Germany-Unified 1992 225th Anniversary of Pforzheim Jewelry & Watchmaking

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  • Issue Date : 10 September 1992
  • Designed by : Annagret Ehmke, Munich
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  • Perforation : 14
  • Size : 27.5 x 32.8
  • Value : 100 Pfennig

Margrave Karl Friedrich of Baden was responsible for the Jewelry and watchmaking industry in 1767. The jewelry industry sprung from the watch industry that originated when Jean Francois Autran, a Frenchman, initially authorized by edict, starting a pocket watch factory. The privilege granted by the Margrave expanded to include jewelry and steel products. The whole enterprise was connected with the concept of aiding orphans and more specifically their education and training. The funds provided by the Margrave supporting these entrepreneurial activities were also intended for social assistance.

The favorable location of Pforzheim at the crossroads of important trade routes helped these industries quickly expand. The "golden" city of Pforzheim has a jewelry museum in the Reuchlin House and a permanent exhibitions of jewelry, watches and precious articles.

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