Brazil issued a set of two stamps on Composers and Writers on 19 Oct 1993.
Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes ( 19 Oct 1913- 09 Jul 1980). He was nicknamed O Poetinha and was a Brazilian Poet, Lyricist, essayist & Playwright. He also composed bossa nova music. A stamp was issued to mark his 80th Birth Anniversary. The stamp also showed a Girl from Ipanema in the background.
Alfredo da Rosa Viana Jr. ( 23 Apr 1897 – 17 Feb 1973) better known as Pixinguinha was a composer, arranger, flautist and Saxophonist born in Rio . He is considered as one of the greatest Brazilian Composers of popular music known as Choro. His well-known Choro works are “Carinhoso”, “Gloria”, “Lamento” and “Um a Zero”. The stamp features Pixinguinha playing the Saxophone. The stamp was issued on his 20th Death Anniversary.
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.
To commemorate the 137th Birth Anniversary of Allama Iqbal, National Poet of Pakistan, Pakistan Philatelic Association organised three-day stamps exhibition named “PAKPHILEX 2014” from 07 to 09 Nov 2014 at Punjab Institute of Language and Art& Culture(PILAC),near Qadaffi Cricket Stadium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
Pakistan Post issued three Post Marks
Nov 7 – Youth Day
Nov 8 -Thematics Day
Nov 9 – Iqbal Day
A Souvenir Cover issued with Thematics Day postmark on 08 Nov 2014 is listed. It features Iqbal and monuments of Lahore.
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.