The German Stamp Year 2017 starts with a real highlight (at least for me), as today a special stamp was issued about the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in my hometown. The stamp is from a set of two and shows Johannes Vermeer's "Das Mädchen mit dem Weinglas", the most famous exhibit of the museum. To commemorate the new stamp a special postmark was available and limited covers were sold.
The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum was founded in 1754. It is thus one of the oldest museums in Germany and Europe and houses an important collection of Western old master paintings with paintings by Cranach, Rubens and Rembrandt. The museum was closed for renovation in 2009 and was reopened on 23rd October 2016.