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.
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.
Maldives issued a stamp in 1977 to mark his 150th Death Anniversary. The stamp shows as Court Organist in Bonn in 1785.
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.
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
Spain issued a Miniature sheet containing two stamps on 12 Jun 2014