50 Years of Sri Lankan Cinema -Miniature Sheet 1999.

50 Years of Sri Lankan Cinema -Miniature Sheet 1999.

Sri Lanka Cinema completed 50 Years in 1998. Sri Lanka released a miniature sheet with four stamps on 17 Sep 1999. The stamps feature Sri Lankan Films and actors.

SL Rupees 3.50 – Handaya (1979).It is a black & white Sinhala Children’s film directed by Titus Thotawatte

SL Rupees 4.00 – Nidhanaya (1972). In English it means Treasure. The movie starring Gamini Fonseka and Malini Fonseka won The Silver Lion of St Mark at 1972 Venice International Film Festival

SL Rupees 10.00 – Gam Peraliya (1963).Sinhala Drama Film on Village. It won the Golden Peacock at the International Film Festival of India and Golden Head of Palenque Mexico.

SL Rupees 17.00 – Kodawanu Poronduwa (1947)- Sinhala Film (Broken Promise).It was the first Sinhala Language Film It was produced and filmed in India and influenced by South Indian Cinema.

SRI LANKA MS CINEMA 50 YEARS
SRI LANKA MS 1999-50 YEARS OF SRI LANKA CINEMA

Legends of Sinhala Cinema – Miniature Sheet Sri Lanka 2012

Legends of Sinhala Cinema – Miniature Sheet Sri Lanka 2012

A Miniature Sheet with six stamps was released by Sri Lanka on Legends of Sinhala Cinema on 21 Jan 2012. It also marked the 65th Anniversary of  Sinhala Cinema.

Perforated and Imperf Miniature sheets were issued.

The Legends featured on stamps are

SL Rupees 5.00 – Eddy Jayamanna (1915-1981).Sri Lankan Comedian

SL Rupees 5.00 – Sandhya Kumari (1945- 1994).Actress

SL Rupees 5.00 -Titus Thotawatta ( 1927-2011). Director & Editor. Sinhala Children’s Programme.

SL Rupees 10.00 – Joe Abeywickrama (1927-2011).Comic actor who won 18 Sarasavi awards.

SL Rupees 15.00 – Malini Fonseka ( b 1947).Actress.Known as Queen of Sinhalese Cinema. She is the Winner of many Sarasaviya awards and won an award at Delhi Film Festival in 1977.

SL Rupees 20.00 – Gamini Fonseka ( 1936-2004).Actor,Director & Politician.He was regarded as King of Sri Lanka Cinema.

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SRI LANKA MS 2012 -LEGENDS OF SINHALA CINEMA -PERFORATED MS
SRI LANKA CINEMA MS IMPERF
SRI LANKA MS 2012 – LEGENDS OF SINHALA CINEMA – IMPERF SHEET

Classic Folk Dances – Stamps of Singapore 1968

Classic Folk Dances – Stamps of Singapore 1968

Singapore issued a set of stamps on Classic Folk Dances & Mask Dances on 01 Dec 1968. The Dances featuring on stamps are

5c -Sword Dance        6c -Lion Dance      10c – Bharatnatyam

SINGAPORE DANCES 1
SINGAPORE CLASSIC FOLK DANCES 1968

15c – Tari Payong        20c – Kathak Kali             30c – Ling Chung & Lu Chih Shen

SINGAPORE DANCES 2
SINGAPORE CLASSIC FOLK DANCES -1968

50c -Tari Lilin          75c – Tarian Kuda Kepang              $1- Yao Chi

SINGAPORE DANCES 3
SINGAPORE CLASSIC FOLK DANCES AND MASK DANCES 1968

 

Musical Instruments on Stamps -Singapore 1969

Musical Instruments on Stamps -Singapore 1969

Singapore issued a set of stamps on Musical Instruments on 10 Nov 1969. The instruments featured on stamps are

$2 – Rebab       $5- Veena

SINGAPORE DANCES 4
SINGAPORE 1969 – MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Miniature Sheet Yousuf Karsh – Canada 2008

Miniature Sheet Yousuf Karsh – Canada 2008

Yousuf Karsh (23 Dec 1908 -13 Jul 2002) was an Armenian- Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th Century.

Canada Post issued a set of three Stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate his life and photography on his birth centenary year 2008. The stamps were issued on 21 May 2008. These three stamps were part of the Art Canada Series. The Karsh Portraits have been reproduced from photographs in the collection of Library and Archives Canada.

52 c -Domestic rate – Self Portrait of Yousuf Karsh – A self Portrait of Karsh at work was chosen for domestic rate stamp so that sight of the artist behind the camera lens is not lost.

96 c – USA rate – Audrey Hepburn – Karsh’s tranquil portrait of Film actress Audrey Hepburn was chosen. The stamp designer says “Her peaceful and serene expression makes an excellent contrast to Mr Churchill”.

$1.60 – International Rate – Sir Winston Churchill – This 1941 Photograph of Churchill made Karsh famous. Churchill visited Ottawa to address the House of Commons and Karsh was asked to photograph him. Taken by surprise Churchill was not inclined to co-operate-he refused to pose without his customary lit cigar. Karsh politely removed it and captured the resulting expression on film. This photo appeared on the cover of Life magazine as an embodiment of British wartime resolve.

Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh appears on new polymer British Five Pound Currency Note.

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WINSTON CHURCHILL BY KARSH ON BRITISH FIVE POUND NOTE

A Large sampling of his portraits appears in miniature on the souvenir sheet and in the centre strip of stamp pane. Aligned like photos on the negative strip, this panorama of famous faces includes Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Ernest Hemingway, Sophia Loren, Walt Disney, Indira Gandhi among many others. Print Quantity of Souvenir Sheet 325,000.

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CANADA MINIATURE SHEET 2008- BIRTH CENTENARY YOUSUF KARSH.
canada ms kersh teresa
CANADA MS – KARSH -MOTHER TERESA
canada ms kersh indira
CANADA MS 2008 -INDIRA GANDHI

 

 

Manila International Film Festival 1982- Stamps of Philippines.

Manila International Film Festival 1982- Stamps of Philippines.

The Philippines issued a set of three stamps on 18 Jan 1982 to mark the 1982 International film festival. This was the First International Film Festival in the Philippines. Indian Film “36 Chowringhee Lane” was adjudged the Best Film. The designs on stamps were

40 s – The Film Center     2 Peso -Golden Trophy      3.20 Peso -Trophy

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PHILIPPINES 1982 -MANILA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Postcard of Poland on Gandhi -1969

Postcard of Poland on Gandhi -1969

Poland issued a Postcard in 1969 to Commemorate Birth Centenary of Gandhi.

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POLAND POSTCARD 1969 – GANDHI -BIRTH CENTENARY