Stamps on Music Composers – GDR 1985

Stamps on Music Composers – GDR 1985

The erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR) issued a miniature sheet with three stamps paying tribute to three great music composers.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)– German composer and musician of Baroque period.He is known for his instrumental compositions such as Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg variations as also for his vocal compositions such as St Mathew Passion and Mass in B Minor.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)-German -British Baroque period composer.He is well known for his operas,oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Coronation anthems performed at all coronations since George II.Other famous works include water Music, Messiah.

Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)-German composer and organist,most important composer of 17th Century before Bach came on the scene. He wrote the first German Opera Dafne performed at Torgau in 1627.

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MINIATURE SHEET ISSUED BY GDR ON THREE GREAT MUSIC COMPOSERS -BACH,HANDEL & SCHUTZ

Stamps on Ludwig von Beethoven

Stamps on Ludwig von Beethoven

Ludwig von Beethoven (17 Sep 1770- 26 Mar 1827) was a German composer and Pianist.He was born in Bonn and died in Vienna. He remains one of the most recognised and influential composers.His best known  compositions include 9 Symphonies,5 Piano Concertos, 1 Violin Concerto, 32 Piano Sonatas, 16 string quartets, a mass the Missa solemnis and an Opera Fidelio.

He worked with Neefe as assistant Court organist in Bonn between 1783 to 1785 In 1786 he moved to Vienna .

Surinam issued a set of stamps to mark his 200th Birth Anniversary on 25 Oct 1970.

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MINIATURE SHEET SURINAM 1970 – 200TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY BEETHOVEN

Maldives issued a stamp in 1977 to mark his 150th Death Anniversary. The stamp shows as Court Organist in Bonn in 1785.

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STAMP ON 150TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN

Bridges on Stamps -Czechoslovakia 1978

Bridges on Stamps -Czechoslovakia 1978

Czechoslovakia issued a Souvenir Sheet on 10 Sep 1978. The stamp commemorates numerous events.

  • It features a Painting by Vincenc Morstadt (1802-1875).This Painting called Old Pargue was last sold at an art auction in Dorotheum,Prague.
  • It commemorates Praga 1978 -International Stamps Exhibition.
  • It Features a Bridge in Old Prague.
  • It also marks 60 Years of Czechoslovak Postage Stamps.
  • Souvenir sheet had a print run of 3,50,000.
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MINIATURE SHEET ON PAINTINGS -BRIDGES – CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1978

Miniature Sheet Paul Rubens – USSR 1977

Miniature Sheet Paul Rubens – USSR 1977

USSR issued a miniature sheet on 24 Jun 1977 to mark 400th Birth Anniversary Of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).Rubens was a Flemish artist.

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USSR MINIATURE SHEET -PETER PAUL RUBENS – 1977

 

Brick Factory at Tortosa – Paintings of Pablo Picasso on Miniature Sheet of Afghanistan -1989

Brick Factory at Tortosa – Paintings of Pablo Picasso on stamps of Afghanistan -1989

A Miniature sheet was issued by Afghanistan on 13 Feb 1989 which featured a Painting by Pablo Picasso called “Brick Factory at Tortosa 1909”.It belongs to Picasso’s African Period and is considered Proto-Cubist work.

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BRICK FACTORY AT TORTOSA-PAINTING BY PICASSO -MINIATURE SHEET AFGHANISTAN 1989

 

 

 

 

Stamps on Surfing – Australia 2013

Stamps on Surfing – Australia

Australia issued a set of Four stamps and and a minisheet on Surfing. The stamps feature

-Women surfers

-Poster of Surfer & shore

-Van on the beach

-Surfer on  crest of Wave.

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AUSTRALIA PRESENTATION PACK ON SURFING -2013
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MINIATURE SHEET ON SURFING -AUSTRALIA 2013
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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA ON SURFING -2013

2014 FIFA World Cup Football – Miniature Sheets

2014 FIFA World Cup Football – Miniature Sheets

The 20th edition of FIFA World Cup was played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. A total of 32 teams qualified  for the finals. Brazil was hosting it for the second time after 1950 and it was being held in South America for the fifth time.

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to claim their fourth World Cup ,first after unification and became first European nation to win World Cup in Americas. It was also the third consecutive win for European Nation after Italy in 2006 and Spain in 2010.

Portugal issued a miniature sheet on 16 Jun 2014 to commemorate the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

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MINIATURE SHEET PORTUGAL -2014 FIFA WORLD CUP FOOTBALL

Spain issued a Miniature sheet containing  two stamps on 12 Jun 2014

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MINIATURE SHEET SPAIN -2014 FIFA WORLD CUP FOOTBALL