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.
canada ms kersh teresa
CANADA MS – KARSH -MOTHER TERESA
canada ms kersh indira
CANADA MS 2008 -INDIRA GANDHI

 

 

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Stamps of Barbuda 1979 – 100th Death Anniversary Rowland Hill

Stamps of Barbuda 1979 – 100th Death Anniversary Rowland Hill

Barbuda issued a set of four stamps to mark the 100th Death Anniversary of Sir Rowland Hill. The stamps and a miniature sheet was issued on 04 Apr 1979.

75c – Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879)

95c – Mail Coach 1840

1.25$ – First Pillar Box in London 1855

2.00$ – St Martins Le Grand Post Office London

Four Miniature Sheets are listed.

BARBUDA MS R HILL 75C
BARBUDA MS 1979 – SIR ROWLAND HILL
BARBUDA MS R HILL 95C
BARBUDA MS 1979 – MAIL COACH 1840
BARBUDA MS R HILL 1.25
BARBUDA MS 1979 – FIRST PILLAR BOX OF LONDON 1855
BARBUDA MS R HILL 2,00
BARBUDA MS 1979 ST MARTINS LE GRAND POST OFFICE LONDON