Germany will issue a set of two se-tenant stamps (0.80 euro) on EUROPA 2020 theme- Ancient Postal routes. Date of issue 07 May 2020.
The theme for 2020 is ancient postal routes. The design produced by Switzerland in cooperation with Germany depicts a postal route from 1627, printed in a vertically correlated form. The route ran from Rheinhausen in Germany, passing through Basel and Zurich, before reaching Milan and Mantua. It was operated by the House of Thurn and Taxis, a noble family from Lombardy who set up a courier service for the Republic of Venice in the 14th century.
Trinidad & Tobago issued a bottle-shaped stamp on 27 Jan 2000 to mark 175th Anniversary of Angostura Bitters.
Angostura Aromatic Bitters was started in 1824 by Dr Johann Siegert. It was bitters used as medicinal Tincture to alleviate stomach ailments. Angostura is a town in Venezuela. DrSiegert served as Surgeon General in Simon Bolivar’s Army moving to Angostura , Venezuela from Germany in 1820. In 1870s Dr Siegert sons migrated to Trinidad and one of them Don Carlos Siegert pioneered the brand Angostura Bitters as an integral ingredient in cocktails and food.
In this hour of challenging times when we are combating COVID19 Angostura has created and donating hand sanitizers to fight COVID19.
Pre Stamped issued by Pakistan. It features Kaptai Spillway or Kaptai Dam built over Kamaphuli River in Kaptai in Chittagong (now in Bangladesh). It fed the Karnafuli Hydroelectric Power Station built-in 1962.
Ludwig von Beethoven (17 Sep 1770- 26 Mar 1827) was a German composer and Pianist. He was born in Bonn and died in Vienna. He remains one of the most recognised and influential composers. His best-known compositions include 9 Symphonies,5 Piano Concertos, 1 Violin Concerto, 32 Piano Sonatas, 16 string quartets, a Mass the Missa Solemnis and an Opera Fidelio.
He worked with Neefe as assistant Court organist in Bonn between 1783 to 1785 In 1786 he moved to Vienna. In 2020 we are also celebrating his 200th Birth Anniversary
The Maldives issued a set of four stamps on 26 Mar 1977 to mark his 150th Death Anniversary.
1L-Beethoven as Court Organist in Bonn in 1785. 2L – Moonlight Sonata & Portrait.
3L- Goethe & Beethoven at Teplitz 4L – Beethoven 1815 & his string instruments