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Description:
The object of this category is to find specific sites depicted on postage stamps, photograph them and record the coordinates.
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The first adhesive postage stamp ever issued was the British "Penny Black" issued on May 1, 1840. Since then hundreds of postage stamps have been issued by every political entity in the world.

Postage stamps are windows into our cultures, depicting people, places, objects, and themes that represent who we are and where we live.

For the purposes of this category, a postage stamp must be an officially issued stamp by a governmental authority with a recognized listing in a major philatelic catalog or government listing. Privately issued or designed stamps will not be accepted. Cachets and designs on First Day Covers (FDC's) will also be considered for inclusion. See special FDC instructions.

Not every stamp will lend itself to inclusion in this category. It must bear the image of something that can actually be visited and photographed. The waymark must include both an image of the stamp and a photograph of its subject.

Instructions for Posting a Philatelic Photographs Waymark:

HOW TO: There are two phases to creating a waymark for this category.

First -- The selection and imaging of a postage stamp. The stamp must bear the image of something that can actually be visited and photographed. An image of the stamp must be included in the photo gallery. This may be done either by photographing it or scanning it. An image from the web or other source may be used as long as it is either in the public domain or you have permission to use it. Documentation for this permission must be given. In the case of an FDC, an image of the entire cover must be given AS WELL AS the individual stamp.

Second -- Find and photograph the site represented on the stamp. Every attempt should be made to duplicate the vantage point and perspective of the image on the stamp. Since sometimes the stamp images are drawings or other representations, this is not always possible. That will be part of the fun of this category. In the case of FDC's, the photograph may be matched either with the cachet or the stamp.

Since this is a PHOTOGRAPHIC category, the quality of the photographs submitted, both of the stamps and the actual site, will be taken into consideration when reviewing waymarks, and those that are substandard may be returned. Of course, professional quality photography is not expected, but there should be a reasonable attempt. Use of simple photo editors to enhance photographic quality is encouraged.

FDC'S: Waymarks based on FDC's are also welcome. In this case, you may choose either the image on the stamp(s) on the FDC or the cachet (or both). Just indicate in your description, and in the variables, which image you are using for your waymark.

DUPLICATES: Ah, the joy of all stamp collectors -- duplicates! Here are the special rules for duplicates in this category.

** You may post only ONE waymark of a particular actual site, even if you have multiple stamps of that site. For instance, Niagara Falls appears on more than one stamp, but you may post only one waymark for Niagara Falls.

** You may post a waymark of a particular site that ANOTHER person has posted IF you use a different stamp.

** If there are multiple, distinctly SEPARATE images on one stamp, you may post a waymark for each of them.

Though the requirements for this category are specific, the goal is to have FUN! So, if you have an idea that isn't covered here, or if you are in doubt, please ask and we'll see if there is room for some flexibility and creativity here.

NAME: The waymark name MUST follow a specific format -- Name of the site being photographed followed by its location (city, state, country, etc.).

COORDINATES: Obtained by GPS readings on a personal visit to the site. Coordinates from parking areas or viewing points will NOT be accepted unless physical access is somehow limited.

PHOTOS: At least TWO photos are required -- one of the stamp and one of the actual site following the guidelines above. These must be placed in the waymark's photo gallery.

NARRATIVE: Provide as much information as you can about the stamp and the site.

VARIABLES: These are provided as an easy way for you to communicate basic information about the facility you are documenting. Because not every item applies to every possible waymark, only a few are absolutely required. It is assumed, however, that you will make a good faith effort to provide the information in the variable section. If it appears that this is not the case, the waymark may be returned to your for further information.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a visit log for this category, you must visit the actual site of the waymark. Post at least one photo that you personally took of the site if at all possible. If you cannot provide a photo for some reason, your visit will still be welcome.

You do NOT need to be a stamp collector to visit the waymark site, nor do you have to provide a photo of the stamp. Just having a copy of the stamp in question, however, is not sufficient; you must personally visit the site.
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Philatelic PhotographsMarksburg - Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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The Marksburg is a well-known castle above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is depicted on a new 62 Eurocent stamp which was issued in January 2015

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/10/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsNational Monument in Vitkov / Národní památník na Vítkove (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1982, devoted to the 50th anniversary of National Monument in Vítkov Hill, depicts the famous Prague' monument with huge equestrian statue of Jan Zizka of Trocnov in the foreground...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 4/6/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsOld Town Hall / Stará radnice - Slaný (Central Bohemia)

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This Czech post stamp issued in 1994, from series devoted to architecture of Czech towns, depicts neo-Renaissance building of the Old Town Hall (Stará radnice) in Royal town Slaný.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsMayr Hayastan / Mother Armenia - Victory Park (Yerevan, Armenia)

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This Armenian post stamp issued in 2010, devoted to the Victory Day (May 9, 1945), depicts symbol of the country and its capital Yerevan - statue of Mother Armenia (Mayr Hayastan).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Armenia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsUsta Sagirt Kümbet - Ahlat (Bitlis Province, Turkey)

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This Turkish post stamp issued in 2000, from series devoted to mausoleums and grave memorials in Turkey, depicts medieval Seljuq mausolem Usta Sagirt Kümbet in a small town Ahlat in Bitlis Province of Turkey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Turkey

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsChurch of the Holy Cross / Akdamar Kilesi (Akdamar island, Van Lake - East Turkey)

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This Turkish post stamp issued in 2011, from series devoted to historic Armenian City of Van and surrounding nature, depicts Church of the Holy Cross (Akdamar Kilesi) in Akdamar island (Lake Van, East Turkey).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Turkey

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsNuselský most / Nusle bridge (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1978, from series devoted to new Prague' buildings, depicts one of key new transportation structures in Prague - Nuselský most (Nusle bridge).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: 4/3/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsMesto Beroun - Plzenská brána / Town Beroun - Pilsen Gate (Central Bohemia)

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This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1965, devoted to the 700th Anniversary of Central-Bohemian town Beroun, depicts among other town's landmarks also Baroque Pilsen Gate (Plzenská brána).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsMesto Beroun - Pražská brána / Town Beroun - Prague Gate (Central Bohemia)

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This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1965, devoted to the 700th Anniversary of Central-Bohemian town Beroun, depicts among other town's landmarks also Gothic Prague Gate (Pražská brána).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: 4/12/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsHotel Pyramida (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1988, from series devoted to contemporary Prague' architecture, depicts Pyramida Hotel, originally built as Trade Union' Central House of Recreation (Ustrední dum rekreace ROH).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: 3/23/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsZámek Troja / Troja Chateau (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1992, from series "Beauties of Our Homeland / Krásy naší vlasti", depicts Baroque Troja Chateau (Zámek Troja) in Prague' suburb district Troja.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: 4/21/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsFountain at Carolinum / Fontána u Karolina (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1988, from series devoted to contemporary Prague' fountants, depicts Fountain at Carolinum (Fontána u Karolina) in Prague' Old Town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: 4/11/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsKongresové centrum Praha / Prague Congress Centre (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1988, from series devoted to contemporary Prague' architecture, depicts Kongresové centrum Praha (Prague Congress Centre), originally known under name Palác kutury (Palace of Culture).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: 4/3/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsPedro Miguel Locks - Panama Canal, Panama

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The Pedro Miguel Locks are are the middle set of locks on the Panama Canal. They are located south of the Culebra Cut and north of Miraflores Lake on the Pacific Ocean side of the Panama Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Panama

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsCulebra (Gaillard) Cut - Panama Canal, Panama

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The Culebra Cut, once called the Gaillard Cut, is an artificial waterway created by cutting through the the Isthmus of Panama at the continental divide.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Panama

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsGatun Locks - Panama Canal, Panama

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The Gatun Locks are the northernmost set of locks on the Panama Canal. They are located six miles (10 km) south of the city of Colon, Panama.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Panama

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsTWA Terminal, JFK Airport, Queens, NY

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This airline terminal building was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and was opened to passengers in the spring of 1962.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hykesj

location: New York

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsŠv. Kazimiero Bažnycia / Church of St. Casimir - Vilnius (Lithuania)

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This Lithuanian post stamp issued in 2005 depicts monumental Church of St. Casimir (Šv. Kazimiero Bažnycia), one jewels of the Baroque architecture of Lithuaninan capital Vilnius.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Lithuania

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsCUBE - former KOOSPOL building (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1988, from series devoted to contemporary Prague' architecture, depicts headquarters of former state foreign trade enterprise KOOSPOL (nowadays CUBE office center) in Prague-Vokovice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsTancící dum / The Dancing House (Prague)

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This Czech stamp issued in 2012, from EUROPA series, depicts iconic piece of Prague' contemporary architecture - so called Dancing House (Tancící dum).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: 4/11/2015

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Philatelic PhotographsCerro de la Popa (Hill of the Stern) - Cartagena, Colombia

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The Cerro de la Popa is the is the highest point in Cartagena, Colombia. On top is a 17th century Augustinian monastery.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Colombia

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsInquisition Palace (Palacio de la Inquisición) - Cartagena, Colombia

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Inquisition Palace (Palacio de la Inquisición) is located on the west side of the Simon Bolivar Park in the old walled part of the city of Cartagena.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Colombia

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsClock Tower (Torre de Reloj) - Cartagena, Colombia

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The Clock Tower (Torre de Reloj) is the south gateway entrance into the old walled city of Cartagena.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Colombia

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: never

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Philatelic PhotographsPortál Starého královského paláce / Old Royal Palace portal - Prague Castle (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1980, from series devoted to Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), depicts eastern Renaissance portal of the Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác) from ca. 1520.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/20/2015

last visited: 8/4/2014

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Philatelic PhotographsDetail of the St. Vitus Golden gate mosaic / Detail mozaiky na Zlaté bráne svatovítské - Prague Castle (Prague)

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This Czechoslovak post stamp issued in 1968, from series devoted to Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), depicts detail of the famous medieval Last Judgement mosaic which decorates so called Golden gate of the St. Vitus Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/19/2015

last visited: 3/21/2015

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