Manesse Manuscript

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     In 1984 Paraguay issued a mini-sheet of 5 stamps and 4 labels featuring images from the Manesse manuscript.

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      The stamps are in a cross-shaped arrangement and have an image of Werner von Tüfen, a Swiss, who is mentioned in documents in 1219 and 1223. The woman is not identified.

     The labels are in the four corners of the mini-sheet. In the upper left-hand corner is Reinmar der Fiedler. He is pictured playing his fiddle.

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    In the upper right corner is Frederick von Hausen, documented between 1171 and 1188, who came from the Rhine area.

    Kristan von Luppin appears in the lower left corner. A document from between 1292 and 1313 mentions him. He is identified as ein Thüring, a Thuringian.

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     Heinrich von Rugge is featured in the lower right corner. He is mentioned in a document issued between 1175 and 1178. His castle was on the Ruckberg in northern Württemberg.

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