Stamps on National Ballet & Grand Theatre – Cuba 1988.

Stamps on National Ballet & Grand Theatre – Cuba 1988.

Cuba Issued Se-Tenant stamps on the 40th Anniversary of National Ballet and 150th Anniversary of Grand Theatre Havana on 28 Oct 1988.

The Cuban National Ballet is a classical Ballet Company based at Grand Theatre in Havana.It was founded by Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso along with her husband Fernando Alonso on 28 Oct 1948. The official school of the Company is Cuban National Ballet School. She passed away at the age of 98 on 17 Oct 2019.

The Grand Theatre Havana – It was built in 1914-15 by Engineers Purdy and Henderson and was designed by Belgian architect Paul Belau. It was built at the site of former Teatro Tacon -originally built-in 1838. It is home to Cuban National Ballet Company.

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CUBA 1988 -THE NATIONAL BALLET AND GRAND THEATRE HAVANA.

Stamps on Authors – New Zealand 1989.

Stamps on Authors – New Zealand 1989.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Authors on 01 Mar 1989.

40c – Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) – Short Story writer and Poet.

60c- James Baxter (1926-1972)- Poet & Playwriter.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- AUTHORS

70c – Bruce Mason (1921-1982) – Playwright & Actor.

80 c – Ngaio Marsh (1899-1982)- Crime Writer, Theatre Director. Known as “Queen of Crime” along with Agatha Christie.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- AUTHORS

 

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

 

 

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

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FRANCE 1990 -SINGERS

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

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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.

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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).

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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”.

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GERMANY FDC 2007- KARL VALENTIN