Sheetlets on Firdausi – Iran 1990

Sheetlets on Firdausi – Iran 1990

Abu I-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (Firdausi) (c940 -1020) was a Persian Poet and author of Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”) which is considered to be World’s longest epic poem written by a single poet. It is also the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of Literature.

He was born into a family of Iranian landowners ( Dehqans) in 940 in the village of Paj, near the city of  Tus, in the region of Khorasan of the Samanid Empire. His later works were completed under the Ghaznavid empire.

Iran issued a set of 16 Large Stamps /Sheetlets / Miniatures on 27 Dec 1990 to mark an International Congress on Works of Abu I-Qasim Ferdowsi. Some Catalogues list them as stamps some as sheetlets. They are Imperforate and each is 60x75mm in size. Six have a face value of 100r and 10 have a face value of 200r each.

Four of these are listed below.

iran ms firdausi 1
IRAN SHEETLET 1990 – FERDOWSI INT CONGRESS

ARCHERS , BIRDS MINIATURE

iran ms firdausi 2
IRAN SHEETLET 1990 – FERDOWSI INT CONGRESS
iran ms firdausi 3
IRAN SHEETLET 1990 – FERDOWSI INT CONGRESS
iran ms firdausi 4
IRAN SHEETLET 1990 – FERDOWSI INT CONGRESS

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