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.
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CANADA MS – KARSH -MOTHER TERESA
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CANADA MS 2008 -INDIRA GANDHI

 

 

Booklets of India -Schools Stamp Show 2012

Booklets of India -Schools Stamp Show 2012

A stamp Booklet was released on 02 Jun 2012 to mark the Schools Stamp Show. Each booklet contains four stamps of Rs 5 each, costing Rs 20. It Features Gandhi on its Cover and Childrens’ theme related stamps.

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BOOKLET SCHOOLS STAMP SHOW 2012

Special Cover All India Lions Convention & Gandhi -1999

Special Cover All India Lions Convention -1999

A Special Cover on All India Lions Convention at Ahmedabad was released on 24 Jan 1999. It was hosted by Dist 323-B Lions International. The Cover design depicts Gandhi with the slogan “Harmony in Action”.

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SPECIAL COVER GANDHI -LIONS CONVENTION 1999.

Special Covers Gandhi 2006 – Rajbhasa Diwas.

Special Covers Gandhi 2006 – Rajbhasa Diwas.

11th Inter School StateLevel Stamp Exhibition was held in Jaipur from 14 to 16 Sep 2006. A Special Cover on Rajbhasa Diwas (National Language Day) was issued on 14 Sep 2006 at Jaipur.

The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as Rajbhasa on 14 Sep 1949. The Cover design depicts Hindi Book with Mahatma Gandhi and his quote in the Hindi Language.

The Special Cancellation depicts Hindi letter “OM” and slogan “Learn Hindi- Write Hindi”. We are celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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SPECIAL COVER GANDHI 2006- RAJBHASA DIWAS

Stamps on Mahatma Gandhi

Stamps on Mahatma Gandhi

India celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of  Mahatma Gandhi – The Father of Nation and apostle of Peace and Non – Violence. His ideas are cherished and followed the World over. A large number of Countries have issued Stamps and Postal Stationery on Mahatma Gandhi since his death in 1948.

We shall try and list some of these Stamps and Postal Stationery to pay our tribute on his 150th Birth Anniversary.

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

First Day Cover Malta on Gandhi -1969

First Day Cover Malta on Gandhi -1969

Malta issued a stamp on 24 Mar 1969 to Commemorate Birth Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. A FDC is listed.

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MALTA FDC 1969 -GANDHI