Stamps on 50th Anniversary of Lord of Rings – Great Britain 2004
J R R Tolkien’s trilogy “The Lord of Rings” was first published in 1954 and its 50th Anniversary was celebrated in 2004. Great Britain issued a set of ten stamps on 26 Feb 2004 to mark the 50th Anniversary of “Lord of Rings”.
Stamps on Kazi Nazrul Islam – Pakistan ,Bangladesh & India
Kazi Nazrul Islam (25 May 1899-29 Aug 1976) was a revolutionary Poet of Bengal .He was born in Churulia in Bengal (India).He composed nearly 3000 songs. He Shot to fame through All India Radio Calcutta . He was awarded Padma Bhusan by Government of India . After formation Bangladesh he moved to Bangladesh in 1972 and breathed his last in 1976. He was National Poet of Bangladesh and conferred the award of “Ekusey Padak” by Government of Bangladesh.
Pakistan honoured him by issuing a set of two stamps during his lifetime on his 69th Birth Anniversary on 25 Jun 1968.
PAKISTAN STAMPS on KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM -1968
Bangladesh issued a set of two stamps on his first Death Anniversary on 29 Aug 1977.
Bangladesh issued a stamp on his Birth Centenary on 31 Dec 1998.
India issued a stamp on his Birth centenary on 14 Sep 1999.
Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era – Miniature Sheet of Israel – 1998.
Israel issued a miniature sheet containing six stamps with tabs on 27 Apr 1998 .The theme was Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era. The Personalities featured on stamps are
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) – Author- He was a German speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer ,widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th Century Literature. He was born into a German speaking Jewish family in Prague.
George Gershwin (1898-1937)-Composer – He was an American composer and Pianist. He was born in Brooklyn USA in an Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry family.Among his best known works are Orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924), An American in Paris (1928),as well as contemporary Opera “Porgy & Bess” (1935)
Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968) – Soviet Physicist – He was born to Jewish Parents in Baku Azerbaijan. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his mathematical theory of superfluidity that account for properties of Liquid Helium II.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -Physicist- Born in Ulm Germany to non observant Ashkenazi Jews.He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of Law of Photoelectric effect.He developed the theory of relativity ,one of the two pillars of Modern Physics(alongside quantum mechanics).He is best known for world’s most famous equation – mass energy equivalence formula E = mc2
Leon Blum (1872-1950) – Statesman – He was a French Socialist Politician. A Jew ,he was Prime Minister of France thrice.
Elizabeth Rachel Felix ( 1821-1858) -French Actress of Jewish ancestry
Communal Harmony Stamp – Special Covers on Tamil Poets -Sangampex – 96
A Special Cover on Tamil Poets was issued during SANGAMPEX-96 on 19 May 1996. The Stamp used on the cover was the Rupees Two Communal Harmony Campaign Stamp ( Issue date 19 Nov 1995). The Poets featured on the Cover were
Pavalar ( 1874-1950) – Sheikh Thambi Pavalar was a Tamil Poet ,Freedom Fighter & Scholar.In 1859 edited two Tamil Magazines being published from Chennai. A Commemorative postage stamps was also issued in his honour on 31 Dec 2008.
Kavimani -(1876-1954) – Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai was born in Southern District of Tamil Nadu. He was a Tamil Poet and Scholar. He was conferred the title of Kavimani at Tamil Sangam in 1940 at Chennai. A Stamp was issued in his honour on 21 Oct 2005.
Dante Alighieri– Stamps of Kyrgyzstan Express Post 2015
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was a great Italian Poet ,theologian,politician and one of the founders of Italian Literary Language .His Divine Comedy is considered as a synthesis of European Medieval Culture .Dante is also called “The Father of the Italian Language ”
Kyrgyzstan Express Post issued a stamp on 02 Sep 2015 to celebrate 750th Birth Anniversary of Dante Alighieri.
450th Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare -Stamps of Jersey 2014
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English Poet,Playwright & Actor widely regarded as the greatest writer in English language and World’s eminent dramatist.He is often called as England’s national poet and the ” Bard of Avon”.
Jersey issued a Miniature sheet on 450th Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare on 23 Apr 2014. A FDC with miniature sheet is listed.