Stamps on Poets- France 1991.

Stamps on Poets- France 1991.

France has issued a set of stamps on Poets and Authors of 20th Century on 23 Feb 1991.

2.50+0.50 Fr – Francis Ponge (1899-1988)    2.50+0.50 Fr- Jacques Prevert (1900-1977)

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FRANCE 1991- POETS

2.50+0.50 Fr – Paul Eluard (1895-1952)      2.50+0.50 Fr- Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

FRANCE 91 POETS

 

 

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Stamps on Singers- France 1990.

Stamps on Singers- France 1990.

France has issued a set of stamps on Singers on 16 Jun 1990. All are Chanson Singers.

2.30+0.50 Fr – Tino Rossi                2.30+0.50 Fr- Aristide Bruant

FRANCE 90 SINGERS 1
FRANCE 1990 -SINGERS

2.30+0.50 Fr – Edith Piaf            2.30+0.50 Fr – Georges Brassens

FRANCE 90 SINGERS 2
FRANCE 1990 -SINGERS

Stamps on Carl Gotthard Langhans -Germany 2007.

Stamps on Carl Gotthard Langhans -Germany 2007.

Germany has issued a stamp on 275th Birth Anniversary of Carl Gotthard Langhans on 27 Dec 2007. Carl Gotthard Langhans ( 15 Dec 1732 -01 Oct 1808 ) was a Prussian master builder and Royal architect. Churches, Palaces, Grand Houses, Interiors, theatres, City Gates etc in Berlin, Postdam, Silesia (Poland) designed by him are examples of Neoclassical architecture in Germany.

His best-known work is Bradenburg Gate in Berlin which symbolises today’s Germany and Germany Unification of 1989/90. Brandenburg Gate features on German Coins and Currency also.

This gate was built on orders of Prussian King Frederick William II between 1788 and 1791 and designed by Carl Gotthard. the gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six on each side, forming five passageways. Atop the gate is a Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses and Goddess of Victory Victoria with Prussian eagle and Iron cross on her lance with a wreath of oak leaves. It survived the WW II but was badly damaged and then restored.It was closed from 1961 when the Berlin wall was built and reopened on 22 Dec 1989 when Helmut Kohl walked across to be greeted by Hans Modrow.

The Gate has been host to many rallies and talks and events. US Presidents from John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama have addressed rallies here. The German National Football team held a Victory rally here to celebrate its victory in 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is also the usual finish line to Berlin Marathon.

Two First Day Covers with Berlin Cancellations are listed. The Covers and Cancellations feature Brandenburg Gate and Horse Drawn Chariot.

GERMANY 07 GOTTHARD
GERMANY 2007 – CARL GOTTHARD LONGHANS AND BRANDENBURG GATE

Stamps on Swiss Movies – Switzerland 2008

Stamps on Swiss Movies – Switzerland 2008

Switzerland issued a stamp on Swiss Movies 04 Sep 2008. The stamp features Stylised Figures and from the series by Fredi Murer (Filmmaker).

SWITZERLAND MOVIES
SWITZERLAND 2008-MOVIES

Stamps on Karl Valentin – Germany 2007.

Stamps on Karl Valentin – Germany 2007

Germany issued a stamp of 45 euro cent denomination on 14 Jun 2007 to mark the 125 Birth Anniversary of Karl Valentin.

Karl Valentin (1882-1948) was a Bavarian comedian, clown, author and film producer. He had a significant influence on German Weimar Culture. Valentin starred in many silent films in the 1920s and was sometimes called “Charlie Chaplin of Germany”.

GERMANY FDC VALENTIN
GERMANY FDC 2007- KARL VALENTIN

Miniature Sheet on Indian Fashion through the Ages Series II- Sari in Myriad Forms -2019

Stamps on Indian Fashion through the Ages Series II- Sari in Myriad Forms -2019

India issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on the theme  Indian Fashion through the Ages- Series II – Sari in Myriad Forms. It was issued on 12 Jun 2019.

Rupees 12 – Traditional Parsi Attire. The Parsi woman is wearing a traditional Gara embroidery Sari. Parsi man is wearing a long caftan and turban around the head.

Rupees Five – PatharePrabhu.This form came from Patan Gujarat to Bombay. It was also inspired by English fashion trends of those times. The women tailored their blouses with the English Puffed sleeves and wore them under the Kasbis -a nine-yard satin sari with border in gold and silver. These were path-breaking fashion designs.

Rupees Five – Brahmika Sari. A Woman from Tagore household staying in Bombay modified the Parsi style of Sari worn in Gujarat to adapt to the social circles of Bombay. The Pallu was draped over the left shoulder instead of the right shoulder. The ladies from Brahmo Samaj started calling it Brahmika Sari.

Rupees 15 –  Silver Screen. The Saris or dresses won by actresses of Indian Cinema or SilverScreen was a fashion statement. The 1930’s attire of Leading actress Devika Rani is featured on this stamp.

INDIA MS FASHION SARI
INDIA MS 2019- FASHION -SARI IN MYRIAD FORMS.
INDIA FASHION SAREE BROCHURE
INDIA 2019- FASHION -SARI IN MYRIAD FORMS.

Stamps on Kopenick Affair -Germany – 2006.

Stamps on Kopenick Affair -Germany – 2006.

07 Sep 2006 –  55 euro cent

Germany has issued a stamp on Captain of Kopenick or Hauptmann von Kopenick affair. Der Hauptmann von Kopenick ( The Captain of Kopenick) is the title of several Films, Plays and Television shows on Kopenick affair. This was based on Wilhelm Voigt an imposter whose fraudulent life was depicted.

A First Day Cover cancelled at Berlin is listed.

GERMANY KOPENICK
GERMANY FDC 2006- DER HAUPTMANN VON KOPENICK.