Australian Embassy and Bundesministerium der Finanzen.
|(L-R): Dr Kurt Bley and Ambassador Peter Tesch at the official unveiling.|
|Dr Kurt Bley presents a commemorative edition book to Ludwig Leichhardt.|
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