August 18, an envelope with commemorative stamp “The 300th Anniversary of Foundation of the Kunstkammer” is to be released into circulation
Cabinet of Curiosities is the first Russian museum, established on the basis of personal collections of Emperor Peter I. There are anatomical and biological rarity, art, rare books, archaeological finds among the exhibits.
Kunstkammer, build from 1718 to 1734, is one of the few well-preserved monuments of architecture of the first quarter of XVIII century.
Nowadays, in the halls of the museum, in addition to anthropological and ethnographic collections are exhibited items that were in the Kunstkammer were in the time of Peter the Great. In the premises of the tower is a museumof Mikhail Lomonosov. The famous Gottorp Globe, renovated after a fire in 1747, is an exhibit of this museam.
An envelope with the commemorative stamp depicts the emblem of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnographynamed after Peter the Great (Kunstkammer), and an armillary sphere on the museum building.
Design: A. Povarihin.
Face value: letter "A".
Circulation: 1,000,000 envelopes.
August 18, a postcard with commemorative stamp “The 200th Birth Anniversary of Alexander Stieglitz (1814-1884), philanthropist” is to be released into circulation
Alexander von Stieglitz - Baron, the largest financier, banker, industrialist and philanthropist.
In 1846, Alexander Stieglitz was elected the chairman of the Exchange's committee. He participated in all major operations of the Russian Government in the domestic and foreign markets. Through the banking house of Baron The Russian government maintains relations with banking houses of Amsterdam, London and Paris. In 1848, Alexander Stieglitz became a member of the Commercial Council of the Ministry of Finance, and managed by the State Bank from 1860 to 1866.
Stieglitz studied different types of philanthropic activities, including the construction of the private railway from St. Petersburg to Peterhof, and “Peterhof Station” (architect A.I. Krakau). The station received its present name “Baltic Station” in 1872.
Baron Stieglitz received a number of high awards and prizes for his work in the public service. The Order of St. Stanislaus, 3rd degree; the Order of St. Vladimir, 4th degree; and the Order of St. Anne, 2nd degree are in the list of his awards.
A postcard with a commemorative stamp depicts a portrait of AL Stieglitz and the Baltic Railway Station, which was built with funds of Alexander Stieglitz in 1857.
Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: letter "B".
Circulation: 12 thousand postcards.