The State-owned Swiss Mint has minted the World’s Smallest Gold Coin featuring Albert Einstein who was granted Swiss Citizenship in 1901 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. A magnifying glass is being given along with the coin to see Einstein sticking out his tongue in the coin. It is a 2.96 mm gold coin weighing 0.063 grams and has a nominal value of 1/4 Franc ($0.26). Only 999 coins have been minted and are being offered at 199 Francs or 205 US Dollars
TB Seals of India- Cinderella Philately – Robert Koch 1982
Cinderella Stamps are labels that resemble a postage stamp but are not used as a postal fee for sending mail.
TB Seals of India – The Tuberculosis Association of India has been releasing TB seals since 1950 to raise funds for the prevention of Tuberculosis. Every year on 02 Oct TB Seals are released by the President of India and Campaign continues till 23 Feb (Foundation day of TB Association) of next year.
1978-1982- TB Seal sold for 20 Paise 1983-1984 -TB Seal sold for 25 Paise
1985-1990 -TB Seal sold for 50 Paise 1991-1997 -TB Seal sold for Rupee One.
The Theme for the 1982 TB seal (20 Paise) Campaign was Robert Koch. Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (1843-1910) was a German Physician and Microbiologist. He identified the main causative agents for TB, Cholera & Anthrax. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1905 for his research on Tuberculosis.
Germany has issued stamp on Werner Forbmann on 09 Nov 2006. Werner Forssmann (1904-1979) was a German Physician who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1956 for developing a procedure on cardiac catheterization. He put himself under anaesthesia and inserted a catheter into his vein.
First Day Covers cancelled at Berlin is listed. The cancellation shows a Heart.
The theme for 1991 EUROPA stamps was Discoveries. France issued two stamps on this theme. 49 Countries participated in the stamp issue programme and issued 85 stamps. New countries to issue stamps on EUROPA theme were Aland, Greenland, Estonia and Latvia.
2.80 Fr – Discovery of AIDS Virus. Nobel Prize awarded to Dr Luc Montagnier at Pasteur Institute Paris for the discovery of AIDS virus.
3.70 Fr – Discovery of De Broglie Wave (1924). The theory about subatomic particles having wave properties was given by Louis De Broglie in 1924. De Broglie (1892-1987) was a French physicist best known for wave theory and quantum theory. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1929.