Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983
Abba won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and became a huge commercial success and Popular after that with a string of Blockbusters like “Dancing Queen”, Mamma Mia” & “Thank You for the Music”.
A new exhibition in London at the O2 Venue until August displays personal items of ABBA such as Bjorn Ulvaeus’s school report, pictures, gold discs and clothing. The Exhibition is called ABBA Super Troupers. O2 arena recently hosted C2C: Country to Country – a Country Music Festival.
01 Oct 1983 was declared World Music Day by UNESCO International Music Council. Sweden issued a miniature sheet on the theme Music in Sweden on 01 Oct 1983. All stamps are engraved by Czeslaw Slania (1921-2005). The Musicians featured on stamps are
1.80 Kr – Pop – Famous Musicians from ABBA band. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni- Frid Lyngstad & Benny Andersson. Picture of ABBA was taken by Anders Hansen
Paintings of a Swedish Sufi Painter – Stamps of Sweden 1969
Ivan Agueli (1869-1917) born John Gustaf Agelli and also known as Sheikh Aqili after conversion to Islam was a wandering Sufi painter and author. Sweden issued a miniature sheet of six stamps on 06 Jun 1969 featuring his paintings to mark his Birth Centenary.