Pre – Independence India Share Transfer stamps – Gutter Pairs – Fiscals

Pre – Independence India Share Transfer stamps – Gutter Pairs – Fiscals

An important part of Philately is revenue stamps of Fiscals which includes a large variety of stamps though may not have been postal used or may not have postal value but are sought after by Philatelists , Fiscal and Revenue collectors alike.

A set of Nine share transfer stamps of Rupees ten as three gutter pairs is an interesting item. It features George V. Also listed are George V -one rupee and 4 As (annas) share transfer stamps and 2 As (annas) Edward VII share stamps of Pre Independence India.They have been used on a document dated 06 Sep 1935.

INDIA SHARE TRANSFER G PAIR
SHARE TRANSFER STAMPS -PRE INDEPENDENCE INDIA – GUTTER PAIR – GEORGE V
INDIA SHARE TRANSFER
SHARE TRANSFER STAMPS OF PRE -INDEPENDENCE INDIA – EDWARD VII AND GEORGE V

 

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.

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

Pre- Stamped Envelope – France 1999- Return by Rene Magritte

Pre- Stamped Envelope – France 1999- Return by Rene Magritte

Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte ( 21 Nov 1898- 15 Aug 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist.He is well known for often depicting ordinary objects in unusual context. His imagery has influenced Pop,minimalist and conceptual art.

France issued a stamp and a Pre Stamped envelope on 18 April 1998 .The stamp design on envelope shows his painting “Retour” or “The Return” done in 1940. This envelope was issued by La Poste to mark his 100th Birth Anniversary.

PSE FRANCE MARGITTE
PRE STAMPED ENVELOPE (PSE) FRANCE 1998- PAINTING THE RETURN BY RENE MAGRITTE

 

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.

MS SURINAM BEETHOVEN
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.

MALDIVES BEETHOVEN
STAMP ON 150TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN

Tribute to Coat of Arms – San Marino -2012

Tribute to Coat of Arms – San Marino -2012

A Coat of arm is a heraldic visual design on escutcheon (shield),surcoat or tabard. Coat of arms came into general use by feudal lords and knights in battle in 12th Century. A coat of arm is generally unique to individual person,.family,state,organisation or corporation.

San Marino issued a set of three stamps on 29 Feb 2012 as tribute to Coat of Arms.

S MARINO COAT OF ARMS
SAN MARINO COAT OF ARMS -2012

Estonian Castles on Stamps – Estonia 1994

Estonian Castles on Stamps – Estonia 1994

Estonia issued a set of stamps on castles on 22 Feb 1994.

3.20 kr – Rakvere Castle- It has belonged to Danish Kings ,Livonian Order, Swedish and Polish States.History goes back to 12th Century.Destroyed in Polish -Swedish wars 1600-1629 now in ruins.

ESTONIA CASTLE
STAMPS ON RAKVERE CASTLE -ESTONIA 1994

 

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.

USSR MS RUEBENS
USSR MINIATURE SHEET -PETER PAUL RUBENS – 1977